The Law Aptitude Exam (LAE) for Academic Year 2020-2021 will be administered on 23 February 2020, Sunday. The LAE registration website will open by the end November 2019. Upon opening of the website, applicants may register and complete their applications online.

The deadline for applications is on 07 February 2020, Friday.  Late applications will be accepted until 6:00 p.m. on 14 February 2020, Friday, with corresponding fines.

While waiting for the LAE registration to open, you may already want to start preparing your documents for submission during the application period:

          1. Applicants are required to have finished or is finishing a 4-year bachelor’s degree in the arts or sciences from a Commission on Higher Education (CHED) recognized college or university with any of the following subjects as major or field of concentration:

                    Political Science





            A bachelor’s degree holder in a field other than those mentioned above must have earned the following minimum number of units:

                    a. English                                                                                              12 units

                    b. History or Economics                                                                         9 units

                    c. Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology                   9 units

                    d. Rizal Course                                                                                     3 units


          2. Proof of graduation or senior standing in a Bachelor’s degree course:

                    a. For holders of a Bachelor’s degree:

                                       i. Official Transcript of Records (OTR)

                                       ii. General Weighted Average (GWA) as computed and certified by the school registrar

                    b. For candidates for graduation of a Bachelor’s degree:

                                       i. Certification from the school registrar that the applicant is a candidate for graduation for the current school year

                                       ii. Latest Official Transcript of Records (OTR)

                                       iii. General Weighted Average (GWA) as computed and certified by the school registrar

                                       iv. Copy of the curriculum of the course the applicant is graduating in


 (N.B. For enrollment in the U.P. College of Law, a successful applicant must already be a baccalaureate degree holder.)

                    c. For applicants who were previously or are currently enrolled in another law school:

                                       i. Certification of good standing

The certification must include the fact that the applicant was or is not disqualified by any reason to re-enroll in the said school the next school year.

                                       ii. Official Transcript of Records (OTR)


If your GWA is already included in your Official Transcript of Records, you may upload the page of your Official Transcript of Records where your GWA is indicated as Proof of Graduation and/or Certificate of GWA to comply with the requirements in the online registration.

The LAE registration website will transcode your GWA from your school's grading system into a score that conforms with the University of the Philippines standard. If the LAE registration website does not recognize your school's grading system, please ensure that either 1) the Official Transcript of Records already contains the grading system used by the school; or 2) a Certificate of grading system used  is included in the Official Transcript of Records that you upload.


          3. ID picture (2”x2”) with white background. Accepted image formats are .jpg, .jpeg and .png

          4. Proof of payment of testing fee, which will be made upon receipt of the Order of Payment and which will be needed to complete your registration:

                    a. Landbank validated deposit slip with applicant’s name

                    b. Official receipt from University of the Philippines with applicant’s name

                    c. For applicants who want to seek exemption from payment of the testing fee, the latest original or duly certified Income Tax Return or a Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) certification that the taxpayer is exempted from filing a tax return


The U.P. College of Law extends financial assistance based on need. We can waive the payment of the testing fee and provide scholarships to deserving students.


Admission to the U.P. College of Law is highly competitive based solely on merit. With limited slots available in each incoming class, UP Law has a selective admission process. We take into consideration a holistic set of factors in determining applications.  In addition to your LAE results and GWA, UP Law can consider other information in your application form, an in-person interview, and other requirements as it may deem necessary.


No appeals regarding the final list of applicants qualified for admission shall be entertained. Applicants who pass the LAE may be required to undergo an interview and should make themselves available from May 25 to June 10, 2020.