Finally, passers of recent Alternative Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency (ALS A&E) Test may enroll as 1st year college student based on newly-issued memorandum of Commission of Higher Education (CHED).
CHED Memo No. 10 series of 2018 entitled Policy on Alternative Learning System Completers and Passers of the A&E Test in relation to the Implementation of the K to 12 Basic Education Program was signed by Officer-in-Charge J. Prospero de Vera III, DPA on June 11, 2018.
The CHED policy states that all public and private higher education institutions (HEIs) are enjoined to accept as first year students under the new higher educaton curricula those passers of previous A&E Test High School level and the November 2017, March 2018 and upcoming 2019 A&E Tests High School beginning academic year 2018-2019 and for subsequent school years.
These passers are all high school graduates of old basic education curriculum for ALS, according to CHED.
ALS passers must adhere to admission policies and requirements of the HEIs, and submit Certification based on the Certificate of Rating (COR) issued by Department of Education (DepEd). To ensure college readiness, some schools may require bridging programs for the general education component.
Since some of these ALS completers and A&E Test passers don’t have their Certifications based on COR yet, CHED are encouraging HEIs to allow them to enroll as first year college student this school year.
Here’s the copy image copy of CHED Memo No. 10 series of 2018:
DepEd has also issued a parallel Memo regarding ALS for College eligibility, HERE.
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