PSHS implements new admission system, RACE

Crishelle Phoebe Yu ||

Photo Credit: PSHS System Page

Due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines preventing physical entrance examinations, the Philippine Science High School System (PSHSS) has implemented a new method of admitting students for the school year 2021-2022. In lieu of the PSHS National Competitive Examination (NCE), the system has decided to carry out a new alternative selection entitled Requirements for Admission, Criteria, and Evaluation or RACE.

The selection procedure shall be done in two stages. The first stage will determine the student’s predicted NCE grade (PNG) based on their final grades in Mathematics and Science in 5th grade. The second stage will be based on the student’s writing skills through making an essay and the applicant’s academic rank at the end of 5th grade.

The applicants will be ranked from highest to the lowest based on their final score and the top 240 will be considered as principal qualifiers for PSHS-MC (Main Campus). Depending on the decision of the system, the top 90 or 120 applicants in regional ranking will be considered principal qualifiers for their chosen regional campus.

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