/ 30 November 2022

THE PHILIPPINE Science High School said that 3,843 students qualified for the initial admission screening for School Year 2023-2024.

PSHS said that qualifiers will receive an email containing instructions for the briefing of examinees on December 2, 2022.

“The meeting link will be sent to the qualifier’s email address on or before December 1, 2022,” it said.

“Stage 1 qualifiers are reminded to check the spam folder of the email address they used in applying for Philippine Science High School Requirements for Admission, Criteria, and Evaluation (PSHS RACE),” it added.

Due to the pandemic, the country’s premier science high school has implemented Requirements for Admission, Criteria and Evaluation in lieu of its annual National Competitive Examination.

The selection procedure is composed of two stages.

The first stage is to determine the applicant’s predicted NCE grade, which is based on final grades in science and mathematics in Grade 5, and combining accumulated scores from the applicant’s academic rank at the end of Grade 5.

After knowing the predicted NCE grade, PSHS said it will review the applicant’s personal essay on a particular topic.

Applicants will be ranked from highest to lowest based on the final score.

The top 240 applicants are considered as principal qualifiers for the PSHS-Main Campus in Diliman, Quezon City.

The top 90 or 120 applicants, depending on the quota of the PSHS campus, are principal qualifiers for the 15 regional campuses located in San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur; Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya; Irisan, Baguio City; Clark, Pampanga; Barangay Sampaga, Batangas City; Barangay Odiongan, Romblon; Goa, Camarines Sur; Jaro, Iloilo; Palo, Leyte; Argao, Cebu; Dipolog City, Zamboanga; Balo-i, Lanao del Norte; Mintal, Davao City; Koronadal City, South Cotabato; and Ampayon, Butuan City.

The official list of PSHS RACE Stage 1 qualifiers can be seen through its official website