DIPOLOG CITY, Zamboanga del Norte, June 10 (PIA) - - The Commission on Higher Education (CHED)-9 clarified that high school graduates from the previous curriculum and those who have completed the Alternative Learning System can be accepted as first year students under the new higher education curricula.
However, the agency emphasized this is "subject to admission policies and requirements of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)."
CHED previously issued Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 10 series of 2017 entitled "Policy on Students Affected by the Implementation of the K to 12 Program and the New General Education Curriculum" and the same CMO 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," which supports Department of Education's Order No. 27 (DO 27) issued on June 8, 2018 in relation to the ALS.
The said policy documents emphasize that beginning AY 2018-2019 and for subsequent academic years, "passers of previous A&E Tests HS level, and the November 2017, March 2018 and upcoming 2019 A&E Tests HS level, who are all High School Graduates of the old basic education curriculum for ALS...," can now be accepted as first year students under the new higher education curricula, "subject to admission policies and requirements of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)."
To ensure college readiness of students under the new higher education curricula, the admitting HEIs may require bridging programs for the general education component.
In addition, HEIs are reminded that ALS A&E Tests HS level passers should present their Certification based on the Certificate of Rating with at least 60% passing score issued by the Department of Education.
The certification should be authenticated with signature of the Schools Division Superintendent and the seal of the Schools Division Office.
You may view CMO No. 10 series of 2017 https://bit.ly/2Ioy995 and CMO No. 10 series of 2018 https://bit.ly/2QQ7ZQa for reference. (ALT/EDT/PIA9-Zamboanga del Norte)