The University of Puerto Rico (UPR) extended until February 17 the deadline for new students to request enrollment to begin studies for the next academic year that begins in August, the president of the institution, Jorge Haddock, reported today.
So far, the UPR has received 8,643 applications for admission, which represents 2,503 additional applications to those received last year on the same date, it was indicated.
“The last year has been atypical for high school students and their families, as well as for the entire education system. For this reason, we extended the admission process in order to support them and give them more time so that they can complete the requested requirements. Starting university studies at the University of Puerto Rico is the beginning of a great future and we want to ensure that, despite the challenges of this historical moment, they have that great opportunity that will change their lives on a professional, academic and personal level, ”said the president in written statements.
For her part, the director of the UPR Admissions Office, Ivonne Calderón, mentioned that the admission application process is carried out online through the portal upr.edu/admissions/.
“Although the process is virtual, the university has specialized personnel to guide and clarify the student’s questions via email and by phone call. We want to support them in the application process and ensure that they begin to live the unique experience of studying at the UPR ”, he specified.
Calderón pointed out that the admission criteria “continue to be the same: the student’s general average and the result of the university admission test.” However, students can apply before receiving the test results.
To channel questions or request guidance for schools, the email is available [email protected]or. Telephone numbers by site and unit are available at upr.edu/vicepresidencias/vicepresindencia-de-asuntos-estudiantiles/vicepresidencia-de-asuntos-estudiantiles-oficinas-adscritas/oficina-de-admisiones/contactanos/.
Currently, the UPR offers its programs through online technologies as a measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Starting in August, classes could be retaken in person, completely or partially through a hybrid teaching system.