INFORMATION REGARDING ADMISSION
TO THE FIRST YEAR CLASS
The Admissions Committee is responsible for the selection of students for admission. It evaluates
the qualification of each applicant based on academic record, National Medical Admission Test
(NMAT) percentile, personal interview, and health report. Character, aptitude, and health, and
more importantly, academic standing will determine whether an applicant will be admitted to the
College of Medicine.
Who May Apply
- A holder of a bachelor’s degree in any field of study conferred by an accredited college or
university. Preferably, the course must have included Organic Chemistry, Vertebrate Zoology,
College Physics, College Algebra, Trigonometry, Botany or their equivalents, and six units of
Filipino; these subjects should have been taken no more than ten (10) years prior to the filing of
- A student who expects to graduate at the end of the summer session of the academic year
may also apply. The student must submit the Special Order and other documentation required
for the issuance of the Certificate of Eligibility for Medicine (CEM). Unless otherwise provided,
no action will be taken on the application. Preference shall be given to those who are able to
complete the records required.
Disqualified from admission are applicants who had previously enrolled in other medical schools
and applicants found by the Admissions Committee to be lacking in aptitude to become doctors of
Students are admitted on the basis of their individual qualification, regardless of sex, religion or
race. The Admissions Committee requires evidence of general competence, motivation, and
capability. Aside from grades and test scores, preference shall be given to those who are highly
motivated toward people and medicine, have shown high academic achievement and capability,
and have demonstrated personality and character traits important to their future growth as
An applicant should obtain an application form from the Accounting Office of Cebu Doctors’
University College of Medicine, 1 Dr. P. V. Larrazabal Jr. Avenue, North Reclamation, 6014
Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines or download the document Application Form (PDF, 994 kb) from
http://www.cebudoctorsuniversity.edu/downloads/cdu_cm_application_form.pdf. The application
fee is PHP150.00 * .
The filled-out application form must be submitted together with the following:
- Subject to change
- NMAT (National Medical Admission Test) score of 40 th percentile or higher *
- College Transcript of Records (TOR). It should contain all subjects taken or being taken by the
applicant, together with the corresponding grades, except those subjects being taken in the
second semester of the current academic year. Grades in those subjects should be submitted
as soon as they are available.
- A student who expects to graduate at the end of the summer session should also submit a
certification from his or her college registrar or other designated school authority that he or
she will graduate in summer specifying therein the summer subjects being taken
- Letters of reference from two (2) of the applicant’s former professors in the school last
attended, stating among others, that the applicant has no derogatory record
- Birth certificate (certified true copy)
- Three (3) recent colored identification photographs (2″ x 2″)
- A non-refundable PHP150.00 2 * student application fee.
Only those who have submitted their Transcript of Records, duly accomplished application forms,
official NMAT results, and have passed the interview will be included in the selection process.
Notice will be given to students whose applications are accepted. The notice will state the date
when the applicant is expected to enroll. If the applicant does not arrive on time or cannot submit
the papers necessary for enrollment, the slot will be given to the applicant who is next in rank. If the
accepted applicant is no longer interested in the application, he or she should notify the College
within a period of 15 days (subject to extension) from receipt of the notice of acceptance, to give a
chance to other applicants.
If the application is disapproved, the applicant will also be notified. Applicants may be placed on
waitlisted status and may be considered for acceptance when slots for the First Year become
open; notices of disapproval will be sent when all available slots are filled.
If an accepted student fails to enroll, he or she will be required to reapply, update the application
records and documents, and pay the application fee again.
The Admissions Committee evaluates on a year-to-year basis the cut-off level depending on the
applicants’ credentials as shown in their Transcript of Records, personal interviews, and other
criteria that the committee will determine from time to time.
Accepted applicants should present themselves for enrollment on the day stated in the notice of
acceptance. They should bring the following papers:
- NMAT (National Medical Admission Test) result of 40 th percentile or higher 3 *
- Certificate of Transfer Credential from the school last attended
- Certificate of Eligibility for Medicine (CEM), issued by the Commission on Higher Education
(CHED). The applicant may obtain this himself, or he may submit the following necessary
- Subject to change
papers to the Registrar’s Office early enough to permit the filing of the application with the
CHED on time:
a. A duly notarized petition for the issuance of the Certificate of Eligibility for Medicine (CEM).
Forms may be obtained from the Registrar’s Office;
b. Postal Money Order (PMO) in the amount of PHP60.00 payable to the Commission on
Higher Education, Manila;
c. Birth Certificate or, if not available as duly certified by the local civil registrar, baptismal
certificate or a duly notarized affidavit (2 copies);
d. Certificate of Good Moral Character issued by two former professors in the college where
the B.S. or A.B. degree was obtained (2 copies);
e. Original and complete Transcript of Records (B.S. or A.B. course) in duplicate;
f. A duly authenticated copy of the diploma or a Certificate of Graduation issued by the
Registrar of the school where he or she graduated (2 copies). Special Order (B) is to be
indicated in case of private school graduates;
g. Three (3) recent colored identification photographs (2″ x 2″);
h. Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR), if alien, or Certificate of Naturalization issued by a
competent court, if the applicant is a naturalized Filipino (2 copies);
i. Six (6) documentary stamps at PHP1.50 each;
- Residence Certificate for the current year
- Study Permit issued by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), if the applicant is a
- Certificate of physical fitness from Cebu Doctors’ University Hospital.
Disapproval by the Commission on Higher Education of the application for the CEM and Study
Permit (for non-residents), being a circumstance not within the province of CDU-CM, should not be
taken by the applicant against CDU-CM. Cebu Doctors’ University College of Medicine, through the
Registrar, may assist the student to secure a reconsideration or to clarify the disqualification. The
CEM and Study Permit should be secured before enrollment. Students who enroll without the CEM
or Study Permit are considered probationary students. Students who fall under this category must
endeavor to submit the same not later than the end of the first semester. Students falling in this
category assume a risk and Cebu Doctors’ University College of Medicine is under no obligation to
accept the student without these requirements.
WHEN THE COLLEGE MAY DENY ADMISSION TO AN APPLICANT
The College retains, at all times, the right to deny and revoke the admission of an applicant:
a) if the Transcript of Records is later discovered to have grade deficiencies which were not
known at the time of the selection, such that the level of academic performance falls below the
standard set by the Admissions Committee;
b) in case of falsification, concealment, or misrepresentation;
c) if the guidelines on admission are not fulfilled;
d) in other cases analogous to the foregoing.
A transferee is a student of another medical school who applies to Cebu Doctors’ University
College of Medicine for enrollment. Transferees, as a rule, will not be accepted. However, in
exceptional cases, a transferee may be accepted upon favorable evaluation of his or her academic
records by the College and upon proper written recommendation from the Dean of the original
college of medicine attended. STUDENTS DISMISSED FROM ANOTHER MEDICAL SCHOOL
AND STUDENTS WITH FAILURES OR STUDENTS DEBARRED DUE TO SCHOLASTIC
DEFICIENCIES are all disqualified to apply for acceptance at CDU-CM.
RULES REGARDING PAYMENTS
Being a private institution, the determination of the chargeable tuition and other school fees is
the exclusive prerogative of the school, through its Board of Trustees. The chargeable fees are
pre-announced to enable the students and the parents to study, assess, and make a choice
whether CDU-CM’s standard is acceptable.
CDU-CM has a scholarship program in place to help deserving students. The chargeable tuition
fees may be waived in favor of students who pass the criteria as determined by the Awards
Committee and approved by the Board of Trustees.
A student who registers during the regular semester is deemed enrolled for the entire period.
All chargeable tuition fees and other school fees and charges must be paid. Payment is an
essential consideration for the existence of a school-student relationship. CDU-CM is under no
obligation to issue course or subject credits, diplomas, confer degrees, or release credentials
and other pertinent documents for failure to pay the required tuition fees and other school fees
and charges. Hence, the following must be observed:
- Payment of fees and deposits must be made in cash, check, bank draft, or money order at the
Cashier’s Office of the College.
- An application fee of PHP150.00 4 * is charged per applicant upon submission of the application
- For accepted applicants in the First Year class, all required fees are due and payable on the
date of registration.
- Students are not allowed to attend classes until all required fees are settled in full. Students
found violating this rule are guilty of fraud and will not be given credits even if passing grades
are obtained and without prejudice to being barred from continuing his or her studies at Cebu
Doctors’ University College of Medicine.
A student who pays in full upon enrolment is given a five percent (5%) discount on the tuition
A student may choose to pay on installment up to a maximum of three (3) installments, as follows:
One-third (1/3) of the tuition and all other fees upon enrollment
One-third (1/3) of the tuition and all other fees before the First Bimonthly Examinations for the
First Semester and before the Third Bimonthly Examinations for the Second Semester
One-third (1/3) of the tuition and all other fees before the Second Bimonthly Examinations for
the First Semester and before the Final Examinations for the Second Semester