Direct Entry for Pre-University School Students

  • Aimed at

    Students in 5th year of secondary school and school graduates, in Peru or abroad, who study in the Direct Entry program offered by the Universidad del Pacífico's Pre-University School and meet the established academic demands​.​

  • Evaluation

    Applicants' knowledge will be evaluated permanently during their studies at the Pre-University School. Applicants will be considered "Selected" if they meet the requirement of passing all subjects with a minimum score of eleven (11).​

  • Benefits
    • ​Validation of remedial courses (Mathematics and Spanish Language)
    • Admissions enabling students to start classes in the first or second semester of each year.​
  • Application Requirements

    • Being a secondary school graduate
    • Having enrolled no more than three times in this admission route previously (includes dropping out).
    • Not having been expelled from Universidad del Pacífico.

  • How to Register in this Admission Route


    1. Register in the UP Web Portal (​ as a 5th year secondary student.
    2. With your username and password, log onto the UP Portal and register in the Direct Entry from Pre-University School Students route under the Online Application tab.
    3. Complete the personal information form and upload the requested documentation.
    4.  Pay the admission fee on the UP Portal or in any of the authorized banks nationwide.

    For further information:​ Online Registration Guide​.

  • Documents necessary for registration

    • Applicant’s valid identity card (DNI). Foreign nationals need to submit their Carné de Extranjería or valid passport.​
    • High-quality, carnet-sized color front photograph (wearing dark clothing, on a white background, not wearing glasses or hats), in JPG format. The photograph should be from a photographic studio and should be at most one month old at the moment of registration. 
    • Non-official study certificate issued by the school, or most recent Report Card. Secondary school graduates should submit a School Transcript.​​

    Once the documents have been approved by the Admissions Office, applicants will be considered “Selected”.  Later, selected applicants should start the procedure of entry confirmation to be considered “Admitted Applicants” to the University.
  • Requirements and documents necessary for entry confirmation
    • ​​A photocopy of the applicant's DNI, Carné de Extranjería or valid passport (on both sides).
    • Carnet-sized color front photograph (dark clothes, white background, not wearing glasses or hats), and less than six months old.
    • English language certificate recognized by the University, both the original and a hard copy (Optional)*.
    • ​School Transcript from 1st to 5th years of secondary school.​

    • *The list of English Certificates accepted by the University can be found in the Successful Applicant Guide, on the UP Portal. Applicants who do not hold such certificate at the moment of entry confirmation may submit it at any point during their studies at the Academic Services and Records (SAR) Office. They may also sit the English proficiency examination from the Universidad del Pacífico Language Center on the dates appearing on the Successful Applicant Guide.
  • Admissions Calendar

    ApplicationsRegistrationClasses Entry confirmation​
    Secondary School Graduates
    From March 6th to 29th, 2017From April 3rd to July 17th, 2017July 19th, 2017

    *Online registration will close at 4 p.m. on the last day of the registration process. ​

  • Important Notices
    1. All documents issued in a language different from Spanish should have an Official Translation (Traducción Oficial) into Spanish.
    2. Applicants who studied secondary school abroad need to have their School Transcripts validated by the Peruvian Ministry of Education.
    3. Limited places available.
    4. An applicant will be considered an “Admitted Applicant” and will be entitled to a place at the University on meeting the following requirements:

       - Being selected in the evaluation process of Direct Entry from Pre-University School.
      ​ - Submitting the original documents for entry confirmation at the Admissions Office within the established deadline.