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Alternative Learning System

Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 in Alternative Education, Articles, Getting Ready for College | 169 comments

The Alternative Learning System in the Philippines, abbreviated as ALS, is a program by the Department of Education that seeks to help Out of School Youths, industry-based workers, people with disabilities, former inmates, rebels, members of cultural minorities, and other people who, for one reason or another, cannot afford to go through formal schooling. It was first launched in 1984 under the name Non-formal Education and was primarily focused on helping its students acquire technical skills that they can use to earn a living. After getting...

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Alternative Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency (ALS A & E) Test 2012

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Alternative Education, Articles, Getting Ready for College | 119 comments

The Alternative Learning System Accreditation & Equivalency Test is given to individuals, preferably those who took ALS A&E classes, to acquire certificates that are equivalent to diplomas received by traditional elementary and high school graduates. You can learn about ALS in detail  on our posts: Alternative Learning System and the ALS FAQs. Below are some information for the 2012 ALS A& E Test: Registration Schedule: June 12-July 31, 2012 CLOSED Examination Schedule: October 07, 2012 – Regions IX, X, XI, XII, CARAGA, and...

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Alternative Learning System: Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by on Jul 24, 2012 in Alternative Education, Articles, Frequently Asked Questions, Getting Ready for College | 72 comments

There are only several days before the registration for the Alternative Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency (ALS A & E) Test 2012 ends, and since we’ve been getting a lot of questions from you, we decided to seek the assistance of an ALS representative so they can tell us more about the program and the exam. Following the tip of ALS graduates, we went to a nearby Barangay Hall to ask if they are offering ALS A & E classes, and true enough, a large streamer with the words “Alternative Learning System Community...

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How to Choose the Right Course in College

Posted by on May 25, 2012 in Articles, Getting Ready for College | 253 comments

Many high school students often have trouble choosing what college course to take, especially those who are in their junior and senior years.  It can be a really tough decision to make for teens because peer or parental pressure tends to have a huge impact on decision making at that age. Because of this, many college students become stuck with courses they don’t like or they are not particularly interested in. Since the course you’re going to take will have a lot of say on the career you can eventually pursue, it’s important that you decide...

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How to Search for Scholarship Grants Online

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012 in Getting Ready for College, Grants and Scholarship Programs | 6 comments

How to Search for Scholarship Grants Online

Sorting through thousands of internet pages can be a bit tiring; however, if you know what to look for, your chances of getting a desirable result in a matter of minutes will dramatically increase. Here are some tips in searching scholarship grants online: 1. Unless you are looking for something highly specific, try to use simple keywords. The content of much of the hundreds of thousands of web pages out there were designed to be easily understood by the general public so using words or terms that are only familiar to a certain group of...

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In Demand Courses in the Philippines for SY 2008-2009

Posted by on Oct 23, 2012 in Getting Ready for College | 0 comments

Courses can gain and lose popularity in a matter of years. Even so, there are courses that continue to come out on top in spite of the ever increasing competition over enrollees. Below is the list of in demand courses for SY 2008-2009 based on the Higher Education Indicators released by the Commission on Higher Education last July 24, 2012. Please note that the table below is only a list of popular courses in the Philippines that got the most number of enrollees for SY 2008-2009 and does not automatically translate to courses with the most...

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In Demand Courses in the Philippines for SY 2009-2010

Posted by on Oct 23, 2012 in Getting Ready for College | 0 comments

Courses can gain and lose popularity in a matter of years. Even so, there are courses that continue to come out on top in spite of the ever increasing competition over enrollees. Below is the list of in demand courses for SY 2009-2010 based on the Higher Education Indicators released by the Commission on Higher Education last July 24, 2012. Please note that the table below is only a list of popular courses in the Philippines that got the most number of enrollees for SY 2009-2010 and does not automatically translate to courses with the most...

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In Demand Courses in the Philippines for SY 2010-2011

Posted by on Oct 23, 2012 in Getting Ready for College | 2 comments

Courses can gain and lose popularity in a matter of years. Even so, there are courses that continue to come out on top in spite of the ever increasing competition over enrollees. Below is the list of in demand courses for SY 2010-2011 based on the Higher Education Indicators released by the Commission on Higher Education last July 24, 2012. Please note that the table below is only a list of popular courses in the Philippines that got the most number of enrollees for  SY 2010-2011 and does not automatically translate to courses with the most...

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In Demand Courses in the Philippines for SY 2011-2012

Posted by on Oct 23, 2012 in Getting Ready for College | 0 comments

Courses can gain and lose popularity in a matter of years. Even so, there are courses that continue to come out on top in spite of the ever increasing competition over enrollees. Below is the list of in demand courses for SY 2011-2012 based on the Higher Education Indicators released by the Commission on Higher Education last July 24, 2012. Please note that the table below is only a list of popular courses in the Philippines that got the most number of enrollees for SY 2011-2012 and does not automatically translate to courses with the most...

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Philippine Educational Placement Test and Alternative Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency Program

Posted by on Mar 15, 2012 in Alternative Education, Articles, Entrance Examination, Getting Ready for College | 43 comments

Not everyone is given the chance to complete their studies without interruption. Sometimes financial, health, and personal problems force a student to stop schooling for a year or two; sometimes they force the student to stop from going to school altogether, probably in order to work; raise a family; or attend to a personal problem. In the past, students would have had no choice but to catch up on the years they spent away from school once they have resumed their schooling, but thanks to programs like the Philippine Educational Placement Test...

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