Welcome to the Pamantasan -- where the brightest scholars from the financially-strapped spectrum of the society are educated and steeped in golden values to become "pantas" or "men of enlightenment and wisdom."
PLM is a pioneer, a leader, and a model institution of higher learning in the Philippines.
PLM is acknowledged as the premier scholars' university of the capital city of the Philippines whose academic excellence the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) recognizes as "beyond reproach and a class by itself."
Dr. Ma. Leonora V. de Jesus, or "Lenny" as she is fondly called by peers, hails from a family of renowned public servants. Her father, retired Justice Conrado M. Vasquez, the country's first ombudsman, taught her well on the rudiments of public service and leaving a lasting legacy for the benefit of the people whom they seek to serve.
Not to be overshadowed by the stars of her father, she made a name for herself, gained wisdom from the academe which she dearly loves, and quickly rose from the ranks to a stellar career that aptly ascribed unto her the moniker as the Dragon Lady.
Among her own laurels on her cap count her stature as a respected director of the finest financial corporations in the country: BDO Leasing & Finance, Inc., SMDC, and BDO Capital & Investment Corp.
A former cabinet official under two (2) successive presidents, her government engagements include: Consultant for Housing, Urban & Social Development under the Office of the Vice President of the Philippines.
The PLMAT is a 2-hour examination consisting of sub-tests on language proficiency, reading comprehension, mathematics, science, and reasoning, written in English and Filipino. Processing usually starts on the 2nd week of November, and administered in December and January.
An applicant's score is weighted against a standardized PLMAT score. If the score satisfies the suggested cut-off score, the examinee successfully qualifies for enrollment.
The range of cut-off scores approximates the applicants' expected performance in the University. Examinees who successfully achieve a score that is equal to or better than the standardized cut-off score are expected to exude the capacity to hurdle the rigors of an excellent yet exacting university scholarship at PLM.
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