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The College of Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a requirement for applicants of the Juris Doctor (J.D.) program of the PLM College of Law. 

Admission Requirements

  1. A general Weighted Average (GWA) of at least 2.00 or (84%) in the bachelor’s degree.
  2. Applicants must have earned 18 units of English, 6 units of Mathematics, 18 units of Social Science subjects. Applicants lacking units must satisfy these requirements during summer before they are allowed admission.
  3. Manila residency 43 evidenced by the applicant’s voter’s ID/certification, and a Barangay certification (for Manila’s partial scholars only). Non-residents of Manila may apply as regular full-paying students.
  4. Official Transcript of Records (TOR) from a recognized university or college.
  5. Any government-issued ID (competent evidence of identification) and/or CTC.
  6. Income tax return of applicant or the applicant’s parent from the year prior to the date of application.
  7. Two (2) recent passport size, identical colored photos.
  8. A letter of recommendation from the Dean or Head of former school.

Application process

  1. Submit requirements to the College for Committee on Admission and for interview to make initial screening according to the criteria on admission.
  2. Application form is issued to applicants who meet the criteria for admission and completed documents are returned.
  3. Pay the non-refundable CLAT fee via the following:
    1. Land Bank of the Philippines' LinkBiz Portal

       Pay PLM fees via LandBank LinkBiz Portal 

    2. Bank deposit
           Account name: Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
           Account number: LBP–2472 1006 56
  4. Submit the filled-out application form together with requirements.
  5. Applicant who passes the CLAT will be informed of the date of interview. Non-response within five (5) days and/or his/her non-appearance will cause forfeiture of slot in the College.
  6. Qualified applicants will be informed of enrollment schedule. The list of successful freshmen will be posted in the College of Law.

Acceptance to the college will be based on the satisfaction of the following:

  1. Compliance with admission requirements.
  2. Submission of required documents.
  3. Passing of the College of Law Admission Test (CLAT).
  4. Personal interview and evaluation by the Committee on Admissions.

 The Committee on Admission reserves the right to deny the admission of an applicant if the requirements and all other admission criteria are not satisfactorily complied with.

Admission decision will be based on the result of the evaluation of all the required documents, as well as the entrance examination and the interview. The Committee on Admission shall submit to the Dean of the College its recommendation for his review and final recommendation to the President of the University.

Any evidence of fraud, misrepresentation, or non-disclosure by the applicant of any information relative to the requirements shall be ground for the cancellation of his admission or enrollment.


The PLM College of Law maintains a scholarship program care for the deserving and qualified students in need who are residents of Manila.


For more info, contact the PLM College of Law:

Phone: (+632) 8643-2533.