By The Manila Times March 15, 2010



FOR incoming high school seniors, it’s never too early to start thinking ahead. What you do today could greatly affect your future, especially when it comes to deciding which college you will attend—or at least, the college you wish to attend.



Choosing the right school is especially critical. A highly respectable university will be able to equip you with the skills and know-how to help you take on the world after college. Furthermore, graduating from one of the top universities—at the very least—guarantees a foot in the door of companies when it’s time to find a career.



Selecting the school you want to attend is the easiest step in the process. The most difficult one—which you must thoroughly prepare for—is getting accepted into the college or university of your choice.



College applications typically require you to fill out a form and take the entrance exams. Certain schools require you to submit an essay as well.



Undoubtedly, the most anticipated college entrance exams are the University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT), Ateneo College Entrance Test (ACET), and the De La Salle University College Entrance Test (DLSUCET). As the access points to the country’s top three universities, these are the tests deemed as the most difficult.



The UPCAT, ACET and DLSUCET cover a multitude of topics that will test the knowledge and skills that you should have accumulated over your years in grade school and high school.



To give you a realistic view of what you’ll be facing, imagine this:



100,000 students trying to get into a university that will accept only about 10,000. Are you confident that you’ll be part of that 10,000?



Consider enrolling in a tutorial and review center. Even if you’re an honor student, remember that you will be pitted against others who may be equally (if not more so) excellent students. The right review spells the difference between passing and failing.



The multi-awarded Ahead Tutorial And Review Center continues to be the leading tutorial and review center in the Philippines. It has a very different approach, program and style in preparing students for the most important exams of their life—the college entrance exams. Ahead’s review is the only real test-based review in the country.



This means that Ahead reviews you only on what you need to know to pass specific exams. The review is neither generic nor curriculum-based. Theirs are specific review programs for the UPCAT, ACET, and DLSUCET. Your time and effort are concentrated on topics that will most likely come out on the actual tests.



Ahead’s review program is designed to build your confidence in taking the college entrance exams. A diagnostic test is given at the onset to determine what you need to do to improve your standing. Ahead’s simulated test is patterned after the topics, question types, levels of difficulty and the time limits of real entrance tests.



Ahead is now accepting enrollees for the coming review classes. This review program comes with free student orientation, parents’ seminar, and refresher courses before the actual exams.



AHEAD Tutorial & Review Center, now celebrating its 15th year, has consistently registered the highest passing percentage in the admission tests of the Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, and the University of the Philippines. It publishes a list of its passers every year.



AHEAD offers tutorial and review services for all ages in Katipunan, Greenhills, Robinsons Galleria, Makati, Magallanes, Alabang and Dagupan with soon-to-open branches in UP Village, Mandaluyong, and The Fort Global City.



For details, call 426-0034 to 36 and 0917-8911187, e-mail or visit


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