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UPR extends admissions deadline to Feb. 28

University of Puerto Rico Interim President Mayra Olavarría Cruz

By The Star Staff

The University of Puerto Rico (UPR) has extended until Feb. 28 the deadline for new students to apply online to begin studies in August, UPR Interim President Mayra Olavarría Cruz announced on Sunday.

“The operations of the UPR, as in all organizations and institutions in the country, have been affected by the pandemic caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus and more recently by the rebound caused by the omicron variant,” Olavarría Cruz said in a written statement. “In response to this reality, we have made the decision to extend the deadline for admission of new entrants in order to give new students more time to complete their transition process to university life.”

UPR Admissions Office Director Ivonne Calderón added that the admission application process, which is done online through the portal, is simple and agile. “The University has specialized personnel to guide and clarify the questions of the student body. We want to support them in the application process …”

Calderón said the admission criteria remain the same: the student’s general average and the result of the university admission test. However, students may apply prior to receiving test results.

Currently, the UPR offers its programs through online technologies as a measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19 with a view to resuming the courses in person this semester as soon as the health situation due to the pandemic allows it. The institution has health and safety protocols, as well as a reopening plan that is updated in accordance with the instructions issued by the Government of Puerto Rico through executive orders.

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