Student Support

The integration of Student Services brings together a wide range of professional skills which aims to build high quality support available to students and develop strategically to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student body.

Student Services are here to support students who have personal, financial, health, disability or work related problems.

Student Services also seek to help all students to learn the personal skills they need to build the lives and careers they want for themselves, from problem solving to understanding teams, from mental well being and coping with stress. Being at PWU is about seeking out and responding to opportunities in all spheres of life, not just academic work, but Student Services support that search whether things are going well.

Registrar’s Office

University Registrar: Prof. Richelle dR Rivera

Trunkline: (632) 526-8421 local 167/169
E-mail: registrar@pwu.edu.ph

The Registrar’s Office is responsible for the academic records of students, preserving and safeguarding the accuracy, integrity, confidentiality and security of the student information system and of students’ academic records. It upholds the school’s value of integrity and honesty while supporting its instructional mission by providing quality support services responsive to the needs of the academic community.

It enforces government and school regulations regarding entrance requirements, enrollment load, transfer, promotions, subject sequence, graduation,suspension or dismissal of students and other disciplinary measures. It also attends to the transactions with internal and external offices/agencies on matters related to the function of this office.

This office issues certifications, grades, transcript of records, transfer certificates, clearances and diplomas to its students. It consolidates class schedules prepared each term and plans/executes registration procedures in coordination with heads of academic offices.

Request for Transcript and Other Documents

How can I get a copy of my Diploma, Transcript of Records?

  1. Go to the Registrar’s Office, 2nd Floor, Taft Wing, and accomplish the Request Form.
  2. Pay the corresponding fee at the Accounting Office (also on the 2nd Floor, Taft Wing), after which, present the Official Receipt at the Registrar’s Office.
  3. A Claim Slip will be issued indicating the date of release.

Can a relative or a third party request document/s in my behalf?

Yes. You can issue an authorization letter for a relative or a third party, addressed to Prof. Richelle dR Rivera, University Registrar, to transact business in your behalf. Download the Application for Academic Credentials/Certifications. Accomplish the form and send as attachment to your letter.

How can I get a copy of my Diploma and/or Transcript of Records if I am outside the Philippines?

You may write a request letter to the University Registrar indicating the purpose, mailing address or forwarding address, and contact numbers.

Download the Application for Academic Credentials/Certifications. Accomplish the form and send as attachment.

Send your letter addressed to Prof. Richelle dR Rivera, University Registrar.

How much will I pay for getting a copy of my Diploma, Transcript of Records, etc?

(Select monetary currency below to view rates)

Processing Fee for Registrar Documents – Philippine Peso Amount
Documents Ordinary Processing Express Processing
Duration Price Duration Price
Transcript of Records
(Short Term, Bachelor, Master, Doctoral)
14 working days ₱500.00 7 working days ₱800.00
Diploma
  • Bachelor/Short-Term Degree
  • Masteral
  • Doctoral
7 working days  
  • ₱500.00
  • ₱550.00
  • ₱500.00
4 working days  
  • ₱800.00
  • ₱800.00
  • ₱800.00
Note: for second copy of diploma will be required to submit affidavit of loss
Certificate of Completion (Short Term Courses) 14 working days ₱500.00/set 7 working days ₱800.00/set
Training Certificate
(Short Term Courses)
14 working days ₱500.00/set 7 working days ₱800.00/set
School Authentication 3 working days ₱300.00/set 1-2 working days ₱600.00/set
Certification
  • Units earned
  • Mode of Instruction
  • Enrollment
  • Graduation
  • Special Order; and
  • Other forms
7 working days ₱50.00/copy 3 working days ₱100.00/copy
Correction (of name, birth date, birth place, etc.) 3 working days ₱70.00 1-2 working days ₱140.00
Course Description(4-5 minor subjects/page and 3-4 major subjects/page)
  • All subjects
  • 10-20 subjects
  • 4-9 subjects
  • 1-3 subjects
  • 2 months
  • 1 month
  • 2 weeks
  • 4 working days
  • ₱50.00/page
  • ₱50.00/page
  • ₱50.00/page
  • ₱50.00/page
  • 1 month
  • 2 weeks
  • 1 week
  • 1-2 days
  • ₱100.00/page
  • ₱100.00/page
  • ₱100.00/page
  • ₱100.00/page
CHED Authentication Verification (CAV) - for Bachelors, Masters, & Doctoral only
  • Graduated (original and photocopy)
    • Transcript of Records, Diploma, Certification of Graduation or Special Order
    • R.L.E. for BS Nursing Graduate
  • Undergaduate (original and photocopy)
    • Transcript of Records and Certification of Enrollment
  • Processing Fee: ₱ 300.00/set for Ordinary and ₱ 600.00/set for Rush (follow-up after 2 months)
Documentary Stamp ₱ 30.00/piece
Mailing Fees
Registered Mail
  • Local
  • International
 
  • ₱ 200.00
  • ₱ 650.00
Courier (DHL)
  • Local
  • International
  • ₱ 250.00
  • ₱ 2500.00
Schedule of Fees for Graduating Students
Inclusive ₱30.00 documentary stamps
Transcript of Records
(Bachelor, Master, Doctoral)
14 working days ₱530.00 7 working days ₱830.00
Diploma
(Bachelor, Master, Doctoral)
14 working days ₱530.00 7 working days ₱830.00
Certifications (graduation) 14 working days ₱80.00 7 working days ₱130.00
Authentications (3 sets) 14 working days ₱900.00 7 working days ₱1,800.00
Alumni Card 14 working days ₱200.00 7 working days ₱200.00
Graduation Fee 14 working days ₱1,800.00 7 working days ₱1,800.00
TOTAL ₱4,040.00 ₱5,590.00

Processing Fee for Registrar Documents – US Dollar Amount
Documents Ordinary Processing Express Processing
Duration Price Duration Price
Transcript of Records 14 working days $40.00 7 working days $80.00
Course Description 14 working days $40.00 7 working days $80.00
Verification Form 14 working days $40.00 7 working days $80.00
Diploma 14 working days $40.00 7 working days $80.00
Mailing Fees
  • Registered Mail
  • Express Mail (DHL)
 
  • $40.00/document
  • $80.00/document

PWU Main Library

Ramona S. Tirona Memorial Library

Direct Line: 465-1780 | Trunkline: (632)526-8421 local 176-177

About the Library

The library has always been an integral part of the Philippine Women’s College (now Philippine Women’s University) since its founding in 1919. As a repository of knowledge and academic arm of the school, the library was adequately provided by the founders with the collection of materials and necessary facilities. The present university library was named after Professor Ramona Salud Tirona. Ms. Tirona was a teacher, researcher, lecturer, and a writer. She was a member of the Board of Trustees of Philippine Women’s College (now Philippine Women’s University) and later on, she was elected as its Chairman. On different dates, she organized the Department of Home Economics at the UP and PWU and became the first Dean of both departments. She was the first Dean of PWUs College of Education and she is also attributed as the first instructor of “Art Appreciation” in UP and PWU.

Vision

The library department envisions to acquire a world-class collection of library resources necessary in the development of holistic capacities of individual, competent leaders and professionals.

Mission

To provide a balanced and adequate library resources, a conducive learning atmosphere, and efficient services that will support the academic programs and curricular offerings of the university, as well as the faculty research program.

Online Resources

To render more effective library services and to take care of special subject materials, the R.S. Tirona Memorial Library has been divided into various sections and collections:

Circulation Section
Contains all fiction and non-fiction books which may be borrowed for home use.
Reserve Section
Contains the books and other materials assigned as required reading for students.
Internet Room
Houses the computer workstations for Internet surfing.
Reference Section
Contains the general reference books such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, yearbooks, indexes and standard references in the special subject fields.
Periodical Section
Contains the bound and single issues of professional and cultural journals. Current issues of newspapers and magazines as well as materials found in the vertical files may be borrowed from the reference desk.
Music Collection
Books in the field of music and arts, as well as musical scores constitute the collection of this library.
Philwomenian Collection
Contains the publications of PWU such as pamphlets and newspaper clippings about PWU. Materials in this section may be requested from the library staff. They are placed on closed shelves.
Asia Collection
Contains materials about the history and culture of Southeast Asia and Asian countries.
Women’s Collection
Contains the special collection of the University on women in all aspects and in all countries. It includes not only books but also pamphlets, newspaper clippings and other types of informational materials about women.
Social Work Collection
Also known as Aurora Aragon Quezon Memorial Library for community service. Its collection covers mostly the field of social sciences with particular emphasis on social work services
Rare Book Collection
Contains the small but growing collection of the rare books and pamphlets.
Fine Arts Collection
Contains materials on the arts such as painting, philosophy, sculpture, advertising, interior decoration and design and other works of notable artists.

Borrowing Privileges and Policies

  • Circulation
    1. Books for home use found in the Circulation Section are issued for a week and may be renewed for another week if there is no demand for the volumes.
    2. Filipiniana, Library Science and Asia books may be borrowed for two days.
    3. A student is allowed to borrow two books from the circulation collection, one book from the departmental libraries and one book from the reserve section.

  • Reserve Section
    1. A student may borrow one book at a time from the reserve section.
    2. Reserved books with several copies placed in the Reserve Section may be borrowed for overnight use only and over the weekend to be taken out at 5:00 PM and returned at 8:30AM the following day. An overnight slip may be secured from the library assistant/librarian.
    3. Failure to get the reserved books made by the students will deprive them of their borrowing privileges for one week.

  • Books and Other Materials “Not for Home Use”
    Library materials stamped “Not for Home Use” such as General References, Theses, Rare Books, Philwomenian and Filipiniana books with one copy, and Vertical File Collection may be used only within the library premises.

  • Periodicals
    Single and bound issues of current and retrospective periodicals are found in the periodical section. These are arranged alphabetically by titles. Current issues are displayed near the reference section. The periodicals and newspapers are not for home use and they have to be read only in the periodical section of the library

  • Fines
    The fines imposed for overdue books are:
    • Circulation Section
      • Php 5.00 - a day excluding Sundays and holidays
    • Reserve Section
      • Php 5.00 - for the first hour
      • Php 3.00 - for the succeeding hours
      • Php 40.00 - for one day
    Important Note: After the set deadline for returning all books before the final examination, an additional one peso (Php 1.00) will be collected each day aside from the fine rates of an overdue book.

  • Lost and Damaged Book
    1. A lost book must be reported immediately to avoid accumulation of fines.
    2. Book reported lost must be paid for or replaced with the latest edition of the same title not later than 2 weeks after the librarian has been notified of the case.
    3. Books returned with missing pages will be the responsibility of the last borrower.
    4. Books checked out must be scanned carefully. Missing pages, (if there is any) must be reported immediately to the library assistant/librarian so that it will not be the responsibility of the borrower.

  • Examination Week
    Students will not be allowed to borrow books for home use two weeks before the final examination.

How to Borrow Books

  1. Open-Shelf System – The PWU libraries practice the open-shelf system. Borrowers are free to go directly to the shelves and withdraw books they need, except those found in the Reserve Section and Special Collection Sections.Books are arranged on the shelves numerically from 000-900 or by Dewey Decimal Classification and, further, alphabetically, by authors in the same class.

    Dewey Decimal Classification10 Main Classes

    • 000 Generalities
    • 100 Philosophy
    • 200 Religion
    • 300 Social Sciences
    • 400 Language
    • 500 Pure Sciences
    • 600 Technology (Applied Sciences)
    • 700 The Arts
    • 800 Literature
    • 900 General Geography and History

  2. Books not found on the shelves may be out with the students or faculty members. These can also be checked with the library assistant or librarian to determine whether they were transferred to another section other than the indicated place as recorded in the card catalog/OPAC

Rules and Regulations

  • Library Hours
    • Regular Term
      • 8:00AM - 7:00PM, Monday to Friday
      • 8:00AM - 5:00PM, Saturday
    • Summer
      • 8:00AM - 5:00PM, Monday to Friday

  • General Rules
    1. Observe silence. Idle conversation, loud laughter and other unnecessary noise must be avoided.
    2. In order not to annoy other library patrons, such activities as eating, sleeping or doing industrial work are prohibited.
    3. Keep the Library clean. Don’t litter the tables or floor with waste paper and other scrap; use the waste baskets provided for this purpose.
    4. Keep things in order. Push your chair back against the table when you leave the library so it won’t obstruct the movements of others.
    5. After using the books in the circulation room, they should not be returned to their shelves. Leave them on the table or return to the library assistants in the charging desks. (This is to avoid books being misplaced). Individual volumes of multi-volumed General References such as encyclopedias, should be returned to their proper places.
    6. Students should not commit such acts as hiding or stealing books or other library property, tearing out pages of the books or periodicals and forging signatures. More serious misdemeanors are punishable according to the discretion of the Dean and the discipline committee either by dismissal, suspension or expulsion.
    7. Handle books and other materials with care. They are intended to serve a great many users after you.
    8. Cell phones must be placed to silent mode while inside the library.

  • I.D. and Library Borrower’s Card
    1. The I.D. and Library Borrower’s Card are required for every student.
    2. The I.D. and Library Borrower’s Card have to be revalidated every trimester/summer.
    3. Students will be required to present their validated I.D. and Library Borrower’s Card to the library staff when getting inside the library, borrowing the library materials for home use/to be used inside the library.
    4. Tampered I.D. will not be honored. Student caught with tampered I.D. will be suspended from the use of the library facilities for one week.
    5. I.D. and Library Borrower’s Card are non-transferrable. Students caught using borrowed I.D. and Library Borrower’s Card will be deprived of the library privileges. Students who also loaned their I.D. and Library Borrower’s Card will be suspended of their library privileges.

Library Staff (Main and Departmental Libraries)

  • Dionisia M. Angeles
    University Librarian

  • Purita P. Uson
    Assistant University Librarian

  • Mercedes A. Aralar
    Serial Librarian

  • Marissa J. Franco
    Cataloger/In-charge in Library Computerization

  • Ma. Cristina L. Garion
    Cataloger

  • Carmina G. Joson
    Science Librarian

  • Ladelia D. Pineda
    Mira Nila/CBML Librarian

  • Librada G. Simangan
    Music Librarian

  • Heidi A. Suan
    Reference Librarian

  • Ginalyn A. Veriño
    Acquisitions Librarian

  • Creasel B. Sison
    High School Librarian

  • Romana H. Calanog
    Library Aide

  • Jannette C. Atuel
    Library Encoder

  • Marilyn O. Lauron
    Administrative Assistant

Departmental Libraries

  • Graduate School Library
    Contains not only books on the various fields of human knowledge but also copies of theses and dissertations submitted to the PWU Graduate School and other universities. This is located in the main library, mezzanine floor.

  • Science Library
    Contains the collection of books and periodicals in the field of medical and pure sciences such as nursing, chemistry, medical technology, biological sciences, etc. It is located at the 3rd floor of the Nakpil Wing.

  • Teodoro M. Kalaw Memorial Library
    Contains the Filipiniana Collections of the University.

  • High School Library
    Has a wide collection of fiction and non-fiction books as well as audio visual materials. Interesting books useful for the choice of a vocation are also available. Most of the materials are intended for secondary level. This is located at the third floor of the Nakpil Wing.

  • Conrado Benitez Memorial Library
    Located at Mira Nila, Quezon City. Most of the collections are Beniteziana, Filipiniana, and books published in other foreign countries. These are collections of Dean Conrado Benitez, Dr. Francisca Tirona Benitez, Dr. Helena Z Benitez and other Benitez children. Some of the materials are rare books.

Career and Placement Office

Director: Mr. Horacio Gutierrez

Contact us - Direct Line: (632) 465-1753 | Trunkline: 526-8421 local 273
Email: cpo@pwu.edu.ph | Facebook Page | Twitter

General Overview

The Career and Placement Office (CPO) is envisioned to be the Central Networking Venue for Philippine Women’s University Alumni/ Graduating Students and Employers.

The major purpose of the CPO is to assist in matching Graduates’ skills and chosen careers to the workplace through continuous development/ enhancement of its designed programs to meet the demands of the career world.

The Career and Placement Office is tasked to provide the following student-oriented services/programs.

  1. Career Information Program
    The Career and Placement office will assists our graduates build their careers by providing them up to date information about job openings, career information and continuous education programs.

  2. Career Symposium Program
    Career Symposium aims to provide the graduating students with the awareness of present career opportunities available to them and allows them to have insights from the resource/guests speakers about career planning, career development/career mapping.

  3. Job Fair Program
    Companies representing various industries will be invited to participate in an interactive meeting with the PWU students and graduates for the job application, selection and recruitment.

    Through job fairs, the students will have the chance to meet face to face with prospective employers. This will also help them decide and choose from wide variety of companies from different fields to take part in their work force. This will enhance the students’ skills in resume writing and answering interview questions.

  4. Linkages Program
    The Career and placement Office (CPO) will establish linkages with different companies to ensure that our graduates meet industry demands.

  5. Data Base program
    The Career and placement Office will create database of our Graduates, Students, OJT Partners and Industry Partners for easy monitoring and updating of its records.

  6. Monitoring and Evaluation of the Career and Placement Programs
    This will help the Career and Placement Office to monitor the effectivity of its program through surveys, interviews and feedback forms.

    Standard Procedures for Job Postings

    1. The company or Offices who would like to have a Job Posting should submit the following Requirements:
      • Letter of Intent address to the Director of the Career and Placement Office
      • A company Profile
      • Job Posting materials with complete contact details.

    2. The approved documents will be posted on the Career and Placement Bulletin Board and other departmental bulletin boards.

    3. The Career and Placement Office (CPO) will email or forward job posting to all respective heads for information dissemination.

    4. Every end of the term the CPO will evaluate through:
      • Phone call inquiries to the companies who ads were posted
      • The students who asked for referrals.

Guidance Counseling and Testing Office

Second Floor Malvar Wing, Taft Avenue, Manila
Tel No. (632) 528-8421 local 130

Testing and Assessment Office provides a systematic assessment in the admissions, selection, classification and promotion of individuals who are aspiring to become part of the system. The results may provide information about the individual, which in turn could be used in making decision, or in assisting the individual to fully determine his abilities, capabilities, skills, potentials and personalities.


University Community Outreach Program (UNICORP)

E-mail: unicorp@pwu.edu.ph

“Developing and Empowering People”

The University Community Outreach Program (UNICORP) is Philippine Women’s University’s Advocacy Center for Community Development and Volunteerism. As the community service extension arm of PWU, UNICORP assists in bringing PWU’s know-how and services to communities who are in need. It intensifies the University’s commitment to developing and empowering people by engaging communities and improving the lives of the marginalized and underprivileged in society.

UNICORP is not part of a mandatory university curriculum but an alternative activity presented to the academic body - an alternative that is in fact a logical extension of PWU’s philosophy that education for useful citizenship, can only be effective when carried beyond classroom walls. While major components of education are Teaching (Academic) and Research, equally important is Community Outreach, the third component which provides unique and significant opportunities for a holistic education.

Since the University’s founding in 1919, for more than nine decades, young women and men have been taught civic consciousness, community leadership and commitment to service. The university believes that in line with preparing students for useful citizenship, they should participate actively in community living and keep in touch with the realities of the rest of the world beyond classroom walls. It is through UNICORP that the university infuses its students with the spirit of volunteerism in their commitment to community service.

Established in 1975, UNICORP was PWU’s response to a call for assistance in creating an integrated multi-sectoral approach to urbanization and social development. UNICORP was formally organized as a Private Volunteer Organization (PVO) to assist the National Housing Authority in the effort to improve its relocation thrust towards urbanization. The first batch of relocated families in Dasmarinas Bagong Bayan Area A-1 in Cavite were the beneficiaries of UNICORP services rendered by volunteers from the various PWU disciplines of Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, Nutrition, Education and Medical Technology.

In succeeding years of service to UNICORP has continued to fulfill its mission through volunteer work of students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the University. The administration’s support for UNICORP’s efforts has been complemented by partnerships with government units, private individuals or NGOs.

In late 2012, UNICORP initiated a process of re-organization to expand the reach of community engagement and meet the challenge of the new leadership at PWU to prioritize community engagement and its interconnectivity with research.

The partnership with SINAG (Simulan Natin Gumawa) gradually became a major factor in the re-organization of UNICORP as early explorations for joint community development activities paved the way for PWU’s School of Music, School of Hospitality Management, and the Allied Health cluster to proceed with their respective community outreach activities within SINAG’s areas of responsibility in Balara, Quezon City. More recently the volunteers from School of Fine Arts and Design, School of Education and the School of Arts and Sciences have begun their respective outreach activities according to their specific skills and interests.

In the coming years UNICORP’s community engagement agenda is as follows:

  • To undertake community extension activities with capacity-building programs that focus on community participation, leadership-training and an envigorated spirit of volunteerism.
  • To undertake long-term partnerships wherein the PWU volunteer community of faculty, staff, students and alumni may effectively be involved according to their respective abilities, skills and interests.
  • To support and prioritize both long-term and short-term community involvement in activities that maximize the specific expertise within the various schools and units of the University.

Marketing & Student Recruitment / Admissions Office

Admission and Recruitment Office facilitates the dissemination of information regarding the University’s brand of education, its course offerings, and its admission requirements prior to enrollment.

Office of the Registrar
Main Library
Career and Placement Office
Guidance Counseling and Testing Office
PWU Nutrition Clinic
Unicorp / NSTP
Marketing and Student Recruitment / Admissions Office