Universidad de Costa Rica

UCR Admission Process

Proceso de admisión

People who wish to study at the University of Costa Rica have to take an Admission Exam. This is an Academic Aptitude Test which includes math and verbal reasoning items and is scientifically validated.

Item writing is under the care of a multidisciplinary team of professionals who specialize in test construction. Each year the team develops new contents, which are subjected to experimentation.

The items are written in such a manner that students do not need to remember specific facts, as they can be understood by anyone applying their general knowledge and reasoning skills to solve the questions posed.

Steps to take the Academic Aptitude Test

Academic Aptitude Test

It may be scored objectively and mechanically. The score is based on the number of correct answers. One point (1) is assigned if the option marked is the correct answer, and zero points (0) in all other cases.

The test score is combined with the average of the student’s grades in the last two years of formal education on a scale of 0-100 to obtain the “final score” or “Admission Grade.”

To obtain the Admission Grade, both figures are summed and averaged. This 0-100 grade is then converted into a 200 to 800 point system.

The Registrar and Information Office is in charge of informing the public the results of the Academic Aptitude Test, according to the University calendar.

Students enrolled in formal education will receive the results through their high schools. All others should get them from the Center where they registered. Students already enrolled in the university can get them through the Registrar and Information Office of their corresponding campus.

Every year, the University of Costa Rica honors the students who obtained the highest admission test scores.

For more information, contact the Registrar and Information Office, call (506) 2511-5508, or write to registro@ucr.ac.cr.