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frequently asked questions

How to apply for the ULS?

Applications to the Universities of the Council of Rectors are made through www.demre.cl

What is the minimum application score?

The minimum score to apply to all the 2019 Academic Offerings of the University of La Serena is 475 weighted points and 475 average PSU, with the exception of: All Pedagogies, Nursing, Dentistry, Kinesiology, Psychology, Law, Bachelor's Degree Mathematics, Bachelor of Astronomy, Bachelor of Physics, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environmental Civil Engineering, Industrial Civil Engineering, Mechanical Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering of Mining and Construction Engineering, which require 500 points average PSU and 500 weighted points.

How do I obtain the final score with which I will apply?

Each race has different weights in terms of percentages. To obtain the entry score, the percentages of each test are taken out. For example, if a career, ask Mathematics for an 20%; of Language an 20%; of NEM 30%, Ranking 20% and Sciences or Social Sciences an 10%, the percentages of each one of the tests are extracted and all are added.

Example:
Mathematics (20%): 650 points = 130
Language (20%): 620 points = 124
NEM (30%): 560 points = 168
Ranking 20% 560 points = 112
Sciences (10%): 590 points = 59

MAT + LENG + NEM + RANKING + SCIENCE = 593 weighted points.

What is the Ranking?

It is an additional selection factor for the Admission process. Rewards students who have good academic performance in their secondary education (above the average educational context).

How is the Ranking calculated?

In order to establish the ranking of each student, the educational context of the student is taken into account, that is, the average grade of each year of study in the Secondary Education, independent of the Lyceum or College where he made them. We will also consider the averages of the generations where he studied and his own average. The ranking will be calculated by the DEMRE with the information that the MINEDUC will provide and its publication will be on the DEMRE website.

How many options can I choose when applying to the University of La Serena?

The ULS allows eight (8) applications.

What documents must I submit to register?

  • Birth certificate
  • Middle School License
  • ID card
  • Identity card (3 photocopies)
  • Pension system card (Fonasa or Isapre)

Can I register online?

If you are selected at the University of La Serena, the Computer and Computing Center will send an email to the email address you entered when you registered to take the PSU. In this email the basic fee and the Unique Registration Form (FUM) are attached.
Subsequently, to register online, you must pay the basic fee at the Santander Santiago bank or make a transfer to the account that appears in your basic fee, once canceled it is scanned and sent to the email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. o This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the following documents:
• Basic fee payment deposit
• Middle school license
• Birth certificate
• Photocopy of the card
• Pension system card (Fonasa or Isapre)
• Single registration form (FUM)

Can I change my career once enrolled?

Yes. There is an instance of the process called the retraction period. This procedure must be carried out on the days in which the students selected on the waiting lists are enrolled, as long as the degree to which they wish to change has quotas and meets the requirement of the score and is selected in relation to the last one enrolled.
(The dates will be informed by the Admission and Registration Department).

Does the University of La Serena have a special study plan for workers?

The University of La Serena does not specifically have special study plans for workers in the undergraduate area, but we do have different alternatives in the area of ​​postgraduate, postgraduate and graduate degrees.

How do I join the ULS, already having a professional degree?

The University of La Serena has the possibility of Special Revenue in all the races that have a quota and it opens once a year, between the 15 in November and the 15 in December.

To request information and meet the requirements for a Special Entry, contact the Admission and Registration Department, Benavente 980 first floor, phones (51) 2 204080 - (51) 2 204082 - Fax (51) 204079.

What should I do to move from my Higher Education Institution (University or Institute) to the University of La Serena?

To request a transfer from University, you must first inquire in the Dept. of Admission and Registration, if there are places available in the career of your interest. The call is made once a year, between the November 15 and the December 15, and is published on the University's website www.userena.cl.

Second, you must submit a Special Enrollment application, which is obtained in the Admission and Enrollment Department, and has a value of $ 33.400.

To submit such a request, you must have a requirement of two years approved in the career you are studying or have the PSU score equal to or higher than the last one enrolled in the career you wish to enter. It is one of the two requirements, both are not required.

The documents you must present to move are the following:

• Concentration of notes.
• Study programs approved subjects.
• Curriculum.
• Regular student certificate.
• PSU scores www.demre.cl
• Certificate that certifies not having debts with the University of origin, not having academic or administrative problems.
• Apply for an application with $ 33.400 of University Tax.
• If the application is accepted, the corresponding approvals are included.

What should I do if I am a foreign student and want to enter the University of La Serena?

First you must inform yourself in the Dept. of Admission and Registration if there are places available in the career of your interest.

Second, you must submit a Special Enrollment application, which is obtained in the Admission and Enrollment Department, and has a value of $ 45.900.

To this request must attach the middle school license, duly apostilled.

And in the case of having studied at a university abroad, you must also attach the concentration of marks, mesh of the career and the programs of the subjects approved for the homologations of branches. These documents must also be apostilled.

What should I do to make an internal career transfer?

First you must inform yourself in the Dept. of Admission and Registration if there are places available in the career of your interest.

Second, you must submit a Special Enrollment application, which is obtained in the Admission and Enrollment Department, and has a value of $ 19.300

Requirements:

a) Score equal to or higher than the last one registered in the race where you wish to enter.
b) If you do not meet the minimum score you must have two years approved.
c) They do not demand the two requirements, it must be one of them.

The documents you must submit to transfer are the following:
  • Curriculum report
  • Application with $ 19.300 University Tax.
  • DEMRE Scoring Certificate.

The homologations are made in the School corresponding to his career.

This procedure is carried out directly in the Registration Department.

How do I get a regular student certificate?

The regular student certificate is obtained through the page https://phoenix.cic.userena.cl. You must enter with the RUT and the key that comes in your basic fee; When you enter your profile appears and below is the pdf "download certificate" option. When they are required with some special data they are requested directly in the office of the Admission and Registration Department and it has a cost of $ 4.500 of tax.

Where are the race fees published?

The tariffs will be published on our website http://www.userena.cl/admision/aranceles/.