Informational

VSU Main Campus

College of Agriculture and Food Science

  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSA) with majors in:
    • Animal Science
    • Agronomy
    • Agricultural Economics
    • Horticulture
    • Plant Breeding
    • Plant Protection
    • Soil Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Development Communication (BSDC)
  • Bachelor of Science in Development Education (BSDE)
  • Bachelor of Science in Food Technology (BSFT)
  • Certificate Courses:
    • Diploma in Animal Production Technology (DAPT)
    • Certificate of Agricultural Science (CAS)

College of Veterinary Medicine

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

College of Nursing

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

College of Engineering and Technology

  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (BSAE)
  • Bachelor of Science in Geodetic Engineering (BSGE)
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE)
  • Bachelor of Science in Meteorology (BSMet)
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS)

College of Education

  • Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEEd) with majors in:
    • Pre-school Education
    • General Education
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSEd) with majors in:
    • Biological Sciences
    • Filipino
    • Mathematics
    • English
    • Social Science
    • Social Studies
  • Bachelor of Physical Education (BPed)
  • Bachelor of Culture and Arts Education (BCAEd)
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (BECEd)

College of Arts and Science

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (BSChem)
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology (BSBio) with majors in:
    • Botany
    • Ecology
    • Marine Biology
  • Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology (BSMB)
  • Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology (BSBiotech)
  • Bachelor of Science in Statistics (BSS)
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Language Studies with a major in:
    • Language Studies as Discipline

College of Management and Economics

  • Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management (BSHM)
  • Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management (BSTM)
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics (BSEcon) with majors in:
    • Business Economics
    • Environmental and Development Economics
  • Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness (BSAB)

College of Forestry and Environmental Science

  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry (BSF)
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management (BSEM)
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science (BSES)

VSU Alangalang

  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Technology
  • Diploma in Agricultural Technology

VSU Isabel

  • Bachelor of Secondary Education
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Science in InformationTechnology
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Diploma in Associate in Computer Technology
  • Diploma in Trade Technical Education

VSU Tolosa

  • Bachelor of Science in Fisheries
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology

VSU Villaba

  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Technology
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education

Important

The enrollment procedures, guidelines, and other information in this page are specific for the 1st Semester of SY 2020-2021. Check the homepage for the updates and instructions on enrollment for the upcoming semester.

At Visayas State University, we believe the safety and welfare of our students should be central in all university processes in this “new normal.”

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we revisited and overhauled our enrollment procedures for the 1st semester of the upcoming school year.

We are proud to announce that VSU Tolosa and our main campus in Baybay will hold its first purely online enrollment on all levels. Meanwhile, our component colleges in Alangalang, Isabel, and Villaba will conduct remote enrollment where students will submit information remotely using one of three available channels (online form, Messenger, SMS) so the Registrar can process their enrollment locally.

Our intention is not only to make enrollment safer, but faster and more convenient for all.

Everyone involved is enjoined to read and follow these instructions carefully.

 


Enrollment by Campus

Online Enrollment

Students in these campuses will use their MyVSU Student Portal:

  • Baybay
  • Tolosa
 

Remote Enrollment

Students in these campuses will contact the registrars remotely online or through mobile phone.

  • Alangalang
  • Isabel
  • Villaba

 


 

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Graduate Students

The VSU Graduate School will continue to accept aspiring and continuing graduate students for this school year.

  Graduate School Website
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Other Enrollment Matters

These are the university’s policies about a number of matters related to your enrollment.

 


 

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Classes in the 1st Semester

We will open the new school year on August 17, 2020 under the ‘new normal’ of flexible learning. Here’s what to expect.

 


 

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MyVSU Student Portal MyVSU Tolosa Student Portal Start Remote Enrollment   

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Online Enrollment / MyVSU Student Portal
  • Remote Enrollment
  • Flexible Learning and Classes this Semester
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Online Enrollment (Baybay, Tolosa)

General Instructions

  • Enrollment for incoming first-year students, transferees and continuing students will only be done online.
  • Students are discouraged from coming to the university during enrollment.
  • For incoming first-year students and transferees, ensure that you remember your Examinee Control Number (ECN). In case you forgot your ECN, please refer to the email sent by the Admissions Office or you may contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the “VSU Student Services Office” Facebook Page.
  • The registration schedule for online enrollment will be as shown.
  • Enrollment outside of the assigned schedules will be automatically blocked by the system.
  • Advisers will only entertain enrolling continuing students on their assigned schedule. Those who cannot enroll during their schedule may only be entertained on August 3 to 7 as late enrollees. Fines for late enrollment still apply.

Registration Schedule

DateSchedule
July 1 to 24, 2020First-year students and transferees
July 16 to 17, 2020Incoming regular 2nd year students
July 20 to 21, 2020Incoming regular 3rd year students
July 22 to 23, 2020Incoming regular 4th, 5th, and 6th year students
July 24 and 27 to 31, 2020Incoming irregular students (all levels)
August 3 to 7, 2020Shifters and late enrollees (continuing students only)

Enrollment Procedure for Incoming First-Year Students and Transferees

  1. Ascertain that you have passed the VSU College Admission Test 2020. You can check the results at vsu.edu.ph/cat2020
  2. Go to the MyVSU Student Portal (my.vsu.edu.ph for VSU Main Campus, my-tolosa.vsu.edu.ph for VSU Tolosa) and provide your full name, VSU CAT Examinee Control Number (ECN), valid email, and mobile phone number at the Freshmen Registration Section. (Example: Juan Dela Cruz, 342, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 09191234567)
    • If you have difficulty getting through, please contact our hotline +63 53 565 0608 and look for Jeanie or Kim.
  3. Fill in your personal information and update your profile in the MyVSU Student Portal. Ensure that you supply a valid personal email address in your profile. Your temporary Certificate of Registration (COR) and further instructions will be sent to your email.
  4. For qualifiers who have no assigned degree program, choose your desired course from the degree programs with available slots only. The system will accept on a first-come, first-served basis.
  5. Upload a scanned copy of your high school card (HS), Transcript of Records (Transferees), or passing certificate (ALS).
  6. Once Steps 3-5 are completed, the system will provide you your block schedule with the list and schedule of subjects. This information will be printed on your temporary Certificate of Registration (COR).
  7. Print your temporary COR or save a copy on your mobile device which you will show to your respective departments when you come to the university.

Enrollment Procedure for Continuing Students

Regular Students

  1. Log in to your MyVSU Student Portal (my.vsu.edu.ph) using your account username and password.
  2. Update your profile, specifically your home address, off-campus address and contact details.
  3. Choose your block schedule to enlist your subjects. Refer to the block schedule posted at the VSU website.
  4. Wait for your academic adviser or department enrollment focal person to approve your enrollment. Allow 2-3 days for this approval process.
  5. Once your enrollment is approved, the academic adviser will print your Registration Form (RF) and sign it. Your department will forward your RF to the Registrar’s Office.
  6. The Registrar will print and validate your Certificate of Registration (COR). This will be forwarded to your department.
  7. Your department will send you a scanned copy of your validated COR and will keep the original copy on file.

Irregular Students

  1. Communicate with your academic adviser one week in advance to decide on the subjects you will enroll for the 1st semester. You can find the name and email of your academic adviser in your MyVSU Student Portal. For the list of subjects and schedules, refer to the block and departmental schedules posted at the VSU website.
  2. Log in to your MyVSU Student Portal (my.vsu.edu.ph) using your account username and password.
    • In case you forgot your account details, click Forgot Password to retrieve using your registered email.
    • If you forgot your email, file a ticket at support.vsu.edu.ph.
  3. Update your profile with your home address and off-campus address.
  4. Encode the subjects that you will enroll for the 1st semester as agreed with your academic adviser.
  5. Wait for your academic adviser or department enrollment focal person to approve your enrollment. Allow 2-3 days for this approval process.
  6. Once your enrollment is approved, it will be reflected in your account. The academic adviser will print your Registration Form (RF) and sign it, and your department will forward your RF to the Registrar’s Office.
  7. The Registrar will print and validate your Certificate of Registration (COR). This will be forwarded to your department.
  8. Your department will send you a scanned copy of your validated COR and will keep the original copy on file.
 

 


Remote Enrollment (Alangalang, Isabel, Villaba)

General Instructions

  • Enrollment for incoming first-year students, transferees and continuing students will be done remotely through various channels.
  • For incoming first-year students and transferees, ensure that you remember your Examinee Control Number (ECN). In case you forgot your ECN, please refer to the email sent by the Admissions Office or you may contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the “VSU Student Services Office” Facebook Page.
  • Refer to the table below for the registration schedule for remote enrollment in the three component colleges.
  • Advisers will only entertain enrolling continuing students on their assigned schedule. Those who cannot enroll during their schedule may only be entertained on August 3 to 7 as late enrollees. Fines for late enrollment still apply.

Registration Schedule for Remote Enrollment 

 VSU Alangalang
(Ave. 77 pax/day)
VSU Isabel
(Ave. 70 pax/day)
VSU Villaba
(Ave. 40 pax/day)
July 1 CAT Qualifiers (A) CAT Qualifiers (A-B) CAT Qualifiers (A)
July 2 CAT Qualifiers (B-C) CAT Qualifiers (C-D) CAT Qualifiers (B)
July 3 CAT Qualifiers (D-G) CAT Qualifiers (E-I) CAT Qualifiers (C)
July 6 CAT Qualifiers (H-M) CAT Qualifiers (J-M) CAT Qualifiers (D)
July 7 CAT Qualifiers (N-R) CAT Qualifiers (N-R) CAT Qualifiers (E-I)
July 8 CAT Qualifiers (S-Z) CAT Qualifiers (S-T) CAT Qualifiers (J-M)
July 9 Incoming 2nd Year (A) CAT Qualifiers (U-Z) CAT Qualifiers (N-P)
July 10 Incoming 2nd Year (B-C) Incoming 2nd Year (A-B) CAT Qualifiers (Q-T)
July 13 Incoming 2nd Year (D-J) Incoming 2nd Year (C-D) CAT Qualifiers (U-Z)
Incoming 2nd Year (A)
July 14 Incoming 2nd Year (K-N) Incoming 2nd Year (E-K) Incoming 2nd Year (B-C)
July 15 Incoming 2nd Year (O-S) Incoming 2nd Year (L-M) Incoming 2nd Year (D-G)
July 16 Incoming 2nd Year (T-Z)
Incoming 3rd Year (A)
Incoming 2nd Year (N-Q) Incoming 2nd Year (H-N)
July 17 Incoming 3rd Year (B-D) Incoming 2nd Year (R-T) Incoming 2nd Year (O-R)
July 20 Incoming 3rd Year (E-L) Incoming 2nd Year (U-Z)
Incoming 3rd Year (A-B)
Incoming 2nd Year (S-Z)
July 21 Incoming 3rd Year (M-R) Incoming 3rd Year (C-G) Incoming 3rd Year (A-B)
July 22 Incoming 3rd Year (S-Z) Incoming 3rd Year (H-O) Incoming 3rd Year (C-D)
July 23 Incoming 4th Year (A-D) Incoming 3rd Year (P-R) Incoming 3rd Year (E-L)
July 24 Incoming 4th Year (E-M) Incoming 3rd Year (S-Z) Incoming 3rd Year (M-P)
July 27 Incoming 4th Year (N-Z) Incoming 4th Year (A-J) Incoming 3rd Year (Q-Z)
July 28 Other 4th Year Students Incoming 4th Year (K-R) Incoming 4th Year (A-I)
July 29 Other 4th Year Students Incoming 4th Year (S-Z) Incoming 4th Year (J-P)
July 30-31 Other 4th Year Students Incoming 5th Year (A-Z) Incoming 4th Year (Q-Z)
Other 4th Year Students
August 3-7 Shifters and late enrollees

 

 

Mechanics for Remote Enrollment

The Registrar’s Office of the component colleges will make various options available for students to submit their data. The data will be imported into the campus’ Student Records Management System (SRMS) local database to enroll the student.

The student intending to enroll will submit their data using any of the following means:

  • ONLINE FORM.Data will be submitted through an online form.
  • MESSENGER.Data will be submitted as a private message to the Facebook page of the campus.
  • SMS.Data will be submitted through text through the campus' assigned mobile number/s.

VSU Alangalang

Option 1: Fill out the
Alangalang Online Form

 


Option 2: Send "ENROLL" to:
VSUA Messenger

 


Option 3: Text "ENROLL" to:
09186693831 (SMART) / 09551370950 (GLOBE)

 


VSU Isabel

Option 1: Fill out the
Isabel Online Form

 


Option 2: Send "ENROLL" to:
VSUI Messenger

 


Option 3: Text "ENROLL" to:
09157598106 (GLOBE) / 09190852490 (SMART)

 


VSU Villaba

Option 1: Fill out the
Villaba Online Form

 


Option 2: Send "ENROLL" to:
VSUV Messenger

 


Option 3: Text "ENROLL" to:
09078309176, 09189455904 (SMART)

 


 

The following information must be submitted through the channels mentioned above:

  • Full name:
  • Student Number (continuing) or ECN (VSUCAT qualifier)
  • Year Level (for continuing students)
  • Subjects to Enroll (if irregular; regular students will be automatically assigned to their block)
  • Mobile Number/s
  • Email Address
  • Present Address

Other information will be gathered once the university will resume with face-to-face classes.

Enrollment Procedure for Incoming First-Year Students and Transferees

  1. Ascertain that you have passed the VSU College Admission Test 2020. You can check the results at vsu.edu.ph/cat2020
  2. Choose a channel for remote enrollment (online form, Messenger, or SMS).
  3. Supply the information required and wait for the response from the Registrar’s Office.
  4. Once the Registrar has finished processing your enrollment, a scanned copy of your validated Certificate of Registration (COR) will be delivered to the email address you indicated. The printed copy of your validated COR will be available for claiming at the Registrar’s Office during the resumption of face-to-face classes.
  5. You are now enrolled! Make sure to submit your documents upon the resumption of face-to-face classes:
    • Filled-up Registration Form (RF) - A blank form will be available at the VSU website or at the campus entrance
    • Original copy of your high school card (HS), Transcript of Records (Transferees), or passing certificate (ALS)

 

 

Note to Registrar’s Office:

  • The Registrar should already prepare the block sections and schedule with names based on the CAT results.
  • All CORs should be printed in advance (mail-merged with schedule). Validation will only be done upon enrollment.

Enrollment Procedure for Continuing Students

  1. For irregular students, contact your academic adviser in advance to decide on what subjects you will take for the 1st semester.
  2. Choose a channel for remote enrollment (online form, Messenger, or SMS).
  3. Supply the information required and wait for the response from the Registrar’s Office.
  4. Once the Registrar has finished processing your enrollment, a scanned copy of your validated Certificate of Registration (COR) will be delivered to the email address you indicated. The printed copy of your validated COR will be available for claiming at the Registrar’s Office during the resumption face-to-face classes.
  5. You are now enrolled!

 

 

 


Enrollment of Graduate Students

Admission and enrollment of Graduate Students will be open from July 1, 2020 to August 7, 2020.

Admission procedure for incoming graduate students

  1. Download the application form for admission (FM-OGS-01/FM-OPO-01) and candid appraisal form (FM-OGS-02) from the VSU Graduate School website (vsu.edu.ph/gs). Two candid appraisals are required.
  2. Submit the admission form, candid appraisal, and Transcript of Records, together with the official receipt for your admission fee to the Graduate School.
  3. Applicants shall request their referees to send the candid appraisals discreetly and separately to GS (email or courier).
  4. The VSU Graduate School will compute your GPA before endorsing your application to your prospective department’s Graduate Advisory Committee (GAC) for evaluation. You will be informed of the result of your application after the evaluation of your prospective department of your credentials.
  5. An official letter of admission specifying the status of your application will be sent to your email. This will serve as your entry document to the VSU Graduate School.
  6. Accepted applicants should personally report to the VSU Graduate School to coordinate with their GAC and process their enrollment.

Enrollment of continuing graduate students

  1. Continuing graduate students should coordinate directly with their respective Graduate Advisory Committees (GACs) for enrollment requirements (e.g., courses to enroll).
  2. Proceed to the VSU Graduate School to start the process of enrollment.

 

 


Enrollment-related policies

Shifting of degree programs for continuing students

Shifting of degree programs will be allowed only after the regular enrollment period, which will be on August 3 to 7, 2020.

Academic advisers are directed not to allow advisees to enroll in courses that are not within their current degree program for advanced enrollment. The Registrar’s Office should not accept these enrollees as well.

A special online/remote procedure for shifting will be announced soon.

Requested Subjects

As provided for in Section 342 and 343, Chapter 44 of the VSU Code:

  • Section 342. Subjects unscheduled for a given term may be offered upon written request of at least fifteen (15) students, duly endorsed by the department head and by the college dean or dean of graduate school and approved by the Vice President for Instruction.
  • Section 343. Subjects may be scheduled by the department head to take care of graduating students who failed the subjects in the previous semester; Provided, however, That such request must be made at least two weeks before the start of the registration period.

Only such requests will be entertained.

A special online/remote procedure for requesting of subjects will be announced before the enrollment of continuing students.

Request for overloading of subjects and taking of subjects with prerequisites

  1. Overloading of subjects will be allowed by a maximum of 6 units or two subjects only.
  2. If a prerequisite course was supposed to be taken in Summer SY 2019-2020, the prerequisite can be enrolled simultaneously as a co-requisite during the incoming first semester SY 2020-2021.
  3. If a prerequisite course from the 2nd Semester SY 2019-2020 has no grade or which remained incomplete due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these prerequisites may be waived.

For returning students

Before enrollment, returning students should write a letter of intent addressed to the President coursed through the University Student Services Office (for the main campus) or the Campus Dean (for component colleges). The letter should be approved before the student will be allowed to enroll.

A special online/remote procedure will be announced soon.

 

 


Instructions to Department Heads and Academic Advisers

During Online Consultation Prior to Enrollment

Department heads should convene (via video conference or other means) the academic advisers and enrollment focal person ahead of time to make the necessary arrangements for enrollment as follows:

  • Academic advisers should be available for correspondence as early as one week before the schedule of enrollment. Advisees, especially irregular students, will consult you regarding the subjects they intend to enroll in the upcoming semester. (Please see General Instructions for the enrollment schedule)
  • The academic advisers should review the progress of their academic advisees in advance. They may log in to their Cumulus account to view their grades. This way, they will be able to advise students better.
  • The name and email of the academic adviser is reflected on the MyVSU Student Portal to provide an avenue for the student to reach his/her academic adviser. The academic adviser must check his/her email regularly for incoming consultation.
  • The academic advisers and enrollment focal person should respond promptly to advise students on subjects for enrollment and eventually approve the same during this consultation.
  • The academic advisers should retain a copy of the approved schedule of subjects for each student and forward these to the department head and enrollment focal person.

During Online Enrollment

  • Department heads and enrollment focal persons should be physically present at the department during the entire period of online enrollment.
  • The department may assign a faculty as enrollment focal person who will approve student enrollment based on the list provided by the academic adviser during online consultation.
  • If the student encodes subjects not on the list approved by the academic adviser, he/she should go back and seek approval from their academic adviser.

 

 


Instructions to Clerks

During Enrollment

Department-based clerks are responsible for collecting the Registration Forms (RF) signed by the academic adviser and forwarding them to the Office of the Registrar.

For incoming first-year students and transferees when face-to-face classes resume

Clerks are responsible for receiving the original copies of the admission documents of incoming first-year students and transferees.

  1. For first year students and transferees to receive their validated Certificate of Registration (COR), ask them to submit their temporary COR first.
  2. Ensure that the following original documents are submitted:
    1. Two (2) copies Duly Filled-up Registration Form (downloaded from the VSU website and filled up in advance), printed in A4 size paper
    2. High school card (e.g. Form 138/SF9) or ALS certification (for incoming freshmen) or TOR informative copy (for transferees)
    3. Certificate of Good Moral Character
    4. Two (2) copies High quality 2x2 ID photo with white background (no eyeglasses); Inkjet-printed photos will not be accepted
    5. Philippine Statistics Authority-issued birth certificate
    6. Transfer credentials/ honourable dismissal (for transferees)
  3. Clerks shall only release the validated Certificate of Registration (COR) to the student upon receipt of the above mentioned documents. Submissions of documents A-C are mandatory, while documents E-F can be submitted within the first semester. Failure to submit documents A-C will result in cancellation of the student’s enrollment, while failure to submit documents E-F will block the students from enrolling in the next semester.
  4. Clerks shall organize and turn over these enrollment documents to the Office of the Registrar at the end of each working day.

For continuing students when classes start

Clerks are responsible for releasing the validated Certificate of Registration (COR) to continuing students under their department.

 

 


Instructions to Students for Classes for the 1st Semester SY 2020-2021

The first semester will officially commence on August 17, 2020, per BOR-approved School Calendar (BOR Resolution No. 36, S. 2020). However, classes will follow online/offline on the following schemes:

  • Onboarding of faculty and students on flexible learning - August 17-28, 2020
  • Lecture classes only - All instructions will be done online/offline from September to December 2020
  • Lecture and laboratory classes - Lecture classes will be done online/offline from September to October 2020. Laboratory classes will commence from November to December 2020 (last day of classes) on campus.
  • Laboratory classes only - All activities will be done from November to December 2020 (last day of classes) on campus.

For dormitory residents

The university will be open starting October 30, 2020, for students residing in dormitories. Due to social distancing measures, dormitories inside the campus will only accommodate half of its original capacity. The procedure and guidelines for dormitory applications are here.

What to bring

All students should bring the following:

  • Face masks - preferably washable and should be replaced on a daily basis
  • Alcohol, hand sanitizers, and soaps
  • Medical certificate from their city/municipal health office issued at least three (3) days before arriving at VSU / barangay certificate that he/she is not a PUM/PUI

Specific guidelines of the entry of students for SY 2020-2021 will be published on a separate page.

Graduating Graduate Students

Graduating graduate students may be allowed to enter the campus during the first semester on a case-to-case basis.

Graduating Undergraduate Students

Graduating undergraduate students may be allowed to enter the campus during the first semester on a case-to-case basis.

 

 


Strategies for Flexible Learning

Online

  • Asynchronous learning - Faculty have prepared virtual classrooms (Moodle, Google Classroom, and Edmodo) for their subjects. Students may access class materials anytime, anywhere. Faculty concerned will set consultation hours on a weekly basis to monitor the students’ progress.
  • Synchronous learning - Specially for small classes and classes for graduate students. Faculty members can arrange schedules for synchronous class sessions with the students.

Offline

  • Printed Courseware (Instructional Module, Workbook, Laboratory Manual) - The university will provide printed copies of courseware for a fee, distributed through learning kiosks situated in each municipality/city. The university will execute a MOA with the concerned LGUs for this purpose.
  • Courseware package via electronic delivery - The university will provide soft copies of courseware, which may be delivered through various electronic means (e.g., email or cloud)

Face-to-Face Laboratory Classes

  • All students attending face-to-face laboratory classes will follow entry procedures set by VSU. See the guidelines here.
  • The schedule of classes, entry, and exit are outlined in the table below.
  • Final exams for laboratory classes shall be conducted online.
  • Departments should revisit their laboratory exercises to possibly reduce the number of activities to the most essential learning competencies (MELC) needed in the course.
 Entry PeriodClassesExit Period

First-year, fourth-year students and above (except DVM students)

November 2 to 3, 2020

November 4 to 18, 2020

November 19, 2020

Second-year and third-year students (except DVM students)

November 21 to 22, 2020

November 23 to December 11, 2020

December 12, 2020

DVM students

November 2 to 3, 2020

November 4 to December 11, 2020

December 12, 2020

Students under internship programs and practicum, NSTP, CWTS

By arrangement

 

The Open University (OU) at VSU aims to provide quality distance-study programs in agriculture and allied fields through distance learning to government employees and other individuals engaged in agriculture and rural development activities.

Graduate School LogoLearning Resources

The OPEN UNIVERSITY (OU) offers Master of Agricultural Development (M.Ag.Dev), a non-thesis masters' degree program with the following fields of specialization:

Major

  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Extension
  • Agronomy
  • Animal Production
  • Language Teaching

Minor

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Development Communication
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Plant Protection

Interested parties may opt to take either of the following schemes: SCHEME A (Annual) and SCHEME B (Semestral)


Vision

A globally competitive university for science, technology, and environmental conservation.

 


Mission

Development of a highly competitive human resource, cutting-edge scientific knowledge and innovative technologies for sustainable communities and environment.

 


Core Values

that will serve as guide for excellence in instruction, research, extension, and production:

  • Relevance.It emphasizes pertinence and applicability of the University to the social well-being of its stakeholders. The University should continually pursue to contribute to society’s intellectual, cultural and economic progress. Its scientific and technological endeavors should be shaped by the demands of society, either in the form of knowledge in basic sciences or technology derived from applied and developmental researches;
  • Integrity.The firm adherence to an upright moral code and ethical standards is vital in the University’s search for truth. An institution engaged in producing quality human capital and scientific innovation must remain incorruptible in a morally challenging environment. Integrity is crucial in forging synergistic partnerships between the University and its stakeholders. Partnerships founded upon integrity practice transparency and mutual trust;
  • Truth.It is in accord with facts and reality and connotes sincerity in action, character and utterance. The character of an institution is shaped by its ability to stand by the truth and make use of it. The search for truth, the very essence of the academic institution, is the backbone of the scientific process where certainty of results is tested against all known facts. The University is an institution that stands by the truth, reasons in accordance with facts and manifests sincerity in utterances, action and character; and
  • Excellence.A value that centers on the imminent goodness of the quality of services, systems, and outputs of the University. An institution that consistently lives by excellent standards in anything that it does is effective in its search for truth and delivery of socially-relevant, scientific and technological contributions. The stakeholders of the University that includes its students, producers and industries deserve nothing but the best that the institution can offer. 
Good to know: VSU's core values are circumscribed the inner part of the university seal. Use the mnemonic "RITE" to remember it easily: Relevance, Integrity, Truth & Excellence.

Goals

  • Sustained Excellence in Instruction. Produce highly competent and world-class manpower in science and technology (S&T), especially for agriculture, environmental management and industries who are proficient in communication skills, critical thinking and analytical abilities,
  • Innovative RDE System and Competitive S&T Products. Generate and disseminate relevant knowledge and technology that lead to improved productivity, profitability and sustainability in agriculture, environment and industries,
  • Adequate and Sustainable Resource Generation Activities. Generate adequate resources to support the University's instruction, research and extension pursuits and physical infrastructure needs in the face of declining government subsidy to state universities and colleges (SUCs),
  • Efficient, Effective and Client-Centered Administrative Support Services. Provide timely, accessible, acceptable and customer-friendly administrative support system that promotes partnership and sense of shared stewardship with students, faculty, alumni and other stakeholders, and
  • Functional and Adequate Physical Facilities and Infrastructure. Provide functional and adequate infrastructure and related facilities essential to a world-class instruction, innovative RDE, sustainable resource generation and efficient administration.

Objectives

  1. To strive for excellence in agriculture education for regional and rural development.
  2. To sharpen its focus on impact programs and projects in instruction, research, and the application of new knowledge for the well-being of the small Visayan farmers and rural families.
  3. To build enduring linkages with national and international institutions and agencies for the promotion of relevant instruction, meaningful research, and effective transmission of useful knowledge in the rural communities in the Visayas.

Quality Policy Statement 

The Visayas State University (VSU), a globally competitive university of science and technology and environmental conservation, is created by law to develop highly competitive human resource, cutting- edge scientific knowledge and innovative technologies for sustainable communities and environment.

Towards this end, we, at the Visayas State University, commit to:

  • Produce highly competent, quality and world-class manpower in science and technology, especially for agriculture, environmental management and industry who are proficient in communication skills, critical thinking and analytical abilities;
  • Generate and disseminate relevant knowledge and technologies that lead to improved productivity, profitability and sustainability in agriculture, environment and industry; and
  • Satisfy the needs and applicable requirements of the industry, the community and government sectors who are in need of quality graduates and technology ready for commercialization through the establishment, operation, maintenance and continual improvement of a Quality Management System (QMS) which is aligned with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015.

It shall be the policy of the university that the quality policies and procedures are communicated to and understood by all faculty, staff, students and other stakeholders and that the system be continually improved for its relevance and effectiveness.


History

From BAS. To BNAS. To VAC. To ViSCA. To LSU. Now VSU.

The institution was established on June 2, 1924 as the Baybay Agricultural School (BAS) through a Provincial Board Resolution.

In 1934, it was renamed Baybay Agricultural High School (BAHS) and was later converted into the Baybay National Agricultural School (BNAS) with the approval of Commonwealth Act No. 313 in 1938.

BNAS was converted into the Visayas Agricultural College (VAC) by virtue of Republic Act (RA) No. 2831 issued on June 19, 1960.

The institution attained rapid growth and development following its conversion into Visayas State College of Agriculture (ViSCA) on May 24, 1974 through Presidential Decree (PD) No. 470 and amended by PD No. 700 on May 12, 1975. In 1999, four institutions of higher education in the province of Leyte were integrated into the College to create a five-campus ViSCA system.

ViSCA became Leyte State University (LSU) through RA No. 9158 issued on August 11, 2001. LSU became Visayas State University (VSU) on April 27, 2007 by virtue of RA No. 9437.

VSU’s mandate is the Visayas. The establishment of VSU realized the thrust of the Philippine government to develop three Zonal Agricultural Universities (ZAU’s) – to serve major regions of the country: for the Visayas, Visayas State University (VSU); for Mindanao, the Central Mindanao University (CMU); and for Luzon, the Central Luzon State University (CLSU).


 

Awards & Achievements

  • Identified by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as Center of Excellence in Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, and Forestry (2000) and Zonal Research Center in Region 8 (2000-2003)
  • Accredited by the Bureau of Immigration to accept international students into its degree programs (2000)
  • Professional Graduates from SY 1953-1954 to SY 2000-2001 totaled 8,522
  • Accredited Level II (Enhanced Accredited Status) in Agriculture and Graduate Education Programs by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines Inc. (AACCUP) (1999)
  • Chosen by CHED as Learning Center for the Massive Upgrading of College Instructors Program for the western part of Leyte, Southern Leyte, and Biliran Provinces since 1998
  • Accredited by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to act on the approval of appointments of personnel and employees since 1994
  • Gintong Ani Awardee of the Department of Agriculture (1988)
  • Granted a New Zealand Government Technical/Fund Support for the Extramural Program for Rural Development (EPRD) (1985)
  • Tanglaw Awardee from the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD) (1977 and 1980)
  • Lead Institution of the Visayas Consortium of Agricultural Resources Program (VICARP) since 1978
  • Granted a World Bank (WB) Agricultural Support Fund (1976)
  • Multi-commodity research center in the Visayas since 1975
  • Zonal Agricultural University in the Visayas since 1975

Location & Facilities

Physical Features

The VSU-Main Campus has a total land area of 1,099.4 hectares that extends from the shore of Camotes Sea to the top of Mt. Pangasugan. It comprises the following:

Campus Grounds 61.6 ha.
Research/Experiments 94.0 ha.
Instruction 3.0 ha.
Production Area 104.3 ha.
Pasture Area 114.0 ha.
Forest Reservation 574.2 ha.
Coconut 62.3 ha.
Abaca 25.0 ha.
Rice 7.0 ha.
Orchard 5.0 ha.
Corn 3.0 ha.
Coffee 2.0 ha.
Roads, Creeks/Marshy Areas 44.0 ha.

Buildings

The University main campus has 188 buildings: 21 student dormitories, 75 staff houses, 17 academic buildings, 2 Administration buildings, and 63 others which include the Main Library, Student Union, Convention Center, Center for Continuing Education, Infirmary, Guesthouse, Hostel, Pavilion, Cebu and Manila offices, market, cafeteria, high school, elementary, workshop, DA auxiliary, gymnatorium, marine laboratory, fuel depot, power house, motor pool, garage, nurseries, barns, and 9 research/training centers as follows:

  • Philippine Root Crop Research and Training Center (PhilRootcrops)
  • National Abaca Research Center (NARC)
  • National Coconut Research Center (NCRC) - Visayas
  • Farm and Resource Management Institute (FARMI)
  • Institute for Strategic Research and Development Studies(ISRDS)
  • Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) - Leyte
  • Agricultural Training Institute-National Training Center (ATI-NTC) - Visayas
  • Multi-Media Development Center (MMDC)
  • Institute of Tropical Ecology (ITE)

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