Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna

Frequently Asked Questions for the 14 Weeks Term Schedule

Here's a student guide to know more about Mapúa MCL's opening of classes for A.Y. 2023-2024.

FAQs for 14-weeks Term Schedule

When does the Academic Year 2023-2024 start for college students, and when do the classes begin for each term?

The Academic Year 2023-2024 starts on August 22, 2023.

The start dates for each term are as follows:

    • 1st Term: August 22, 2023 
    • 2nd Term: December 13, 2023
    • 3rd Term: April 15, 2024 

Will the Senior High School Students be affected by this change?

No, the 14-week term schedule is applicable only to Mapúa MCL college students.

Is there any flexibility in the class schedule, and how long will each class be?

Yes, there is more flexibility in the class schedule. Classes will now 1.25 hours long per unit (1 hour and 15 minutes), as opposed to the previous 1.5 hours (1 hour and 30 minutes). See the comparison in the table below:     

(1 hour and 30 minutes)
1.25 HOURS
(1 hour and 15 minutes)
(4 hours and 30 minutes)
3.75 HOURS
(3 hours and 45 minutes)
(2 hours and 30 minutes)

What is the minimum and maximum student load per term?

The minimum student load per term is 15 units, and the maximum is 18 units.

Will the program duration be affected by the shift to a 14-week term?

Yes, the program duration will be affected if you will maximize your load to 18 units. For further questions and specific concerns, you may seek guidance from your program coordinator/program chair.

How will the extension to a 14-week term impact the matriculation fees?

The miscellaneous fees charged during the midyear term will be distributed for charging across the three terms of the 14-week term system for degree programs.


The total annual fees will remain the same.

What are the benefits of the shift to a 14-week term?

The extended term allows for a more comprehensive understanding of course content and encourages deeper exploration of courses, fostering a well-rounded education. Students have the flexibility to complete the program earlier or enroll in a smaller number of units and still graduate on time.

How will academic scholarships be affected by the 14-week term shift?

Academic scholarships, such as the Dean’s List and President’s List, will still be awarded based on academic performance. The Top Spot Dean’s Listers for a particular term per program and per year level will be our Academic Scholars for the succeeding regular term.

Will there be any changes in the student life activities and campus events?

A clear institutional events calendar has been established to ensure better coordination and provide enriching opportunities for students to engage with experts and peers. The additional two weeks of the 14-week term will allow students to fully enjoy participating in institutional events without academic anxieties.

Are there opportunities for students to engage in campus activities and student life?

Yes, Mapúa MCL offers a variety initiatives and programs to promote student engagement, leadership development, and a strong sense of community. Students can participate in student clubs, organizations, cultural events, sports activities, and other programs to enhance their campus experience.

How can I stay updated with any changes or announcements regarding the Academic Year 2023-2024?

Stay tuned for announcements on the official website and social media channels of Mapúa MCL. Any updates or changes will be communicated through these platforms.