Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

Photo: Canva.com
Dear AC Students, 

It’s still a little over a month before registration, but this early, we’d like to advise you to do the following to help ensure a smooth the (pre)enlistment process and minimize delays in your registration. Click on each tab to view/close the content.

01 Check Your CRS Account. Check For Delinquencies.

And do so regularly until September. This will help you see if you have any accountabilities/delinquencies that you may need to fix before enrollment. Please note that these accountabilities/delinquencies prevent you from enlisting and/or completing the enlistment process. For instance, if you have not yet returned a book or have unpaid transactions, please settle them now. 

Kindly resolve these (if any) as soon as possible. You don’t want to join other students who will be doing the same come September. 
Students who first enrolled at the UP Asian Center this January 2021 are advised to ensure that they’ve submitted their entrance/transfer credentials (OTR or any other documentary requirements). 

02 Obtain Your UP Mail, DILNET, and Office 365 accounts

If you haven’t already, please secure your UP Mail (@up.edu.ph) and DILNET accounts (@upd.edu.ph) now to comply with UP’s IT policy and to take advantage of our subscriptions to Google Education, Zoom, Microsoft Office, etc. DILNET is required for UVLE access. (Use your UP Mail, not other email accounts that you use elsewhere, at all times.) View the process for returning/continuing students here
We advise you to get your UP Mail/DILNET the soonest, because the UP Computer Center will be processing the many requests of freshmen in September. The goal is that by the time classes start, you’d already have these accounts and ensure a smooth start to your courses. 

03 Enrollment Matters

  • Review and adhere to your Program of Study (see corresponding tab in Student Corner). If you need to depart from your program of study (e.g. because a course is relevant to your thesis), consult with your Program Adviser this early. New students will be assigned their respective Program Advisers whose email addresses may be accessed here. All program-related concerns must be consulted with the Program Adviser.

  • Note the “Registration” and “Courses Tracks” tab in the Student Corner to review the procedures and the payment process. Among other improvements, screenshots have been supplied as necessary.
  • When updating your CRS profile before (pre)enlistment, use your UP Mail. Make sure to double-check for typos when encoding since this is how your professors will communicate with you. Moving forward, please email your professors and your classmates via UP Mail.

  • In enrolling in certain subjects, be sure that you have completed the prerequisite courses (if any). 

  • Graduating students are advised to read the “Graduating Students” tab since application for graduation must be done early in the coming semester.
  • Registration proper starts 13–15 September 2021. Classes start 17 September 2021. Pre-enlistment schedules will be announced in due course. 

04 Review the Student Corner

We urge all students to go through all the tabs of the Student Corner at least once to know at least where to look if and when you do need the information. 

  • There have been a few additions to the Student Corner since June. Apart from several formatting/layouting changes, we also added a Research Ethics tab, which covers paraphrasing tips, anti-plagiarism reminders, data privacy, and the new Turnitin Draft Coach.
  • The writing guide also contains a Citation tab, which features our subscriptions to APA and Chicago, both of which you can now access via OpenAthens. There are also some general guidelines in writing your term papers and conducting research. 
  • Don’t forget to review the Remote Learning tab to see how many resources you can now access for your research. These now include Chicago Manual of Style and the APA Stylebook. 

  • You may view a summary of all these changes in the “Site Updates and New Policies” tab. When you click the Student Corner, you’ll automatically see this tab. A few major updates involve/include the soon-to-be-launched UVLE.
  • We also anticipate a few more policy announcements from UP Diliman in the coming weeks, so please visit the Student Corner regularly and/or follow the Asian Center’s Facebook page. Major updates–especially concerning (pre)enlistment schedules may be announced via email.

05 Download the Academic Calendar

Please download the Academic Calendar for AY 2021–2022, and keep it handy. Also, always consult the “Events” tab of the CRS home page for additional deadlines/dates. 

06 View Flowcharts and Download the Catalog

View flowcharts of the following as an overview, but kindly refer to the Student Corner for rules and details.
Please also download the Asian Center catalog.
The catalog also contains the Program of Study and Course List and Descriptions. This information, along with the flowcharts, are also available in and linked from the Student Corner/Asian Center website, but you may want to keep the catalog and the flowcharts handy for offline access. 

If you have any further questions, please contact the Office of the College Secretary and cc: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For suggestions/comments on the Student Corner itself, please email the Information Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Thank you very much, and we look forward to seeing you in September. Stay safe always, online and off. 

The UP Asian Center offers M.A. degrees in Asian Studies with four fields of specialization: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. The Center also has an M.A. program in Philippine Studies that allows students to major in Philippine society and culture, Philippine foreign relations, or Philippine development studies. The Center offers a Ph.D.  program in Philippine Studies in conjunction with the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. For an overview of these graduate programs, click here. The Asian Center also publishes Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia, the latest issue of which can be downloaded at the journal's website. For other news and upcoming events at the Asian Center, click here