PC Admission

PC Admission

PC Admission

“The Preparation Center for Languages and Mathematics (PC) assists students in improving their English and math skills before studying at MUIC. PC’s English Program (EP) and Mathematical Foundations Program (MP) are direct pathways to MUIC, so after students have passed either program, they automatically gain conditional acceptance to study at MUIC.”

PC Direct Track Application Period

Application Periods

Placement Test Periods

PC Quarter

Enrolled PC Quarter

September 1 – October 31, 2022

Informed via applicant’s email

Q1/2023

January 3 – March 10, 2023

December 1, 2022- January 31, 2023

Informed via applicant’s email

Q2/2023

March 27 – June 2, 2023

March 1 – May 8, 2023

Informed via applicant’s email

Q3/2023

June 19 – August 25, 2023

June 1 – August 2, 2023

Informed via applicant’s email

Q4/2023

September 18 – November 24, 2023

*  Applications using overseas high school results are advised to apply at least 2 weeks before the deadline as reviewing and considering overseas highschool results requires more time. An online entrance test may be offered with conditions.

** During the COVID-19 pandemic, the PC entrance test can only be held online.

*** The enrolled PC Quarter in 2022 will be confirmed later.1

PC/MP Academic Calendar

The Preparation Center for Languages and Mathematics (PC) academic calendar is based on a quarter system – Quarter 1 (January-March), Quarter 2 (April-June), Quarter 3 (June-August), and Quarter 4 (September-November) – each running for 10 weeks; classes are held on Monday – Friday.

Entrance Examination

For Eligible PC Applicants

Starting PC Quarter

Duration of Study

3 rd Entry
October

PC Quarter 1/2023

January 3 – March 10, 2023

4rd Entry
January

PC Quarter 2/2023

March 27 – June 2, 2023

1st Entry
April – May

PC Quarter 3/20223

June 19 – August 25, 2023

2nd Entry
June – July

PC Quarter 4/20223

September 18 – November 24, 2023

Admission Requirements

1.  Official high school transcript and diploma

  • Thai high school education

            – If graduated: a photocopy of high school certificate or diploma and a photocopy of official high school transcript (including both sides of each page)

            – If studying: a photocopy of 5-term high school transcript (including both sides of each page) and a student verification letter of current student status (ปพ.7) OR
  • Abroad high school education

            – A certified copy of your high school diploma or its equivalent and transcript (with English translation)
  • ‘AS’ Level and/or ‘A’ Level as a Private Candidate – Applicants must submit GCE ‘AS’ Level and/or GCE ‘A’ Level at least different 3 subjects, with minimum Grade of C. Applicants also have to submit an official high school transcript of grade 10 or its equivalent with at least 1 academic year OR

  • GED submission

            –  Applicants taking the GED before April 1, 2021 must submit a total score of at least 600 with an official high school transcript of grade 10 or its equivalent with at least 1 academic year.

            –  Applicants taking the GED from April 1, 2021 onwards must submit a total score of at least 660.h

2. Original official TOEFL (iBT) or original and electronic results of IELTS (Academic) or PTE (Academic) or Duolingo with at least 2 years’ validity OR  a copy of score result as well as an electronic score requesting  from a test center by putting a code or MUIC as a recipient. After ordering an electronic score, please forward a confirmation email from a test center to  icpc@mahidol.ac.th 

TOEFL (iBT)

Overall 32 (minimum)
** Order score via **

www.ets.org   Code C186

IELTS (Academic)

Overall 4.5 (minimum)
** Order electronic Results via **IDP or British Council

PTE (Academic)

Overall 30 (minimum)
** Order score via ** www.pearsonpte.com/
sendingyourscores/

Duolingo (DET)

Overall 55 (minimum)
*** Order score via *** https://englishtest.duolingo.
com/applicants

3. Original official ACT (Math Score) or SAT (Math Score) with at least 2 years’ validity (if any) OR  a copy of score result as well as an electronic score requesting  from a test center by putting a code or MUIC as a recipient. After ordering an electronic score, please forward a confirmation email from a test center to   icpc@mahidol.ac.th 

SAT (Math Score)

Order score via

 www.collegeboard.org Code 7208

ACT  (Math Score)

Order score via

 www.act.org Code 7958

4. A photocopy of Thai identification card (for Thai students) or passport with every stamped page (for overseas students)

5. A photocopy of one’s current residency document (address page and applicant’s name page)

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  1. Students in the PC Direct Track must meet the MUIC admissions regulations by passing PC level 4 in order to enroll at MUIC.

  2. High school certificates and transcripts will be reviewed by the admissions staff to check their equivalency and completion. An application with incomplete required documents will be rejected.

  3. Applications using overseas highschool results are advised to apply at least 2 weeks before the deadline as reviewing and considering overseas highschool results may take a few weeks. The online entrance test may be offered with conditions.

  4. In one entry, applicants must apply either through the PC Direct Track or MUIC Entrance Exam. Your PC Direct Track application will be ineligible if you apply for both exams in the same entry. 

Steps to Apply

02. PC will confirm and contact applicants

by email after the application documents are received and primarily reviewed within 2 weeks.

03. Information about the test and payment process

will be sent via email with the test schedule information. The placement test fee is 1,500 THB which cannot be refunded in any case.

04. Once paying the placement test fee,

applicants have to send the payment slip to icpc@mahidol.ac.th.

05. The results and the registration process are announced via applicants’ emails.

06. Applicants register and pay a tuition fee in the specified period.

07. A class schedule will be sent a few days before instruction begins.

PC Direct Track: Placement Test Information

  • The placement test is held online.

  • The placement test schedule will be sent to applicants via email after the application is confirmed.

Writing Test (Compulsory) A writing test is mandatory for PC Direct Track applicants. All applicants are required to complete an essay to be assessed for their academic writing skills. Dictionaries or any electronic devices cannot be used in the test.
Interview (Compulsory) An interview is mandatory for PC Direct Track applicants. All applicants are required to attend the interview to be assessed for their verbal-communication skills.
Math Test (if required by major) Any applicants who apply for a major that requires Math and have not submitted a Math score  result have to take the Math test. Math scores, results, and chosen major will determine whether a math class is required.

FAQ

Studying at PC offers several benefits. Firstly, the four levels of instruction (PC1 – PC4) offered by PC aim to improve students’ language skills, so they can continue their studies at MUIC. Additionally, PC students learn study skills, basic concepts of logic and ethics, and independent learning strategies. Students at PC also have the opportunity to take math courses.

There are four levels of English classes at PC. The first two levels focus on four basic skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. In the third and fourth levels, the skills are combined. The main focuses of the higher levels are term projects, group discussions, and academic essay writing.

PC students generally spend 3-12 months at the PC program, depending on their beginning level. Each PC levels takes 10 weeks, or approximately 3 months.

The tuition fee to study English is 40,400 THB per quarter. Those who need to take a mathematics course pay an additional 8,000 THB.

Non-Thai students applying through the PC Direct Track will also be required to pay an overseas fee of 5,000 THB. Click HERE to see details of PC tuition and other fees.

Once international students are accepted to PC; they will be advised to apply for OR change visa type to a Non-Immigrant (ED) visa to study at PC. For assistance on documentation regarding visa issues, students are welcome to contact the PC office in person or via icpc@mahidol.ac.th

A: International students must buy worldwide health insurance and show evidence of such insurance before entering Thailand. The policy must include severe medical treatments, emergency medical evacuation, and infectious diseases and pandemics (Covid-19, influenza, etc).

PC provides a wide range of welfare and support for students, such as:

Accident insurance with the coverage of 200,000 THB and 10,000 THB for medical treatment at certified hospitals
Student visa documentation
Certification letters
Medical & first aid services
Counseling services
Student activities
Dormitory information

Students who pass all subjects and requirements for PC4 or MP can matriculate to MUIC in the next instruction period. There are no further exams or interviews required. 

Contact PC Office

Preparation Center for Languages and Mathematics (PC)

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