With 289,444 people registered, the surrender stage begins.


  • The Executive Vice President of CRUCH, Aldo Valle, the rector of the University of Chile, Ennio Vivaldi, and the head of DIVESUP, Francisco Martínez, visited the Lyceum No. 7 of Girls of Providencia, during the process of Recognition of Rooms of the PSU , within the framework of the 2016 Admission Process.
  • ·  Valle pointed out that "as the Council of Rectors we are gratified to have this call and high legitimacy for so many students to use this system of admission to higher education."



Santiago, November 29, 2015 - During the hall recognition process, the Executive Vice President of CRUCH and rector of the University of Valparaíso, Aldo Valle; the Rector of the University of Chile, Ennio Vivaldi; and the Head of the Division of Higher Education of the Ministry of Education, Francisco Martínez, visited the Lyceum No. 7 of Girls of Providencia to begin the process of applying the PSU, in which about 22,418 people participate, including delegates, examiners , auxiliaries, among others.

On the occasion, Aldo Valle stated that “we wanted to receive the 289,444 students who have registered to take the university selection tests, which turns this moment into an act of social integration, because throughout the country in such remote places like Palena or Juan Fernández there are young people who will take the PSU under equal conditions, who at this precise moment are also experiencing this process of recognition of rooms ”. He also expressed that both for the Council of Rectors and for Chilean education it is a moment of great symbolic value, since “today young people enter with their talents, capacities and efforts on the basis of merit, trusting in a system in constant improvement. It is not a finished or perfect system, we must introduce more changes to make it more inclusive and inclusive, so that everyone, from their different educational contexts, can have opportunities to access higher education ”. Valle pointed out that "as the Council of Rectors we are gratified to have this call and high legitimacy for so many students to use this system of admission to higher education."

For his part, Francisco Martínez, said that the selection process for universities is a complex process, which is why it is sought to improve it continuously. "For this reason, in recent times other variables have been incorporated, such as the Ranking of Notes, which considers the context in which the students have studied. The need to support students with propaedeutics has also been taken into account, and this This year the Program of Accompaniment and Effective Access to Higher Education (PACE) debuts, which will offer students direct access to the university, ”explained Martínez. The main objective of PACE is to restore the right to higher education to groups of greater vulnerability of society, ensuring effective access to this level.

For the Rector of the University of Chile Ennio Vivaldi, the application of the PSU is a task of enormous magnitude, since "it is about reaching every corner of Chile and allowing, for example, the young people enrolled in Juan Fernández, to give the tests under the same conditions as those in Santiago. I am very proud that the University of Chile, through DEMRE (Department of Educational Evaluation, Measurement and Registration) is able to implement this process that has the logistical support of Carabineros de Chile and the Chilean State, "he said

Also present at the visit were the Vice-rector for Academic Affairs of the University of Chile, Rosa Devés, and María Leonor Varas, Director of the DEMRE of the University of Chile, a technical body in charge of managing the selection process at the 25 universities of the Council of Rectors and the 8 private members attached to the Single Admission System of the CRUCH.

It should be remembered that this Monday the 30th, at 9:00 a.m. the Language and Communication test (mandatory) will be taken and, at 2:30 p.m., the Science test (elective). Meanwhile, on Tuesday, December 1, at 9:00 am, the Mathematics test (compulsory) will be taken and, at 2:30 p.m., the History, Geography and Social Sciences test (elective). 

The results of the tests will be published online on Sunday, December 27 at 8:00 a.m. and, from 9:00 a.m., the application stage will begin at the thirty-three universities attached to the Council's Single Admission System of Rectors. The deadline to apply will be extended until Thursday, December 31 at 1:00 p.m. In total there will be five days to apply, one more than last year, which welcomes a need expressed by the students.

 Notes Ranking

It should be remembered that in the Admission System of the Council of Rectors there are three selection factors for students to apply to universities: the Secondary Education Notes (NEM), the Ranking of Notes and the PSU. 

 With regard to the Ranking of Notes, as announced by the Council of Rectors in August of last year, in this process adjustments were made to the calculation formula. Until the last process, the educational context of the student was represented only by the fourth grade graduation establishment, but from now on, all establishments where the student has completed a level will be considered.

The objective of this measure is to capture the different educational contexts in which a student could have completed High School, more accurately assessing the performance of young people in their academic career.

For example, if the student stayed from first to fourth grade in establishment "A", it will be considered an educational context. Meanwhile, if he was in first and second grade in establishment "A", but later, in third and fourth year in establishment "B", two educational contexts will be considered. In this case, the student's final ranking score is obtained by averaging the ranking scores in each of the educational contexts, and the relative weight of each score will depend on the number of years studied (and approved) by the student in that context ". 

About enrolled and enrolled 

In this 2016 Admission Process, a total of 289,444 thousand people were registered to take the PSU, that is, around 6 thousand more than in the 2015 Admission (6,025 thousand). Of the total, 152,384 are women and 137,060 are men, that is, there are 15,324 more women than men.

Of the total registered and registered, 203,233 belong to the humanistic scientific educational branch and 82,709 come from technical-professional establishments. Most of the students belong to subsidized private educational establishments (153,777), followed by students from municipal establishments (103,890) and, finally, from paid private establishments, with 27,886.

It is also worth mentioning that there are 28,405 people who took the PSU in the 2015 Admission Process and that they will take it again this year. This means that they will have two sets of scores to be able to apply to universities, an option they have had since 2012. 

As for the regions with the highest number of registered to take the PSU are: Metropolitan Region (115,269), Bio Bio Region (35,771) and Valparaíso Region (31,470). Meanwhile, the regions with the lowest number of registrants are: Aysén Region (1,991), Magallanes Region (2,828) and Atacama Region (4,103).

On the other hand, among those registered, seven people who are 70 years or older stand out. It should be noted that the two oldest people are 81 and 82 years old. Also, the youngest person to take the exam is 15 years old and, at 16 years old, there are a total of 125 students.

Venues and places of surrender

For this 2016 Admission Process, the surrender venues for this year are 177, in addition to 65 Penitentiary Compliance Centers (CCP). The application rooms are 599 in total and the rooms are 8,490. Among the venues with the most registrations to take the PSU are the following: Puente Alto (10,615), Maipú (10,389), Temuco (8,220), and La Florida (7,954). On the other hand, the venues with the fewest registrations are: Juan Fernández (11), Ayacara (13), Chaitén (18) and Palena (22).


Source: Communications Area Council of Rectors