COVID19 FAQs

COVID-19 Latest Information & SISFU FAQ's

COVID-19 Latest Information & SISFU FAQ's

SISFU is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. The Philippine Government Department of Health provides daily updates, answering questions about the latest news, current facts and figures, travel advice, key contact and phone numbers. You can access this information using the following links: 

Philippine Government - Department of Health

 

SISFU FAQ's

Please find below FAQ's and responses regarding SISFU's plans during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Note: the COVID-19 situation is changing all the time, and we are continuing to consider and respond to new information as it comes to hand.

UPDATED: 03/09/2021 13:34 (note: this page is updated frequently)

FAQs

Q.1 : When will face-to-face teaching resume on campus?

A: The government has not yet released final guidance on when face-to-face teaching will be permitted to resume. As AY 20-21 draws to a close and vaccines start becoming available in the country throughout 2021, we anticipate further guidance.

Q.2 : I am currently an international student nominally studying on campus in SISFU. What will happen to my current student visa if I decide to study online and either stay in the Philippines or go back home overseas?

A: For the latest information about Student Visas, please visit http://immigration.gov.ph/ or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
An ECC is issued to temporary visitors who have stayed in the country for more than six months, and to holders of residence, work, or students visas who wish to leave the country for good.

For international students who have gone back to their home countries, classes and final assessments will be delivered and made available online.

Q.3 : I am a student currently on Industry Placement (WIL). What is happening with me?

A: You have already been contacted by your Dean and/or Head of Industry Placement are they are ready and willing to assist you with your current placement. If you have not checked your email or mobile phone, check it now!

Q.4 : Will the current tuition fee increase or decrease or stay the same as a result of all classes now going online?

A: Tuition fees will remain the same and will not change for the remainder of AY 2020-2021.

Q.5 : What happens in relation to my tuition fees if I withdraw or defer?

1. A: An officially enrolled student who leaves the University after the term has commenced shall be entitled to a refund/credit of his/her tuition fee, but not the Admin and Miscellaneous Fees. Accordingly, the refund scheme is as follows:
TUITION FEES PAID IN FULL:
First Week – 80% refund
Second Week – 50% refund
Third and Fourth Week – 25% refund
After 30 days- no refund
TUITION FEES PAID BY INSTALLMENTS:
First Week – 20 % charged
Second to Fourth Week – 50% charged
After 30 days – 100% charged and no refund
2. Any student who drops out of school during a given term due to personal reasons or is dropped due to an administrative sanction arising from an infraction of SISFU rules and regulations shall be required to settle in full his/her outstanding accounts before any school record (e.g. report card, official transcript of records, certification, etc.) can be released.

Q.6 : My Student Visa is expiring. Do I have to leave the Philippines? How could I with the quarantine?

A: For the latest information about Student Visas, please visit: http://immigration.gov.ph/ or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Extension of student visa will be processed once all government offices resume operations.

Please take note of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) Announcement as of March 26:

They announced that they will temporarily be allowing holders of temporary Visitors visa, who have stayed in the country for less than one year, to acquire their Emmigration Clearance Certificates (ECCs) at the international airports.

Q.7 : I am an International Student and plan to return home to visit family over the Summer Break. Will I be able to return back to the SISFU campus for AY 2021-2022 studies?

A: At the moment this is very much an unknown. It is dependent upon what travel restrictions are set in place during the time of your planned trip. Please be cautious in making any travel plans, as the dynamic and volatile nature of the COVID pandemic has necessitated fast-changing policies from the government, in reaction to the emergence and spread of new, highly transmissible variants of COVID-19.

Q.8 : How do I access online learning for my subjects?

A: Check your student email for frequent updates from the Academic team and from your instructors to ensure that you can access the materials for your lessons and assessments.

Q.9 : How will I attend my classes online?

A: Just like you would do on campus, please check your email, Moodle, Google Classroom, and/or Blackboard programme each day. There you will find instructions on assignments, video meeting schedules and links, and learning resources.

Q.10 : I am studying a practical subject. How will I complete this online?

A: If you are enrolled in practical subject, said classes have been deferred and will be scheduled when we resume face-to-face classes.

Q.11 : Do I continue to submit my assessment via Turnitin?

A: A: Yes, all assessment should be submitted on Turnitin as per usual.

Q.12 : Will I still have access to the Library when I study online?

A: Yes, you will continue to have online access to your library resources as normal. We are also creating a dedicated Team for the Library so you can pose questions and get online responses to any questions you may have. In addition you may also refer to the Library circular which provides links to additional free online sources.

Q.13 : Will I be undertaking exams online?

A: Yes, assessments and exams have been redesigned for AY 20-21 to accommodate online methods. No students will need to undertake exams on campus.

Q.14 : Will my program change for AY 21-22?

A: The Senior High School programme will not change.

That depends on the government’s reopening of face-to-face classes. SISFU is prepared to continue delivering subjects online, through a Blended approach, or via Face-to-Face as the situation warrants. Any changes will be reflected in your school calendar and be communicated well in advance.

Even if SISFU reopens Face-to-Face classes, whether at full or reduced capacity, students will still have the option to study 100% online, should they so choose.

Q.15 : Will we still have Easter break?

A: Yes, there will be no online classes conducted during the period 29 March - 03 April 2021.

Q.16 : If any of my assessments change, how will the changes be communicated?

A: All changes will be communicated to Students via the subject/module lecturer and the Academics Office.

New and/or updated Front Sheets/Assessment Briefs will also be posted to Google Classroom/Blackboard.

The Office of the Dean communicates the schedule changes in submissions and the mode of assessments. Please always refer to Google Classroom announcements.

Q.17: Will Industry Placements be offered during Summer Break from June-August 2021?

A: CHED has not yet issued any additional guidance regarding the resumption of Industry Placements / Internships. Thus, only Virtual Internships can be permitted and sanctioned by SISFU at this time. Should this change, eligible students will be notified via the Academics Office, email, and via Google Classroom.

Q.18 : Can I make payments for School Year 2021-2022 early?

A. Yes. You can make full or part payment prior to the payment due date at any time through the following methods:

Southville International School Affiliated with Foreign Universities

Lima Street corner Luxembourg Street, BF International, Las Pinas City 


Payment can be made by one of the following methods:


1. Online Payment via Visa/ Master Card (PHP and USD) 

Kindly visit our website for the instruction


2. Payment by wire, fund and bank transfer

Bank Account Name:     Southville International School Affiliated with Foreign Universities or (SISFU)

Name of Bank:                Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)

BPI Cittadella Branch, Unit B Fenina Bldg., CAA Road cor. Cittadella Ave. Pulanglupa Dos, Las Piñas City


Peso Bank Account Number: 461-10043-25

Bank Account Name:     Southville International School Affiliated with Foreign Universities or (SISFU)

Name of Bank:                Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company (Metrobank)

Ayala Alabang Branch, Sycamore Prime Building, Alabang-Zapote Road Corner Buencamino St., Alabang, Muntinlupa City

Bank Account Number:

     Peso Account:                    001-7-001-51331-8      FCDU (Dollar Account):    001-2-001-00891-3

Swift Code:                              MBTCPHMM


Note: Payment coming from outside the Philippines may only use the school’s Metrobank Dollar Account and Dollar Credit/Debit Card only.


3. BPI Fund Transfer via InstaPay

A. Procedure on how to make fund transfer via BPI InstaPay (transfer to another bank)

1. Log in to BPI Online or BPI Mobile app.

2. Select Transfer Money >> Transfer to another bank.

3. Select the bank you want to send money and fill in the details.


Name of Bank:                   Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.

Account Number:              001-7-001-51331-8

Account Name:                  SISFU

Address:                              Ayala Alabang Branch, Sycamore Prime Building, Alabang-Zapote Road Corner Buencamino St., Alabang, Muntinlupa City

Birth Date:                          November 03, 1998

Birth Place:                         Las Piñas City


4. Confirm the details and enter the One-Time PIN (OTP) that will be sent to your registered mobile number.

5. Confirmation slip will be send by BPI to your personal email address.


B. Procedure on how to make fund transfer via BPI InstaPay (transfer to another bank)

1. Log in to BPI Online or BPI Mobile app.

2. Select Transfer Money >> Transfer to 3rd party account.

3. Enter the Account Number.


SISFU Peso Account:            461-10043-25


4. Confirm the details and enter the One-Time PIN (OTP) that will be sent to your registered mobile number.

5. Confirmation slip will be send by BPI to your personal email address.



4. GCASH Payment  

Procedure on how to make fund transfer via GCASH


1. Log in to GCASH Mobile app.

2. Select Bank Transfer

3. Select Partner Bank


     Bank:                                 Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.      Account Number:         001-7-00151-331-8      Account Name:             SISFU

     Or

     Bank:                               BPI      Account Number:         461-10043-25      Account Name:             SISFU


4. Confirmation slip will be sent by GCASH to your personal email address and registered mobile number.



4. PAYMAYA Payment

Procedure on how to make fund transfer via PAYMAYA


1. Log in to PAYMAYA Mobile app.

2. Select Bank Transfer

3. Select Partner Bank


     Bank:                              Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.      Account Number:         001-7-00151-331-8      First Name:                    SISFU      Last Name:                       SISFU

     Or

     Bank:                               BPI      Account Number:         461-10043-25      First Name:                    SISFU      Last Name:                       SISFU


4. Confirmation slip will be sent by PAYMAYA to your personal email address and registered mobile number.

Note:


1. Please email us a copy of deposit slip or transaction slip of your wire/fund transfer.

Thefanie B. Balon @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sandra S. Roque @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Always send us a copy of the validated deposit/payment slip. The Accounting Department has encountered payments with no deposit slip and we have no other means of validation. No deposit slip, no official receipt, no processing of enrollment.


2. For more questions please call us @ (+632) 8820-9181 loc 100 and 101

Q.19 : Can I pay by installments for Academic Year 2021-2022?

A. Yes, and the instalment payments have been extended to 4 payments for Senior High and 3 payments for College:

Tuition fee plans are as follows:
College

a. Plan A – Tuition fees are paid in full
b. Plan B – Tuition fees are paid in 2 installments with 0% interest
c. Plan C – Tuition fees are paid in 3 installments with 0% interest

Senior High School

a. Plan A – Tuition fees are paid in full
b. Plan B – Tuition fees are paid in 2 installments with 0% interest
c. Plan C – Tuition fees are paid in 3 installments with 0% interest
d. Plan D - Tuition fees are paid in 10 monthly installments with 0% interest

Not Applicable for Online Blended Learning (HND and Extended Diploma), full payment of the tuition fee is required before the start of the class.

Q.20 : Will there be a Senior High School Graduation Ceremony in June 2021?

The Graduation Ceremony is expected to push thru virtually due to ongoing restrictions on mass gatherings. The final date and requirements will be shared via email announcements.

Q.21 : Will there be a College Graduation Ceremony in September 2021?

A: As Graduation was held last year virtually, this year may follow the same pattern. However, should public health guidelines permit, a traditional Face-to-Face graduation ceremony may be possible. Once health authority guidance has been issued, SISFU will announce the graduation venue and process for 2021.

Q.22 : Thanks for the FAQ, but I still have further questions. Who do I contact?

A: Please direct your questions to the appropriate party using the following directory: https://sisfu.edu.ph/directory