Dress Code

3.0 Dress Code

In consonance with the professional image being adopted by the College, all students are expected to come to school properly groomed and well dressed.

3.1 Students are required to be in their business attire with their student ID on while in the school premises. ID’s should be hung at chest level and must be worn at all times. Business attire days are from Mondays to Thursdays.

3.2 Students should strictly adhere to policies on dress code. Failure to do so disallows a student to enter the premises of the school at all times.

3.3 MALE Dress Code for Weekdays

· Mondays and Tuesdays

Long or short-sleeved button-down shirt (tucked in) with necktie, or Barong (long or short-sleeved with plain white undershirt), and slacks.

FOOTWEAR - office leather shoes (black or brown).

· Wednesdays and Thursdays

Long or short-sleeved button-down shirt with or without necktie, or Barong (long or short-sleeved with plain white undershirt), and slacks.

FOOTWEAR - office leather shoes (black or brown).

3.4 FEMALE Dress Code for Weekdays

· Mondays and Tuesdays

Blouse with collar and sleeves, or a blouse without sleeves under a blazer, or a light cardigan sweater, or a light coat and a corporate skirt.

Micro-mini, mini-skirts and skirts with very high skirt slits are not acceptable.

1. Knee length (from edge of knee cap) skirts or longer are highly recommended.

2. Loose skirts (i.e. skater, pleated) can be worn as long as they are only 2 inches (maximum) above the knee cap.

3. Pencil/tube skirts can be worn as long as they are only 3 inches (maximum) above the knee cap.

4. Skirts of any length that is made of see through material will be measured according to the length of the underlying skirt (1, 2 and 3 will apply).

5. Unacceptable attire policies will be in effect.

· Wednesday-Thursday

Ladies can wear a blouse with collar and sleeves, or a blouse without sleeves under a blazer or cardigan sweater or a light coat and a skirt or slacks.

FOOTWEAR (MONDAYS TO THURSDAYS) – Open or closed ladies’ shoes with or without heels.

Flip lops, slippers, rubber shoes and elevator shoes are not acceptable.

3.5 Fridays and Saturdays

MEN may wear collared shirts or T-shirts without collar, with slacks or jeans.

LADIES may wear collared blouses with sleeves or t-shirts with or without collar, with skirts, slacks or jeans.

FOOTWEAR: Both MEN and LADIES may wear any footwear, except for flip-flops and slippers.

3.6 Unacceptable Attire

3.6.1 NO school ID

3.6.2 Mondays to Thursdays, anything denim in material, including jackets

3.6.3 T-shirts or shirts or pants/skirts with obscene messages/words or pictures printed on them

3.6.4 Blouses with plunging necklines, mid-rib, hanging, backless, and see through (unless with undershirt)

3.6.5 Tank tops (sando/spaghetti straps) without cardigan/sweater/jacket

3.6.6 Sports t-shirt, pedal pushers/clam-diggers, mid-calf, Capri pants

3.6.7 Slippers and elevator/platform shoes whether closed or open-toed. Slippers/Flip-flops will be confiscated

3.6.8 Skirts with hemlines that are too high, skirt slits that are too high

3.6.9 Dangling earrings for men

3.6.10 Cross-dressing (unless authorized for an official school activity).

3.6.11 Physical Education (PE) uniforms should be worn during PE class time only, and should be worn only in designated areas for P.E.

3.6.12 There is no prescribed haircut for the students (but hair must be neatly combed, and clipped for boys who sport long hair). During internship, students are obliged to support a neat hairstyle.

Violation of the APC dress code is subject to disciplinary action and students may not be allowed entry to the building. Violators will be issued documented warnings (violation slip). The issuance of three (3) consecutive violation slips for dress code within one (1) term will automatically merit suspension for the student. All violations are put in record and will affect grants and privileges. Violations committed on the last month of the term will be carried over to the next term.

More than three documented violations of the dress code within the term will be regarded as a Major offense, sanctions for Major offenses shall apply. (Refer to 7.4.16 Major Offense).

Major Offense Ref No. 7.4.16 “Insubordination or refusal to follow the order or instructions of any administrator or faculty member of the college, including the commission of three (3) minor offenses within a single term.”

First Offense: Suspension and Counseling w/ Guidance Office

Second Offense: Dismissal/exclusion or Non-readmission