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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

  • 1.

    There is no minimum age requirement for entry to undergraduate programmes at the University, except for applicants to the Bachelor of Medi- cine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), and B.Sc. Physical Therapy who must be at least 18 years of age.

  • 2.

    Applicants are required to satisfy the relevant University minimum entrance requirements for matriculation, either at Normal or Lower level, before being considered for admission to degree or other programmes.

Faculty Requirements: 3. In addition, for admission to some degree pro- grammes applicants are required to have quali- fications in specific subjects. These are referred to as Faculty Requirements and are stated in the relevant Faculty Regulations.

NORMAL MATRICULATION

  • (A)

    Passes in five subjects of which at least TWO must be at the CAPE/GCE A-Level while the re- mainder may be an acceptable pass in CSEC

    • (CXC)

      /GCE/BGCSE Examinations. The follow- ing are acceptable:

      • Two 2-unit CAPE (Caribbean Advanced Pro- ficiency Examination)

  • Six CAPE units including Caribbean Stud-

ies and Communication Studies.

  • (B)

    OTHER QUALIFICATIONS TO FULL-TIME PROGRAMMES

    • Associate Degrees from approved Carib- bean Tertiary Level Institutions with a mini- mum GPA of 2.5.

    • Holders of Associate Degrees from ap- proved Caribbean Tertiary Level Institutions are considered as having satisfied normal matriculation requirements for entry to cer- tain faculties and in specific instances credit/ exemption may be given in respect of Level I courses.

  • For the purpose of satisfying entry require- ments, passes in subjects in the First Year examinations of the Faculties of Humanities and Education and Social Sciences and in Preliminary Level courses of the Faculties of Science and Agriculture, Pure and Applied Sciences of this University will be consid- ered as the equivalent passes at Advanced level of the CAPE/GCE examination.

  • Degrees from any university recognized by the Board for Undergraduate Studies for this purpose.

  • Persons with qualifications other than those stated above may also apply for admission.

  • Persons over age 21(should have been at least five years out of secondary school and have demonstrated academic potential) who do not fall in any of the above categories may be assessed on their overall profes- sional/academic achievements.

a guide to undergraduate programmes 2006/2007

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