By shifting to online learning midway through its spring semester, the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) has responded to COVID-19 restrictions and continued to offer a full schedule of classes across its growing list of programmes and degree options.
The fall semester classes commence on Aug 31 and students can expect to experience a full schedule of courses, in addition to convenient access to admissions, registration and other support services.
Last year, UCCI hit a record for enrolment, with 1,396 students registered for the fall semester; representing a 14% increase from the previous year.
UCCI President & CEO Dr. Stacy McAfee said she expects this trend to continue.
“This fall, our goal is to continue to provide affordable, accessible, quality education to more students in the Cayman Islands,” Dr. McAfee said. “We are providing additional resources, flexible payment options and holistic support to make tertiary education accessible to every student during these challenging times. We invite new students to commit to lifelong learning and encourage returning students to finish what they started.”
Prospective UCCI students who are either Caymanian, qualified residents or locally based expatriates with the necessary immigration documentation, can now apply for admission until the deadline of Aug 14. A new online application portal (https://connect.ucci.edu.ky/apply) has simplified the process. It allows prospective students to upload all required documents and receive an admissions decision via the portal. Upon acceptance to UCCI, these students are directed to complete the online registration process by Aug 28.
Students can pursue a variety of classes this fall, including those that lead to associate’s and bachelor’s degrees, technical and vocational certificates, and graduate degrees. Working professionals can pursue studies with many classes being offered in the evening.
UCCI has increased its efforts to make tertiary education more affordable, especially for those who have seen their incomes impacted by COVID-19 developments. Various financial support initiatives have also been shared with students, including individualised payment plans, expanded self-pay options and new payment options to help maintain financial flexibility as students meet their academic goals.
For returning students with government scholarships and self-funded students; the registration period will open on July 8. All students should register early to secure the classes they want and the schedule that works best for them. Students can follow the instructions on the myUCCI webpage (https://www.ucci.edu.ky/myucci) to complete their class registration on Blackbaud and Blackboard.
Key dates for UCCI’s upcoming Fall 2020 semester are:
Those prospective students seeking assistance with the application process, can contact email@example.com or call +1 (345) 623 8224.
UCCI’s regular business hours will continue to apply as the campus operates remotely: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday. Extended hours for fall registration will be announced later.