Admission Requirements


General Requirements:

Prerequisites for entry into UCCI are 5 passes at grade 3/C or above (including English A/Language and Mathematics) in CXC, GCSE or other accepted examinations.

UCCI has established a 1st year track accompanying a selected Associate Degree plan, to significantly ensure a greater chance of success and transition into college life as a year 12 option for Public School students (JGHS/CHHS/LSHS).

The Foundation for Success track places emphasis on the first 2 semesters at UCCI. These are found to be one of the most critical times in a student’s tertiary career. Success in these two semesters can significantly set the pace for the remainder of a degree pathway. Along with compulsory courses, students will also enrol in courses that follow their selected Associate Degree plan.

Programme Criteria

Year 11 public school students can be accepted into the Foundation for Success Associate’s degree programme track, if they have met the minimum acceptance criteria of five (5) external exam passes of grades: I, II, III/A, B, or C in CXC/GCSE/IGCSE (2 of which must be Math & English A, at the general level).

Note: Year 11 public school students cannot participate in the University’s placement exam nor use it as a means for acceptance.

International Students have additional requirements as listed in our International Students page.

The following are prerequisites for entry into the different UCCI programmes for High School leavers:

Associate Programme Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 level 2 external exam passes of 1-3/A-C in CXC/GCSE/IGCSE (2 of which MUST be Math & English A at the General/Technical level)
  • At least 140 on the UCCI Placement Exam
  • SAT:
    • Prior to 2017: 1425
    • As of 2017: 1024
  • ACT: 22

Pre-College Programme Requirements:

  • 110 – 139 score on the UCCI Placement Exam

Note: External examination passes and a high school transcript are recommended for submission.

Certificate Programme Requirements:

  • A minimum of 1 level 2 external exam pass of 1-3/A-C in CXC/GCSE/IGCSE
  • 80 – 109 score on the UCCI Placement Exam

International Students have additional requirements as listed in our International Students page.

It’s been awhile, but you’re ready to continue your education, here are the requirements for admission:

Individuals 21 years or older must submit evidence of relevant work experience by providing a letter from their employer. Anyone qualifying for entry as a mature student will be accepted on probation and may be required to meet the specific requirements for particular courses or programmes of their study. A student entering the Associate degree programme without external examination passes at the required level in English and Mathematics will be required to pass the courses ENG 99 Preparatory English and MAT 99 Preparatory Mathematics, or present evidence of adequate mastery of those subject areas.

International Students have additional requirements as listed in our International Students page.

If you are a student at the UCCI Brac campus or a Civil Service College (CSC) student and wish to transfer to UCCI or change campuses, you will need to do one of the following:

  1. Brac campus student – complete the change of campus form.
  2. CSC student – complete the online application and conversion form.

You’ve taken home-school classes and you’re ready for higher education.

UCCI accepts a number of external exam passes:

ACT or SAT test scores:

  • SAT:
    • Prior to 2017: 1425
    • As of 2017: 1024
  • ACT: 22

CXC/GCSE/IGCSE passes of 1-3/A-C.

If you do not have CXC/GCSE/IGCSE, ACT or SAT scores, you can sit the UCCI Placement exam.

Please contact the Office of the Registrar to find out the next available seating for this exam:

Phone: 345-623-8224

Email: or 

International Students have additional requirements as listed in our International Students page.

A student who is registered at another approved tertiary institution may choose to pursue some courses at UCCI, with the intention that credits earned will be transferred to the home institution. The student should submit documentation from the registrar of his/her institution approving the course(s) for transfer credit. A transcript from the home institution should be submitted and the completed Transient Student form, as well as the UCCI online application.

If the student attended UCCI previously, they do not need to complete the online applicant but a readmission form.

International Students have additional requirements as listed in our International Students page.

UCCI welcomes undergraduate students who have earned relevant college credits at other institutions. Award of transfer credit is based upon faculty and administrative review that focuses on comparability of learning outcomes. UCCI will transfer courses from previous institutions for which a student has earned a grade of “C” or higher. To be admitted as a transfer student, the applicant must have achieved at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA, on a 4.0 scale, at the college(s) attended previously. Applicants who do not meet the cumulative GPA requirement may enrol as non-matriculated students. These students may subsequently apply for matriculated student status after earning a minimum of 18 credits in degree courses with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 at UCCI on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants admitted as non-matriculated students must pass English and Mathematics in order to matriculate. In addition, a science or humanities course may be required, depending on the major/degree the student intends to pursue. Students interested in transferring to UCCI should contact the Registrar and Admissions Office to discuss how prior college credits can be applied toward a UCCI degree.

Official transcripts from all colleges or universities previously attended should be sent directly to:

Regular Mail:

University College of the Cayman Islands
Attn: Admissions Coordinator
P.O. Box 702
Grand Cayman KY1-1107


University College of the Cayman Islands
Attn: Admissions Coordinator
168 Olympic Way
George Town
Grand Cayman KY1-1107

UCCI Placement Examination:

The UCCI Placement Examination is offered twice yearly, usually in the Spring and Summer, to prospective students. It is of three hours duration and comprises of Math and English. Below are the recommendations for each scoring tier:

Overall ScoreRecommendation

140 or higherQualified for Associate Degree Programme

110-139Qualified for Pre-College Programme

80-109Qualified for Certificate Programme

79 or belowContinuing Education/ Wait for External Exam Results

Prospective students who do not achieve the minimum score required to be accepted into the Associate Degree programmme may use CXC / GSCE / other external results to matriculate into the programme of their choice.

Five (5) passes at III /C or above (including Math and English) are required for the Associate Degree Programme.

Each prospective student is required to fill out an application on our website. Check application schedules to ensure you meet the deadline. Please ensure that all information, especially your email address, is typed correctly.

If an online application has been completed, PLEASE DO NOT REAPPLY.