Frequently Asked Questions

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What kind of student are you?

UCCI students come from diverse backgrounds and have many different goals. As one family, we share one common ethos.

We all want to Dream. Soar. Achieve.

I am a High School Leaver. I have finished (or will soon finish) my high studies at a local private high school, CIFEC or overseas. I am 20 years or younger and have not yet joined the workforce. I want to further my education at UCCI.

I am a Year 11 student at a local public high school and I want to begin my Year 12 in the Dual Enrolment Programme at UCCI to pursue my Associate Degree.

I am an International Student and I want to study at UCCI.

I want to continue or complete my studies by transferring to UCCI from another university.

I am a Transient Student. I am visiting student and I am interested in attending UCCI for one semester or two.

 

I attend an overseas university which has formed an international partnership with UCCI to facilitate study abroad experiences.

I am ready to continue my education by taking some courses that build upon my skills. I may also want to pursue some of my technical/vocational interests with a course or certification.

I or my organisation would like training opportunities to enhance workforce knowledge through workshops, seminars, certificates, diplomas, immersive learning experiences and other highly customisable courses of study.

I am 21+ years of age and I would like to start or return to UCCI to upskill and re-tool myself with a degree programme or specific courses.

I want to take specific courses or I am not sure what degree to pursue.

I paused my studies at UCCI for one or more academic years. I want to get back on track to complete my studies.

I am a Civil Service College (CSC) Student and I want to transfer to UCCI to pursue a degree programme.

I am interested in pursuing my graduate studies (Master’s degree).

Congratulations! Get the information you need to know.

If you are planning on pursuing undergraduate studies at UCCI, you will complete the Application Form online. You’ll then print, sign and submit the Application Form to the UCCI Admissions Office along with all Required Documents specified by your student type and the programme requirements. Please ensure all Required Documents are submitted in order to complete your Application Form.

UCCI operates on a rolling admissions calendar. We accept applications from students in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.

Students can submit their Application Form at any time. However, we highly recommend that prospective students apply by the priority deadlines to ensure there is time to process your application in advance of the semester you wish to enter. Here are those dates:

Fall semester entry
  • May 31st - Application Deadline International Students & Transient (Overseas) Students apply online
  • June 30th - Application Deadline Caymanians & Qualified Residents apply online
Spring semester entry
  • Sept 30th - Application Deadline International Students & Transient (Overseas) Students apply online
  • Oct 31st - Application Deadline Caymanians & Qualified Residents apply online
Summer semester entry
  • Jan 31st - Application Deadline International Students & Transient (Overseas) Students apply online
  • Feb 28th - Application Deadline Caymanians & Qualified Residents apply online

Check our Academic Calendar for dates of New Student Orientation, the Class Registration period and Class start dates for your semester of entry.

It’s important to correctly identify your “student type” so you can submit the correct Required Documents for completing your application. Before you apply please carefully review the website section on student type.

Admissions Criteria varies. Read about our requirements for First Time Students and review the specific requirements for your student type and the specific requirements for your programme of choice.

Required Documents vary. Read our Required Documents for First Time Students and review the Required Documents for your student type and the Required Documents for your programme of choice. You must submit all Required Documents for your application to be complete.

You will need to present all Required Documents to the UCCI Admissions Office so that your Application Form can be completed.

See our requirements for First Time Students. You should also review the specific requirements for your student type and the specific requirements for your programme of choice.

Please note that not all student types will be required to submit external exam scores; while other student types might be waiting to receive their external exam scores. Be sure to read the requirements.

The only way to check the status of your application is to email admissions@ucci.edu.ky. Updates on the status of your application can only occur via email at this time.

Admissions decisions typically take 2-3 weeks to be returned once an application is complete. Please be mindful of the priority deadlines. The Admissions Office receives a large volume of phone calls during peak admissions times (particularly June - August) and this effects the processing time.

The only way to check the status of your application is to email admissions@ucci.edu.ky. Updates on the status of your application can only occur via email at this time.

Students may be eligible for conditional acceptance for their programme of choice. These admissions decisions are made on a case-by-case basis depending on programme requirements or student type; and are made with the approval of the Admissions Manager and Programme Director (if applicable).

The best way to contact us is to email admissions@ucci.edu.ky.

Alternatively, you can call 623-8224 to speak to the Admissions Office.

Please note that the Admissions Office receives a large volume of phone calls during peak admissions times (particularly June - August) and because of this, emailing admissions@ucci.edu.ky is the best way to contact us.

By sending us an email, your query or request is immediately recorded and can be responded to within standard processing time (2-3 business days).

The UCCI Placement Examination is offered twice yearly, usually in the Spring and Summer, to prospective students (excluding Dual Enrolment Students).

It is three hours in duration and comprises of Math and English sections. Below are the recommendations for each scoring tier.

Overall Score Recommendation
  • 140 or higher – Eligible for Associate Degree Programme
  • 110-139 – Eligible for Pre-College Programme
  • 80-109 – Eligible for Certificate Programme
  • 79 or below – Eligible for Continuing Education/ Wait for External Exam Results

Contact admissions@ucci.edu.ky to confirm the next scheduled date for the UCCI Placement Examination.

There are many pathways that lead to success. Prospective students who take the UCCI Placement Exam, but do not achieve the minimum score required to be accepted into the Associate Degree programmme may use their CXC/IGCSE/GCSE/SAT/ACT external examination passes to matriculate into the programme. Contact the Admissions Office to discuss your goals and the options available to you.

Take a look at our information for Adult Learners. We will walk you through the different pathways to enter programmes at UCCI based on your unique skills, qualifications and interests.

Full-time studies constitute a minimum of 12 credits in the Fall and Spring semesters; and 6 credits in the Summer semester. Any credit hours below this will constitute as Part-time studies. Please be mindful of any scholarship, health insurance or immigration requirements that are impacted by your studies (whether full-time or part-time).

Once a student reaches 18 years of age he/she has the right to have access to his/her education records, the right to seek to have the records amended and the right to have control over the disclosure of personally identifiable information from the records. Information cannot be disclosed to any third party - including parents/guardians.

If a student is 18+ years of age, they can either choose to: decline consent or provide consent.

Students who are 18+ years of age and choose to provide consent; must indicate this consent by completing the Release of Academic Records Form in order to authorise the sharing of their education records with parents/guardians.

Read more about the International Student type for an overview of frequently asked questions, immigration requirements and student life at UCCI.

You may be a First-Time Student who is Caymanian/a Qualified Resident and is seeking to have credits transferred from another university (overseas or local).

Alternatively, you may be an International Student seeking to complete your studies at UCCI.

Read more about the Transfer Student type to learn about our policy on transferring credits to UCCI.

Check our Academic Calendar for dates of New Student Orientation. At the Orientation you’ll learn about UCCI, how to use our Blackboard/Blackbaud systems, services offered to students by the Registrar’s Office and Student Life Office, information on scholarships and much more for making a smooth transition to university life at UCCI.

Take a look at our Tuition & Fees to see the costs for Caymanians/Qualified Residents/International Students.

A variety of scholarships are available to Caymanians and Caymanian Status Holders. Take a look at our Tuition & Fees for a list of helpful websites that describe the application deadlines, application process and criteria for applying to the Cayman Islands Government and other private firms.

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