Admissions Criteria

You Have What It Takes

The Admissions Criteria will guide you in determining the appropriate on ramp for your pathway to success. 

Check to see if you need to satisfy Other Requirements based on your programme of choice, immigration status or student type. 

Programmes Admissions Criteria

Technical, Vocational & Continuing Education Programmes

These programmes are competency-based. No prior assessment is required for admission; however, a brief assessment may be required if you wish to enter at an intermediate or advanced level.

Pre-College Matriculation Programme

Those who wish to enrol in the full-time Pre-College programme MUST:

  • Complete a Personal Interview

AND satisfy one of the following:

  • Two (2) passes in an external examination (CXC, BTEC, GCSE, IGCSE) at the general or technical level
  • Have received a score of 110-139 points on the UCCI Placement Examination
  • Adult Learners: Individuals 21 years of age or older with a minimum of two years of relevant work experience can apply

 

Certificate Programmes

Those who wish to enrol in the full-time Certificate programme MUST:

  • Complete a Personal Interview

AND satisfy one of the following:

  • One (1) pass in an external examination (CXC, BTEC, GCSE, IGCSE) at the general or technical level
  • Have received a score of 80-109 points on the UCCI Placement Examination

Professional Programmes

Speak to the UCCI Professional Development Centre about your professional experience, goals and interests to determine a customised plan of studies.

Associate Programmes

For High School Leavers:

  • A minimum of five (5) passes (1-3 or A-C) in an external examination (CXC, BTEC, GCSE, IGCSE) including Math & English A: all at the general or technical level
  • Have received a score of 140 points on the UCCI Placement Examination
  • SAT:
    • Prior to 2017: 1425
    • As of 2017: 1024
  • ACT: 22

For Adult Learners:

Individuals 21 years of age or older with a minimum of two years of relevant work experience, are able to apply and can elect to (if applicable) submit any previous external examination passes.

Bachelor Programmes
(other than Nursing)

  • Completion of an Associate Programme
  • An Official University Transcript

Bachelor Programme
(Nursing only)

Those who wish to enrol in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing MUST:

  • Complete a Personal Interview
  • Be a minimum of 17 years of age at the time of entry
  • Submit an Application Form with an essay or personal statement

AND must have either:

  • A minimum of five (5) passes (1-3 or A-C) in an external examination (CXC, BTEC, GCSE, IGCSE) including Math & English A & a pure science (i.e. Biology, Human & Social Biology): all at the general or technical level. Among these passes, no more than two (2) should be a 3 (for CXC) or C (for IGCSE). See list of approved subjects.

OR

  • Have the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Certificate with five (5) years relevant experience and an external examination pass in Math (CXC, GCSE, IGCSE) AND a recommendation from an employer.

Note: Students can also satisfy the mandatory Math, English A and pure science (Biology, Human & Social Biology) external examination passes with CAPE passes: Applied Mathematics, Communication Studies and Integrated Science.

Graduate Programmes

Those who wish to enrol in a Graduate Programme MUST:

  • Complete a Personal Interview
  • Have completed a Bachelor Programme and submitted an Official University Transcript OR have a minimum of five (5) years of managerial-level experience in business

AND must also have:

  • A minimum of two (2) years of relevant post-qualification work experience
  • Satisfactory knowledge of the English language at postgraduate level
  • A satisfactory score on the Commonwealth Executive Management Admission Test (CEMAT) – if the student is applying to pursue the CEMBA/CEMPA

Note: A personal interview is required for all Certificate Programmes, the Pre-College Matriculation Programme, Nursing Programmes, Social Work Programmes, the Bachelor of Science in Primary Education, the Postgraduate Certificate in Education & Graduate Programmes. Some programmes will also require a personal essay. It is best to review the UCCI website to determine what Other Requirements you may need to satisfy.

Note: If you are a Transfer Student, you should submit an Official University Transcript from your former institution to request an evaluation of transfer credits.

Note: Prospective students (excluding Dual Enrolment Students) can elect to take the UCCI Placement Examination to determine what programme they are eligible to join, based on their exam results. Contact admissions@ucci.edu.ky to confirm the next exam date.