Requirements

GRADUATE APPLICATION

Doctoral Programmes The minimum GPA for regular admission is 3.30 (on a 4.0 scale) in a master’s programme or its equivalent. Applicants whose GPA falls below this level may submit other evidence of their ability to successfully complete a graduate programme. Such evidence may include grades and scores in postgraduate courses, diplomas, certificates or a record of progressively higher work responsibilities.

Master’s Programmes To be admitted into the School of Graduate Studies, the applicant must have received a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from a college or university of recognised standing. The standard for regular admission to a graduate programme at the master’s level is an undergraduate degree with a GPA of at least 3.00 (on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent. Applicants whose GPA falls below this level may submit other evidence of their ability to successfully complete a graduate programme. Such evidence may include grades and scores in post-baccalaureate courses, diplomas, certificates or a record of progressively higher work responsibilities.

Conditions for Matriculation Matriculation into individual departments and programmes may require that the applicant meets higher GPA requirements. Refer to the Bulletin for additional details.

UNDERGRADUATE APPLICATION

Applicants for admission to the freshman class should submit their application materials as early as possible in their senior year of high school, and at least three (3) months prior to expected enrollment.

Baccalaureate Programmes Students seeking admission into the baccalaureate programmes must comply with at least one of the following requirements:
  • Five General Certificate of Education (GCE) or Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) passes (at a minimum of level 2 or Grade C) or equivalent, including English Language. Secondary School Certificate (SSC) passes at Range 5 may be accepted along with GCE O'level or CXC passes.
  • A minimum score of 1170 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) for students outside the English Speaking Caribbean, where 1 and 2 do no apply.
  • A minimum Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT 11) of 650 for individual subjects is required for science programmes.
  • Transfer from a recognized tertiary institution with at least sophomore standing (minimum of 32 transferable semester credits) and must have satisfied matriculation requirements at that institution.
  • Diploma or associate degree from an approved tertiary institution.

Associate Programmes
  • Five General Certificate of Education (GCE) or Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) passes (at a minimum of level 2 or Grade C), or equivalent including English Language. Secondary School Certificate (SSC) passes at Range 5 may be accepted along with GCE O'level or CXC passes.
  • A minimum score of 1170 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) for students outside the English Speaking Caribbean , where 1 and 2 do not apply.
  • A minimum Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT 11) of 650 for individual subjects is required for science programmes.
  • Transfer from a recognized tertiary institution with at least sophomore standing (minimum of 32 transferable semester credits) and must have satisfied matriculation requirements at that institution.
Diploma/Certificate Programmes
Students seeking admission into diploma and certificate courses must meet such criteria as may be outlined by various departments offering these programmes.

For more information contact enroll@ncu.edu.jm


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