NCU AT A GLANCE

Applying to NCU

All inquiries about, and applications for, admission and transcripts of credit should be addressed to:

The Director of Admissions and Enrolment Management

Northern Caribbean University

Manchester Road

Mandeville, Jamaica

Tel: (876) 963-7250-5 Fax: (876) 962-6840

E-mail: admissions@ncu.edu.jm

 

Freshman Admissions 

Applicants for admission to the freshman class should submit application materials as early as possible in their senior year of high school or at least three months prior to expected enrolment.

 

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 Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) passes (at a minimum level of Grade C or III, respectively) or equivalent, including English Language.

 

  • Four General Certificate of Education (GCE) or Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) passes (at a minimum level of Grade C or III, respectively) and one Secondary School Certificate (SSC) pass in the National Assessment, Range 5, including English Language.

 

  • Transfer from a recognised tertiary institution with at least sophomore standing (minimum of 32 transferable semester credits), and must have satisfied matriculation requirements at that institution. Students transferring with fewer than 32 credits will be classified as freshmen and all NCU matriculation requirements will apply.

 

  • A minimum score of 1170 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) for students outside the English- speaking Caribbean, where the first three bulleted items above do not apply.

 

  • A minimum Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT II) of 650 for individual subjects is required for science programmes.

 

  • A three-year diploma or associate degree from an approved tertiary institution.

 

  • ACT composite score of 26.

 

 

 
Associate Programmes 
  • Five General Certificate of Education (GCE) or Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)  passes (at a minimum of level III or Grade C) or equivalent including English Language.

 

  • Four General Certificate of Education (GCE) or Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) passes (at a minimum level of Grade C or III respectively) and one Secondary School Certificate (SSC) pass in the National Assessment, Range 5, including English Language.

 

  • Transfer from a recognised tertiary institution with at least sophomore standing (minimum of 32 transferable semester credits) and must have satisfied matriculation requirements at that institution. Students transferring with less than 32 credits will be classified as freshmen and all NCU matriculation requirements will apply.

 

  • A minimum score of 1170 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) for students outside the English-speaking Caribbean, the first three bulleted items above do not apply.

 

  • A minimum Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT II) of 550 for individual subjects is required for science programmes.

 

  • ACT composite score of 26.

 
Diploma and Certificate Programmes 
  • Students seeking admission into diploma and certificate courses must meet such criteria as may be outlined by the various departments offering these programmes.

 

 

For further information and for matriculation requirements for master’s degrees and doctoral programmes, please visit www.ncu.edu.jm.

 

 

 

 

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