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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT UNDERGRADUATE STUDY AT UWI

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ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Is there an age limit for applicants?

There is no minimum age requirement for entry to undergraduate programmes at the University, except for applicants to the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), and B.Sc. Physical Therapy (UWI Mona Campus, Jamaica) who must be at least 18 years of age by December 31 of the year of entry. BSc. Nursing (Pre-Registration) must be at least 17 years of age.


What qualifications do I need to apply for a degree programme at UWI?

To get into UWI, you must satisfy both University and Faculty admission requirements.

UNIVERSITY requirements -

1. Passes in five (5) subjects, at least two (2) of which must be at the CAPE/GCE A-level. The remainder may be at the acceptable pass in CSEC (CXC)/GCE/BGCSE examinations levels. The following are acceptable:-

  • Two two-Unit CAPE (CXC) Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination
  • Six (6) CAPE (CXC) units including Caribbean Studies and Communication Studies

2. An Associate degree from an approved Caribbean tertiary level institution with a minimum GPA of *2.5 and above. [Faculty specific conditions apply]

3. A degree from any university recognized by the Board for Undergraduate Studies.

4. The Ontario Secondary School Honours Graduation Diploma (OSSHGD) awarded after Grade 13 [Faculty specific conditions apply] OR

5. The Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) awarded since June 1986 with an overall grade of at least 60% [Faculty specific conditions apply].

6. An acceptable high school transcript [Grade 12] with a minimum GPA of 3.0 plus an acceptable SAT I score (minimum of 1700), plus a minimum of two 2 SAT II subjects at a score of 500 or above for entry to three-year degree programmes

OR

Successful completion of Advanced Placement Courses
[Faculty specific conditions apply]

OR

The International Baccalaureate programme.
[Faculty specific conditions apply]

7. For students to qualify as lower level matriculants they need to present an acceptable high school transcript [Grade 12] with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and an acceptable SAT I score (minimum of 1500) for entry to four-year programmes.

8. Overall professional and/or academic achievements of persons over age 21, who do not fall within any of the categories above. [May be required to attend for an interview]

Note: Candidates with such qualifications as outlined above are considered individually, so typical offers cannot be quoted. If you possess such qualifications, you must request that a copy of your transcript be forwarded directly to the Admissions Office.

The higher your grades/Grade Point Average (GPA), the better will be your chance of being accepted as the competition for entry is high.  Please note that based on the programme of choice entry requirements will differ.

*Some faculties may require a higher GPA.



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