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Frequently Asked Questions


  1. Why should I register for Co-curricular Credits?

    Co-curricular credits are awarded for activities designed to cultivate a range of skills essential to creating well-rounded students prepared for the world.

  2. Who is eligible for Co-curricular credits?

    Co-curricular courses are open to all Undergraduate students. Graduate students can also register once they have been approved by the respective faculty.

  3. When can I register for Co-curricular courses?

    You can register for Co-curricular activities at any time during your undergraduate programme.

  4. Who are the co-curricular coordinators?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            


    COCR Coordinator

    Faculty of Engineering Dr Akash Pooransingh
    Faculty of Humanities and Education Dr Geraldine Skeete 
      Faculty of Medical Sciences Dr Satish Jankie
    Faculty of Science and Technology Dr Arvind Kumar
    Faculty of Food & Agriculture Dr Oral Daley

    Faculty of Social Sciences

    Mrs. Christine Sahadeo
    Faculty of Law Dr Chumah Amaefule
    Faculty of Sport Mrs. Ria Cromwell


  5. Can students who have completed their degree requirements but not officially awarded register for COCR courses?

    No, students graduating in the Semester prior to the current one are not eligible to register for COCR courses but may consider doing any of the Microsoft Office exams as a private individual through the MSIT Academy.

  6. What is a Co-curricular course?

    Co-curricular courses are offered for credits and can be taken alongside your traditional elective courses, or as an alternative to an elective. They cannot replace your core course requirements. Co-curricular courses are optional

  7. Do Co-curricular courses count towards my GPA?

    No. Co-curricular courses are NOT used in the calculation of your weighted Grade Point Average (GPA).

  8. How do I get recognition for Co-curricular courses?

    Co-curricular credits should normally form part of the required credits for your degree (i.e. they should replace a Level 1 semester course). However, if your degree structure does not allow for this type of substitution, you can still complete the Co-curricular course and it will appear on your final transcript.

  9. Would I get recognition for Co-curricular courses that exceed three-credits?

    Yes. They will be noted on your transcript.

  10. What are the Co-curricular activities offered at the St. Augustine Campus?

    At the St. Augustine Campus, co-curricular credits are awarded for involvement in the following activities:

    • COCR 1001: Minding SPEC: Exploring Sports, Physical Education and Health & Wellness
    • COCR 1012: Workplace Protocol for Students

    • COCR 1013: Financial Literacy and Training
    • COCR 1030: Technology Literacy
    • COCR 1033: Mind the Gap: Towards Psychological Health & Wellness

    • COCR 1034: Public Speaking and Voice Training: Finding a More Confident You

    • COCR 1036: Ethics And Integrity: Building Moral Competencies
    • COCR 1037: Defensive Driving (Theory)
    • COCR 1039: First Aid, CPR, AED
    • COCR 1040 – 1044: Microsoft Office 2016

    • COCR 1045: Foreign Language Theatre in Performance
    • COCR 1047: Defensive Driving Simulation
    • COCR 1050: The Basics of Steel Pan
  11. How much time will Co-curricular courses take?

    You will be awarded one, two or three credits depending on which Co-curricular course you choose and successfully complete. Three credit courses will require as much time from you as your traditional three credit courses. One credit courses will take one-third (1/3) of that time, and two credits two-thirds (2/3). Credit weightings for each Co-curricular course is included in the course details section for each course later in this handbook.
    Consider this and your academic course load in choosing your Co-curricular courses.

  12. Am I eligible for Co-curricular credits?

    All students, regardless of level, can register for a maximum of six (6) co-curricular credits (which is equivalent to a Level 1 semester course and is NOT used in the calculation of your weighted Grade Point Average (GPA).

  13. What if I cannot fit Co-curricular credits into my degree structure?

    Co-curricular credits should normally form part of the required credits for your degree (i.e. they should replace a Level 1 semester course). However, if your degree structure does not allow for this type of substitution, the co-curricular activity will appear on your final transcript.

  14. Would I get recognition for Co-curricular activities that exceed six credits?

    Any additional Co-curricular activities in excess of the six credits will be considered as NOT FOR CREDIT (NFC) and would be noted on your transcript.

  15. How are Co-curricular activities graded?

    Co-curricular courses are graded as “PASS” or “FAIL” and are reflected on your transcript as PASS (P) or NOT PASS (NP).

  16. Exactly how will I be assessed?

    Each co-curricular activity has its methods of assessment/evaluation clearly outlined. You will be assessed based on these criteria. You should note that you are required to be involved in the co-curricular activity for at least one semester. There will be continuous assessment of your performance during this period.

  17. How do I register for Co-curricular activity?

    1.  Click here to download and review the Co-curricular Credits Handbook

    2. Decide which course you want to take.

    3. Register online by going to  Select your campus and login using your 8-digit or 9-digit student registration ID number and password.  Click on MySecureArea and register for your courses.

    For additional Online Registration Instructions and step by step guide, go to Student Banner Registration Manual

    For timetable information please visit here.

  18. Would I receive a Co-Curricular Certificate?

    Yes. At the end of your University tenure, you would receive an email asking if you would like to collect a Co-Curricular certificate that covers all of your Co-Curricular courses completed at the time of graduation.

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