University of Cape Coast Student Handbook

University of Cape Coast Student Handbook

UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COAST

DIRECTORATE OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

ADMISSION INTO FIRST DEGREE (REGULAR)

PROGRAMMES FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for admission into undergraduate programmes of the University of Cape Coast for the academic year. Persons who will be writing WASSCE

this year (AWAITING WASSCE RESULTS) can also apply.

Applicants are to buy scratch cards which will enable them to apply for programmes of their choice online. The scratch cards are up for sale at the Centres listed below:

1.SALES CENTRES

(a)Cashier’s Office, University of Cape Coast (Mode of payment – CASH)

(b)Ghana Post Offices at the Regional Capitals – (Mode of payment – POSTAL ORDER)

(c)University of Cape Coast – Accra Office, Tesano – Accra (Mode of payment – CASH)

(d)Kumasi Workers’ College, Kumasi (Mode of payment – CASH)

(e)I-J Consult, Kasoa – Nyanyano Road, Near Witty Kids Int. School (CASH Payment)

(f)All UCC College of Distance Education (CoDE) Study Centres (Mode of payment: GCB Bankers Draft in the name of The Registrar, University of Cape Coast)

COST OF SCRATCH CARDS:

Post-SSSCE/WASSCE

GH¢220.00

Post-Diploma

GH¢230.00

International Applicants

USD$120.00

International applicants can make payment by VISA Card and have their Scratch Card PIN sent to their e-mail addresses to enable them to complete their applications online.

The deadlines for the sale of Application scratch cards and the submission of completed application forms are Friday, 22nd April, 2016 and Friday, 29th April, 2016 respectively.

2.ONLINE APPLICATIONS

Applicants should visit www.ucc.edu.gh then go to Admissions and click on Apply Online for further instructions.

All applicants are required to provide the following information at the back of the large EMS envelope: (a) application reference number (b) full name (c) postal address (d) first choice programme and (e) application category which should be one of the following:

SSSCE/WASSCE or Post-Diploma or Post First Degree or OTHER (to be specified by applicant).

Applicants are advised to read application instructions as well as the contents of the admissions brochure very carefully before completing the online application form. Applications on which APPLICATION REFERENCE NUMBERS are not indicated will not be processed.

3.BASIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A.The Minimum Admission Requirement into the University of Cape Coast for WASSCE applicants is aggregate 36. For SSSCE applicants, the minimum requirement is aggregate 24.

Candidates must have credit passes in six (6) subjects with overall aggregate of 36/24 at the WASSCE/SSSCE respectively.

Three of the six subjects must be core subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies and three must be in relevant electives.

For purposes of admission, a credit pass in :

i.WASSCE means A1 – C6

ii.SSSCE means A – D

B.Holders of the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level (obtained not more than three years ago) must, in addition to credit passes in five (5) GCE ‘O’ Level subjects (including English and Mathematics), have, at least, two (2) passes in the relevant subjects.

C.Applicants with the General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE) results should have credit passes (A-D) in six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects including English Language and Mathematics plus three (3) relevant elective subjects.

D.Holders of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)/ International Baccalaureate (IB) must possess at least Grades A*/A-C in English,

Mathematics and Biology at the Standard (SL)/’O’ Level, in addition to three Higher Level (HL – A to C)/’A’ Level (A to D)/IB 2 (A to C) grades in the relevant subjects.

Applicants are required to read specific Departmental/programme requirements contained in the Admissions Brochure before completing the online application.

4.FEE-PAYING APPLICANTS

Fee-paying facilities are available for candidates/applicants who are unable to meet the competitive cut-off points determined by the Joint Admissions Committee.

Applicants who wish to be considered may complete and attach the fee-paying forms (available at the sale centres or downloaded from the university’s admissions portal) to their printed online application forms. Such candidates shall be required to meet the minimum admission requirements. Copies of last year’s cut-off points for the various programmes are available at the sale centres and the University’s website for applicants’ guidance.

5.SCHOOL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES

Applicants who are applying into School of Medical Sciences should note that the programme is strictly fee-paying.

6.PRACTICAL EXAMINATIONS FOR B.ED (PHYSICAL EDUCATION) CANDIDATES

SSSCE/WASSCE candidates applying for B.Ed (Physical Education) should note that the date for the practical examinations will be announced later.

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