ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND HOW TO APPLY
The following categories of school candidates would be admitted: in consonance with the guidelines by the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) and the National Accreditation Board (NAB) Ghana.
- Candidates with GCE O-Level, SSCE or WASSCE: qualifications (Aggregate 6-24) in six subjects including English and Mathematics and Senior Secondary School Certificate- SSSCE (Aggregate 6- 24) in six subjects including Core English, Core Mathematics, Core Science (Integrated) or Core Social Studies and Three Elective Subjects in the West Africa Senior Secondary School Certificate- WASSCE (Up to Aggregate 36 – A1- C6) in six subjects including Core English, Core Mathematics, Core Science or Core Social Studies and Three Elective Subjects.
- Candidates with GCE A Level qualifications or equivalent: Candidates in this category must have, in addition to the GCE O-Level requirements listed above with at least three passes at the Advanced level including General paper.
- Professional Certificate and Tertiary Level Diploma Holders: The level of placement of professional certificate and tertiary level diploma holders will depend on the assessment of their certificates or diplomas in relation to the programme desired. The general guidelines are as follows:
- Professional certificate holders: The placement level of candidates will depend on assessment of the certificates by the relevant Faculty or Department.
- Holders of UCC (and affiliated institutions) diploma: A minimum of Second Class Lower is required for admission to levels 200 or 300.
- Holders of diplomas awarded by other tertiary institutions: The relevant Faculty/Department will assess the curriculum content of the diploma in relation to the programme on a case-by-case basis.
- HND Candidates: The level of placement of candidates will depend on the match between the content of the diploma and CUCT/UCC programme. Where there is a good match, a minimum of Second Class Upper Division is required for admission to level 300. Where the match is not good the candidate is admitted to level 200.
- Mature Students: to qualify as a mature student, an applicant must be at least 25years old at the time of admission and show proof of age with birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of date of birth with is at least five years old at the time of application. The mature applicant must pass entry examination- including two papers in the course area and a general paper. A candidate without credit passes in English and Mathematics from GCE O-Level, SSSCE and WASSCE will be required to write special papers in English Language and Mathematics.
- In cases of foreign certificates or in cases not outlined above, a candidate may be required to obtain an equivalent letter from the National Accreditation Board to help the Admission Board in making its decisions.
- The relevant academic departments will be consulted in order to determine credits accepted toward a chosen discipline.