Set out below, however, are the minimum requirements for full-time (3 years) and part-time (4 years) admission to the Bachelor of Sciences degree programmes in the Faculty. Admission to all degree programmes in the Faculty will be on a competitive basis. As such, the fulfillment of the mandatory minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
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Three (3) Years
Minimum Requirements for the Three (3) Year Degree Programme
Applicants must satisfy the requirements in either (a) and (b) or (c) or (d) below:
- CXC/CSEC or GCE O’Level passes in a minimum of five (5) subjects. Subject requirements are Mathematics and English Language. Grade requirements for CXC/CSEC are General Proficiency, Grades I or II pre-1998 and Grades I, II, or III from June 1998; and
- CAPE or GCE A’Level passes in a minimum of two (2) subjects. CAPE subjects must consist of both Unit 1 and Unit 2; or
- An Associate degree, Diploma and/or Certificate from other approved tertiary institutions having attained a B+ average or a minimum GPA of 2.5; or
- High School Grade 12 transcript with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a minimum SATI score of 1700 plus a minimum of two (2) SAT II subjects at a score of 500 or above or successful completion of Advanced Placement Courses or the International Baccalaureate programme.
Note: Departmental requirements apply for the BSc. in Social Work. These include two (2) references, a personal statement and information on co- and extra-curricular activities and/or an interview).
Four (4) Years
Minimum Requirements for the Four (4) Year Degree Programme
Applicants must satisfy the requirements in either (a) and (b) or (c) below:
- CXC/CSEC or GCE O’Level passes in a minimum of five (5) subjects. Subject requirements are Mathematics and English Language. Grade requirements for CXC/CSEC are General Proficiency, Grades I or II pre-1998 and Grades I, II, or III from June 1998, and
- CAPE or GCE A’Level passes in at least one (1) subject. CAPE subject must consist of both Unit 1 and Unit 2 or
- High School Grade 12 transcript with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and a minimum SAT1 score of 1500.
English Language Proficiency Test
English Language Requirement
English Language is compulsory for admission to all programmes. The English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) is used to assess whether persons applying to pursue undergraduate degree programmes at the UWI, Mona Campus possess a satisfactory level of writing and reading proficiency in English for university academic purposes.
Applicants’ test results will be taken into consideration by individual faculties before offers of entry are made. The results of applicants who pass the test will remain valid for a period of five (5) years. Results will NOT be issued until the UWI Mona admissions process is complete.
The following categories of applicants are also required to sit the ELPT:
- Persons in Jamaica, the Bahamas, Belize and Cayman who are applying to pursue Part I of the BSc. degree either through the Open Campus or at the Management Institute of National Development.
- UWI Challenge/Community College students applying to Part I campus-based UWI programmes.
- Persons applying to enter Part 2 of the BSc. degree in Hotel and Tourism Management in the Bahamas proceeding from a regional Tertiary Level Institution.
For information on test registration procedures and test format, kindly contact the Admissions Section of the Registry on the Mona Campus.
Exemption from Sitting ELPT
Applicants in the categories (a-g) below are NOT required to sit the test:
- Persons with any ONE of the following English Language qualifications:
- Grade 1-CXC/CSEC English A examination
- Grade A-GCE O’Level English Language examination
- Grade A-GCE A/O’Level General Paper examination
- Grades 1 & 2-CAPE Communication Studies
- Grade B+ or above-College English Skills I or II-College of Bahamas
- Grade B+ or above-Advanced Communication or Business Communication-UTECH
- Grade B+ or above-Freshman Composition I or II - Northern Caribbean University
- Grade B or above-college English course from an approved university.
- Persons who are already holders of an undergraduate degree from the UWI or from an approved university.
- Persons holding a UWI Certificate in Advanced Nursing Education and Administration or a UWI Licentiate of Theology.
- Persons holding a UWI Diploma in Media and Communications who have passed the course COMM5201-Media and Language.
- Persons who passed the UWI Mona ELPT in 2007 onward.
- Persons who successfully completed any of the following UWI English Language courses within the last five years (i.e. 2007 onwards): UC010; UC10A; UC10B; UC10C; UC10D; UC10L; UC10H; UC120; FOUN1001; FOUN1002; COMS1001; COMS1002; FOUN1003; FOUN1008.
- Nationals of non-contributing Caribbean Territories and the Turks and Caicos Islands. These persons are required to sit a diagnostic test at Mona upon acceptance to the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. UWI contributing countries: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Kitts and Nevis, Montserrat, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago.