The University has four entry routes:
Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE), Ghana
West African Seniors School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)
Foreign Qualifications that are internationally acceptable for admission into Universities
Mature Students’ Entrance Examination (Entry at Level 100)
Professional certificates and tertiary level diploma (Entry at Level 200 and 300 depending on the assessment of the diploma or certificate).
The general admission requirements for the various entry routes are as follows:
Post- Senior High School Candidates
Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE)
The candidate must have credit passes (A- D) in six (6) subjects with an overall aggregate of 24 or better. Three of the six subjects must be core subjects (including English Language, Mathematics and either Integrated Science or Social Studies), and three must be in electives relevant to the candidate’s proposed programme of study. In addition, candidate must satisfy the specific requirements of the relevant Faculty.
West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)
The candidate must have credits passes (A1- C6) in six (6) subjects with an overall aggregate of 36 or better. Three of the subjects must be core subjects (including English Language, Mathematics and either Integrated Science or Social Studies), and three must be in electives relevant to the candidate’s proposed programme of study. In addition, candidates must satisfy the specific requirements of the relevant Faculty.
General Certificate of Education
Holders of the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level (obtained not more than three years before the time of application) 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.
General Business Certificate Examinations (GBCE)
Applicants with 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.
International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)/ International Baccalaureate (IB)
Holders of the IGCSE/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.
Admission through Matured Students’ Entrance Examination.
The candidate must be at least 25 years old by 31st December of the year preceding the examination. A certified copy of birth certificate is required. The date of issue of the birth certificate should not be less than five years from the date of the completion of the admission forms.
The candidate must have G.C.E. “O” Level or SSSCE/WASSCE credit passes in English Language and Core Mathematics. Candidates who do not have the required “O” Level/SSSCE/WASSCE passes will be required to take Special Entrance Examination papers in the two subjects
The candidate must take the Mature Students’ Entrance Examination which consists of a General Paper for all candidates and an Aptitude Test. Candidates applying for programmes in Education will take an additional paper in Education
Candidates who pass all papers in the Mature Students’ Entrance Examination will be ranked and those who fall within the approved quota will be invited for an interview.
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:
All professional certificate and tertiary level diploma holders must have either G.C.E. “O” Level credit passes in English Language and Mathematics or SSSCE/WASSCE credit passes in English Language and Core Mathematics
Professional Certificate Holders: The placement level of candidates will depend on assessment of their certificates by the relevant Faculty/School or Department
Holders of UCC (and affiliated institutions) diploma: A minimum of Second-Class Lower is required for admission to level 200 or 300
Holders of diplomas awarded by other tertiary institutions: the relevant Faculty/School and 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 candidates will depend on the match between the content of the diploma and 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.
In the case of foreign students, their equivalent qualifications may be considered for admission by the relevant Faculty/Schools or Department.
Specific Faculty Admission Requirements
In addition to the general admission requirements Faculties/Schools and Departments may have specific admission requirements.
CUT OFF POINTS
|Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)||15||15|
|Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)||12||12|
|Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resource Management)||20||20|
|Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)||20||20|
|Bachelor of Commerce (Procurement & Supply Chain Management)||17||17|
|Bachelor of Commerce (Management)||17||17|
|B.A. (Social Sciences) Econs/Geo/Maths||25||25|
|B.A. (Population & Health)||26||26|
|B.A. (Geography & Regional Planning)||18||19|
|B.Sc. (Tourism Management)||32||32|
|B.Sc. (Hospitality Management)||20||20|
|B.A. (Communication Studies)||19||19|
|B.A. (Theatre Studies)||28||28|
|B.A. (African Studies)||30||30|
|B.A. (Film Studies)||33||33|
|Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery|
|B.Sc. (Fisheries & Aquatic Science)||30||33|
|B.Sc. (Environmental Science)||29||29|
|B.Sc. (Molecular Biology & Biotechnology)||28||29|
|B.Sc. (Entomology & Wildlife).||28||28|
|B.Sc. (Biomedical Science)||19||19|
|B.Sc. (Forensic Science)||25||25|
|B.Sc. (Information Technology)||19||19|
|B.Sc. (Computer Science)||21||21|
|B.Sc. (Laboratory Technology)||20||20|
|B. Sc. (Medical Laboratory Technology)||15||15|
|B.Sc. (Industrial Chemistry)||23||23|
|B.Sc. (Water & Sanitation)||28||28|
|B.Sc. (Engineering Physics)||27||27|
|B.Sc. (Meteorology & Atmospheric Physics)||27||27|
|B.Sc. (Actuarial Science)||14||14|
|B.Sc. (Mathematics with Economics)||19||19|
|B.Sc. (Mathematics & Statistics)||28||28|
|B.Sc. (Mathematics with Business)||19||19|
|B.Sc. (Agricultural Extension & Comm. Devt.)||30||30|
|B.ED. Home Economics (Food & Nutrition)||30||30|
|B.ED. Home Economics (Clothing & Textile)||30||30|
|B.ED. (Physical Education)||34||34|
|B.ED. (Social Sciences) Geo/Econs/History||14||14|
|B.ED. (Social Studies)||18||19|
|B.ED. (Basic Education)||23||24|
|B.ED. (Early Childhood Education)||25||25|
|B.ED. (Computer Science)||28||28|