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UCC MATURE ENTRANCE EXAM

ADMISSION OF MATURE CANDIDATES INTO FIRST DEGREE PROGRAMMES FOR THE 2022/2023 ACADEMIC YEAR

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Mature Candidates for admission into first degree programmes of the University of Cape Coast for the 2022/2023 academic year.

Applicants are to buy application E-Vouchers which are up for sale at the Centres listed below:

1.0       SALES CENTRES  

  1. Cashier’s Office, University of Cape Coast (Mode of payment – CASH)
  2. University of Cape Coast – Accra Office, Tesano – Accra (Mode of payment – CASH)
  3. I-J Consult, Millennium City, Kasoa (Off Pentecost Convention Centre Road) (Mode of payment – CASH)
  4. All Networked Ghana Post Offices – (Mode of payment – CASH)
  5. All Networked Branches of GCB Bank Nationwide
  6. All Networked Branches of ADB Bank Nationwide
  7. All Networked Branches of GT Bank Nationwide
  8. All Networked Branches of ARB Apex Bank Nationwide
  9. All Networked Branches of Republic Bank Nationwide
  10. All Networked Branches of Consolidated Bank Nationwide Bank
  11. All Networked Branches of Zenith Bank Nationwide   
  12. All Networked Branches of Prudential Bank Nationwide 

COST OF E-VOUCHER – GH Ȼ220.00 

EMS POST PAID ENVELOPES – Applicants should insist on the collection of EMS Post Paid Envelopes from the sales point       

DEADLINES – The deadlines for the sale of application e-vouchers and the submission of completed application forms are Friday, 27th May, 2022 and Friday, 3rd June, 2022 respectively.

2.0       ONLINE APPLICATIONS

a.      Applicants should visit http://apply.ucc.edu.gh/ for further instructions. Applicants should select CLICK TO APPLY FOR PROGRAMME and select UNDERGRADUATE ENTRY under VERIFY VOUCHER to proceed. Applicants should select the MATURE application type.

All applicants are required to provide the following information at the back of the large EMS envelope: (a) application reference number (b) names in full – no abbreviations accepted (c) postal address (d) first choice programme and (e) application category which should be MATURE.

Applicants are advised to read application instructions as well as the contents of the admissions brochure/prospectus very carefully before completing the online application form. They should do well to verify their SSSCE/WASSCE results.  Applications on which APPLICATION REFERENCE NUMBERS are not indicated will not be processed.

3.0       ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR MATURE CANDIDATES

            Applicants seeking admission as Mature Candidates must;

i.          be, at least,  Twenty-Five (25) years old by 31st May, 2022.  A copy of applicant’s birth certificate issued not less than five (5) years from the day of completing the application form should be enclosed with the application materials.

ii.        have any one of the following:

§  Minimum of Senior High School Certificate

§  Teacher’s Cert. ‘A’

§  NVTI Certificate

§  NABPTEX Certificate

NB. a) Applicants who do not have credit passes in English and Mathematics at either SSSCE/WASSCE or GCE ‘O’ Level would be required to register for and pass special examinations in those subjects after payment of a fee of GHS 60.00 per subject.

b)   All applicants are also required to pay GHS 250.00 to cover cost of examination and preparatory classes fees.

      c)   (a) and (b) above will be paid on arrival.

4.0       ENTRANCE EXAMINATION

4.1       Main Papers

            The main examinations for candidates will comprise;

i.          General Paper

ii.         Aptitude Test

4.2       Special/Practical Papers

i. Special examinations in Mathematics and English Language for candidates who do not have credit passes at G.C.E. ‘O’ Level (grade 6 or better) or WASSCE/SSSCE (grade C6/D or better).

ii. Practical examinations will be conducted for candidates applying for the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education (Health, Physical Education & Recreation) programmes on a date which will be communicated to successful applicants.

4.3       Dates for Examinations

            i. Thursday, 30th June, 2022     –  General Paper and Aptitude Test

            ii. Friday, 1st July, 2022            – Special Papers in Mathematics and English   

4.4       Preparatory Classes

PREPARATORY CLASSES WILL BE RUN FOR ALL APPLICANTS BY THE UNIVERSITY from Monday, 13th June, 2022 to Tuesday, 28th June, 2021 on selected topics to enhance their chances of passing the entrance examination. Applicants are expected to report to campus on Saturday, 11th June, 2022. An orientation programme will be held for all applicants on Sunday, 12th June, 2022 at 3:00 pm prompt in CA Ackah Lecture Theatre 2 (CAALT 2) before the start of the preparatory classes. All applicants are expected to participate in the orientation programme.

4.5       Accommodation

Applicants are encouraged to make their own accommodation arrangements with the Halls of residence (at a subsidized rate of Ten Ghana Cedis per night) at the North campus of the University (New Site) for the period of the preparatory classes and the examinations.

4.6       Placement of Successful Applicants

Successful applicants will, on admission, be placed at Level 100 of their respective programmes of choice.

5.0       SUBMISSION OF COMPLETED ONLINE APPLICATION FORMS

(a)      Copies of completed online application forms (confirmation pages) accompanied by photocopies of results slip(s), birth certificate, payment slips or receipts, transcripts (where applicable) and other relevant documents should be sent by POST and NOT delivered by hand.

Completed online application forms should reach the Director, Directorate of Academic Affairs (DAA), University of Cape Coast not later than Friday, 3rd June, 2022. Applicants are to ensure that copies of the application forms are posted early enough to be received before the deadline for submission as forms received after the deadline will not be processed.

(b)    No additional documents will be accepted after submission of completed application forms.    Applicants are to note that only photocopies of certificates or result slips (not returnable) should accompany completed forms. Original certificates/result slips of applicants offered admission will be inspected before registration.

A change of programme after the submission of application form would NOT be entertained. 

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