Eligibility

Bachelor’s Degree Programmes

The Bachelor’s Degree programmes at Cipriani College of Labour and Co-operative Studies are articulated with the Associate Degree programmes within the same discipline and offer students the possibility of entering at different levels.

Admissions Eligibility for the Bachelor’s Degrees

There are three categories of eligible students for the Bachelor’s Degree:

  • Students who have obtained five CXC/GCE passes, with passes in English Language and Mathematics. These students will require four years full-time to complete the degree
  • Students who are admitted with A Levels may receive exemptions but will have to complete any additional course(s) offered in the first year of the programme
  • Students who have completed the Associate Degree in their respective disciplines with a GPA of 2.5 or higher will require two years to complete the degree as part of a 2 plus 2 articulation arrangement. They will have to complete any additional course(s) offered in the first year of the programme
  • Mature persons (25 years and older) with considerable experience in the field will be interviewed by the Admissions Committee with Prior Learning Assessment Committee (PLAC), chaired by the Registrar, to determine at what point/level of the programme they will be admitted. Exemptions, if any, will also be determined by this Committee.

Associate of Science Degrees

The Associate of Science Degree is designed primarily to prepare students for immediate employment and/ or advancement in their chosen career and for a change in careers. However, credits earned for many courses in these programmes are acceptable to many institutions of higher education should the student decide to continue toward a Bachelor’s Degree.

Admissions Eligibility for the Associate of Science Degrees

There are three categories of eligible students for the Bachelor’s Degree:

  • Students must complete a minimum of sixty (60) credits, including the general education core courses.
  • Students must earn at least a 2.0 grade point average in the credits presented for graduation.

Associate of Arts Degrees

The Associate of Arts Degree provides a student with college-credit curricula designed to prepare him/ her for paraprofessional level of employment and for advancement in specific fields. At the same time too, the Associate of Arts Degree provides full credit for transfer to other institutions for the purpose of satisfying the requirements for a Bachelor’s Degree. Students will be allowed to register for a maximum of five years in order to complete the Associate Degree.

Admissions Eligibility for the Associate of Arts Degrees

The overall requirements for the Associate of Arts Degree are as follows:

  • Earn a minimum of 62 credit hours in academic courses
  • Earn a minimum grade point average of 2.00. Some programmes may have higher grade point requirements
  • Meet the degree requirements of the specific programme of study in which the degree is to be awarded, including the general education requirements,as detailed in the College’s Catalogue issued in the year in which the degree began, or which was in effect during the academic year of the most recent readmission to the College
  • Complete the Research Paper/Project wherever this is required.