Prospective students who are considering the Antigua State College as the next step on their education journey must apply for admission to the department which offers the programme they wish to pursue. The admission requirements vary according to department and programme. The application period each year is from March to May except for the Department of Undergraduate Studies. For persons applying to this Department there is an online application period from November to December and a paper-based late application period January to February annually.
Applicants receive responses to their application by letter. In cases where the applicant indicates that they are not awaiting CXC Results to complete their application, the response letter will be issued upon review by the Admissions Committee. As admission to some programmes is competitive, possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee being offered a place.
The letter of response to the application will indicate to the prospective student the next steps in the process which normally includes dates for Orientation and Registration. Upon receipt of their letter of response, prospective students are required to notify the college, by filling out the enclosed form, whether or not they are accepting the offer.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS BY DEPARTMENT
6 CSEC passes at General Proficiency with Grades 1, 2 or 3 including English A and Mathematics OR 7 CSEC passes including English A.
The ability to study for a particular subject in this Department is further dependent on having the prerequisite pass at CSEC in that subject area and on approved combinations based on area of study; i.e. Humanities, Social Sciences or Science and Technology.
Associate Degree: A minimum of 5 passes at CSEC General Proficiency Grades 1, 2, 3 including English A and Mathematics or mature student entry for students who are 24 years or older and employed in a business. Certificate in Business: A minimum of 5 passes at CSEC General Proficiency Grades 1, 2, 3 including English A and 3 Business subjects.
A minimum of 5 passes at CSEC General Proficiency Grades 1, 2, 3 OR 5 ‘O’ Level subjects including English A, Mathematics, and Physics.
There are also specific entry requirements for specializations in the various disciplines
BTEC Nationals –
- Mathematics, English, Physics or Integrated Science AND two (2) of the following:
- Building Technology, Technical Drawing
- Information Technology, Mechanical Technology, Electrical Technology
- Mathematics, English , Physics, Technical Drawing AND one (1) of the following:
- Building Technology
- Mechanical Technology
- Electrical Technology
- Information Technology
SCHOOL OF NURSING
A minimum of 5 passes at CSEC General Proficiency Grades 1, 2, 3 OR 5 O’Level subjects grades A, B or C. The 5 subjects must include English A, a Science subject preferably Biology – General/Human and Social and Mathematics.
Applicants must be between the ages of 17 – 45 years old.
Midwifery programme: Applicants to this programme must have successfully completed an RN programme at a reputable institution, have a minimum of three (3) years clinical experience and have current licensure and registration in the country in which they practice.
Associate Degree in Education – Primary and Early Childhood
A minimum of 5 passes at CXC General Proficiency Grades 1, 2, 3, & 3 (from 1998 OR 5 O’Level subjects including
- English A
- Social Studies, History or Geography,
- Science – Integrated Science or Human & Social Biology or Agricultural Science or Pure Science
- One (1) additional subject
Candidates for Mature Entry
Candidates who do not possess the qualifications above must
- be over 30 years
- have completed at least 5 years of teaching in one or more recognised schools
- establish clear evidence of their competence in the field
- Submit a portfolio with documents competence/accomplishments in the following ways:
- representative sample of work (where applicable) over the three-year period immediately preceding application.
- written 500 word account of their life history and a vision of their role in education.
- Submit documentation to substantiate certificates/awards obtained in the informal setting,e.g., on-the-job courses.
- Submit recommendations from professional educator(s) and person(s) who have supervised him/her in his/her area of competence.
Associate Degree in Education Secondary (Regular)
Two (2) units of CAPE and a minimum of five (5) CSEC subjects at General Proficiency grades 1-3 or the equivalent O’Level passes including English A
There are also specific entry requirements for specializations in the various disciplines:
- A levels or CAPE – 2 Units in the specialist subject (Major) at least CSEC or equivalent in the minor
- English B is required if the candidate wishes to pursue English as a minor
- A levels or 2 units of CAPE in either Geography or History or Caribbean Studies or Sociology will qualify someone to major in Social Studies
- Minimum of five (5) CSEC subjects at General Proficiency grades 1-3 or the equivalent “O” Level passes including English A, Math and a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) subject
Associate Degree in Education Secondary (Music)
- Minimum of five (5) CSEC subjects at General Proficiency grades 1-3 or the equivalent “O” Level passes including English A, CSEC Music Grades 1, 2, 3 or Theory of Music (RSM Grade 4)
- Instrumental skills: Minimum Grade 3 or 4 RSM
Associate Degree in Education Secondary (Technical and Vocational Education and Training TVET)
Minimum of five (5) CSEC subjects at General Proficiency grades 1-3 or the equivalent O’Level passes including English A, Math and a TVET subject
- Minimum of five (5) CSEC or CXC General Proficiency (Grades I-III) or GCE O’Level subjects; Compulsory – English Language OR
- Passes in at least two 2-unit CAPE/GCE Advanced Level subjects OR
- an Associate Degree from an approved College with a Grade Point Average of 2.50 or above
Note: mature student entry is at the discretion of the Univerisity of the West Indies.
The regular application period is from March to May of each year and the non-refundable application fee is XCD$60. Please note that there is a late application period – the second week in August and the fee then is XCD$120.
This late application period does not apply to the following departments: Department of Teacher Education or the School of Nursing. The Department of Business may or may not accept late applications to its Evening Programme in this period based on the response in the early application period. (N.B. The application period and fees are subject to change)
A. APPLICATION FORMS
- All applicants for admission to the college must complete an official application form. Forms can be collected from the Administrative Office at the Golden Grove campus as part of an application package which will include a brochure and a bank deposit slip as the application fee is to be paid into the CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank.
- All application forms must be returned to the Administrative Office with the following documents:
- Original CSEC results slip/certificate (original and 2 copies)
- Birth Certificate (original and 2 copies)
- Two Passport sized pictures
- Proof of bank payment: All fees are to be paid to the First Caribbean International Bank using the bank deposit slip which can be obtained from the Administrative Office. These MUST be presented to the bank in order to make payments. The slips are in triplicate: the white copy is kept by the bank, the pink copy is to presented to the College as proof of payment and the yellow copy is for your records.
B. APPLICATION FEE
- A non-refundable fee of $60.00 must accompany all applications. A late application fee of $120.00 will apply during the late application period where applicable. Note that fees are subject to change.
- At the time of registration, first year applicants must bring their original CSEC results slip/certificate and a copy of birth certificate or passport if they were not submitted with application form.
D: REGISTRATION FEE
- Students are required to pay tuition and fees for the year. This does not apply to the Department of Business Evening Programme where fees are on a per course basis and payable each semester. Annual fees vary depending on the programme the student wishes to pursue. The Registration fee is included in the annual fees quoted.
- All fees are to be paid to the First Caribbean International Bank using the bank deposit slip which can be obtained from the Administrative Office. These MUST be presented to the bank in order to make payments. The slips are in triplicate: the white copy is kept by the bank, the pink copy is to presented to the College as proof of payment and the yellow copy is for your records.
E: LETTERS OF RESPONSE
- Once the application has been processed, applicants approved by the Admissions Committee will receive a letter offering them a place in the respective departments/programmes.