2.1 Background

The admission policy is developed to serve as a guide to support the efficient management and delivery of quality education to students.

2.2 Policy Intent

GTUC shall admit students on the basis of academic merit.

2.3 Description of the Policy

This document sets out the principles and policies which govern the admission of students to GTUC undergraduate programmes. The scope of the policy includes all categories of students, including international students.

2.4 Admission Principles

GTUC admission policies are based on the following principles:

  • admission offers are made to applicants who are deemed to have the background and abilities to have a reasonable expectation of success in the programme to which they are made an offer of study.
  • admission offers are made broadly on merit based on academic achievement and achievements related to particular fields of endeavour.
  • GTUC admits students of any race, gender, nationality and ethnic origin.

2.5 Admission Levels

GTUC has Five (5) undergraduate admission levels namely:

  • 4- yr Degree programme
  • 2yr top up Degree programme
  • 2- yr Diploma programme
  • 3yr Top-Up Degree Programme

. 1yr Top-Up Degree Programme

2.6 General admission requirements for undergraduate applicants

The following categories of students are considered for admission:

(a) Holders of SSSCE/WASSCE/GBCE with credit passes in Core English, core Mathematics, Integrated Science and three (3) elective subjects relevant to the chosen program with aggregate 24/36 respectively or better. Foreign applicants with WASSCE should include a scratch card which could be used to verify their results.

(b) A - LEVEL holders with credits in at least five (5) subjects at the GCE “O” Level (or its equivalent) including English Language and Mathematics, plus at least two (2) passes in the relevant subjects at the Advanced Level.

(c) Mature applicants applying for admission must satisfy the following entry requirements:

  • Attained a minimum age of twenty – five (25) years at the time of application
  • Show proof of age with birth certification which is five (5) years old or any other proof.
  • Must pass the Mature Students’ Entrance Examination in Mathematics, English

Language and General Paper/Aptitude Test.

  • Successful mature applicants without HND or Academic diploma would be placed at Level 100
  • Applicants are expected to pay a fee which will be specified by the University.

(d) International Baccalaureate (IB) / Diploma. Such applicants will go through a compulsory three (3) months English proficiency class before starting their programme. The applicants

are also required to submit both the original and translated versions of their results slip.

(e) Advanced Business Certificate Examination (ABCE) holders with credit passes in Mathematics and English Language plus three (3) optional subjects relevant to their program of study.

(f) Applicants with Stage 1 of ACCA, ICA, Associate of Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB), Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) with five (5) credits at GBCE or GCE ‘O’ Level including English Language and Mathematics.

(g) American grade 12 in relevant area of study.

(h) City & Guilds Technician Diploma / Advanced Diploma in relevant area of study.

(i) Higher National Diploma (HND) relevant to the programme of study from a recognised

Polytechnic with at least 2nd Class Lower Division.

(J) An access course organised by Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) for applicants with deficiency in WASSCE Subjects. This includes both Core and Elective Subjects. The Duration is ten(10) weeks.

Note: Foreign Applicants and all others who have any of the above qualifications or their equivalent from an accredited / recognized institution should be certified by National Accreditation Board.

2.6.1 Admission Requirement for Diploma Programmes

  1. WASSCE applicants must have grades “A1 – D7” in their core and elective subjects. This includes, English Language, Mathematics, and Integrated Science/Social Studies and any three elective subjects which are relevant to the applicant’s area of study.
  1. SSSCE/GBCE applicants must have grades “A-D” in both their core and elective subjects.

This includes English Language, Mathematics, and Integrated Science/Social Studies and any three elective subjects which are relevant to the applicant’s area of study.

2.6.2 English Language Entry Requirements

International applicants for whom English language is not the medium of instruction are required to meet the prescribed minimum proficiency standards. This is checked through written exams, verbal interview and certification from an accredited language institution.

2.6.3 Acceptance of Offers

An applicant who receives an offer of admission is required to accept the offer by completing the acceptance forms attached to the offer letter together with a receipt indicating payment of fees.

If an applicant fails to accept the admission offer by the due date specified in the letter, the offer will be withdrawn.

2.6.4 Deferment of admission offer

Deferment is accepting the offer of a place in the programme but suspending enrolment for a specified period not beyond one academic year (two semesters).

An applicant who wishes to defer an offer of admission must write a letter to the Registrar to that effect.

Fees must however be paid to the University before deferment.

GTUC is bound to hold an offer for an applicant who pays the full cost of the fees for the year in session, and who also takes part in matriculation.

The University notifies all persons who have an approved deferment of admission.

In order to enrol at the end of the period of deferment, the applicant must notify the University of his/her intention to take up the deferred offer by the date specified on the University’s correspondence. If no response is received by the due date, the offer of a deferred place will lapse. Applicants are not entitled to hold a deferred place and apply for other programmes. If an applicant

holding a deferred offer wishes to apply for other programmes, their deferred place automatically lapses.

2.6.5 Withdrawal of Admission Offer

The University reserves the right to withdraw an offer and cancel the enrolment of any person where an offer was made on the basis of false information supplied by the applicant or a certifying authority.

2.6.6 Transfer to another Programme

Applicants who have received an admission offer into a programme and wish to change to another programme should do so within the first 14 days of the commencement of the academic year. If the applicant meets all the requirements for admission to the new programme, the request may be approved.

2.6.7 Readmission of Dismissed Students

Dismissal from GTUC terminates a student's relationship with the University College. Although some students may apply for re-admission, decisions concerning re-admission are made by the Academic Board of the University College.

Students who were expelled or rusticated from another college within the past year are not allowed to enrol at GTUC.

2.7 FACULTY ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

2.7.1 FACULTY OF ENGINEERING

  1. A) Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications Engineering (BTE)
  1. B) Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BCE)

2.7.2 WASSCE/SSSCE APPLICANTS

Credits in three (3) SSSCE /WASSCE Core Subjects: (Mathematics, English Language and Integrated Science) plus three (3) credits in the following Elective Subjects: Elective Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry/Applied Electricity/Electronics/Technical Drawing with an aggregate score of 24 or 36 respectively.

2.7.3 “A” LEVEL APPLICANTS

Applicants should be Science students with Five (5) Credits at “O” Level including Mathematics and English Language. They should also have (two) 2 passes at “A” Level in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

2.7.4 MATURE APPLICANTS

Mature applicants applying for admission must satisfy the following entry requirements:

  • Attained a minimum age of twenty – five (25) years at the time of application.
  • Show proof of age with birth certification which is five (5) years old or any other proof.
  • Must pass the Mature Students’ Entrance Examination in Mathematics, English Language

and General Paper/Aptitude Test.

  • Successful mature applicants without HND or Academic Diploma would be placed at Level 100
  • Applicants are expected to pay a fee which will be specified by the University.

2.7.5 INTERNATIONAL BACCALAURETTE

Applicants must have science background (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, etc.) They must obtain a distinction, credit or pass as decided by the jury. They should also be proficient in English. This is checked through written exams, verbal interview and certification from a recognized language institution.

2.7.6 AMERICAN GRADE 12

Holders must have science background. They should have good grades in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry etc. This must be evaluated with the actual results on transcript for the programme.

2.7.7 CITY & GUILDS

Holders must have Technician Diploma in Electrical /Electronic Engineering or in relevant

Engineering Programme.

2.7.8 HND

Holders of Higher National Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering with 1st Class, 2nd Upper or 2nd Lower grades. They must also satisfy the basic entry requirement into University.

2.7.9 TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION

Advanced Technician Diploma in Electrical Electronic Engineering or Telecom Systems

2.8 FACULTY OF INFORMATICS

  1. Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BIT)
  1. B. Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering
  1. C. Bachelor of Science Computing Science

2.8.1 WASSCE/SSSCE APPLICANTS

Credits in the three (3) SSSCE/WASSCE/GBCE Core Subjects (Mathematics, English Language and Integrated Science) plus credits in any three elective subjects with an aggregate score of 24 or

36 respectively.

  • KNUST ACCESS COURSE

An Access course for applicants with deficiency in WASSCE Subjects. This includes Mathematics, English Language, Integrated Science, Elective Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

2.8.2 “A” LEVEL APPLICANTS

Five (5) Credits at “O” Level including Mathematics and English Language, plus, two (2) Passes

at “A” Level in any subject.

2.8.3 MATURE APPLICANTS

Mature applicants applying for admission must satisfy the following entry requirements:

  • Attained a minimum age of twenty – five (25) years at the time of application.
  • Show proof of age with birth certification which is five (5) years old or any other proof.
  • Must pass the Mature Students’ Entrance Examination in Mathematics, English Language

and General Paper/Aptitude Test.

  • Successful mature applicants without HND or Academic Diploma would be placed at Level 100
  • Applicants are expected to pay a fee which will be specified by the University.

2.8.4 INTERNATIONAL BACCALAURETTE

Applicants must have Mathematics background (Mathematics, Philosophy etc.) They must obtain a distinction, credit or pass as decided by the jury. They should also be proficient in English. This is checked through written exams, verbal interview and certification from a recognized language institution.

2.8.5 AMERICAN GRADE 12

Holders must have mathematics background. In other words, they should have good grade in

Mathematics. This must be evaluated with the actual results on transcript for the programme.

2.8.6 CITY & GUILDS

Holders must have Technician Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Microcomputer Technology or in any relevant IT Programmes.

2.8.7 HND

Holders of Higher National Diploma in Information Technology/ HND in Computer Science or an IT related programme from a recognized University or Tertiary Institution with 1st Class, 2nd Upper or 2nd Lower grades. They must also satisfy the basic entry requirement into University.

2.8.8 DIPLOMA IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • Credits in six subjects with an aggregate score of 42/26 or better in the WASSCE/ SSSCE

including core subjects such as English, Integrated Science and Mathematics, or

  • Two (2) passes at the GCE Advanced Level of which at least one should be grade D or better.
  • Certificate in Microcomputer Technology or any recognized IT Certificate.
  • Mature applicants

2.9 FACULTY OF IT BUSINESS

2.9.1 WASSCE/SSSCE/GBCE APPLICANTS

Applicants must have credits in three (3) SSSCE/WASSCE/GBCE Core Subjects (Mathematics, English Language and Integrated Science) plus three (3) credits in other elective subjects with an aggregate score of 24 or 36 respectively.

2.9.2 “A” LEVEL APPLICANTS

Five (5) “O” Level Credits including Mathematics and English Language, plus two (2) passes at

“A” Level in any subject.

  • KNUST ACCESS COURSE

An Access course for applicants with deficiency in WASSCE Subjects. This includes

Mathematics, English Language, Integrated Science and a Paper in Critical Thinking.

2.9.3 MATURE APPLICANTS

Mature applicants applying for admission must satisfy the following entry requirements:

  • Attained a minimum age of twenty – five (25) years at the time of application.
  • Show proof of age with birth certification which is five (5) years old or any other proof.
  • Must pass the Mature Students’ Entrance Examination in Mathematics, English Language

and General Paper/Aptitude Test.

  • Successful mature applicants without HND or Academic Diploma would be placed at Level 100
  • Applicants are expected to pay a fee which will be specified by the University.

2.9.4 INTERNATIONAL BACCALAURETTE

Applicants must have Mathematics/ Humanities/ Arts background .They must obtain a distinction, credit or pass as decided by the jury. They should also be proficient in English. This is checked through written exams, verbal interview and certification from a recognized language institution.

2.9.5 ABCE CERTIFICATION

Advanced Business Certificate Examination (ABCE) holders should have credit passes in Mathematics and English Language plus three (3) optional subjects relevant to their programme of study.

2.9.6 AMERICAN GRADE 12

Holders must have Mathematics/Humanities/Arts background. This must be evaluated with the actual results on transcript for the programme.

2.9.7 HND FROM HIGHER INSTITUTIONS

Holders of Higher National Diploma in Business related programmes from a recognized Polytechnic or Tertiary Institution with 1st Class, 2ndUpper or 2ndLower grades. They must also satisfy the basic entry requirement into University.

2.9.8 PROFESSIONAL APPLICANTS

Applicants with Stage 1 of ACCA, ICA, Associate of Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB), Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) should have credits in English language and Mathematics at GBCE or GCE ‘O’ Level or WASSCE. Such professionals will also need verification from the National Accreditation Board (NAB)

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