The Mico University College

The Mico University College

What do you need to qualify?

In order to be eligible for programmes at The Mico, you must fall into any of the following options below:

General Requirements

Option 1 - General Admission

Minimum of 5 CSEC/GCE subjects, (Mathematics & English Language compulsory). You also need Grade I or II passes in subjects specific to the respective programmes.


English Proficiency Test

Applicants who did not receive a Grade I in CSEC English will be required to take an English Proficiency Test and achieve a minimum score of 70%. If the grade achieved is below 70%, the student will be required to enrol in and pass the Foundation English course during their first year of study.

CAPE Exemptions

Candidates who also have relevant passes in CAPE may be eligible for course exemptions depending on desired course of study. Please check with a program advisor to see if you qualify and get a head start on your study.

Option 2 - Equivalent Qualifications

  • National Vocational Qualification of Jamaica (NVQJ) or Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ)

Accepted occupational areas and certification levels will depend on specific programme requirements.

  • High School Diploma from Accredited American or Canadian institutions

These will be accepted as having the equivalent qualifications for entry to Year 1 of the Degree course, provided that the passes shown in the transcripts are at the level required for the programme that you desire to pursue.

  • Passes in the Secondary Education of the U.K., Associated Examining Board (A.E.B.), Royal Schools of Music or Trinity College certifications

These will be accepted as equivalent to CSEC General Proficiency.

Option 3 - Started a Teachers' College Diploma Programme

  • Completed Year 1 of a Teachers’ College Diploma programme with a ‘B’ average

You will be accepted as having satisfied matriculation requirements. You will also be eligible for possible exemption(s).

Option 4 - Possession of Associate Degrees

  • Holder of an Associate Degree

You will be accepted with possible exemptions. It should be noted that for admission to a specialization, one is required to have subjects at CSEC Grades 1 or 2, and/or GCE Grades A or B in courses relevant to the specialization.

Specific Requirements

Primary or Early Childhood Degrees

Candidates wishing to pursue the Primary or Early Childhood Degree should possess the requirements stated above which should include a science subject such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Integrated Science or Human and Social Biology, and a Social Science subject such as History, Geography or Social Studies, in addition to a pass in Mathematics.

Special Education Degree

Applicants wishing to pursue the Special Education Degree should possess the general requirements above which should also include Mathematics and a Science subject. Only one business subject will be accepted. Applicants who do not have a pass in Mathematics or a Science subject may be accepted, but will be required to pursue Foundation Mathematics and a Science course to complete matriculation requirements by the end of Year 1.

Applicants wishing to pursue other degrees should possess, within the general requirement, passes in their specialist areas, i.e. subjects at CSEC General Proficiency Grades 1 or 2 or GCE ‘O’ level Grades A or B. This is to satisfy requirements specific to individual programmes.

A psychometric test will be administered to all applicants. The results of this test will assist in the selection of students, but will not necessarily exclude an applicant. In addition to this test, interviews are conducted as part of the selection process.

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