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Undergraduate Admissions Policy

The purpose of Caribbean Nazarene College is to offer education of a holistic nature for  persons who desire to pursue education in a Christian environment. Our educational agenda prepares persons to serve within the church, para-church organizations, businesses, and in other careers.

By signing the application, the student commits herself or himself to abiding by the academic and Christian lifestyle standards of the College upon enrollment.

General Requirements


BACHELOR OF ARTS PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS

(Minimum Requirements)

Applicants for the Bachelor of Arts degrees should have at least 5 Ordinary (O) GCE/CXC passes [grades A, B or C or General I, II or III (after June 1998)] or equivalent. A pass in English Language is compulsory. A person with only 4 passes may be accepted provided three are on the Advance (A) Level and one of the passes is in English. The Pitman Advanced Level English Language Certificate may be accepted in lieu of a GCE “O” level pass.

U.S. high school graduation with C or higher in English and at least a C cumulative average also fulfills entrance requirements. Passes in recognized high school equivalency examinations may be accepted.


Music Ministry Majors

Applicants applying for a concentration in Music Ministry should have preparatory piano or keyboard, or the permission of the Director of the Music Department.


DIPLOMA AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS (Accredited)

(Minimum Requirements)

Four Ordinary (O) GCE/CXC passes [grades A, B or C, or General I, II, or III (after June 1998)], including English Language, are required. U.S. high school graduation with a C or higher in English and at least a C cumulative average also fulfills this requirement. Passes in recognized high-school-equivalency examinations may also be accepted.

The Pitman Advanced Level English Language Certificate may be accepted in lieu of a GCE “O” level pass.


DIPLOMA AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS

(Minimum Requirements)

Any one of the following is required:

  • Four Ordinary GCE/CXC passes, including English Language; or
  • A high school graduation transcript with a C or higher in English and at least a cumulative average of C from a nation that recognizes its high school diploma as a minimum requirement to enter a university level institution; or
  • Passes in recognized high-school equivalency examination

MATURE STUDENT ENTRY

The mature entry age is set at 30 years of age. There will be a diagnostic exam/writing test as a preliminary assessment of a student’s ability. Should the student perform well in this exam they will be allowed to enter the Undergraduate program.
Should it be determined that the student does not fully meet the requirements of ability, the student will be enrolled for a maximum of 9 credits per semester: including English Language in Semester 1 and Research Methods 1 in Semester 2.
An overall grade of C is required for a student to be accepted into the undergraduate program and a minimum of C- in the first semester is required to move forward. Please contact Admissions for further details.


DEGREE COMPLETION PLAN FOR THOSE IN FULL-TIME MINISTRY

A person, who may or may not meet the admissions requirements, but has a non-accredited diploma from a now-accredited institution or has a two-year accredited diploma, may be allowed to enter a degree programme at CNC. Such a person must have attained a minimum grade-point average of 2.0 during previous studies and must have five years of experience in pastoral or full-time Christian ministry experience. Normally, only those courses with a C or above can be transferred into a programme. The applicant may be required to take additional English or research and writing courses or may be asked to offer evidence of research writing.


DEGREE COMPLETION PLAN FOR THOSE WITH PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMAS

A person who meets the admissions requirements and has a two-year professional diploma or certificate from an accredited or approved institution or a CETA-member institution may be allowed to enter the Bachelor of Arts in General Studies program at CNC. Such a person must have attained a minimum grade-point average of 2.0 during previous studies. Only courses with a C or higher can be transferred.


SECOND BACHELOR’S DEGREE

A person who has a first degree from an accredited institution may apply for admission as a second Bachelor’s degree student. Such a person must have attained a minimum grade-point average of 2.0 during previous studies. The person may be required to take additional English or research and writing courses and complete the Biblical and Theological core requirements. The person must take a minimum of 30 hours from CNC, complete all practicum or internship courses, and present a senior thesis project to receive a second Bachelor’s degree.

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS

(Minimum Requirements)

  • Passes in recognized high-school equivalency examinations; or
  • Minimum scores of 60% on the CNC entrance and 70% on the English section.

Entrance into each programme may require additional requisites based on the area of study. Please contact the Enrollment Department for further information at admissions@cnc.edu or 676-8714.

It is advisable that all persons desiring to enroll in the College should contact the Director of Enrollment Management well in advance of the time they wish to enrol.

  • Deadline for the receipt of applications to ensure placement for Semester I  is June 30.
  • Deadline for the receipt of applications to ensure placement for Semester II  is October 31.