Do you want to pursue an associate or bachelor degree programme at UB, but do not have the academic qualifications for direct entry?  Through Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning, UB provides several upgrading programmes designed to meet your academic needs.

College Preparatory Programme

  • Provides the academic foundation for individuals wishing to enter a UB associate or bachelor degree programme.
  • Designed for individuals between the ages of 16 – 24 years.
  • Offered during the fall (August) and spring (January) semesters.
  • Students take non-credit courses in Mathematics, English, Social Sciences (History, Civics) and Science (Agriculture, Biology Chemistry, Geography or Physics).
  • Students must achieve a minimum grade of ‘C’ in each course.
  • Successful completion provides direct entry into a UB associate or bachelor degree programme.
  • Eligibility criteria:
  1. Three BGCSE passes with grade C or above or two GCE passes with grade ‘C’ or above or SAT scores of 600 or higher;
  2. Completion of grade 12;
  3. At least 16 years of age.

Prerequisite to College Preparatory Programme

  • Designed for recent high school graduates who do not meet eligibility criteria for the College Preparatory Programme.
  • Offered during the fall (August) and spring (January) semesters.
  • Students take non-credit Mathematics, English and Reading courses.
  • Successful completion provides direct entry into the College Preparatory Programme.
  • Eligibility criteria:
    1. Two BGCSE passes with grade ‘E’ or higher;
    2. Sit the Continuing Education Placement Examination.

Mature Upgrading Programme

  • Designed for mature adults 25 years and older wishing to enter a UB associate or bachelor degree programme.
  • Offered during the fall (August) and spring (January) semesters.
  • Students take non-credit courses in Mathematics and English.
  • Classes normally held from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on weekdays.
  • Successful completion provides direct entry into a UB associate or bachelor degree programme. However, participants interested in a degree in Nursing or Biology and/or Chemistry must complete College Preparatory courses in Biology (BIOL071) and Chemistry (CHEM071) if they do not have GCE or BGCSE passes with grade ‘C’ or higher in these subjects.
  • Eligibility criteria: At least 25 years old.

How to Apply?

  1. Complete the University of The Bahamas Undergraduate Admission Application.
  2. Pay a non-refundable processing fee of $40.00 in the form of cash, bank certified cheque, debit card or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Suncard) at the Business Office, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., weekdays.
  3. Submit completed application form, proof of payment of processing fee and supporting documents (copy of relevant pages of valid passport showing passport number, photo identification and expiration date; self-statement; and credentials including any BGCSEs, BJCs, or equivalents) to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., weekdays;
  4. Request an official transcript be mailed directly from the last school attended to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions, P. O. Box N-4912, Nassau, The Bahamas or O. Box F-42766, East Grand Bahama, The Bahamas for applicants wishing to study at the University of The Bahamas-North.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester (August) – First Friday in February.
Spring Semester (January) – Last Friday in September.

Acceptance Letters

Applicants are notified in writing once application forms and supporting documents have been processed.  Successful applicants are issued a ‘Letter of Acceptance’ indicating the following:

  1. UB student identification (ID) number;
  2. Upgrading programme into which they have been accepted;
  3. Campus to which they have been accepted;
  4. Date for new student orientation and registration.

Accepting an Offer of Admission

To accept an offer of admission, students must:

  • Notify the Office of Recruitment and Admissions;
  • Attend new student orientation;
  • Activate and use their UB email account;
  • Participate in advisement and register for classes during the designated time period;
  • Pay all tuition and fees;
  • Collect their UB student ID card from the Office of Recruitment and Admissions;
  • Submit the completed Medical Record form to the Campus Nurse by the last Friday in March (fall admits) or the last Friday in October (spring admits). Students who fail to submit the form on or before the due date will have a medical hold placed on their account and will not be able to register for classes until the hold is lifted by the Campus Nurse. All students must provide documentary evidence of their vaccination for Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR); and
  • Submit the completed Accident Insurance Waiver Form and proof of accident insurance to the Campus Nurse by the last Friday in August (fall admits) or the last Friday in October (spring admits) if they do not wish automatic coverage in the Student Accident Insurance Protection Plan.

For Additional Information Contact:

Mrs. Altamease Munroe
University of The Bahamas
Continuing Education & Lifelong Learning
Cottage # 8, Moss Road, Oakes Field Campus
P.O. Box N-4912,
Nassau, The Bahamas
Phone: (242) 328-0093/325-5714/328-1936/326-2025/326-3316
E-mail: altamease.munroe@ub.edu.bs

Ms. Denise Sherman
University of The Bahamas
Continuing Education & Lifelong Learning
Grand Bahama Highway, University of The Bahamas-North
P.O. Box F-42766,
East Grand Bahama, The Bahamas
Phone: (242) 688-5909/5906
E-mail: denise.sherman@ub.edu.bs