Through Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning (CeLEARN), UB provides several academic enhancement or enrichment programmes designed to meet the needs of persons who wish to pursue an associate or bachelor degree programme at UB but who do not have the academic qualifications for direct entry.
How to Apply
- Complete the CeLEARN Application for Admission Academic Enhancement Programmes.
- 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.
- 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 CeLEARN, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., weekdays;
- Request an official transcript be mailed directly from the last school attended to CeLEARN, P. O. Box N-4912, Nassau, The Bahamas or O. Box F-42766, East Grand Bahama, The Bahamas for applicants wishing to study at UB-North.
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:
- UB student identification (ID) number;
- Academic Enhancement Programme into which they have been accepted;
- Campus to which they have been accepted;
- Date for new student orientation and registration.
Accepting an Offer of Admission
To accept an offer of admission, students must:
- Notify the Office of CeLEARN;
- Attend new student orientation;
- Activate and use UB email account;
- Participate in advisement and register for classes during the designated time period;
- Pay all tuition and fees;
- Collect 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.
Recent high school graduates between the ages of 16 to 24 years who wish to attend UB but who do not meet requirements for direct entry into a degree programme, may apply to enrol in UB’s Academic Enhancement Programme, a seven-week academically-intensive enrichment experience. Students take English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, General Science and History courses which must be completed within the seven-week period with a minimum grade of ‘C’ in each course.Some courses are available as web-based through the Open Learning Department.
The Academic Enhancement for Mature Students programme is designed for adults 25 years and older who do not meet requirements for direct entry but who wish to enrol in a UB associate or bachelor degree programme. This programme is offered during the fall (August) and spring (January) semesters and summer (May) sessions. Students take non-credit courses in Mathematics and English. However, students interested in a degree in Nursing or Biology and/or Chemistry must complete Academic Enhancement courses in Biology (BIOL 071) and Chemistry (CHEM 071) if they do not have GCE or BGCSE passes with grade ‘C’ or higher in these subjects. Additionally, students who wish to pursue a degree in primary education must complete Academic Enhancement General Science (SCIN 070). Interested persons must be at least 25 years old to be considered for entry into this programme.
UB’s Summer Bridging Programme is a six-week academically intensive enrichment experience that offers students an opportunity to gain direct entry into UB. Students take courses in Mathematics, English Language and UB’s First Year Seminar which helps to prepare them for life in the university. This programme is open to the following persons:
- Recent high school graduates.
- Young adults (normally between 16-24 years old)
- Students who desire to attend university.
- Students who want to strengthen their competencies in the specified programmes offered.
The Infant/Toddler Day Care Educarers Certificate Programmeprovides the minimum qualification which allows an individual to act as a caregiver in the Nursery/Day Care Centre. The programme equips Day Care Educarers with the minimum competencies in early Childhood Development so that they can care for and stimulate young children in a safe and healthy environment, using appropriate activities.
The Pre-school Certificate Programmeprovides academic enhancement and para-professional training for individuals who are working in Pre-school and Infant Day Care Centres. Students take academic enhancement courses in Mathematics and English equivalent to the Bahamas Junior Certificate (BJC)/pre-college level. The primary objective of the programme is to provide caregivers with basic upgrading in courses relevant to the needs of children in pre-school and day care centres.
For additional information contact:
Mrs. Altamease Munroe
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
Ms. Denise Sherman
Administration Building, Grand Bahama Highway, UB-North
P. O. Box F-42766, East Grand Bahama, The Bahamas
Phone: (242) 688-5909/5906