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The general requirements for admission of WASSCE, SSSCE and GBCE candidates to first-degree programmes are three (3) credit passes in three core subjects and three (3) credit passes in three relevant elective subjects.

  1. i. SSSCE Candidates: Credit Passes (A-D) in six (6) subjects comprising three core subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, plus three (3) relevant elective subjects.
  2. ii. WASSCE Candidates: Credit Passes (Al-C6) in six (6) subjects comprising three core subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, plus three (3) relevant elective subjects.
  3. iii. GBCE Candidates: Credit Passes (A-D) in six (6) subjects comprising three core subjects including English Language and Mathematics plus three (3) relevant elective subjects

Passes in three (3) subjects (at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better). In addition, the applicant must have had credit passes (Grade 6) in five GCE Ordinary Level subjects including English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject (for non-science students) and an Arts subject (for Science students).

Applicant must have graduated with a good HND certificate (i.e. at least 2nd Class Lower Division). In addition, the applicant must have acquired a 2-year post-HIND qualification working experience. Institutions under mentorship will follow their Mentor Institutions' practice with regard to entry levels for HND applicants.

Other Diploma qualifications from elsewhere assessed to be equivalent to HND may be similarly considered.

Full Diploma Certificate in ABCE. Also, the applicant must have had credit passes in five (5) subjects including English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies in the General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE) or Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) or West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE). ABCE candidates may be considered for admission at level 200 of a degree programme.

Mature students entry avenues to tertiary education provide opportunities for people who could not do so earlier in their lives to further their education at the tertiary level after some years in the workplace. Such applicants should normally not exceed 5% (for Public Tertiary Educational Institutions) and 20% (for Private Tertiary Educational Institutions) of the total admissions of an institution in a given academic year.

  1. The applicant must be at least 25 years old, and show proof of age with birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of date of birth which is at least 5 years old at the time of application
  2. For admission into chartered institutions, applicant must pass Mature Students' Entrance Examinations conducted by the institution itself (English Language, Mathematics and an Aptitude Test)
  3. In the case of non-chartered institutions, the examinations will be moderated and the marked scripts, vetted by their Mentor Institution. In lieu of such examinations, the applicant should show proof of credit passes in English Language and Mathematics in WASSCE or any other nationally recognized standard High School level examinations (for qualifications from countries outside WAEC's aegis).

SSSCE Holders

  1. Six. (6) Passes (A -D) in all subjects, including English and Mathematics.
  2. For areas of specialization, three (3) of the Passes must be in relevant subjects

WASSCE Holders

Six (6) Passes (AI- D7) in all subjects, including English Language and Mathematics; and Must possess a minimum of C6 in any three (3) of the passes relevant to the area of specialization,


Four (4) WASSCE credit passes (A1-C6) or four SSSCE passes (A-D) including English Language and Mathematics, plus the DBS qualification could be used as entry qualification for relevant Higher National Diploma programmes. Diploma in Business Studies (DBS qualification cannot, in itself, be used for admission into first degree programmes.

All professional certificates and any other qualifications beyond the ones specified above must be referred to the National Accreditation Board for the establishment of their equivalencies, to determine their eligibility for admission to tertiary education institutions - universities, university colleges, polytechnics, etc.

The National Board for Professional and Technician Examinations and polytechnics will organize access courses for SSSCE/WASSCE holders who could not obtain the grades required for direct entry into tertiary institutions to foster their enrollment into Higher National Diploma Science and Engineering programmes

All foreign qualifications should be referred to the National Accreditation Board (NAB) for determination of equivalences and eligibility for admission to tertiary institutions in Ghana National Accreditation Board Act, 2007 [Act 744 (2(2)]

It should be noted that the American SAT, TOEFL etc, cannot in themselves be acceptable as entry qualifications into Ghanaian tertiary educational institutions.

Pursuant to the approved minimum entry requirements
  • Please note the slight amendments to the admission requirements of the various Diploma-awarding institutions
  • All public and private accredited tertiary education institutions are required in their advertisement for application for admission to indicate the approved minimum admission requirements to guide prospective applicants
  • When in doubt, prospective applicants are advised to check from the National Accreditation Board whether the institution they intend to apply to and the programme they intend to pursue are duly accredited
  • Any person, who disregards the admission policy and the advice herein, does so at their own risk.

Note:The public, especially, institutions, parents and students are hereby advised to take note and adhere to the above stated requirements. Non-compliance will lead to the withdrawal of unqualified students.

Applying to FCUC

Applying for admission to FCUC is easy. We will guide you through simple steps to completing the admission process and becoming a student, ready to be immersed into our exciting student life experience

  • Get started by examining your interests and aligning them to your programme choice.
  • Carefully select your desired programme and review the admission requirements and process
  • Complete your application and submit it online or manually.
  • Once we have received your completed application, application fee, and all required admission credentials, we will review your file and notify you with an admission decision.