Cuttington University Entrance Requirements
Cuttington University is historically committed to providing a quality education to its students. It firmly believes that learning is continuous, and therefore subscribes to the notion of lifelong learning. Each applicant is reviewed carefully based on entrance requirements as defined by the university. In choosing its students, Cuttington does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, or personal disabilities. All students admitted are screened on placement examinations in English and Mathematics as determined by the office of Admissions, Records and Registration.
Cuttington is academically “quality-driven” and has historically provided for young people in Liberia and from other parts of Africa and the world, to have access to higher education. It reserves the right to grant or deny admission based on recommendations from the Admissions Committee
Standing Committee (ASC)
Petitions for exception will be received by the ASC within two weeks time after registration. Early in the semester, the student will be given a written examination; with a grade of 2.00 or better, the requirement in question will be waived. For exemption with credit, a student must score at least a “B” or above.
Any applicant wishing to attend Cuttington University as a non matriculated student must make formal application for admission and meet the following requirements:
- Be a high school graduate;
- Meet all the prerequisites for the courses he intends to take;
- Have the instructor’s approval for all courses in which he enrolls;
- Enroll in only two (2) courses;
- Not be a degree candidate;
- Not re-enroll in a course he has failed twice
Considering the post-war attitudes of most parents, entry to the special student category is limited to interested candidates who are working and seeking a professional enrichment.
High school graduates who sit and fail to meet the requirements for the regular college program may be accepted in the remedial category intended to upgrade their academic background and to prepare them for college work.
- Take the entrance exam and be qualified as a remedial student;
- Duration of the program is one semester;
- Must make a “C” grade in both remedial courses (Math 010 & Eng. 010) to be accepted in the regular program
- A student who makes a “C” in one course and fails one may be allowed to go to another semester to redo the course and pass it to qualify for the regular program.
- A student who fails both remedial courses is dropped from the college at the end of the semester and may be allowed to re-sit the entrance exam.
Foreign students are those individuals whose countries of origin are outside of Liberia. They should meet all of the requirements as any other student who seeks admission to Cuttington by submitting:
1. Evidence of financial support;
2. Evidence of proficiency in the use of English;
3. Formal application;
4. Authorized school records with notarized translation (if necessary);
5. General certificate of Education, Scholastic Aptitude Test Scores; or
6. The West African Examination Council Certificate.
Only Division I and II of the GCE/WAEC Certificate are acceptable. Candidates in Division I of WAEC are exempted from placement exams.
Applicant must also pass at least five (5) subjects at the ordinary level including English and Mathematics. Two passes in advance level subjects are also recommended.
Students who were separated from the University for a semester or more must apply for re-admission to the Registrar. The Academic Standing Committee (ASC) will review all applications during the first semester for second semester. They must meet the requirements for admission as prescribed by the ASC.
As long as students are in continuous residence from the date of entry, they will be held accountable for the degree requirements in effect at the time of entry; however, once they drop out and return to school, they will be accountable for the degree requirements in effect at the time of return. Deviations from this policy will be permitted only upon appeal of the individual student to the ASC within one semester after the date of return. The ASC will decide each case upon its individual merits.