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The University of the West Indies

at Mona, Jamaica

General Admissions

The Admissions Section, Student Affairs, the Registry, is responsible for the acceptance and processing of all applications and transfers for undergraduate study at the University of the West Indies. ‘Offers of Entry’ to successful applicants, registration packages to new and returning students and status letters are also issued from this Office.

This section of Student Affairs is located on the ground floor of the Senate building. Office hours are:

  • Monday to Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

  • Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For the convenience of Evening Students the Admissions Section will remain open Monday to Thursday until 7:30 p.m. These opening hours are observed during the entire year except for the month of July and the first week of August when the hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

General Admissions Requirements

Candidates who do not posses a grade 1 in Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) English A, a grade A in GCE O'Level English Language, a grade 1 in Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Communication Studies or a grade A in the General Certificate of Education (GCE) General Paper, are required to take an English Language Proficiency Test on entry.

Applicants whose first language is not English are required to perform satisfactorily in an approved English Language Test, e.g. the Test of English as a Foreign Language (T.O.E.F.L.). Applicants should have the following:

  • a minimum writing score of 22
  • a minimum reading score of 20
  • a minimum listening score of 20
  • a minimum speaking score of 20

    Total score 82


This will be accepted as equivalent to, and in place of, an acceptable CXC pass in English A.

For more information on the TOEFL Test, visit TOEFL on the web at or write to T.O.E.F.L. , Box 899-R,
Princeton, New Jersey 08541

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