Undergraduate Admissions Information
The International College of the Cayman Islands (ICCI) offers undergraduate students the opportunity to pursue careers in business, office administration, and human and social services. The College invites applications from serious, ambitious individuals seeking entry-level positions, advancement, or a career change in those areas by pursuing associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Prospective students must understand that ICCI is a private, independent institution and, therefore, admission and enrollment are a privilege and not a right. ICCI reserves the right to refuse admission or enrollment. Each student is subject to the College’s rules and regulations. Enrollment is on a quarter-to-quarter basis rather than on a yearly basis. Admission applications are available by emailing to [email protected] or on campus. Prospective students may contact or visit the campus to obtain more information.
Admission to the College for undergraduate studies is determined on an individual basis. Generally, a student should be at least 17 years old.
For degree-seeking students, admission to an undergraduate degree program at ICCI requires the following:
- A completed and signed application form.
- CI$50.00 (US $62.50) Application Fee – Non refundable
- High School Graduation or Equivalent (one of the following must be in the file)
- Copy of High School transcripts with date of graduation
- High School Diploma
- Copy of GED results indicating pass
- Two letters of reference, attesting intellectual and emotional readiness to do college-level work.
- Satisfactory interview (local residents).
Two categories of degree seeking undergraduate students will be accepted for admission:
- Regular students are those who fulfill all admission requirements prior to registration.
- Provisional students are those who desire to be accepted into degree programs but have incomplete documentation or requirements. This indication is reserved for extreme, unique situations. Such students will be admitted on a conditional basis and will be classified as provisional students until requirements for regular standing are fulfilled. All documentation requirements must be completed within two quarters. A provisional student that has not fulfilled regular admission requirements within two quarters may be dropped from the College.
Non-degree seeking students may attend as unclassified students. The admission requirements are listed below:
- A completed, signed, and paid application form
- CI$50.00 (US $62.50) Application Fee – Non refundable
The College asks applicants to visit the campus for a personal interview with one of the College admissions personnel or faculty members to discuss plans and career goals.
Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended prior to applying for admission at ICCI must be requested and sent to the College as soon as possible so the admission process will not be delayed. All documents become the property of the College. ICCI will not release official transcripts, or copies thereof, received from other institutions.
Application may be made at any time and applicants will be informed of their acceptance status shortly after all required information is received and the applicant’s qualifications are reviewed by the admissions committee.
Students applying for admission into an undergraduate program at the International College of the Cayman Islands must be proficient in writing, speaking, and understanding the English language.
All students pursuing undergraduate degrees must take EN101: Use of the English Language I and MA101: Introductory College Mathematics. The prerequisite for EN101 is EN090, EN 091 and EN 092: English Workshops and the prerequisite for MA101 is AP009: Developmental Studies: Math Skills.
A student may be exempt from those courses through one of the following:
- An SAT score of 450 or higher in the Math and Writing sections of the test; or
- A minimum ACT score of 18 in Math and English; or
- CXC, GCSE, IGCSE or other recognized test passes of Math and English. The college recognizes a two (2) as a pass for English and a two (2) or higher as a pass for Math on a scale of six (6) and a three (3) or higher as a pass on a scale of eight (8) for English and a three (3) or higher as a pass on a scale of eight (8) for Math; or
- A student must obtain a minimum score of 40 on the College Level Math Accuplacer exam in order to earn placement into MA 101. A student must obtain a minimum combined score of 160 on the Reading Comprehension and Sentence Skills Accuplacer exams in order to earn placement into EN 101.
If a student does not have one of the indicated exemptions, then the student will have to take EN 090/091/092 and/or AP 009 prior to taking EN 101 and/or MA 101.
Credit By External Examination
ICCI awards AP credit if a student earns a 3, 4 or a 5 on the Advanced Placement Exam. If a student scores a 4, 5, 6, or 7 on an Advanced IB exam, that student may also receive credit. Credit is only awarded for coursework equivalent to the content covered in either of the examinations. Only original, sealed transcripts or certifiable electronic copies of test scores will be accepted to validate student test performance on the Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exams.
The College accepts appropriate credits established by the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), PEP or DANTES subject testing, and professional certification examinations recognized by the American Council on Education. Official test scores must be sent to the Registrar of the College.
For other types of exams (British A-Levels, NY Board of Regents, or other ACE recommended tests) a Faculty Committee will review the student’s test results and determine to accept or reject the results for credit in a particular course, depending on the type of exam and course. It is important to note that, since ICCI is a traditional classroom-based campus, any credits that are obtained by examination are Pass/Fail and will not affect a student’s GPA.
The transfer of credit policy applies to both Associate and Bachelor credits sought to be transferred. Students with earned college credit from another accredited college or university may apply to have these credits transferred into their program at the College. Approval will be given for the maximum number of credits already completed with a grade of “C” or better that are compatible with the student’s chosen objective. ICCI will not accept a grade of D or below for transfer credit. ICCI will also not accept a grade of below 70, even if the grade assigned by the transferring institution is a C where the grade scale used by the institution from which credits are sought to be transferred is different than the grade scale used by ICCI. Credit from lower division courses (100-200 level) in other institutions is not transferable to upper division courses at ICCI (300-400 level) unless the Director of Academic Affairs provides supporting documentation to validate the transfer of a lower-division course to a higher-division course.
An official transcript from each college previously attended must be submitted upon admission to the College. Failure to provide an official transcript will prevent a student from enrolling in courses that require pre-requisities and/or completing their degree program’s requirements. A maximum of 105 quarter credits or equivalent may be transferred from junior colleges and/or a maximum of 135 quarter credits or their equivalent may be transferred from senior colleges. ICCI usually accepts credits only from an institution accredited by an institutional accrediting agency listed by the U.S. Department of Education or from an institution that is internationally recognized and/or recognized by the government of the country in which it operates as a degree granting institution. Transfer credit from non-accredited schools may be validated for transfer by examination or petition if courses are substantially equivalent to those offered at ICCI. To fulfill the residence requirement, transfer students must earn the equivalent of at least three quarters of full-time study (45 credits) at ICCI.
Students in good academic standing attending other institutions may enroll at ICCI for a specified period of time. The regulations of the primary college will apply and verification of credit acceptance should be obtained prior to enrollment at ICCI by the student.