Admission of Mature Candidates into First Degree Programmes for the 2017/2018 Academic Year

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Mature Candidates for admission into first degree programmes of the University of Cape Coast for the 2017/2018 academic year.

Applicants are to buy application scratch cards which are up for sale at the Centres listed below:


1.0       SALES CENTRES 

  1. Cash Office, University of Cape Coast.
    (Mode of paymentCASH)
  1. Ghana Post Offices at the Regional Capitals
    (Mode of paymentPOSTAL ORDER)
  1. University of Cape Coast Accra Office, Tesano, Accra (Mode of paymentCASH)
  1. Kumasi Workers’ College (Mode of Payment – CASH)

     (e)        I-J Consult, Kasoa - Nyanyano Road, Near Witty Kids Int. School (CASH Payment)

APPLICATION FEE (made up of cost of scratch card, examination fee and preparatory classes fee)          -            GH¢360.00

The sale of Scratch Cards for online application begins on Monday, 7th November, 2016 and ends on Friday, 16th December, 2016 while the deadline for submission of completed application forms is Friday, 23rd December, 2016.


  1. Online applicants should visit then go to Admissions and click on Apply Online for further instructions. Applicants should select the MATURE application type.

All applicants are required to provide the following information at the back of the large EMS envelope: (a) application reference number (b) full name (c) postal address (d) first choice programme and (e) application category which should be MATURE.

Applicants are advised to read application instructions as well as the contents of the admissions brochure very carefully before completing the online application form.  Applications on which APPLICATION REFERENCE NUMBERS are not indicated will not be processed.


          Applicants seeking admission as Mature Candidates must;

  1. be, at least,  Twenty-Five (25) years old by 31st July, 2017.  A copy of applicant’s birth certificate issued not less than five (5) years from the day of completing the application form should be enclosed with the application materials.
  2. have any one of the following:
  • Minimum of Senior High School Certificate in relevant electives with credit passes in Core English and Core Mathematics
  • Teacher’s Cert. ‘A’ with GCE ‘O’ level credit passes in English and Mathematics.

NB. Applicants who do not have credit passes in English and Mathematics would be required to register for and pass special examinations in those subjects after payment of a fee of GHS50.00.


4.1       Main Papers

           The main examinations for candidates will comprise;

  1. General Paper
  2. Aptitude Test
  3. Special Paper in Education (for Education programmes only)

4.2       Special/Practical Papers

i. Special examinations in Mathematics and English Language for candidates who do not have credit passes at G.C.E. ‘O’ Level (grade 6 or better) or WASSCE/SSSCE (grade C6/D or better).

ii. Practical examinations will be conducted for candidates applying for the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education (Health, Physical Education & Recreation) programmes on a date which will be communicated to successful applicants.

4.3       Dates for Examinations

i. Thursday, 19th January, 2017    -  General Paper/Aptitude Test/Special Paper in Education

ii. Friday, 20th  January, 2017             -  Special Papers in Mathematics and English   

4.4       Preparatory Classes

Preparatory classes will be run for all applicants from Tuesday, 27th December, 2016 to Tuesday, 17th January, 2017 on selected topics to enhance their chances of passing the entrance examination. Applicants are expected to report to campus on Monday, 26th December, 2016.

4.5       Accommodation

Applicants are required to make their own accommodation arrangements with the Halls of residence on the University campus during the period of the preparatory classes and the examinations.


(a)        Copies of completed online application forms (confirmation pages) accompanied by photocopies of results slip(s), birth certificate, payment slips or receipts and other relevant documents should be sent by POST and NOT delivered by hand.

Completed online application forms should reach the Director, Directorate of Academic Affairs (DAA), University of Cape Coast not later than Friday, 23rd December, 2016.

Applicants are to ensure that copies of the application forms are posted early enough to be received before the deadline for submission as forms received after the deadline will not be processed.

(b)No additional documents will be accepted after submission of completed application forms.    Applicants are to note that only photocopies of certificates or result slips (not returnable) should accompany completed forms.  Original certificates/result slips of applicants offered admission will be inspected before registration.         

A change of programme after the submission of application form would NOT be allowed.


Mature candidates are advised to select only programmes that are listed below.


B.A. (Arts)

B.A. (African Studies)

B. Music

B. A. (Communication Studies)



B.Sc (Tourism Management)

B.A. (Population & Health)

B.A. (Anthropology)

B.A. (Social Sciences)

B.Sc (Hospitality Management)



Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

Bachelor of Commerce (Management)

Bachelor of Commerce (Procurement & Supply Chain Management)

Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)

Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resource Management)



B.Ed (Arts)

B.Ed (Social Sciences)

B.Ed (Social Studies)

B.Ed (Management)

B.Ed (Accounting)

B.Ed (Health, Physical Education and Recreation)

B.Ed (Science)

B.Ed (Computer Science)

B.Ed (Mathematics)

B.Ed (Basic Education)

B.Ed (Early Childhood Education)

B.Ed (Home Economics)

B.Sc (Psychology)



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