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Graduate Admission Requirements

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Admission to the Graduate Division at ICCI requires the following:

  1. A completed and signed application form including the application for admission to graduate study.
  2. CI$60.00 (US $75.00) Application Fee – Non refundable
  3. Possess one of the following:
    • Bachelor degree from a US accredited college or university (substantiated by official transcripts); or
    • Possess a Bachelor degree from an institution recognized by the Cayman Islands government or the University Council of Jamaica (substantiated by official transcripts); or
    • Possess a Bachelor degree from a college or university that does not meet either of the above criteria that has been evaluated by a NACES approved credential evaluation agency and found to be comparable to a US Bachelor degree.
  4. A TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) examination is required for all applicants whose native language is not English. A minimum score of 80 for the internet-based TOEFL or 550 for the paper-based TOEFL, or 6 for IELTS is required for admission. Applicants who have completed degree programs in English at the college or university level may qualify to have the requirement waived. If this is not noted on your transcript, please request a letter from the registrar at your college or university stating that your language of instruction was English. For reporting purposes, the ICCI code for TOEFL is 0758 To submit IELTS scores, please contact the test center where you took the test and request that an official Test Report Form be sent to The International College. Visit or for more information.
  5. Three reference letters, attesting intellectual capacity and motivation to pursue graduate level work.
  6. Satisfactory interview (local residents).

Two categories of degree seeking graduate students will be accepted for admission:

  1. Regular students are those who fulfill all admission requirements.
  2. 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. Missing documentation of the Bachelor degree CANNOT be a missing element of documentation for admission as a provisional student.

Any student wanting to take a graduate course without pursuing a degree may be admitted as an unclassified student. The admission requirements are listed below:

  1. A completed, signed, and paid application form
  2. CI$60.00 (US $75.00) Application Fee – Non refundable
  3. Approval of the Graduate Committee

There are courses required for the graduate degree programs that have undergraduate courses as prerequisites. Prior to taking those graduate courses, the graduate student must have completed the appropriate prerequisite undergraduate course with a grade of “C” or better as substantiated by official transcripts. If the course was not taken while pursuing the student’s undergraduate degree, the course may be taken at ICCI. It is best that the student plan ahead so that he/she take any prerequisites not already taken early so that he/she does not miss graduate courses when they occur.

Early Admission: With approval of the Graduate Committee, an undergraduate student of ICCI who has not more than 20 quarter credits before completion of a Bachelor degree and who has a 3.0 GPA or higher may register for graduate studies while completing work for the Bachelor degree. Such students must have the Director of Academic Affairs’ approval and may not take over 15 graduate credits before the requirements for the undergraduate degree are completed. Other requirements for graduate admission must be met.

Provisional Students are those with incomplete. They will remain classified as such until all requirements for regular standing are fulfilled. Any student wanting to take a graduate course without pursuing a degree may be admitted as an Unclassified Student with the approval of the Graduate Committee.

Admission applications should be submitted to the Director of Admissions at ICCI. A CI$60.00 (US$75.00) non-refundable fee must accompany each application.