Admission requirements & procedures

Admission criteria for undergraduate programs:

Admission

Admission requirements & procedures

1.      Enrolment Criteria for Students

1.1.   Student Enrolment Criteria

A non-discrimination student admissions policy is strongly followed by MC. Candidates for admission at MC, are considered without reference to race, colour, religion, sex, handicap or national origin. Thus, the diversity of the student community is a goal for MC’s admissions Office in order to bringing a diverse range of academic backgrounds, experiences, special interests, talents and cultural heritage.

Therefore, it is mandatory for all candidates to possess a Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualification (in their country of origin).

Students may achieve an admission to the College, possible at the beginning of any semester. The admission is granted, depending on students’ qualifications and future educational path selected. The College admission policy relies on students’ past record including high school grades.

Proficiency of the English language is required for all programs taught in English.  An English placement test is given to all incoming students. Its purpose is to determine the proficiency level of a student so as to recommend appropriate placement in English courses. Students with qualifications in English language such as: IELTS 5.5, IGCSE C, TOEFL 525 (196 computer based) will be able to follow normal program requirements (as described in individual program pathways).

1.2.   Admission criteria for undergraduate programs:

 

1.2.1.     Regular admission

The criteria for regular admission to the College undergraduate programs are as follows:

  • A Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate with an average mark of at least 50%, 10/20, or equivalent qualifications.

1.2.2.     Probational Admission

Applicants who posses a recognized Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate but whose average mark is lower than that requested could be admitted to the College on a probational basis. The performance of students admitted on a probational basis will be evaluated upon completion of their first two academic semesters, a period during which they are expected to achieve a minimum CGPA of 1.50.

Transfer Admission: based on a transfer evaluation by the prospective program coordinator and the guidelines of the Ministry of Education & Culture.

 


2.      Admission and Registration Instructions

The prospective student should send to the Office of Admissions, 48 Spyrou Kyprianou Ave., 4154 K. Polemidia, Limassol, Cyprus or personally refer with the following:

  • Completed Application Form along with the required amount of €50.
  • Certificate or copy of the certificate of higher secondary school.
  • One photo (passport size).

A candidate who meets the minimum registration conditions in a tertiary school of education, as required in the Article 2 of the Law 67(I)96, but has some shortages in education, e.g. if he/she does not speak English very well so that it will be difficult to attend the course of his/her program, he/she will be accepted in this program of study provided that he/she will attend the English Summer Course or Foundation Year of study. After qualifying exams he/she will be placed in the first semester of his/her chosen program.

During his/her study in the first or second semester of the foundation year of study, the student will be taught every day for at least five teaching periods per day, but there would be no practical training in industry. All courses will be compulsory.

During his/her study, as well as at the end of each academic semester of the foundation year of study, the student will undergo oral and written exams, but will only be granted a certificate of attendance, without earning any ECTS or exclusion from future courses.

If the student’s performance at the end of the second semester of the foundation year of study is considered satisfactory by the Academic Council of the college, the student will be placed in the first semester of the first year of his/her academic program of study.

If the prospective student meets all the conditions for admission but after an interview is found that further enhance of English language skills is needed, the student will be accepted in the specific program of study provided that he/she will participate in the summer English course and will acquire a Sufficient English Language certificate of the college with a minimum success score of 60% in the final examination.

When a prospective student is admitted to Mesoyios College, the Office of Admissions will issue and send a Letter of Acceptance. After the candidate receives the Letter of Acceptance, he/she must pay tuition for the first year of study.

The final step in the admission process is the selection of courses for the chosen program of study, under the guidance of the counselors and teachers.

The Admissions Office will notify all new students for the specific date for selection of the courses.

2.1.   Registration

Student registration is a standard procedure taking place prior the commencement of the new semester. This is a process that takes place between academic advisor and student. At MC there is a registration period, during which academic advisors should consult students in order to be properly registered for their courses. Late registration is permitted under exceptional conditions, but students registering late cannot be assured of space in the courses they are interested. Some courses may be cancelled as a result of low enrolment even prior to the end of late registration.

Students successfully completing their registration, will receive a personal timetable. On this timetable important information will be issued such as the times of classes and the rooms in which they are to be held. Timetable changes are likely to occur during the first two weeks of classes and are publicized on the notice boards. Students may not be able to register if they have been suspended from MC or if their names are on the Registration Stop List.

Students may not be allowed to registered in courses when owe:

  • Money to the College,
  • Books to the library, or
  • for any other reason.

For the above reasons, stop listed students will have to obtain a Stop List Clearance Letter to be allowed to register.

 

Also, students may not be allowed to register to courses due to:

  • A decision made by the Disciplinary Committee:
    • Dismissal from MC due to unethical or violent behavior, or any other unprofessional behavior that does not comply with the Students Code of Conduct principles
  • A decision made by the Academic Committee:
    • Student’s personal failure to meet MC’s academic progress criteria:
      • Diploma – completion of two consecutive semester with a CGPA < 1.7
      • Higher Diploma – completion of two consecutive semester with a CGPA < 1.8
      • Bachelor – completion of two consecutive semester with a CGPA < 2.0
    • Student’s involvement in any illegal action or activity, which confronts the Laws of the Republic of Cyprus and as a result the student himself/herself is under arrest or when the Courts’ decision is pending.

 

Note: During registration, students will be asked to sign a letter authorizing (or not) the college to contact their parents for any academic and/or financial purposes accordingly. Additionally, students will be asked to sign a letter authorizing (or not) the college to use their personal details (e.g. picture, name, etc.) for marketing and/or promotional purposes.

 

2.2.   Conditional Offers

A conditional offer is when a candidate may be asked to obtain further academic qualifications in order to be accepted onto a course. As soon as a candidate satisfies these conditions he/she should proceed to send the required documents.

2.3.   Readmission

Students seeking readmission must complete a new application form for consideration. International students applying for readmission should also adhere the current process requirements and/or relevant legislation.