2020 Admission to Junior College

General entry requirements for Matriculation Certificate (Standard) for academic year 2020/21  

The following is a complete list of entry requirements for Junior College (JC) admission in October 2020. In response to the recent pandemic, JC has set alternative entry routes for academic year 2020/21 only which includes also a probationary status. Scroll through the accordions below to check the most appropriate admission route for you.

 

  1. The following entry requirements for admission to Junior College (JC) apply for the Matriculation Certificate (Standard) and other two-(2)-year study programmes that make use of the same general entry requirements.
  2. The following are the entry requirements:
    • Applicants must be in possession of six (6) passes in the Secondary Education Certificate (SEC) Examination at Grade 5 or better or when applicable their equivalent. The subjects must include: English Language, Maltese, Mathematics and at least one of Physics, Chemistry or Biology
    • In cases where an applicant does not hold SEC qualifications, but has qualifications from other boards, the applicant may still be admitted following a favourable recommendation of the Admissions Board.
    • Prospective applicants whose qualifications fall short of those required due to a significant disability, including individuals within the Autism Spectrum and with specific learning difficulties, may make a request to the Admissions Board who, on the advice of the Access Disability Support Committee (ADSC), will consider each application on its own merit.
    • Non-Maltese applicants not in possession of SEC qualifications are to contact the International Admissions Office.
  3. Once accepted, these candidates will be considered as Regular Students. Regular students have all the entry qualifications for entry to JC.

 

  1. For academic year 2020/21 only, where applicable, candidates who by the time of application have finished their education in an accredited educational institution in 2020 or will be sitting for SEC examinations in September 2020 may make use of the following alternative routes.
  2. Alternative Entry Route 1
    • Applicants must be in possession of six (6) passes at Level 3 in the Secondary Education Certificate (SEC) Examination awarded by the MATSEC Board in July 2020. The subjects must include: English Language, Maltese, Mathematics and at least one of Physics, Chemistry or Biology.
    • These applicants will be considered as Regular Students once accepted. 
    • Applicants may be accepted as Probationary Students (Type 1) if they are in possession of valid qualifications in at least three (3) of the entry requirements stipulated above.
    • Probationary Students (Type 1) should attempt to obtain all the necessary entry requirements in the SEC examinations held in September 2020. Applicants who still do not manage to obtain all the entry qualifications when the results of the SEC September 2020 session are published in November 2020, will need to make an informed decision whether to continue with their study programme at JC or not. The College will assist students in this decision.
    • Students who decide to continue with their study programme in spite of not having all the entry requirements will continue to be considered as Probationary Students (Type 1).
  3. Alternative Entry Route 2 
  • Applicants, who did not sit for all or some of the School’s Mock Examinations in 2020 because the respective school did not hold these, may present the Secondary School Certificate and Profile (SSC&P) or the DQSE Award in the case of GEM16+ students issued in 2020. The subjects must include English Language, Maltese, Mathematics, and at least one (1) of Physics, Chemistry or Biology and two (2) other subjects, each of which must be certified at MQF Level 3 by the respective school. Such applicants will be accepted as Probationary Students (Type 2).
  • Applicants may still be accepted to join as Probationary Students (Type 2) if they are in possession of at least three (3) of the entry requirements as stated above until the results of the SEC September 2020 examination session are published in November.
  • Probationary Students (Type 2) should attempt to obtain all the necessary entry requirements in the SEC examinations held in September 2020. 
  • Probationary Students (Type 2) will be considered as Regular Students once they obtain a Grade 5 or better in the SEC September 2020 examination session in the six (6) entry qualifications required.
  • Probationary Students (Type 2) who obtain at least three (3) passes at Grade 5 or better in the SEC September 2020 examination session will be considered as Probationary Students (Type 1). These students will need to make an informed decision whether to continue with their study programme at JC or not. The College will assist students in this decision.
  • Probationary Students (Type 2) who do not manage to obtain at least three (3) of the entry qualifications when the results of the SEC September 2020 session are published in November 2020, will not be allowed to continue with their study programme. 
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  1. Probationary Students (Type 1 & 2) will become Regular Students if they obtain all the necessary entry qualifications by November 2020 or are promoted to the second year of their study programme by the end of the academic year 2020/21.
  2. Probationary students who fail to be promoted to the second year of their study programme for any reason, may re-join JC as Year I students in 2021/22 provided they have the customary full entry qualifications.
  3. All students, regular and probationary (Type 1 & 2), will start their respective study programme on October 2020.
  4. Applicants who are accepted as Probationary Students at the JC must be in possession Grade 5 or better  (or Level 3 awarded in July 2020) in the Secondary Education Certificate (SEC) Examination or when applicable, their equivalent in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics before they apply to join UM. 

 

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