Read these guidelines carefully if you are a student with disability.
The aim of this programme is to ensure that Junior College is inclusive by providing reasonable accommodation for student with disability, including students with physical, sensory or mental impairments; medical conditions; or specific learning difficulties whilst following the Matriculation Course with the other enrolled students.
The programme is offered to prospective students who have completed compulsory education at the time of application. It is aimed especially at those students with a significant disability who may need specific arrangements in order to be able to study at Junior College. The UM Access Arrangements Guidelines are available and it is strongly advisable to read this manual before applying.
Applicants who would like to be admitted to Junior College must be in possession of six passes in the Secondary Education Certification (SEC) Examination or when applicable, their equivalent at Grade 5/C or better. 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 students 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 in the same letter of admission, who, on the advice of the Access Disability Support Committee (ADSC), will consider each application on its own merit.
This is a full-time study programme spread between two to four academic years. The duration of the programme will be determined at the time of application based on the request made to the Admissions Board and the recommendation of the ADSU.
Students with disability may choose either one or the other of the following study programme options:
Option A: Matriculation Course (Standard) aimed at obtaining the Matriculation Certificate in adherence to MATSEC regulations. Students are therefore allowed to choose a maximum of six subjects, two at Advanced Matriculation (AM) level, three subjects at Intermediate Matriculation (IM) level and Systems of Knowledge.
Option B: Matriculation Course (Extra) aimed at obtaining the Matriculation Certificate in adherence to MATSEC regulations. Students are therefore allowed to choose a maximum of six subjects, three at AM level, two subjects at IM level and Systems of Knowledge.
Students are allowed the possibility to study an additional language at IM level. The language session will be held on Wednesday at 14:00 hrs for two consecutive hours over the two year course. Students will be able to sit for the relevant MATSEC examination at the end of the course.
Prospective students need to apply during the admissions period for the respective study programme they wish to follow, and make a request to the Admissions Board to consider their case. Upon consideration, and on the recommendation of the ACCESS-Disability Support Committee or Unit (ADSC/U), the Board may accede to the request made.
All students are expected to follow Junior College Regulations and Guidelines.
All Junior College students are entitled to use the facilities available on the College Campus normally free of charge. Normally facilities need to be booked in advance and are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
Students will be able to sit successfully for the MATSEC examinations at the end of the respective study programme.
Students opting for this programme must ensure that the group of chosen subjects is in line with MATSEC regulations. The same applies if a change of subjects is requested.
Students may request to be exempted from studying subjects if they are already in possession of a pass in the subjects.
Whilst every effort will be made to ensure that prospective students can choose any combination of subjects, the Junior College reserves the right not to offer a particular combination of subjects if the number of applicants does not justify it or if logistics and timetable arrangements do not permit it.
No changes to the timetable will be allowed once this is set at the beginning of the year.
If a student requires prolonged hospitalization or other special arrangements, they or their parents/guardians are strongly advised to inform the JC administration in writing, at the beginning of the year or as soon as the issue arises. In such circumstances, a certificate from a specialist/consultant is required. This information will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Students who require access arrangements during their time at the JC should inform the JC administration in writing and submit supporting documents from specialists during the first week of October or as soon as the issue arises. Such requests will be forwarded to the ADSU so that access arrangements approved by ADSC, can be made for the End-of-Year examinations. A separate request needs to be made to MATSEC by students when applying for MATSEC examinations (refer to the MATSEC Access Arrangement Guidelines).
All prospective students, who are under 18 years of age, must have at least one parent/guardian residing in Malta.
Students may only register for one study programme at a time, and cannot be registered at the Junior College concurrently with another institution.
Those students who have been exempted from Maltese as an entry requirement to Junior College, must hold a SEC pass at Grade 5 or better in this language by the time they apply for any undergraduate course at the University of Malta.
Students must commit themselves to their programme of studies and attend all sessions.