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The UCJ registers institutions that have met minimum higher educational standards with respect to:

  • the governance and administration/management
  • academic programmes
  • admission policies
  • assessment of student learning
  • staffing
  • Resources (laboratory, libraries, physical facilities, etc.)
  • student support services 

As Registration is a pre-accreditation status, it entails the first five steps of the accreditation process which are shown below:

Step 1    APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION

  • The scheduling of a preliminary meeting with the institution to discuss the quality assurance framework, the requirements of the documentation and the registration process;
  • The institution’s submission of an Application for Registration;
  • The processing and review of documents submitted by the institution to determine eligibility for Registration visit.

Step 2    SITE VISIT

  • The selection and training of an evaluation team for the Registration visit;
  • The interviewing of relevant stakeholders of the institution on-site and evaluation of the institution’s facilities and resources by the evaluation team.

Step 3    REPORT WRITING

  • The preparation of the Registration report by members of the evaluation team.

Step 4    INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSE

  • The Registration report is sent to the President/Principal of the institution for review;
  • The institution prepares a written response to the UCJ to address the recommendations in the Registration report.

Step    5 REGISTRATION DECISION

  • The review of the Registration report and the institution’s response by the Accreditation, Curriculum and Development Committee (AC&D) and the submission of a recommendation to Council;
  • The Council’s review of the recommendation of the AC&D;
  • Council may delay a decision and ask that the institution address particular issues. In such a case, the application would revert to Step 4 of the process;
  • The decision of Council is communicated to the institution in writing.

Entities/institutions interested in Registration should request via email (info@ucj.org.jm) copies of the following documents to begin the process:

  1. The Registration Process: Guidelines for Registration
  2. Application for Registration
  3. Self- Study Handbook
  4. Schedule of fees

Upon review of the documents, entities/institutions should contact the UCJ to schedule a meeting to discuss their interest in seeking Registration.