Many colleges and universities give applicants the option of reporting scores from testing programs. However, some institutions may have a stated preference for one test or the other.
Admissions to tertiary institutions outside the country are competitive. It is therefore, imperative that a student aspiring for a tertiary education in the United States of America, Canada and United Kingdom etc make good grades with a minimum of C4.
If required by the college or university, it will be requested from the College Board that your official test score be sent directly to the college or university admissions office.
An official transcript from student’s Senior High School is sent electronically to student’s choice of university of application. It includes information on the record of all the courses taken for high school by the student, school credit, grades and credits earned. It also includes GPA, class rank, standardized test scores and course in progress.
Students must provide evidence of extra curricula activities, leadership skills, personal and volunteering activities they have been engaged in.
Students are required to submit both long and short essays. In some cases, students are given a topic to write on and in other cases, students are at liberty to write on any topic that is of interest to them.
Two types of recommendation letters are requested for
Counsellor Recommendation Letter : This is submitted by the counsellor on behalf of your senior high school.
Teacher/ Instructor Recommendation Form: This is filled by an instructor who knows you well.
O-Level is the acronym for Ordinary Level. It is the first part of the GCE (General Certificate of Education). O –Level is the final certificate for secondary school. O-Level is offered by Cambridge International Exams (CIE), American Council for Higher Education and Edexcel International.
Students can choose from more than 40 subjects. Students normally take 7 to 9 subjects in the O –level and with a maximum subject of 14. To follow a balanced curriculum, most students choose courses from each Cambridge O level group (Language, Humanities and Social Sciences, Sciences, Mathematics and Business, Creative, Technical and Vocational). Courses take two (2) years to complete.
Assessment includes written, practical and oral. Students are graded from A indicating the highest achievement to E indicating minimum satisfactory performance. U indicating Ungraded is commonly regarded as fail. O –level examinations are administered twice a year in June and November and results are issued in August and January respectfully.