Frequently Asked Questions

Below is the top ten most frequently asked questions by prospective and current students of Portmore Community College

1. How to apply?
Application forms may be collected from the College’s Admissions Office or downloaded from our website. Before submitting your application form, please view the Application Checklist. Additional information about the programme including information on the tuition structure for the programme can be obtained from our Admissions office : (876) 630-1772

2. When to apply?
Applications are continuously being processed throughout the year.
However Applicants who wish to start school in September must submit their application on or before the 31st of August.

Any application submitted after the 31st of August will be processed for the start of the semester in January. For additional information contact the Admissions office by telephone at (876) 630-1772 or via email at

3. What are the entry requirements?
Associate Degree:
A minimum of five (5) CSEC or GCE O’level including English A and Mathematics.

Bachelor's Degree:
Applicant must possess an Associate degree issued by the CCCJ. It should be noted that the qualifying degree must be in an area relevant to the intended programme of study.

CAPE applicants are required to have a minimum of five (5) CSEC including English A and Mathematics. Applicants are also required to have the CSEC subject equivalent to CAPE subject of choice.

Students are required to have at least completed Grade 11. No other academic entry requirements needed.

4. Are there Tuition Payment Options?
For students who may be unable to pay their full tuition fee in one installment at the start of the academic year, the college offers the following semester payment options. See the TUITION PAYMENT OPTIONS document for more information.

5. How can I finance my education?
You can consider contacting the Student Loan Bureau (SLB), a commercial bank or a credit union. Also view the following list of organizations where students may seek out tutition funding.

6. Is there a dress code?
The Portmore Community College is a tertiary institution that prepares individuals for professional employment. In addition, we are a Ministry of Education Institution and therefore we are expected to adhere to certain codes of conduct and modes of dress. You are therefore being advised to review the dress code and adhere to same once you decide to attend the college.

7. Do I have to buy all the books on my reading lists?
Trying to buy all the books on your reading list can become very costly very quickly! You can access books through the library – ask a librarian to assist you if you are not sure how to find a book or need to know more about borrowing restrictions. You can also access the Library website or the Library's Online Library Catalogue.

8. How do I get a student ID card?
ID card collection will be timetabled and you will be informed when we will be having ID card sessions.

9. How do I print/scan/photocopy?
You may print/scan/photocopy at the college's Document Centre which is located on campus. You may print from your own device or email.

10. How can I get my laptop and/or phone connected to the internet?
Wi-Fi is available on campus for our students. For assistance getting connected to the internet, you can speak with one of our IT Lab Technicans.

Message to Prospective Students

Welcome to Portmore Community College, the college that cares. Thank you for expressing an interest in joining the Portmore Community College family.

At Portmore Community College, you will get an outstanding education, build lifelong friendships and find the support you need to succeed in college. We look forward to seeing you on campus.

Main Campus:
Box 233 Waterford P.O.
Portmore, St. Catherine

Old Harbour Campus:
41 East Street, Old Harbour P.O.
St. Catherine

We offer various programmes that falls under:

Bachelors' Degree
Associate Degrees

Classes for full time students starts at 8:00 A.M. and ends at 5:00 P.M. each day from Mondays to Fridays.

Classes for part time students starts at 5:30 P.M. and ends at 9:30 P.M. each day from Mondays to Fridays. Classes are also held on Saturdays for part time students.

MONDAYS: 8: 30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
TUESDAYs: 8: 30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
WEDNESDAYS: 8: 30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
THURSDAYS: 8: 30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
FRIDAYS: 8:00A.M. – 4:00P.M.


The mission of Portmore Community College is to build the human capital of the communities we serve by providing diverse pathways to quality higher education and learning, enhance proficiency, and professionalism.

By the year 2020 Portmore Community College will be recognized as a viable option for quality post-secondary education as we continue to provide our students with affordable, high-quality education and training.