Due to health and safety restrictions implemented to reduce the incidence of COVID-19 transmission, please click here for information on how to complete your application online and submit your supporting documents.


Before You Apply



We normally accept applications in the following periods unless otherwise stated.


Application Period: mid-February to June


Application Period: October to Mid-December



Extended deadline for applications: Sunday 10th October 2021





New and Transfer Applicants

All new and transfer applicants must apply online unless otherwise stated.


Applicants for Re-Admission

Download the Word/PDF application, complete and email us at



Online applications: currently Free (new and transfer applicants only)

Electronic forms submitted via email: $10.00 TTD (re-admissions applicants only)

Paper applications: $25.00 TTD


DISCLAIMER: COSTAATT reserves the right to cancel or modify any programme advertised.

REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS (must be submitted along with your application)

Required Supporting Documents (click to view table)
Nationality -
General Supporting Documents
Valid TT ID card or Passport Valid Passport Birth Certificate Academic Certificates
TT Nationals YES YES YES
Non-Nationals YES YES
Programme -
Specific Supporting Documents
Two Written Confidential Character References Police Certificate of Character Nursing Council Permit Personal Statement
General Nursing (AAS, BSc) YES YES YES
Psychiatric Nursing (AAS, BSc) YES YES YES
Midwifery (BSc) YES YES YES
Medical Laboratory Technology (AAS, BSc) YES
Medical Ultrasound (AdvDip) YES
Radiography (BSc) YES YES
Environmental Health (AAS, BSc) YES
Occupational Safety and Health (AAS, BSc) YES
Social Work (BSW) YES
Early Childhood Care and Education (BA) YES YES

Submission of supporting documents

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, all our campuses remain closed until further notice. Please click here to view our Admissions COVID-19 Update to find out how you can submit your supporting documents online.

Deadline for supporting documents

You must submit supporting documents within 2 weeks of submitting your online application.  If you are unable to submit supporting documents within the stipulated time, you must advise us via email to  Please note that we may not be able to process your application without required evidence.

Type of Applications

New Applicant

A student who has not completed any college-level courses and who wishes to enrol in a degree programme at COSTAATT.

To download your paper application or apply online (only applicable to New, Transfer, CARICOM and International applicants)

Transfer Applicant



A student who has completed college-level courses at a recognised higher education institution and who wishes to enrol in a degree programme at COSTAATT.


The College evaluates the transcripts of transfer students to determine equivalency with its own programmes and requirements for graduation. Please note that, depending on the programme of study, there is a limit to the number of credits that may be transferred or the number of exemptions that may be granted. Transfer applicants must be in good academic standing at the previous institution. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information.

Applicants wishing to transfer to COSTAATT with advanced standing* must submit the following:

*Advanced standing acknowledges prior study through the award of credit


  • Official transcripts of all subjects previously completed at a tertiary level institution
  • Copies of syllabus/course outlines for courses completed
  • A completed Request for Transfer Credit form, which is available at the Admissions Office


Download your paper application or apply online (only applicable to New, Transfer, CARICOM and International applicants)

Returning Applicant

A student who commenced studies with COSTAATT, but has applied for absence from the College for three or more consecutive semesters; or

A student who has completed studies with COSTAATT and returns to embark on another programme.




Use Printable Re-admission Form

Students who commenced studies with COSTAATT, but have been absent for three or more consecutive semesters must complete the College’s readmission form.

The submission of a readmission form does not guarantee re-entry into COSTAATT.

To submit your paper-based re-admission form simply follow these steps.

Step 1: Download and Print Application for Re-admission Form

Step 2: Fill-In All Relevant Information

Step 3: Submit Application for Re-admission Form

Submit your completed re-admission form along with all relevant supporting documents to the Admissions Department via email at


A student who is interested in earning credit for specific college-level courses without registering for a full diploma or degree programme. Such students enjoy the same privileges and responsibilities as other students and are also required to observe all college rules and regulations, including those governing student conduct.


Non-matriculated students must satisfy relevant entry requirements.


A student who wishes to pursue discrete courses for personal enrichment (no examinations or credit is awarded).

CARICOM and International Applicants

CARICOM and international applicants must submit official copies of transcripts of all subjects completed at prior secondary and tertiary institutions. If these documents are not in English, a certified translation is required. It may also be necessary to have the qualifications assessed by the Accreditation Council of Trinidad & Tobago (ACTT) or the Curriculum Planning and Development Division (CPDD), Ministry of Education located at the Rudranath Capildeo Learning Resource Centre. Qualifications supplied will be assessed to determine equivalence to programme entry requirements.

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in English via an internationally recognized English Language test, such as the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System). Please see our website for minimum test scores required. To obtain information on TOEFL please visit the ETS (Education Testing Service) website at or email For information on IELTS tests please visit the IELTS website at or alternatively contact the nearest British Council office for information


Download the paper application or apply online (only applicable to New, Transfer, CARICOM and International applicants)

Start your application here


After You Have Applied


It takes approximately 2 weeks after submission of your application to be processed, and 2 weeks after which an admissions decision can be made.

Some programmes require:


To be admitted to the following programmes, short-listed applicants must be successful at
an admissions interview:
General Nursing (BSc, AAS)
Psychiatric Nursing (BSc, AAS)
Midwifery (BSc)
Medical Laboratory Technology (BSc, AAS)
Radiography (BSc)
Social Work (BSW)
Early Childhood Care and Education (BA)
Applied Psychology (BSc)


To be admitted to the music programme (bachelor’s and associate degree), short-listed
applicants will be required to successfully complete the audition process.

Offers of Admission

Offers of Admission

Formal offers of Admission to any programme shall be made, in writing, by the Director
of Enrolment or designate.

Placement Tests

Shortlisted applicants are required to sit the College’s placement tests in English and /or
mathematics. The results of the tests ensure that upon entering the College, students can
access and benefit from courses designed to help develop the knowledge and skills
required to meet the academic standards of their chosen major.

Please note that the following persons are exempted from taking the placement test, as
detailed below: –
Exempt from English & Mathematics test:

  • Persons who completed degree level studies at COSTAATT
  • Holders of bachelor’s and associate degrees from other recognised institutions
  • Holders of recognised professional certification

Exempt from English test only:

  • CAPE/GCE A’ Level graduates with grades 1, 2 or 3 / A, B or C in Communication Studies or Literature
  • CSEC/GCE O’Level graduates with grade 1 or A in English A

Exempt from Mathematics test only:
Please note that the qualifications listed below must have been attained no more than 5 years prior to
applying to COSTAATT

  • CAPE/ A’Level graduates with grades 1, 2 or 3 / A, B or C in Mathematics or Physics
  • CSEC/ GCE O’ Level graduates with grades 1, 2 or 3 / A, B or C in Additional Mathematics
  • CSEC/ GCE O’ Level graduates with grade 1 or A in Mathematics

Sample English Placement Test

Sample Mathematics Placement Test