Before You Apply


Applications normally accepted: April – August

Applications are currently open, you are welcome to submit your application now.


Applications normally accepted: October – January


Early deadline / CARICOM / International Students: 7th June 2024

Regular deadline (all programmes – *final deadline for Nursing applications) 5th July 2024

Late deadline (all programmes EXCEPT NURSING) – 2nd August, 2024



New and Transfer Applicants

All new, transfer and COMPASS applicants must apply online.


Applicants for Re-Admission

Download the fillable PDF application, complete and email us at



Online applications: currently Free

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)


Nationality -
General Supporting Documents
Valid TT ID card or PassportValid PassportBirth CertificateAcademic Certificates


Programme -
Specific Supporting Documents
Two Written Confidential Character ReferencesPolice Certificate of CharacterNursing Council PermitPersonal Statement
General Nursing (AAS, BSc)YESYESYES
Psychiatric Nursing (AAS, BSc)YESYESYES
Midwifery (BSc)YESYESYES
Medical Laboratory Technology (AAS, BSc)YES
Medical Ultrasound (AdvDip)YES
Radiography (BSc)YESYES
Environmental Health (AAS, BSc)YES
Occupational Safety and Health (AAS, BSc)YES
Social Work (BSW)YES
Early Childhood Care and Education (BA)YESYES

Submission of supporting documents


Once you have completed your application online, you must submit all relevant supporting documents in JPEG or PDF format within two (2) weeks to If you are unable to submit your documents within that time, you must advise us via email to

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

Complete a re-admission form if you: 

Previously started a programme with COSTAATT, but have been absent for three or more consecutive semesters;

Previously completed a programme with COSTAATT and wish to apply for another.




Step 1: Download the Re-admission Application Form

Step 2: Fill-in all relevant information

Step 3: Submit the completed form with all relevant supporting documents (see above) to the Admissions Department at


The submission of a readmission form does not guarantee re-entry to the college.


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). 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

Applicants who receive the offer of a place on a programme will receive a placement test invitation from the Admissions department.  Do not be alarmed! If you do not pass a test or do as well as you expect, this will not affect your place on a programme.

However, you may be exempt from taking tests in English language and mathematics if you already have the requisite level of achievement (see the exemptions below). The results of these tests tell us whether you may need help to strengthen your academic foundations.  If you do need help, we will place you in the appropriate level course to help you succeed in your major.

Please note that placement tests are online assessments.  For applicants who do not have access to a laptop, computer or Internet, arrangements will be made to sit an ‘in-person’ test at a campus.

Remember, this is an important step towards your academic success!


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