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The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute has an open admissions policy, whereby persons are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. It is committed to making training accessible to all Bahamian regardless of geographical location, religion, ethnicity, academic abilities, physical challenges, gender and employment status.


The Admissions Office is responsible for:
1.Accepting and enrolling students in their programmes of study
2.Administering the placement test
3.Granting transfer of credits and exemptions
4.Recording changes in student’ programmes and personal data
5.Planning and implementing student orientation.

Full-time vs. Part-time Student Status
A Full-time Student is anyone taking a minimum of 12 credit hours or 4 or more classes during the fall or spring semesters, and 6 or more credit hours during the summer semester.

A Part-Time Student is any student who has registered for less than the minimum requirements.

PLEASE NOTE: students who are recipients of National Insurance, Health Insurance, or any other form of benefits are required to enroll as a full-time student.

If you are a recipient of any benefits, register early in order to maintain your full-time status or you will run the risk of losing the benefits you are currently receiving.