Admission requirements for Kumasi Polytechnic are as follows;
Entry Requirements for B.Tech Degree Programmes
1. Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering (two-year top-up: regular, evening and weekend options)
a) Candidates must have HND (First Class or Second Class Upper Division) in Civil Engineering with a minimum of two (2) years working experience.
b) Second Class Lower Division holders will have to attend an interview.
2. Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering (one and half year top-up)
a) Holders of HND Chemical Engineering with a minimum of two (2) years post-graduation industrial experience
b) Applicants with First Class and Second Class Upper Division would be admitted without an interview.
c) Applicants with Second Class Lower Division would be required to pass an interview.
d) Applicants with other Engineering and Chemistry backgrounds would be required to take relevant Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Courses as prerequisites.
Entry Requirements for HND Programmes
a. SSSCE/WASSCE APPLICANTS
SSSCE (A - D) or WASSCE (A1 – C6) respectively in English, Mathematics (Core) and Integrated Science/Social Studies and two (2) relevant electives.
b. ABCE/ 'O'&'A' LEVEL APPLICANTS
Five (5) GBCE credit or five (5) G.C.E. Ordinary Level credits including English Language and Mathematics plus at least two (2) G.C.E. 'A' Level/ABCE passes.
c. GBCE APPLICANTS
Five (5) GBCE credits including English, Business Mathematics and Integrated Science/ Social Studies.
d. Technician Part II/III Certificate holders with four SSSCE/WASSCE credit including English Language and Mathematics.
e. DBS APPLICANTS.
Four (4) SSSCE/WASSCE Credits including English Language and Mathematics plus at least three DBS passes in relevant courses.
f. TECHNICAL SCHOOL APPLICANTS (CERTIFICATE II)
Passes in English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science plus any three (3) relevant trade courses.
g. MATURE APPLICANTS
Must be 25 years old and with any legitimate documentary proof which is at least 5 years old at the time of application.
Have at least two (2) years working experience (letter from the employer is required).
Pass a written examination conducted by Kumasi Polytechnic.
Mature applicants applying for HND Dispensing Technology should have relevant hospital/industrial experience with 'O' Level/WASSCE/SSSCE pure science background (Chemistry and Biology) as well as credits in English and Mathematics (core).
Entry Requirements for Part-Time Programmes
1) Entry Requirements for DBS Programmes
Four (4) SSSCE/WASSCE passes including English Language and Mathematics.
2) Entry Requirements for Certificate in Accounting (6 months)
Candidates must have 4 passes in any SSSCE/WASSCE /GCE O level/GBCE subjects.
3) Entry Requirements for Diploma in Banking Technology and Accounting (DBTA) 2 year programme
Candidates must have 4 passes in SSSCE/WASSCE/ O Level/ GBCE including English Language and Core Mathematics.
4) Entry Requirements for Diploma in Computerised Accounting (DCA) 2 year programme
Candidates must have 4 passes in SSSCE/WASSCE/GBCE including English Language and Core Mathematics.
5) Entry Requirements for Diploma Programmes:
Candidates must have four passes in WASSCE/SSSCE/ GBCE/ ‘O’ LEVEL including English Language and Core Mathematics.
6) Professional Diploma in Banking Technology and Accounting (PDBTA) 1 year programme.
Diploma in Banking Technology and Accounting
7) Professional Diploma in Computerised Accounting (PDCA) 1 year programme
Diploma in Computerised Accounting
8) Post Graduate Certificate in Computerized Accounting (PGCCA) six months week-end programme.
Holders of First Degree or HND Certificate OR
Candidates with level 2 of ICA or ACCA or Equivalent.
9) Diploma in Health Statistics (Two year programme) and
10) Diploma in Statistics for Risk Management
GBCE Applicants: Four (4)GBCE passes including English and Mathematics
SSSCE/WASSCE Applicants: Passes in any Four (4) subjects including English and Mathematics
DBS Applicants: Four (4) SSSCE/WASSCE passes including English Language and Mathematics plus at least Two (2) DBS passes
Post Secondary Teachers Certificate/Diploma in Basic Education.
Must be 25 years old; have at least two (2) years working experience and must pass a written examination and interview.
11) Entry Requirements for Intermediate and Technician Part I Programmes
Four (4) SSSCE/WASSCE passes including English Language and Mathematics
12) Entry Requirements for Advanced Programmes
Passes in all components of intermediate certificate
13) Entry Requirements for Technician Part II Programmes
Passes in all components of Technician part I certificate
Entry requirements for One Year Access/Pre-HND Programmes
SSCE/WASSCE holders with passes in three (3) subjects comprising at least one (1) core subject (English, Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies) plus one (1) Science elective subject (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Elective Mathematics, Agriculture Science, Metal Works and any other Science related subject).
Entry Requirements for One Year Top-up HND Dispensing Technology Programme
a. Dispensing Technician Certificate holders must have overall credit and also, credit in Chemistry, in Dispensing Technician Part III Examination of Technical Examination Unit. OR
b. must have passed the Access Course organized by the Department of Dispensing Technology, Kumasi Polytechnic.
Above are the Admission requirements for Kumasi Polytechnic.