CSEC Recognition

CSEC Recognition

The University of the West Indies

Five CSEC subjects- CXC (CSEC) General Proficiency Level (Grades I & II) pre-1998;

Grades I to III (from 1998) in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics;

Five (5) CSEC – CXC General Proficiency (Grades I –III) – inclusive of English Language and Mathematics.


University of Guyana

“For the Diploma in Accountancy, Banking and Finance, and Marketing, candidates must obtain a minimum of five (5) subjects at … General Proficiency Grades I, II or III from 1998, which should include English Language and Mathematics.”


University of Technology

Five CSEC passes including English Language, Mathematics and 3 other subjects.


Overseas boards

In 1980, one year after CSEC was introduced, CXC received recognition for CSEC from the several overseas based organisations:

  • Joint Matriculation Board, UK
  • Cambridge University Examinations Syndicate
  • American Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)


Association of Indian Universities

“AIU has granted equivalence to Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) conducted by Caribbean Examination Council with minimum of 5 subjects in Grades 1 and 2 with Grade 10 Examination of an Indian Board…”

Mrs. Jacqueline “Jackie” Girard Vogl, Assistant Vice President, International Enrollment Management, SUNY Plattsburgh

“CSEC – We have found that these results accurately reflect students’ academic abilities and preparation for post-secondary study.”


World Education Services 

“World Education Services (WES) equates the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC®) to Secondary School Diploma in Canada and High School Diploma in the US.”