University of Dodoma (UDOM) Grading System

University of Dodoma (UDOM) Grading System

University of Dodoma (UDOM) Grading System 2023/2024

Minimum Entry Requirements to Degree Programs: The prospective students are requested to consult the Undergraduate Admission Guidebook prepared annually by TCU. The document is available at

Direct Entry: For Form Six applicants, the general requirements are: a.

The minimum entry qualification is two (2) principal passes in relevant A-Level subjects totaling 4.0 points (except programmes at the College of HealthSciences 4.5) and three (3) credits at O-Level. b.

Each program may have its own specific requirements for admission. Consult TCU Undergraduate Admission Guidebook

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): For the applicants with RPL qualifications, the minimum qualification is a “B‟ grade.2.4

Equivalent qualifications: For Diploma applicants the minimum entry qualification is at least Four O level passes Ordinary Diploma (NTA Level 6) with at least a GPA of 3.0; or. i

Full Technician Certificate (FTC) with at least a points average of 3.0 (where A=5, B=4, C=3, and D=2 points); or ii. Diploma in Teacher Education with an average of “B‟ grade; or Health-related awards such as Clinical Medicine and others with an average of “B‟ grade; or

 iii. Credit class diploma for classified diplomas and certificates in terms of “distinctions, credit or pass‟ or

 iv. Lower Second Class diploma for classified non-NTA diplomas; Note: Twograding systems are currently operational: a.

 Applicants who completed Form Four and Form Six from 1988-2013 use the old system where A to E are considered as principal passes with S being subsidiary passes. The grades are weighted as follows A = 5, B =4, C= 3, D = 2, E = 1 and S= 0.5. b.

For applicants who completed their studies in 2014 and beyond, the principal passes are A to D.

The grades are weighed as follows A = 5, B+ = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1, and E =

 Applicants with foreign certificates: Applicants will be considered after obtaining an equivalence of translation of their academic certificates from NECTA for secondary education and NACTE for technical/vocational education.

The applicant must arrange for an equivalent translation and obtain an equivalence number from NECTA; and an Award Verification Number (AVN) from NACTE.