According to the
regulations of ministry of higher education in Jordan, no student with an
average less than 65%, in the scientific branch of the Jordanian General High
School Exam (JGHSE), or its equivalent exams abroad, is admitted in science
programs; such as computer science, computer information systems, business
information technology, mathematics, physics, chemistry, etc. JGHSE is a
national examination administered by the ministry of education (MoE) and it
is locally called “Tawjihi”. Students are admitted to the CS department
according to their JGHSE exam score.
Two tracks of
admission are available: the competition-based "regular" track and
the noncompetition “parallel" track. Regular track is essentially for
Jordanian students who have high grades, either in the JGHSE or in its
equivalent exams abroad. In this case, students apply through a central
admission committee, which coordinates unified admission to all Jordanian
public universities. The admission is done on a competitive basis. Students
with the higher JGHSE scores will be given priority in admission. Records
show that the majority of accepted students in CS program are on this track,
with a JGHSE score above 89% in the past ten years.
"parallel" track, admission requirement is also a minimum of 65%
score in JGHSE or equivalent, where the students apply directly to the
university. Student selection and admission to this track is also competitive
based on the JGHSE score or its equivalent and university’s standards. After
admission, students from both tracks attend the same classes, have the same
exams and get the same certifications. The only difference between the two
tracks is that the parallel track has higher fees than the regular track.
Nevertheless, in both tracks the admission is done on a competitive basis.
Students with the higher grades will be given priority in admission