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Transfer Students

AAIMS welcomes students wishing to transfer from other institutions of higher learning. Such persons must meet all the admission requirements and complete remaining course work at AAIMS to graduate.

Transfer Students are responsible for arranging with the institution they are currently attending to forward the official transcripts to AAIMS. The Admissions Committee will decide which courses can be credited. Courses taken more than eight years prior to the application will be considered at the discretion of the Committee, unless Candidates obtained a Bachelor's Degree.

The Committee also has the discretion to accept students who transfer from complementary Medical School programs. Transfer credits for the MD Program will be given only for those subjects passed successfully at IMED-listed MD programs. All transfer credits must be completed within seven years from the date of graduation from AAIMS .

Students have a choice of a variety of very comfortable, furnished housing accommodations on Campus and off-Campus. Full-time students are given priority for housing on Campus during their first year Please refer to the Student Services link for further information.

Nationals of CARICOM countries as well as citizens of all Commonwealth Countries are allowed entry to Jamaica without a Student Visa.

Before arriving in Jamaica, you should ensure that your passport is valid to cover at least the period up to the end of the academic year. You should also travel with proof of your student status (that is, a Student ID card) or if a new student, with the official Letter of Offer from the School. At the airport, you will be issued a temporary Visitors Visa.

During the first week of the Semester, a list of all Jamaican and non-Jamaican students, who are citizens of Commonwealth Nations, will be sent to the Immigration Office to enable these students to obtain permits.

If you are not a Jamaican, you must check at the Student Services Office to ensure that your name has been submitted to the Immigration Office.

Citizens of non-Commonwealth Countries must obtain a valid Student Visa prior to entry into Jamaica. Such persons must make their request at the nearest Jamaican Diplomatic Mission or Consulate. On arrival, you will be granted two weeks landed status. Passports will be submitted by the School to the Immigration Office where they will be endorsed and returned with the notation Student.

Jamaica's west coast boasts several miles of white sand beaches and hotels, while its north coast is known for the famous Dunns River Falls located in Ocho Rios, St. Ann as well as other attractions. In the east, there is Reach Falls located in Portland; The south coast provides a stimulating variety of leisure activities including Treasure Beach and Alligator Pond in St. Elizabeth. There are also activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving which are enjoyed by many visitors year round.

The Island is also famous for its reggae music, food, as well as personalities such as Bob Marley, Usain Bolt, Marcus Garvey, Louise Bennett, Shaggy to name a few.