Federal Government Girls’ College Calabar is one of the three Federal Unity Colleges (FUCs) in Cross River State. Result of the National Common Entrance Examination conducted annually by the National Examination Council (NECO) is used to select candidates for admission into the unity colleges. Nigerian children are given equal opportunity to enter into the colleges and three criteria: Merit, State Quota, and Environment are used.
Candidates on merit list are admitted in their schools of first choice irrespective of their states of origin. Under State Quota, every state of the federation is given equal slots on the admission list. The exact number depends on the carrying capacity of each school. The third criterion, Environment, means that the slots are for children from the state where the school is located.