Health Sciences students should contact the Health Sciences Faculty Office directly.
|ATTENTION APPLE MAC USERS:
Please do not complete, save and send the Adobe Acrobat form to us on an Apple Mac - the form will be blank when viewed on a PC. Rather, print it out once you have completed it, and then scan and email, or fax it to us. You can also hand in the form off at our office (see: Address to which you must send your appeal below).
Readmission Appeal Information
This website sets out the procedures you must follow if you wish to be readmitted to UCT in 2016.
Please note: Appeals will only be considered for students academically excluded in 2015. Students who were excluded in previous years must apply via the Admissions Office.
Please take note of your academic standing. Your status is "not eligible to continue" (i.e. RENN): You have been denied readmission in 2016 because you have failed to meet the minimum academic requirements.
Each Faculty has a Readmission Appeal Committee (RAC). The RAC meets to consider appeals from students seeking permission to re-register in or, transfer to, that Faculty.
Please note that the RAC is the only body that can hear your appeal and its decision will be final. No second or further appeal to a higher body is possible. As such, you must include all evidence of circumstances that would justify your readmission in your appeal. Such evidence would include, for example, medical/death certificates, sworn affidavits, travel itineraries and tickets.
- The Readmission Appeal Process
- Reasons for Appeal
- Choices on the Appeal Form
- Help and Advice
- Appeal Results
- Address to which you must send your appeal
- Final dates for appeals
The Readmission Appeal Process
Step 1: Read this information sheet carefully.
Step 2: Complete the correct appeal form (make sure that you have completed the checklist at the end of this information sheet) - February 2016 RENN.
Please make sure that before you submit your appeal that you make and keep a copy of your appeal form and any supporting documentation.
Step 3: Send your appeal to the Student Records Office by the deadline date and time: Thursday 4 February 2016 at 4pm/16h00.
Your appeal form and supporting documents can only be submitted to the Student Records Office.
We strongly encourage you to submit your form electronically (see page four). This not only simplifies the process but allows for faster and more efficient communication with the RAC. It has the added benefit of ensuring that your documents are not delayed in reaching us or lost in the post.
Step 4: The Student Records Office prepares an appeal folder that will be sent to your faculty's RAC. Please do not include your UCT and matric results in your application. This package will be sent to the Faculty RAC to which you have appealed.
Step 5: The RAC will consider your appeal.
Step 6: The RAC will write to you to inform you of their decision (for further information about this, please read the section titled 'Appeal Results').
Step 7: We strongly urge you to start making plans for what you will do in 2016 if your appeal fails and you are denied readmission to UCT. Please do not wait until you know the outcome of your appeal to start planning for 2016 as you may be too late to gain entrance into another institution.
If you can show that at the end of 2016 your academic progress has improved significantly at another institution (e.g. Unisa), UCT may consider your application for study - through the Admissions Office - in 2017.
Reasons for Appeal
It is important to provide as much information and supporting evidence as possible, for the RAC to understand why you struggled academically through the year. These may include: accommodation problems, your financial situation, emotional problems, ill health, or family difficulties.
In considering appeals, the RAC looks for evidence of:
- reasonable progress, given your educational background;
- particular events or circumstances that affected academic performance;
- whether your circumstances will improve next year;
- whether you would perform better in a different degree or diploma; or
- whether you have a real interest/motivation in pursuing the chosen qualification.
Options on the Appeal Form (Select one)
|I appeal to re-register for the same qualification, but if my readmission is refused, I do not want to return to UCT. No second option needed.||A1|
|I appeal to re-register for the same qualification, but if my readmission is refused, I want to appeal to register for another qualification in my 2015 faculty.||A2|
|I appeal to re-register for the same qualification, but if my readmission is refused, I want to appeal to another Faculty.||A3|
|I appeal to register for a qualification in a completely different Faculty, but if my appeal is unsuccessful I do not want to return to UCT. No second option needed.||B1|
|I appeal to register for a qualification in a completely different Faculty, but if my appeal is unsuccessful I want to appeal to register for another qualification in that Faculty.||B2|
|I appeal to register for a qualification in a completely different Faculty, but if my appeal is unsuccessful I want to appeal to a third Faculty.||B3|
Having a second option will not jeopardise your chances of being readmitted for your first option. You need to choose carefully because you will not have the opportunity to request alternative options should your appeal be unsuccessful.
If you do indicate that you would like to change to a different Faculty, you should refer to the relevant Faculty website and electronic Faculty handbooks to find out what qualifications are offered. If you choose to apply to a different Faculty, you must provide a motivation for why you should be considered for entry into that Faculty.
Help and Advice
If you need help completing the form, or need advice on changing programmes or Faculties, please contact the relevant people below. Be aware that people may be unavailable due to public and other holidays.
Commerce and EDU Commerce: Yolandah Hall Yolandah.Hall@uct.ac.za
EBE: Gita Valodia email@example.com
Humanities: Celeste Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org
Law: Patricia Phillips Patricia.Phillips@uct.ac.za
Science: Bhavani Krishna Bhavani.email@example.com
For additional support and advice (such as career advice, psychological support and advice regarding the RAC process and your rights) contact:
SRC Representative (RAC process/rights): 021 650 3537/8 and/or firstname.lastname@example.org
Careers Services (Careers advice): 021 650 2497 and/or email@example.com
Student Wellness Centre (Psychological support): 021 650 1017/1020
The Faculty will send you written confirmation of your RAC outcome. In addition, you can check PeopleSoft on the following dates to see the outcome of your appeal:
Commerce and EDU Commerce January Exam RENN: 10 February 2016
EBE January Exam RENN: 11 February 2016
Humanities January Exam RENN: 15 February 2016
Law January Exam RENN: 08 February 2016
Address to which you must send your appeal
Hand deliver to: Student Records Office Level 4, Masingene Building Cross Campus Road Middle Campus Rondebosch
Fax to: 021 650 5714
Post to: The Secretary, Readmission Appeals Committee Student Records Office University of Cape Town Private Bag X3 Rondebosch 7701
Telephone: 021 650 3595
Final dates for appeals
RENN - Thursday 4 February 2016 at 4pm/16h00 Late applications will not be accepted.
- Have you completed your appeal form? Have you ticked either block A or block B?
- If you ticked block A, have you also ticked block A1 or A2 or A3?
- If you ticked block B, have you also ticked block B1 or B2 or B3?
- If you are appealing to another faculty, did you motivate in point 5?
- If you ticked that you are appealing to another faculty, have you contacted the Faculty Office concerned? Has supporting documentation (if relevant and/or including a motivation) been attached?
- If you are appealing to transfer to another qualification have you checked that you would meet the current entrance requirements of that qualification? If not, the RAC cannot make an admissions decision.
- Is your appeal clearly written and does it include all relevant evidence to support the reason(s) for your poor performance? Remember that all information submitted to the RAC remains confidential, and withholding vital information will jeopardise your appeal.
- If you are appealing to the Humanities and/or Commerce Faculties, have you included a completed curriculum plan?
- If you do not want an SRC nominee on the RAC to hear your appeal, have you ticked NO in Section C?
Student Records Office
Tel: 021 650 3595
Fax: 021 650 5714
4.18 Masingene Bldg
Please click on the links below to download the required documents.
Readmission to UCT (RENN)