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 2015.
Please note: Appeals will only be considered for students academically excluded in 2014. Students who were excluded in previous years must apply via the Admissions Office.
Please take note of your academic standing. If your status is 'not eligible to continue' (i.e. RENN): You have been denied readmission in 2015 because you have failed to meet the minimum academic requirements.
If your status is 'status pending: eligible to continue if SUPP/DE passed' (i.e. SUPP): Your readmission to UCT in 2015 is dependent on the outcome of your supplementary/deferred examinations. SUPP students must decide before their supplementary/deferred examination results are released if they want to appeal their status. If you do not appeal and you fail your examinations, you will not be allowed readmission.
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 appeal form (make sure that you have completed the checklist at the end of this information sheet).
Please make sure that before you submit your appeal, that you have made and kept a copy of your appeal form and any supporting documentation.
Step 3: Send your appeal to the Student Records Office by the deadline date (Monday 29 December 2014 for RENN and Friday 16 January 2015 for SUPP). Your appeal form and supporting documents can only be submitted to the Student Records Office.
We strongly encourage you to complete your form using the online option (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 2015 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 2015 as you may be too late to gain entrance into another institution.
If you can show that at the end of 2015 your academic progress has improved significantly at another institution (e.g. Unisa), UCT may consider your application for study in 2016.
Reasons for Appeal
As mentioned above, it is important that you provide as much context and supporting information as possible to get a full picture of why you struggled academically through the year. Supporting reasons may be, for example: accommodation problems, your financial position, any emotional problems you may have had, any ill health, or family difficulties.
In considering appeals, the RAC looks for evidence that:
- you have made reasonable progress, given your educational background;
- your academic performance was affected by particular events or circumstances;
- you would perform better if you were registered for a different degree or diploma programme; or
- you have a real interest/motivation in pursuing the chosen course of study.
Choices on the Appeal Form
Please see the tables below for an explanation of the different options available to you with regard to readmission to UCT in 2015.
Please note that if you tick block A on the appeal form then you must also tick one of blocks A1, A2 or A3.
|You apply to register for the same degree/diploma, but if your readmission is refused, and:|
|you do not want to return to UCT, then choose||A1|
|you want to register for a different diploma/degree in the same Faculty, then choose||A2|
|you want to register for a different diploma/degree in a different Faculty, then choose||A3|
Please note that if you tick block B on the appeal form, then you must also tick one of blocks B1, B2 or B3.
|You apply to register for the a different degree/diploma in another Faculty, but if your readmission is refused, and:|
|you do not want to return to UCT, then choose||B1|
|you want to register for a different diploma/degree in the same Faculty, then choose||B2|
|you want to register for a different diploma/degree in a different Faculty, then choose||B3|
Please note that indicating a second choice will in no way jeopardise your chances of being readmitted for your original choice. We encourage you to indicate both choices on your appeal form. However, you must choose carefully because you will not have the opportunity to request alternative considerations 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 programmes they offer. If you choose to apply to a different Faculty, you must provide a motivation as to 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 021 650 2178 Yolandah.Hall@uct.ac.za
EBE: Gita Valodia 021 650 2698 firstname.lastname@example.org
Humanities: Janine Engelbrecht 021 650 2715 Janine.email@example.com
Law: Patricia Phillips 021 650 5409 Patricia.Phillips@uct.ac.za
Science: Bhavani Krishna 021 650 4134 Bhavani.firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Careers Services (Careers advice): 021 650 2497 and/or firstname.lastname@example.org
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: RENN - 16 January 2015 SUPP - 23 January 2015 Phone number - 021 650 2178
EBE: RENN - 16 January 2015 SUPP - 05 February 2015 Phone number - 021 650 2698
Humanities: RENN - 26 January 2015 SUPP - 13 February 2015 Phone number - 021 650 2715
Law: RENN - 12 January 2015 SUPP - 09 February 2015 Phone number - 021 650 5409
Science: RENN - 13 January 2015 SUPP - 06 February 2015 Phone number - 021 650 4134
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: 086 661 2511 and 021 650 5714
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 - Monday 29 December 2014
SUPP - Friday 16 January 2015
Late applications will not be accepted.
Checklist This checklist is to aid you in the completion of your appeal form.
- 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 ticked A3 or B, B1, B2, B3, did you motivate in point 5?
- If you ticked A3 or B, B1, B2, B3 on the appeal form, have you contacted the Faculty Office concerned? Has supporting documentation (if relevant) been attached?
- 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/applying 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 Fax to Email: 086 661 2511
4.18 Masingene Bldg
Please click on the links below to download the required documents.
Readmission to UCT (RENN)
Readmission to UCT (SUPP)