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.
Students academically excluded in 2015 can appeal to the Readmission Appeal Committee. Students excluded in previous years can only apply via the Admissions Office.
An academic standing at the end of 2015 of 'not eligible to continue' means that you are not permitted to renew your registration in 2016 as you have not met the minimum academic requirements to do so.
An academic standing at the end of 2015 of 'eligible to continue if SUPP/DE passed' means that your readmission to UCT in 2016 depends on the outcome of your supplementary/deferred examinations. You must appeal before your supplementary/deferred examination results are released. If you do not appeal by the deadline and you later fail your supplementary or deferred examinations, you will not be allowed to submit a late appeal.
Each Faculty has a Readmission Appeal Committee (RAC). The RAC of a faculty considers appeals from its own students and appeals from students of other faculties who appeal to transfer.
The RAC is the only body that can consider your appeal. The RAC's decisions are final. No second or further appeal to a higher body is possible. This is why it is important to include all evidence of circumstances that would justify your readmission, in your appeal submission. Evidence may include, for example, medical/death certificates, sworn affidavits, travel itineraries, tickets, etc.
- 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. There are two forms one for students coded RENN and another for students coded SUPP (make sure that you have completed the checklist at the end of this information sheet).
Step 3: Before you submit your appeal, keep a scanned or photocopy of your appeal form and supporting documentation. We strongly encourage you to submit your form electronically. This simplifies the process and allows for faster communication with the RAC. It also helps to ensure that your documents are not delayed or lost in the post.
Step 4: Send your appeal to the Student Records Office by the deadline date (Monday 6 January 2016 for 'Not eligible to continue' [RENN code] and Friday 8 January 2016 for 'Eligible to continue if SUPP/DE passed' [SUPP code]).
Step 5: The Student Records Office prepares an appeal folder that will be sent to your faculty's RAC. You do not need to include your UCT and matric results in your appeal documentation, it will be sent to the RAC for you.
Step 6: The RAC will consider your appeal.
Step 7: 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 8: You need to have back-up plans for what you will do if your appeal is unsuccessful 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 enter 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 for 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 qualifications 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Humanities: Celeste Wilson email@example.com
Law: Patricia Phillips Patricia.Phillips@uct.ac.za
Science: Bhavani Krishna 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: RENN - 15 January 2016 SUPP - 4 February 2016
EBE: RENN - 15 January 2016 SUPP - 12 February 2016
Humanities: RENN - 18 January 2016 SUPP - 15 February 2016
Law: RENN - 16 January 2016 SUPP - 16 January 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
Office Hours: Monday and Tuesday: 08h30 to 16h30; Wednesday and Friday: 08h30 to 15h30 and Thursday: 09h30 to 16h30. Not open on public holidays or weekends.
Fax to: 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 4 January 2016
SUPP - Friday 8 January 2016
Late applications will not be accepted.
- Have you filled in the correct form (RENN form or SUPP form)?
- Have you completed all the fields in your appeal form?
- Have you selected option A1 or B1? This means you don?t want a second option.
- If you are appealing to another faculty, did you motivate in point 5?
- If you are appealing to another faculty, have you contacted the Faculty Office concerned?
- Has supporting documentation (if relevant) been attached?
- Is your appeal written clearly and does it include all relevant evidence to support the reason(s) for under performance? Information submitted to the RAC is confidential. 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?
- It is in your best interest to have the SRC member present when your appeal is considered. However, if you do not want the SRC member 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)
Readmission to UCT (SUPP)