It is essential that you read this section in conjunction with the full set of rules in the my Registration @ Unisa brochure to ensure that you are aware of all the rules as they apply to Unisa examinations. All Unisa students must comply with these rules.
Your examination centre
During registration you confirmed your examination centre – this information can also be viewed on myUnisa. It is important to remember that all examinations in one examination period must be written at this centre unless you apply, in writing, to Unisa to change the venue. Your request will then be assessed and Unisa will confirm whether it is possible to change your venue (this will depend on availability and venue capacity). This can be done via myUnisa.
Please note the following important dates:
If Unisa needs to change your examination centre you will be notified by:
You must check your final examination centre on your timetable, as it may have changed.
If you want to change your examination venue you must apply before:
You can do this:
The most important examination rules
The preliminary dates for all examinations can be found in the examination timetable or on myUnisa. Please check the final timetable as there might be date changes – Unisa will only do this if absolutely unavoidable.
Your final examination timetable will be posted to you approximately one month before the commencement of the examination period. You can also find the final timetable on myUnisa. It will contain the following information:
Please contact the university immediately if you have not received your final examination timetable two weeks prior to the examination date(s):
Unisa’s official examination periods are
You can access your examination results in the following way, after the official publication date:
Your results will also be posted to you.
If you have not received your results, please check that all outstanding fees have been paid and that you have no outstanding library books, as this will result in your results not being made available to you.
Enquiries regarding examination results
If you have any enquiries regarding your examination results, please contact the university within a period of three months from the date of release of your examination results. If the university has not heard from you within this period, it will regard all results as correct and complete.
A student in his or her final year of study who has one or two modules outstanding to complete a qualification may qualify for assistance in terms of the Policy to assist students to complete a qualification. The student must have written and failed the modules in the last official examination. The university reserves the right to award or decline the special assessment opportunity based on the student’s formative and last summative assessment.
Most undergraduate modules provide for two opportunities to write the examination – either a supplementary or aegrotat/special examination. Should your module only provide for one examination opportunity, you will not qualify for a supplementary or aegrotat/special examination. Should a supplementary examination be granted and you are unable to write the examination, you will not be able to apply for an aegrotat/special examination.
Aegrotat and special examinations
If you were prevented from writing your first examination opportunity (in cases where a second examination opportunity exists), due to illness or other extenuating personal circumstances, you may apply to Unisa for a special or aegrotat examination. Aegrotat or special examinations may be granted for the following reasons:
Applications can be submitted
Please keep copies of your application and follow up to ensure that Unisa has received your request.
Re-marks and re-checks
Purchase of examination answer books
You may apply to purchase a copy of your examination answer book. The cost is R35,00 plus 60c per photocopied page. A payment of R50,00 will cover the cost of 25 photocopied pages. Only photocopied copies are available and are sent via registered mail or e-mail once the application has been approved. Once approved, it takes approximately 14 days for a copy of the answer book to be sent. Note that question papers and model answers/memoranda are not included.
If you would like to purchase a copy of your examination answer book, please apply in writing for a copy of the prescribed application form via:
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