Step up, take the Student Walk
The Student Walk is a unique four-stage journey each Unisa student must take to comply with administrative requirements, maximise their Unisa experience and ultimately succeed. The stages are as follows:
Step 1: Choose & apply (you are here)
First, decide whether Unisa is right for you and whether you are right for Unisa. You need to be very sure before applying for admission.
Choose a career path, decide on a qualification, then apply for admission online during the prescribed application periods. If your application for admission to study through Unisa is incomplete, it will only be assessed during the following application period, provided that all outstanding documents are submitted at that time.
Step 2: Register
Once your application has been approved, visit the Unisa registration website for the registration information and registration dates. Generally, these dates are from December to January (semester 1) and June to July (semester 2) each year.
You can register online during the specified registration period.
NB: The registration process must be completed to be eligible for exams and to receive credits for work done in the year.
Step 3: Teach & learn
After you’ve registered successfully, you’ll receive your study material and the my Studies @ Unisa brochure. This tells you how to access your study material online. The internet plays a vital role in the learning process at Unisa, as does discipline, commitment and hard work. A Unisa qualification behind your name opens many doors, but like everything of value, open distance learning is not an easy path.
Step 4: Graduate & lifelong learning
Once you graduate, you join the group of Unisa alumni. We encourage our alumni to remain in contact with Unisa for the networking and academic opportunities, as well as the mentoring of new students.
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