Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Changing your registration

You may make any of the following changes to your registration by logging on to myUnisa and following the registration prompts. If you’d prefer the university to assist you, submit your request in writing using the prescribed forms.

  • By post: The Deputy Registrar, PO Box 392, Unisa, 0003
  • By fax: 012 429 4150

Adding modules

To add modules after registration you must apply online or in writing using the prescribed form (DSAR02) and then pay the necessary fee to the university by the relevant closing date for registration. Please note that requests to add modules received via e-mail will not be accepted as official requests for additions.

Cancelling modules

You can cancel modules via the same channels. You will, however, forfeit the applicable portion of the fees paid (related to the date of cancellation). Please look at the “exclusion from studies” paragraph in the Student Rules before cancelling modules. Should you wish to cancel your registration within 10 calendar days of your registration being activated, you may apply for a full refund in line with Unisa's cooling-off period. Please apply in writing, either via myUnisa or by using the relevant refund form.

Changing your address and / or telephone number

Submit all requests to change telephone numbers and/or postal, physical or courier addresses via myUnisa or in writing using the prescribed form (DSAR03). All addresses are compulsory. No registrations will be processed without address details.

Changing your exam centre

You must confirm your examination centre at the time of registration. You can also check this on myUnisa. All examinations in one examination period must be written at this centre unless you apply, in writing, to Unisa to change the venue. Unisa will confirm whether it is possible to change your venue (depending on availability, venue capacity and the closing date for applications for exam centre changes).

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If you want to change your examination venue, ensure that you apply by the due date for the specified examination period:

  • 28 February for the May/June examinations
  • 31 July for the October/November examinations
  • 15 October for the January/February examinations

CTA levels 1 and 2 students should note that examination centres for these exams are limited to venues used for tests during the year. CTA exams take place prior to the October/November examination period. Applications for venue changes must be submitted to Unisa by 31 July.

Applying for course credit exemptions

A maximum of 50% of the credits of a completed qualification may be transferred to another qualification (HEQSF 2013). All credits for an incomplete qualification may be recognised by the same or a different institution as meeting part of the curriculum requirements for a different qualification, or may be recognised by a different institution as meeting part of the requirements for the same qualification (HEQSF 2013). You must have met Unisa’s admission requirements at the time of having passed the relevant modules at your previous institution.

Ordinary conditional exemption

If you have an ordinary conditional exemption, you will not be allowed to proceed to second or further years of study until you have passed the outstanding modules and met the condition of that exemption.

Last modified: 2019/12/23