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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 upload as a single PDF form on PeopleSoft self-service. 

An academic standing at the end of the first semester of 2022 of ‘not eligible to continue’ (RENN) means that you are not permitted to renew your registration in the second semester of 2022 as you have not met the minimum academic requirements to do so.

Each Faculty has a Readmission Appeal Committee (RAC). The RAC meets to consider appeals from students who have failed to meet the re-registration requirements but are appealing for readmission. Your appeal goes to ONE faculty RAC only, namely, the faculty where you were registered in for 2022.

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

If these are not available by 13 July 2022, submit the appeal and indicate in the checklist what is to follow.

You must use the most recent appeal form; no old forms will be accepted. The most recent form can be found under downloads – ‘Appeal form – RENN (UG)’

  • The Readmission Appeal Process

    Step 1: Read this information sheet carefully.

    Step 2: Complete the correct appeal form (make sure that you have completed the checklist at the end of this information sheet). Please note that undergraduate and postgraduate students have separate forms. No old forms will be accepted, you must use the ‘APPEAL FOR READMISSION TO UCT IN SECOND SEMESTER 2022’ form.

    Please make sure that before you submit your appeal that you make and keep a copy of your appeal form and any supporting documentation.

    Save your appeal form and all supporting documentation as a SINGLE PDF file. (For a free PDF combining tool, visit https://www.ilovepdf.com/ )

    Step 3: Upload your appeal on PeopleSoft Self Service using the RAC Service Request by the deadline date and time: Wednesday 13 July 2022 by 12h00

    Your appeal form and supporting documents that has been saved as a SINGLE PDF file can only be submitted via PeopleSoft Self Service. Go to the Readmission Appeal Service Request upload for instructions on how to submit.

    Step 4: The Student Records Office will send your appeal to the Faculty RAC to which you have appealed. Please do not include your UCT and matric results in your application.

    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 2022 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 2022 as you may be too late to gain entrance into another institution.

  • 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.

    When the RAC considers your appeal it looks at the information you provide in your appeal, the evidence that you provide in support of this information, and at the evidence held on system. This includes the conditions of your probation, your academic results (final and in-course test results), class attendance (where records are available), attendance and participation in support offered while on probation (for example, Phambili and/or faculty support offered), the years of funding you have used and eligibility for future funding. The RAC has to consider the support available to you while on probation and your engagement with it. It also has to consider, given the evidence on the system, whether you will be able to succeed and graduate if it were to allow you to continue despite not meeting the requirements during the probation period of support.

    You should describe what hampered your progress while on probation and provide evidence thereof. You should also provide evidence that the difficulties have been dealt with and will not continue to hamper you.

    It is your responsibility to provide the evidence. If in doubt about what evidence is needed please consult the servicing officer of the RAC (refer to table below).

    You can find the most recent versions of the handbooks here: http://www.students.uct.ac.za/students/study/handbooks/current

  • Appeal Results

    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:



    Faculty

    Outcome dates

    COM

    Wednesday, 20 July 2022

    FHS

    Wednesday, 20 July 2022

    HUM

    Wednesday, 20 July 2022

    LAW

    Wednesday, 20 July 2022

  • RAC Servicing officers


    Faculty

    Contact Person

    E-mail address

    COM

    Tabile Loqo

    com-rac@uct.ac.za

    FHS

    Isa Mkoka

    Isa.Mkoka@uct.ac.za

    HUM

    Brigit Aldersley

    Brigit.aldersley@uct.ac.za

    LAW

    Lameez Mota

    Lameez.Mota@uct.ac.za

  • Questions about submitting your form on PeopleSoft

    Should you have any technical issues with the PeopleSoft system, please email Student Systems Support at sss-helpdesk@uct.ac.za or phone 021 650 5227.

    If you are unable to access the internet to submit your appeal on PeopleSoft please contact the Student Records Office on 021 650 3595. Do not wait until you return to campus to inform us that you did not have internet.

  • Final date for appeals

    Wednesday, 13 July 2022 by 12:00

    The RAC may decline to consider applications submitted late.

  • Checklist

    This checklist is to aid you in the completion of your appeal form.

    • Have you completed your appeal form? - No old forms will be accepted. You must use the most recent form available under downloads
    • 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?
    • Have you combined your appeal form and supporting documents into a SINGLE PDF file and submitted your appeal on PeopleSoft? (For a free PDF combining tool, visit https://www.ilovepdf.com/ )

     

    Please Note: In cases where you are unable to include certain supporting documentation with your initial appeal submission, kindly upload the additional documentation via PeopleSoft Self Service by creating a NEW Service Request. The instructions are available on Vula.