Entrance Requirements 2009
Please note that with the new school syllabus being applied in South African
schools, there are now two separate rating systems for the differing
certifications. For all those students who completed
Matric in 2007 or earlier, please refer to the
Senior Certificate (SC) entrance requirements. For those students
who complete Matric in 2008
and beyond, please refer to the National Senior
Certificate (NSC) entrance requirements.
The major difference between the two rating systems is that for the NSC only
Mathematics gets double points while for SC points are doubled for both English
and Mathematics, as well as for entrants with A, O, AS levels, IB and IGCSE.
UCT's current rating of matriculation results is as follows:
7 at 90% or
7 at 80% or
1 below 30%
Click on the relevant image below to view the rating system that applies to you:
(Please note that these are guidelines only and
do not guarantee admissions. Study offers may be limited for reasons of
For more detailed information regarding Commerce Admission
Requirements, please refer to the
Commerce Undergraduate Brochure. The complete
Prospectus is available here.
You will be considered on the basis of your school-leaving results and
your higher education results. Generally, you must have a good academic
record and must submit an academic transcript with your application, or
submit this as soon as it is available.
The Faculty of Commerce requires students wishing to transfer
into the Faculty (either from within UCT or from other universities) to meet the
- Meet the minimum school subject and points requirements for Commerce.
- Have a good academic record acceptable to the Faculty. It is unlikely that
students who have failed one or more courses will be accepted. Particular
attention will be paid to courses relevant to degrees in the Faculty and to the
AARP results may be considered where available.
Application for Credit Exemption
The application form can be downloaded
(54.7 KB) (28/07/2009)
ENTRANCE EXAMS for transferring students
Please confirm with the programme convenor whether an entrance
exam is required for your preferred programme/ major. To continue with any
Financial Reporting courses at UCT an entrance exam must be written and the
entrance criteria met as outlined in the Faculty handbook.
For example: The Financial Reporting (Accounting) requirements are as
For ease of reference the entrance criteria are summarised below:
Entrance requirement for ACC2012W, Financial Reporting 2 is ≥ 60% in ACC1011S.
Entrance requirement for ACC3020W, Corporate Reporting is ≥ 50% in ACC2012W.
Entrance requirement for ACC3009W, Financial Reporting 3 is ≥ 60% in ACC2012W.
Students have the opportunity to attain these criteria through an entrance exam:
The entrance exam will be either the final examination paper or the
supplementary examination paper in the Financial Reporting subject for which you
are requesting credit and exemption.
NB: A student who wishes to graduate from UCT in a programme with an
Accounting major is required to complete ACC 2012W and ACC 3009W/ 3020W at UCT
Process for students transferring from outside UCT
The student who wishes to obtain credits for University courses successfully
completed elsewhere is required to do the following
- UNISA COURSES
- Standard credits awarded are listed on the Faculty Website.
- ALL OTHER COURSES
- The student is required to liaise with the course convenor of the course for
which he/ she is applying for credits and/ or exemption.
- The student is required to produce the course outline and final exam paper.
- The student is required to complete a credit and exemption request form and
have this signed off by the relevant course convenors and programme convenor.
UNISA Credits list for 2010
The following list contains the various UNISA courses that are recognised at
UCT for degree purposes:
Other than South African Qualifications
Your application will be assessed individually. If you have not
completed Mathematics in your final year of schooling you will not be
A-levels (University of Cambridge)
BCom applicants must have at least an A-level
symbol in Mathematics.
BBusSc applicants must have at least an A-level D
symbol in Mathematics.
Actuarial Science applicants must have an A-level A
symbol in Mathematics.
Holders of other qualifications are considered individually.
A Scholastic Aptitude score of 625 for each of Mathematics and
Verbal is required of holders of USA school-leaving certificates. IB
Mathematical Studies at subsidiary level will not be accepted.