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Transferring Students

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 following criteria:

  • 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 proposed programme.
  • All Transferring applicants must write the National Benchmarking Test. If you have written in the past 3 years the test score is valid.
  • NBT results may be considered where available.

Application for Credit Exemption

Please complete the following form to apply course credits and exemptions :

The following list contains the various UNISA courses that are recognised at UCT for degree purposes:

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 follows:

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.

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 considered.

LEVEL / AS – LEVEL/ O– LEVEL

Bachelor of Business Science

  • Applicants must have at least an A- Level D or AS – level C in Mathematics
  • Applicants must have at least A- Level E or AS- Level D or O – level B in English

Bachelor of Commerce

  • Applicants must have at least an A– Level D or AS – level C in Mathematics
  • Applicants must have at least A– Level E or AS– Level D or O – level B in English

Bachelor of Business Science – Actuarial Science

  • Applicants must have at least an A– Level A in Mathematics
  • Applicants must have at least A– Level C or AS– Level C or O – level A in English

HIGCSE AND IGCSE

Bachelor of Business Science

  • Applicants must have HIGCSE level Grade 3 in Mathematics
  • Applicants must have HIGCSE level 3 or IGCSE B in English

Bachelor of Commerce

  • Applicants must have HIGCSE level Grade 3 in Mathematics
  • Applicants must have HIGCSE level 3 or IGCSE B in English

Bachelor of Business Science – Actuarial Science

  • Applicants must have HIGCSE level Grade 1 in Mathematics
  • Applicants must have HIGCSE level Grade 3 IGCSE A in English

SAT RESULTS

  • SAT I score of 1050 or more with sub minima of 500 for both the Verbal and Mathematics score or
  • STAII score of 1050 or more for English and one of Physics or Chemistry with sub minimum of 500 for either the English or Physics or the Chemistry score

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.