From 2014, Unisa will be concentrating on new ways to help unisa students choose the right course and prepare in full for their studies.
New registering students that will be starting their studies for the first time will need to register for and successfully complete an online questionnaire before they take on their studies. These online questionnaires help prepare students and forms part of the educational programme. The students will not get any written study material for these questionnaires but will have to have access to a computer and internet to complete and submit their test. As this is an online test, it will change continuously.
To be re-admitted as a student in 2015, first time students should register for and pass with no less than 36 credits (or 3 modules) in 2014. If the student fails to pass, he/she will not be re-admitted to the 2015 Unisa system. From the 2nd year of studies, students ought to pass a minimum of 48 credits (4 modules) at the end of the year. Failing to pass so can result in the student not being allowed to study further at undergraduate level, unless they complete a 1 year certification software program at NQF level 5 from an authorised university after the year of exclusion.
All NQF level 5 students (first-yea students) will be provided with an e-tutor to help them through their studies so that they will have a better chance at passing at the end of the year.
The new online myUnisa system that was launced early in January 2013 makes it easier for Unisa students to register, get the latest information and also their exam/assignment marks.
Printed study material for honours students
From 2014, all honour students will not get printed copies of their study material. Please use the upcoming year to prepare yourself for this, and to make sure that you have access to a computer and internet.
Other distance learning providers
Unisa is not the only distance learning provider in South Africa, there is also a number of distance learning colleges. Click on the button below to view a list of distance learning colleges.