Remember: academic exclusion is not the end of the world. It could be start of something different.
Reasons for an unsuccessful appeal:
It may be that your appeal against exclusion is not successful; in other words, the Readmission Appeals Committee, after considering your circumstances and motivations, nonetheless feels that a return to UCT is not in your best interests. There are various different reasons why they might make this decision, but all are based on careful consideration of whether or not you are likely to succeed in your studies if re-admitted.
Exclusion after a semester of probation:
Even if you are successful in your appeal, you will only be permitted to register for one semester, and with a maximum load of three courses. If you do not pass all of these courses, you will not meet the terms of your probation, and may thus be excluded again at the end of the semester. If this happens, the only way you can return in future is to show academic rehabilitation - see below.
How to return after an unsuccessful appeal:
If your appeal is unsuccessful or, you do not appeal at all, your UCT record will become inactive, and you will not be able to return to the university in the year immediately after your exclusion. You cannot ask another faculty at UCT to accept you; exclusion is from the whole university, not just from one course or faculty.
The earliest you could return is the second year after your exclusion. Please be aware, though, that there are very specific rules and procedures for this kind of return:
|1||Once you have been excluded and your appeal has been unsuccessful, you cannot return to UCT unless you formally apply:||
|2||Once you have applied, the Faculty will consider your request for a place:||
|3||In a very few cases, it is possible to prove that you have overcome your problems:||
|4||In most cases, the Faculty will require evidence of academic rehabilitation. This means evidence of successful study at another university / degree-offering institution:||
Transferring credits from academic rehabilitation:
It is important that you choose the correct subjects at your other institution, as the credits you earn there can then be transferred to your UCT degree, and you will not waste time or money in studying elsewhere.