Should you wish to change the courses you are currently enrolled for, it is possible to do so even after the registration period.
First Sem/Whole year courses: may be changed until the end of the first week of lectures, and you will receive a full refund for courses you drop or no penalty for courses you add.
Second Sem courses: may be changed until the end of the first week of second-semester lectures with no penalties.
Winter Term courses: n/a [The Winter term for 2021 will not take place due to COVID-19 and the adjusted academic calendar.]
Summer term courses: may be changed until the Friday preceding the start of lectures with no penalties.
Should you make any changes after these dates, you may pay fee penalties. The table below (an updated version of the one found inSections 2.3 & 2.4 of the Fees Handbook) includes deadlines for course changes in 2021 and the corresponding penalties:
Last date to add
Last date to drop
100% Fee Adjustment
50% Fee Adjustment
Cancel transcript entry
First Semester Courses
Second Semester Courses
Whole Year Courses
Should you make any changes after the “Cancel transcript entry” deadline, you will receive an “INC” code on your transcript for that course, signifying that you have dropped a course after the final date for removing it from your record, as opposed to a grading or AB/DPR code.
Humanities Faculty-specific Change of Curriculum Application Procedure:
Information for Sponsored/Financial Aid-receiving students:
Curriculum changes may have funding implications. You are required to consult your funder, prior to the completion of this form, regarding the impact on your continued eligibility for funding. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have consulted and received approval from your sponsor regarding changes to your studies.
Faculty of Humanities
University of Cape Town
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