unisa late application 2024

Missed the Unisa deadline? Breathe easy! This guide explains your options for late applications to Unisa in 2024.

Why Apply Late?

Whether you missed the deadline or changed your mind, Unisa’s late application window offers a second chance. Remember, though, that space in programs is limited, so act fast!

How It Works:

  1. Points Score: Unisa considers your final Grade 12 marks, school attended, and other factors to calculate your score.
  2. Meeting Criteria: Even with good scores, acceptance isn’t guaranteed. It depends on available space in your chosen program.

Steps to Apply Late:

  1. Choose Your Program: Pick your top two preferences (you can only register for one at first).
  2. Application Outcome: Unisa informs you if you’re accepted and which program you get.
  3. Accept Your Offer: Decide within the deadline! Missing it cancels your offer.
  4. First-Time Applicants: Complete the First-Year Experience MOOC before accepting.
  5. Register for Semester: Secure your spot by registering for the semester you were granted.

Who Should Apply Late?

  • New Unisa students
  • Existing students switching programs or specializations
  • Finishing a higher certificate and wanting to start undergrad
  • Previously offered a spot but didn’t accept/register
  • Wanting to study at a TVET college under the Unisa-TVET agreement

Ready for ODeL Learning?

Unisa uses Open Distance e-Learning (ODeL), meaning self-paced learning with digital support. Ask yourself:

  • Embrace Independence: ODeL requires strong self-direction and time management. Get ready for self-study and online interactions instead of daily lectures.
  • Expect Support: Despite the distance, Unisa offers dedicated tutors, counsellors, and online resources. You’re never alone!

Use the ODeL readiness tool to see if this learning style suits you.

Unisa late application and available courses here.