Procedure for Special Admission into the B Agric, Bsc Agric & Bsc Degrees

If an applicant does not meet the requirements for Standard Admissions, s/he may be considered for special admission under the following options:

Students who have a Bachelor’s pass (B pass) but who do not meet the ratings required for standard admission

Students who have obtained a Bachelor’s pass, and who do not meet the Selection Rating requirements for normal registration may apply to register under the Pathways Foundation Programme (PFP) (reduced curriculum) for first year agriculture students or the Science Foundation Programme (STFP) for B Sc students. On these programmes students are required to register for a reduced number of first year courses.  Students who completed their NSC and qualify for “Diploma studies” don’t qualify to study at University.  The student must qualify for “Bachelor studies”.

Science and Agriculture Foundation Programmes New NSC minimum Entrance Requirements (June 2012)

 

Qualification

Programme

Option

Subject Requirements

Level of Achievement

Total Points

Credits

 

 

 

B Sc

 

(40400)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science & Agriculture Foundation Programme

(SAFP)

 

Science

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science & Agriculture Foundation Programme

(SAFP)

 

Agriculture

 

 

 

 

 

Science & Agriculture Foundation Programme

(SAFP)

Agriculture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All

but

71421*

 

English

 

Mathematics

 

Physical Science

 

Life Sciences or

Geography or

Agriculture or

Info Technology

 

Life Orientation

 

Any other 2 subjects

from the designated list

 

4 (50-59%)

 

3 (50-59%)

 

3 (50-59%)

 

4 (50-59%)

 

 

 

 

4 (50–59%)

 

4 (40-49%)

4 (40-49%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

20

 

20

 

20

 

 

 

 

10

 

20

20

 

 

 

 

B Sc Agric

 

71421

71422

71423

71424

71425

71426

 

Same as B Sc - except for

 

B Sc Agric (Agric Econ)*

Life Science at Level 3

is compulsory and not Physical Science

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B Agric

 

70401 &

70402

 

 

 

 

 

70001

 

70002

 

English

 

Mathematical Literacy or

Mathematics

 

 

Agriculture

 

Life Orientation

 

Any other 3 subjects from the designated list at these Levels

 

 

4 (50-59%)

 

4 (50-59%)

3 (40-49%)

 

 

4 (50-59%)

 

4 (50-59%)

 

4 (50-59%)

4 (50-59%)

3 (40-49%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26/27

 

20

 

20

 

 

 

20

 

10

 

20

20

20

 

 

*   Please noteStudents who want to register for the Agric Economics Option do not need NSC Physical Science; they need a PASS at Level 3 in Life Sciences.

 

 

*   Please noteStudents who want to register for the Agric Economics Option do not need NSC Physical Science; they need a PASS at Level 3 in Life Sciences.

 

Students who qualify for Mature Age Exemption (MAE)

Mature Age Exemption students (23 yrs and above) may be admitted for the B Agric degree programmes if they have a Senior Certificate.  Admission into the B Sc or B Sc Agric degree programmes is on condition that a student has Matriculation Mathematics and Physical Science as required under Standard Admissions.  The number of modules that a MAE student may register for is determined by their rating.

Students who qualify on the basis of “Recognition of Prior Learning”

Students with a Fort Cox Diploma in Agriculture:

  • A B Agric student may apply for credit for some of the modules he has obtained from the three year agriculture diploma from Fort Cox College of Agriculture.  He must prior to first registration for the three year Fort Cox Agriculture Diploma, obtained a matriculation exemption from the Matriculation Board of South Africa.  A B Sc Agric student may also apply for credit (under the same conditions), but s/he will be required to do all the B Sc modules in the first year.
  • A B Agric student with an agriculture diploma from an educational institution in South Africa other than Fort Cox College of Agriculture, may apply for credit for some modules.  The application must include a certified copy of the diploma obtained, a certified copy of the highest school qualification/certificate obtained and any other documents, which may be required by the School’s Admissions Committee to have the application evaluated.  Applications must be received before the end of January.  Matriculation Board exemption requirements apply. 

Note:  If the Diploma was used to gain entry into the University, such Diploma  cannot be used to gain credits.

 

Students who do not have a Matriculation Exemption (Prior to 2008).

These students may apply to register under the relevant Foundation Programme.  On these programmes students are required to register for a reduced number of first year courses and the value addition course LKA121 (Life, Knowledge, Action).  Upon registration these students are required to obtain a Conditional Exemption Certificate.  Once s/he has obtained 120 credits of regular modules AND passed the value-added module, s/he will be assisted to apply for a complete exemption certificate.  These programmes have a limited capacity due to lecture space and staffing.

 

Foreign Qualifications

Applicants are responsible for the evaluation of their qualifications by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).  Certified copies of qualifications and the relevant Certificate of Evaluation from SAQA must be submitted to the Faculty Manager.