University of Johannesburg Acceptance Rate
Minimum Admission Requirements
University of Johannesburg Acceptance Rate, In order to align the new school curriculum it has been necessary to revise the minimum entry requirements into certificate, diploma and degree courses.
The Higher Education Act, 1997 (Act No. 101 of 1997), sets out the new entry requirements. Below is a summary of these new requirements as in the Government Gazette, August 2005.
1. To pass your school year
It is compulsory to pass:
- The language in which you are taught and one other language;
- Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
- Life Orientation
2. To pass with admission to do a CERTIFICATE programme
You need a National Senior Certificate (NSC).
3. To pass with admission to do a DIPLOMA programme
You need a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with an achievement rating of 3 (Moderate Achievement, 40-49%) or better in four recognised NSC 20-credit subjects.
4. To pass with admission to do a DEGREE programme
You need a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with an achievement rating of 4 (Adequate Achievement, 50-59%) or better in four recognized 20-credit NSC subjects
Note that each university will have its own minimum entry requirements over and above these per faculty.
5. The recognised 20-credit NCS subjects are:
- Agricultural Sciences
- Business Studies
- Dramatic Arts
- Engineering Graphics and Design
- Consumer Studies
- Information Technology
- Languages (one language of learning and teaching at a higher education institution and two other recognised language subjects)
- Life Sciences
- Mathematical Literacy
- Physical Sciences
- Religion Studies
- Visual Arts
Group A subjects (Compulsory)
- Official Languages at home and first additional level (This includes first and second additional languages)
- Mathematical Science (Mathematics Literacy or Mathematics)
- Human and Social Studies (Life Orientation)
Group B Subjects
- Culture and Art
- Business, Commerce and Management Studies
- Official languages at second additional level and non-official languages
- Engineering and Technology
- Human and Social Studies (History, Geography and Religious Studies)
- Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences
- Services (Consumer Studies, Hospitality Studies and Tourism)
6. Certain certificate, diploma or degree programmes have additional requirements for example:
- Engineering will require Mathematics and Physical Science;
- Commerce will require Mathematics;
- Art will require a portfolio;
- Health Sciences will require Mathematics, Physical Science and/or Life Science; and
- Science will require Mathematics, Physical Science and/or Life Science.
It is thus important for each Grade 9 learner to consider his/her best career choices in order to be able to make the correct subject choice. Each University offer different programs and require different APS scores. Based on this information, each Grade 9 learner has to choose the subjects that best suit his/her possible career choice. It is also possible for Grade 9 learners to complete a subject choice assessment at PsyCaD (The Centre for Psychological Services and Career Development) at the University of Johannesburg.