UNISA online registration opened on the 3rd of January and closes again on the 26th of January.
If you have ever thought of studying through UNISA you need to know, before you can register to study, you first need to apply for admission. The application process is a process on its own and will not be covered in this blog post.
Applications for the second semester is currently open! Apply for admission from the 15th of January until the 19th January 2018!
Here’s a quick walk-through of what I do just before a registration period to make sure (1.) I am prepared for the semester and (2.) I am aware of all the costs involved.
UNISA Online Registration
The Unisa online registration process is simple enough.
- Go to the registration page: https://registration.unisa.ac.za/info/
- Click on the <<Go>> link applicable for your registration (undergraduate, postgraduate, etc)
- Follow the prompt at every stage of the process. (eg. Do you have a UNISA student number (yes/no)? Have you registered before (yes/no))
- Continue until your registration is complete.
You will your UNISA student number, which you should have received upon applying for admission from the university in order to register for the actual modules.
What I find imperative, before the actual registration, is to know what I’m in for, financially!
In order to obtain your study fee quotation you will need the following information:
- The course code of the course you have applied for.
- The module codes you will be registering for.
Search for your qualification on the Unisa website to obtain the above information.
With the course code and the module codes on hand, head to the Study Fee page. Insert the course and module codes and make a selection in terms of your location and additional requirements.
Once you have inserted the information and made an applicable selection, click on the display button at the end of the page.
The amount highlighted in the “Payment due with registration” line, is one half of the cost you will need to absorb in January.
Prescribe textbooks can often time, have a major financial impact on the number of modules you choose to enrol for in the end.
I like to be prepared, so when I chose my modules for the year or semester, I like to know how many textbooks I will need for the semester and how much they cost.
To find the names of the textbooks, I go to the Prescribed Material page on UNISA’s website and insert the course codes:
Once I have inserted the course codes, I click on display and see the names of the textbooks and the edition.
Best places to search for Textbooks:
Important Reminders, Regarding Textbooks
If and when you find your textbook as a bargain online – bear in mind that it is extremely important to pay attention to the edition you are buying!
Certain subjects (accounting!) has a new edition every year. This could potentially be crucial for your studies and the difference between failing and passing a module.
Here’s why: You have no idea what information has stayed and what has been removed or replaced in the latter edition(s).
Rule: If the edition is the same, jump for joy and enjoy your bargain. If it isn’t, the same edition, keep looking or buy the more expensive (new) textbook.
As a bonus comment, if you are tight on cash or simply smart! Keep your textbooks in a great condition and sell them once you have successfully completed the module(s).
But before you sell the textbook, double check if you will need the same textbook for a second module! (Some semester modules, Accounting 1 and Accounting 2, uses the same textbook!)
Double check before selling the textbook!
Now that you know the cost of studying, go ahead and register for the modules. Once payment has been made the work really begins!
In the meanwhile, here are two things you can do, once you have made payment and wait for your study material:
- Claim log in details to myUnisa – myUnisa is UNISA’s teaching and learning system.
- Create a myLife email account – a web-based email for UNISA students