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Admission Criteria Bcom

Admission Criteria


Minimum Admission Requirements

  • National Senior Certificate NSC/SC (a) –  with a minimum of 30% in English or a minimum of 33.3% in English for the Senior Certificate (SC) coupled with:
    • If the candidate offered six NSC/SC(a) 20 credit subjects, an achievement rating of 4 (50%) or better in four NSC/SC(a) subjects; OR
    • If the candidate offered a mix of SC, NSC and SC(a) 20 credit subjects, and passes an achievement rating of 4 (50%) or better in at least four subjects, which must be Higher Grade SC and/or NSC and/or SC(a) subjects; OR
  • National Certificate NC(V) – In addition, a student must (a) achieve at least 50% in three fundamental subjects and (b) achieve at least 60% in four vocational subjects, chosen from the NC (V) Level 4 subjects; OR
  • Alternatively a Higher Certificate, an Advanced Certificate or Diploma in a cognate field.

A certificate of exemption issued by USAf (Universities South Africa) is required for applicants who have obtained a Senior Certificate without endorsement or equivalent foreign school-leaving qualification, who meet the requirements of the published regulations and wish to pursue first degree studies. The Office of the Registrar will facilitate, on behalf of the candidate, an application for degree admission, to USAf, once the candidate has provided proof of payment to USAf.

Additional Institutional Entry Requirements

All applicants to the BCom programme must comply with the following minimum requirements: English First language: 50% English Second Language: 60% and Mathematics: 50%; Maths Literacy: 70%.BCom candidates who do not meet the additional institutional entry requirements will be granted provisional admission to the programme, conditional on the following:

  • passing the first module should the candidate not meet the English requirement
  • passing Maths Literacy should the candidate not meet the Maths requirement (A fee, over and above the Programme fee is payable for this module)

do not meet the Admission Criteria and would like to discuss my study options. Please email Admissions at admissions@davinci.ac.za.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Alternative access routes should the candidate not meet the admission requirements:

  • RPL for access
  • Mature age exemption
  • Another NQF 4 qualification

RPL is at the Senate’s discretion on a case-by-case basis.

For more information please refer to the Policy on the link below or email Admissions at admissions@davinci.ac.za

D20 – RPL, CAT and Articulation Policy

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