How to Apply For Aegrotat Special Exams At Unisa

By Klenam JU •  Updated: 01/23/24 •  5 min read

Now, you have made your way to the University of South Africa and are wondering about certain tests and how to go about them. Perhaps you are also trying to find your way to UNISA and looking to understand what it entails.
But the reality is that once you find yourself outside the UNISA walls and scope, there are so many terms you may never come across. It is common for individuals aspiring to be UNISA students

to miss out on these things. 

However, these terms become more common once you study at UNISA. But the difficult aspect is knowing what it means and how to manoeuvre around this. 

The University of South Africa’s aegrotat exams generated curiosity due to the unique accommodations they offer. Many people are interested in learning more about the specifics of this special examination process. The main question revolves around the complex details that govern this unique evaluation. 

As part of our enthusiastic work towards students, we will be taking you through a series of questions that describes the Aegrotat test, its applications and special requirement. 

What is an Aegrotat test?

How can one best explain what an Aegrotat test is? What is this test about?

An Aegrotat Examination is a type of exam that a student takes when they are unable to prepare for the main exam or are unable to take it due to illness during the exam period.

Aegrotat examinations are designed to help students dealing with exceptional circumstances, like serious illness or other situations that make it difficult for them to take regular exams. 

The purpose of these exams is to make sure that people who deserve them have a fair chance to demonstrate their knowledge and abilities, even if they are facing difficult circumstances. The requirements for Aegrotat exams can vary depending on each person’s unique circumstances. Generally, these requirements involve providing medical documentation or other evidence that supports the exceptional situation.

The university administration collaborates closely with students to create a fair and supportive testing environment. This may involve providing extra time for completing exams, modifying the format of exams, or using alternative assessment methods. The goal is to ensure that academic integrity and fairness are maintained for all students.

How to apply for Aegrotat special exams at unisa

The process of applying for Aegrotat exams offers these students a valuable chance to retake the exam. The process of applying for Aegrotat exams at UNISA is designed to be user-friendly and streamlined. It aims to make sure that students who encounter unexpected difficulties can still showcase their knowledge and abilities. Students can start the application process and position themselves for success by following a few straightforward steps.

The first and most important step for students is ensuring they have all the necessary documentation to support their application. You may need to provide medical certificates, official letters, or any other supporting evidence that explains why you were unable to attend the original examination. It is crucial to obtain these documents promptly in order to provide essential evidence and prevent any potential delays in the application process. Once students have obtained the necessary documentation, they can fill out the application form provided by UNISA. 

How much is an Aegrotat exam at Unisa?

This examination is meant to cater to individuals who, for the right reasons like sickness or illness, could not write their exams. Although the reason may be tangible, there is always a price to pay. 

Considering the 2024 academic year, the Aegrotat exam is at a cost of R300 per paper. This means students who apply to the Aegrotat exams are subject to pay for every paper they may want to write. This amount is considered to be R300 for each exam written. 

What is needed to apply for Aegrotat?

If you are planning to apply for the UNISA Aegrotat Exam, make sure to have your certificate ready as required by Rule 18, as stated in the MyRegistration UNISA Information Brochure.

It is important to note one last crucial point: the medical practitioner you choose to visit must be registered with the S.A. Medical and Dental Council.

 To ensure that your medical certificate is valid for the exam, it’s important to confirm that the doctor or dentist you’re seeing is registered. 

One crucial aspect to consider is the specific time period within which you are required to submit your application for this exam. You must apply for the Aegrotat Exam within 10 days of missing the exam. In order to complete your application, you must include a medical certificate that clearly states the date of the missed exam. Additionally, please ensure that you have the exam fee of R300 ready to be paid.

What happens if you miss an Aegrotat exam at Unisa?

Missing an Aegrotat exam at the University of South Africa can be devastating. 

However, based on UNISA policy on the Aegrotat exams, a student who misses it must rewrite the exams in the next academic year. You lose your grades and the amount paid for the Aegrotat exams. 

How do I submit an Aegrotat application?

Submitting the Aegrotat application is very simple and straightforward. Once you have been able to fill out the form and have all the necessary documents at hand, all you need is to email the documents to UNISA using the official Aegrotat examination email –  aegrotats@unisa.ac.za.

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