University life is a transformative period where we gain valuable knowledge and skills while also experiencing significant life changes, for example, shifting houses from one place to another, while others claim that they cannot afford education because of their financial crises. In such conditions, the only decision we are left with is to deregister courses at the university.
Other universities ask you to visit their admission department for deregistration, but if you are a student of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in South Africa, you do not need to visit the department but accomplish the goal via the official website of the institute. Let’s break down how to deregister at UKZN without visiting the campus; come with me to explore further.
6 Simple Steps To Deregister At UKZN
UKZN is home to thousands of future engineers, sports experts, and marine professionals; it also offers a list of scholarships to international students. There is no doubt that the university is one of the best educational institutes in South Africa, but sometimes, financial or personal crises come between us and our education.
Hundreds of students deregister after being accepted for admission at UKZN in the early days of their classes. The reasons for deregistration are different, but our purpose is to explore its process. Here, I have gathered the entire process of deregistration at UKZN in simple steps.
Deregistration is a voluntary action; therefore, no teacher or faculty member can force you to stop sitting in his class. Before you go to deregister a course, understand the factors that stop you from continuing further. When it comes to providing a reason, one has to give an authentic statement that is why he is deregistering the course.
Now, navigate to the official website of the UKZN and tap on the “Registration” window; here, the page will show you many options. Tap on the English language and select the program you are studying, for example, social science or law. It will show you the registration process and the fee section; tap on the registration section option.
Here, you can see the entire process, but because you are already registered, the system is showing you an option, “Cancel registration.” As you tap on the option, it asks you to fill out a form and write an email to the related higher authorities. In this email, the student has to provide all the authentic reasons why he is canceling the registration.
Fill out the form carefully and provide all the information it requires; otherwise, you cannot cancel the course registration before the midterm date. At the end of the form, there is a section “Reason for Deregistration”; provide all the reasons, for example, if there is a financial problem or you are unable to attend class because of a time clash between two courses.
If there is a bullying report or one is forcing you to cancel the registration, go to the complaint section instead of writing all these in the reasons part. You can complain via the official website, write a letter to the authorities, or visit campus to register a complaint.
Once you have completed the form, submit it, and if it instructs you to write a letter to the authorities for deregistration, go for it; otherwise, your application is accepted. Attach your ID card and student number with a passport-size picture in the mail to request canceling the registration.
Some students do not pay heed till the end of the course, and when they know their scores are low, they run to cancel the course. However, it is impossible for them to accomplish the goal because the university has a policy not to deregister after a specific date. The date is announced after the schedule and before the midterm date sheet, so if you are canceling the course, do it right now.
Furthermore, deregistration is one’s personal decision; therefore, no one should force him to stop studying. Additionally, there is no deregistration fee and no return of the money you deposit for registration; according to the university policy, it will pay you half the registration fee if you apply to cancel the course within a few days of registration, a week after the last date of course addition.
Course deregistration is a challenging decision; it is an indication that one is not ready to study the course but also a symbol that, in the future, you can score more in the same course. Whether you are deregistering because of a university problem or you canceled the course because someone bullied you in class, mention the authentic reason in the form and email. I hope the information will help you in the future; thank you.