With the 2013 academic year commencing in exactly a month from today, it is all systems go to accommodate new and returning students for registration at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT).

“A lot of planning and hard work was done during the year to ensure that the registration period runs smoothly,” says TUT’s Registrar, Prof Steward Mothata. “A number of new systems were put in place and technology will be used more extensively to make life easier for students”.
From 3 January 2013 online registrations, either via mobile phones or personal computers, will be open on www.tut.ac.za for senior students. “All senior students should register online wherever they are. We don’t want them on campus. We have communicated this message to them already. This will save them money, time and a lot of frustration since they don’t have to stand in long queues anymore,” says Prof Mothata.
According to Prof Mothata a large number of computer labs and electronic resources centre on all TUT’s campuses will be available for students to register online and for those who don’t have access to the internet on their cell phones or from home. (To access a list of the venues on all campuses please click here)
Prof Mothata added that results will be available from 14 December. “Students who have passed their subjects will be able ready to register online. Since TUT has been a cashless environment since of this year, these students are encouraged to pay the R1 500 registration fee online and submit proof of payment to TUT at least 72 hours before registering online. However, the University still accepts debit and credit cards and bank guaranteed checks as method of payment at the fees offices on all its campuses. We however encourage them to pay electronically.”
“The only students who may encounter problems to register online are those who are financially or academically excluded. Students who are academically excluded will have to report to their faculties for assistance. Students with financial exclusions can pay their outstanding fees into TUT’s account and email or fax proof of payment to TUT to have the blocks lifted. Alternatively such students can go to any registration point on any campus where the financial person on duty will assist them,” says Prof Mothata.
The financial block on the accounts of senior students who have been approved to receive NSFAS funding and who do not owe the University, will be lifted automatically in January 2013.
All information about what to do and where to go during registration 2012 will be available on www.tut.ac.za. There will also be Assistants on duty on all campuses to direct students on where to go.
Prof Mothata continues to explain that the majority of TUT’s programmes are full for 2013. “Although the University have received more than 70 000 applications for first year programmes, TUT can only accommodate 13 000 new students next year. My advice to learners who are still interested to study at TUT next year is to visit the TUT Website to check if there is still space available in the programme they are interested and apply online. They should also check the admission requirements to see if they qualify to apply for specific programmes.”
For more information please visit www.tut.ac.za. The TUT Call Centre numbers are also on the website.
Article source: http://www.tut.ac.za/News/Pages/SystemsGo2013Registration.aspx