How To Check UCT Application Status And Prospectus

Are you a recent applicant of the University of Cape Town UCT recently? Are you among the numerous prospective students who want to enroll at the University of Cape Town? Are you wondering if your application was granted or denied? Well well as we know every year the majority of prospective students go through a series of dramatic uncertainty and unrest in the quest to find out if the application was successful. 

Well in this article we have outlined the guidelines and procedure to help an applicant gets to know his/her application status with UCT. 

Does It Take Long For UCT to respond to applications?

Though there isn’t any specific duration as to when applications are attended to, an estimated six to eight weeks after the closing of application though not confirmed but certain to be the period normally applications can be tracked or checked to know whether it was successful or not successful. 

Possible UCT Application Status Result

UCT has a list of possible application result terms which includes Pending, Admitted, Cleared Provisional, Admission, Ineligible, Quota Filled, or Canceled.

We will break down what each result means to an applicant wanting to enroll in the University of Cape Town. 

PENDING: in simple terms when ‘PENDING’ is seen after checking your application status it simply means the application is under review

Requires Action: this simply means there is a need to upload or add a necessary document to your application. 

Complete: This indication or alert simply means the necessary documents and details for the application were received successfully. 

Ineligible: this simply means the required cut off point and details for a specific program was not met therefore the reason for its ineligibility 

Quota Filled: Simply means admission to an applicant’s preferred program was denied

Canceled: as the word implies the application was canceled

Guidelines To Check UCT Application Status

Application status after weeks of applying to the University of Cape Town can be tracked online. Below are a few steps to check your application status.

  1. Visit the official website of the university via
  2. Enter the details (username ID and password) you used during the early stages of your application.
  3. Click on sign in to check your application status

In cases where an applicant faces problems in the quest to check his/her application status can send an email to [email protected].

UCT Prospectus

The university’s prospectus can be downloaded via any of these links;

  • University of Cape Town Undergraduate Prospectus 2023 – PDF
  • Enquiries by clicking on this LINK
  • The University’s website
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