The application and registration process for CPUT Residences involves the following steps:
1. First year students
2. First time applicants (senior students who have not previously stayed at the residences)
3. Senior students
We advise students to be patient during application and registration, as the process is time-consuming and involves the co-operation of multiple offices.
The application form from the Registration office contains two parts: academic and accommodation. This makes it possible for the two parts to separately reach the academic departments and the Housing Unit at the same time. This allows time to do selection and placement and communicate with students. This also allows the unit to capture the applications for first year students using its staff component without having to resort to contract.
Letter from registration
The current letter that goes out to first year student applicants from academic departments needs to be updated (Bellville Campus). The different departments write different letters and in some instances the letters refer to a Placement Officer who left the institution five years ago. The academic departments should leave the accommodation part to Housing, as the unit will on its own respond to applicants.
First Year students
The Housing unit shall set aside a minimum of 30% of all available spaces for First Year students. First Year students who would have written and passed matric at the time of selection will be selected and placed during the October / November selection period. First year students who are still waiting for their matric results at the time of selection, can only be selected and placed at the beginning of the year. For them to be selected, the Housing Unit will consider the following:
First time applicants
For the purposes of residences, first time applicants are CPUT registered senior students who were not staying in the residences the semester preceding their application for residence. For first time applicants to be selected for accommodation the following shall be considered:
First time applicants shall be placed in the available spaces after the first years and returning students have been placed.
Returning students are those students who stayed in the residences a semester preceding their application for residence. The returning students shall be placed back into their residences if:
Students on experiential learning
Students on experiential learning for a period of six months or more shall not be accommodated at any of the CPUT residences. Only students on three months experiential learning shall remain in the residences during that period. Students coming back from experiential learning shall be accepted back into the residences if they applied for accommodation the previous semester.