Psychology Honours at UJ- 2011 by 9H95h7

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									                             UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG
                            UNIVERSITEIT VAN JOHANNESBURG
                                          Department of Psychology
                                           Departement Sielkunde


 BA / BSc. Honours (Psychology) Application Form – 2011 for 2012
                             intake

                                   VERY IMPORTANT!
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS (SECTION A) FOR COMPLETING
THIS APPLICATION FORM VERY CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU CONTINUE. ALSO
ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD INFORMATION REGARDING
THE ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS AND SELECTION PROCEDURES (SECTION B)
BEFORE CONTINUING. NOT DOING SO MAY RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION NOT
BEING CONSIDERED FOR THE 2012 HONOURS PROGRAMME INTAKE!


        SECTION A: Instructions and Regulations for Completing the Application
Please read the following instructions carefully. For your application to be considered, all
instructions and regulations listed below must be followed .

A1.   The department of Psychology must receive this application, completed in full,
      before 16:00 on 28 October 2011 for it to be considered. No late applications will
      be considered. Only mailed, or hand-delivered applications will be considered (no
      electronic submissions will be accepted). The only acceptable mailing address that
      this application may be sent to is:

      Honours Application
      Department of Psychology
      University of Johannesburg
      P.O. Box 524
      Auckland park
      2006

      Alternatively, the application may be delivered by hand to:

      The Department of Psychology; C-Ring 440; Student Assistants’ Office
      University of Johannesburg,
      Auckland park Campus,
      Cnr. Kingsway Drive and University Drive.
      Auckland park; Johannesburg
      This is the only physical address hand delivered applications may be sent to. Please
      ensure that you receive a receipt for the handing in of your form (hand delivered
      applications only). We will not be held responsible for any forms that may be
      misplaced, or lost in transit. If mailed, the applicant must ensure that a reliable form
      of postal delivery is used, and must keep track of the progress of such postal
      deliveries. If the application is delivered by hand, the applicant must ensure that it is
      delivered only to the Department of Psychology, at the exact address provided above.

      The Department of Psychology will not take responsibility for applications that arrive
      after the deadline stated above, have been lost in transit, lost in the mail, delivered /
      mailed to the wrong address, or delivered / mailed to any location other than those
      stated above. Such applications will not be considered.

      Very important: Do not mail or deliver this application to any other department,
      division, subsection, campus, faculty, or employee of the University of Johannesburg.

      If you are an external student from another university applying at UJ for the first time,
      please ensure that you fill in the relevant documentation at the student enrolment
      centre as well as this application form. Please hand in this application form at the
      address given above. You will receive a UJ student number from the student
      enrolment centre. Please be advised that if you receive a student number it does not
      guarantee a place in our programme. Please contact (011) 559 4555 for further
      information or www.uj.ac.za.       International students applying for honours in
      psychology to please contact the International office before applying, (011) 559 4517.

A2.   Applications received before the due date that are not completed in full, and/or that
      lack the proper attached documentation in the form of a current, certified, full
      academic record, and a certified copy of the applicant’s identity document, will not be
      considered for the Honours intake

A3.   The Department of Psychology will not accept any late applications under any
      circumstances. No correspondence will be entered into by the Department of
      Psychology or the Faculty of Humanities with any late applicants whatsoever.

A4.   Applicants must only apply for the Honours programme in Psychology with this
      application form (plus the necessary additional documentation). Do not complete or
      send a general University of Johannesburg application form or any other University of
      Johannesburg application forms (unless you are an external student). If your
      application is successful, you will receive instructions concerning other applications
      forms that may be required by the University.

A5.   The entrance criteria and selection procedure for the Honours programme intake
      appear below in Section B: Entrance criteria and selection. Please read this section
      very carefully and make sure that you understand all the points discussed. The
      Department of Psychology strictly adheres to these procedures when selecting the
      new intake for the Honours programme in Psychology. In the interest of transparency,
      they are discussed in detail. Please note that only the stated criteria and procedures
      are used to select applicants.


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A6.   The decisions of the Department of Psychology in regard to the success of
      applications are final and binding.

      Very important: If your application was unsuccessful, either the Department of
      Psychology or the Faculty of Humanities will duly inform you as soon as the selection
      process is concluded (usually within 4-6 weeks of the application deadline). Other
      than this notification, no correspondence will be entered into by the Department of
      Psychology or the Faculty of Humanities with unsuccessful applicants or any
      associates, family members, or acquaintances of unsuccessful applicants
      whatsoever.

A7.   If your application was successful, you will be notified by either the Department of
      Psychology or the Faculty of Humanities (usually within 4-5 weeks of the application
      deadline). Successful applicants must inform the Department of Psychology (date will
      be confirmed) whether they will accept their position in the following year’s Honours
      Programme. Successful applicants who fail to inform the Department of Psychology
      before this deadline will forfeit their place in the Honours Programme. If you have
      been placed on the waiting list, you will be informed. Please ensure that you are
      available on the contact details you provide us, so that we can inform you if a place
      becomes available. Also note that places in the Honours programme will not be
      reserved for subsequent academic years. If a successful applicant chooses not to
      take his/her place in the programme, she/he will have to reapply in the next year for
      inclusion into the Honours programme.

A8.   Applicants must ensure that they have read and understood all the instructions and
      regulations contained in Section A of this application form and sign the declaration
      appearing below A8. No application will be considered if this declaration has not been
      signed.



      DECLARATION BY STUDENT:


      I (full name(s) and surname)_____________________________________________ have
      read, understood, and will abide by the instructions and regulations appearing in Section A
      of this application form.


      Signed on the _____________ day of ___________________ 2011 at ___________ .

      ___________________________________
      Signature




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              SECTION B: Entrance Requirements and Selection Procedure

B1.   Minimum Requirements: The following minimum requirements are prerequisites for
      applicants being considered for inclusion in the Honours programme intake:

          1. The applicant has fulfilled all the requirements regarding the application
             process stated in Section A of the Honours application form and signed the
             declaration appearing beneath A8 (this includes completing, in full, the main
             application section of this document, Section C)
          2. The applicant has either completed or is in the final year of completing a
             Bachelors degree with Psychology as a major subject.
          3. The candidate to have a minimum of 65% average for psychology subjects in
             year one, two and three.
          4. If the applicant is already in possession of a Bachelors degree with
             Psychology as a major subject, the degree cannot be older than 10 years.
          5. Applicants with qualifications obtained in countries other than South Africa
             must provide proof from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) that
             their qualifications are equivalent to a Bachelors degree with Psychology as
             major subject.
          6. The applicant has signed the declaration accompanying Section B.

B2.   Entrance Requirements: For an applicant to be successful in applying for entrance
      into the Honours programme in Psychology, the following entrance requirements have
      to be met:

         1. The applicant has complied with all the guidelines and regulations regarding
            the application procedure outlined in Section A above and signed the
            accompanying declaration.
         2. The applicant has complied with all the minimum requirements outlined in
            subsection B1 above.
         3. The applicant has been accepted by the Department of Psychology for the new
            Honours programme intake, based on the procedure outlined in subsection B3
            below.

B3.   Selection Procedure

      The Honours programme selection procedure follows several sequential phases,
      starting with initial screening and verification of applications, and ending with the final
      selection and notification of successful applicants. Each phase is detailed below.

      Very important: Please read the following sections very carefully. By signing this
      application form, you agree to submit your application to the selection procedure
      detailed below, as well as abiding by its outcome.

      Phase 1: Initial Screening and Verification

      In this phase, all applications that have been received by the department of
      Psychology before 16:00 on the 28th of October are collated and screened by the
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department. Any applications that do not meet the requirements and regulations set
out in section A and section B above are rejected and are not considered further.

In this phase, the information provided by the applicant (e.g. marks for different
psychology subjects) are checked against the applicant’s academic record (which
must be attached to the application). If there are discrepancies that cannot be
resolved due to incomplete information in the application, or incomplete ancillary
documentation, the application is not considered further.

Applications that are complete and have not been rejected are then submitted by the
Department for electronic procession and go on to Phase 2.

Phase 2: Primary Selection Procedure

The Honours programme selection procedure uses only past academic performance
in the subject of Psychology as criteria for considering the success of applications.
The Department of Psychology uses a weighted mean formula when considering
applicants for inclusion in the Honours programme. This formula assigns different
weights to the results of each year-level of Psychology completed by the applicant,
and then calculates a weighted mean for all three years of Psychology subjects. The
weights assigned are as follows:

              a. Psychology 3rd year: 2.0
              b. Psychology 2nd year: 1.5
              c. Psychology 1st year: 1.0

Thus 3rd year marks contribute more than 2nd year marks which in turn contribute
more to the formula than 1st year marks. The justifications for this system are:
1. Students normally perform better at their major subjects as they progress—this is
probably due to a greater clarity concerning what subject to continue with at a
postgraduate level.
2. Analyses conducted by the Department of Psychology suggest that, apart from the
overall average of all three years of Psychology undergraduate studies, the best
predictors of eventual Honours programme performance are 3rd year, 2nd year, and 1st
year averages for Psychology subjects (in that order).

The formula used to calculate the weighted mean for each candidate can thus be written as:

                (1.0) Psychology 1 + (1.5) Psychology 2 + (2.0) Psychology 3
_________________________________________________________________________________

                                                       4.5

Psychology 1 = Average Psychology Marks for 1st year

Psychology 2 = Average Psychology Marks for 2nd year

Psychology 3 = Average Psychology Marks for 3rd year




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Phase 3: Final Selection and Notification of Applicants

After all considered applications have received a weighted mean, based on the
formula provided, all applications are arranged in rank-order. The applicants with the
highest weighted means are then selected. The amount of applicants is dictated by
the logistical support supplied by the University of Johannesburg to the Department of
Psychology as well as the availability of qualified staff to teach the programme. The
amount of students selected is thus not negotiable and the Department of Psychology
as well as the Faculty of Humanities will not enter into any correspondence with any
applicant with regards to the matter. Both successful and unsuccessful candidates are
then notified by the Faculty of Humanities of the outcome of the selection process.

Special Note: Waiting List

Sometimes, successful candidates do not accept their place in the Honours
programme. In cases such as this, the department of Psychology invites candidates
who were unsuccessful in their application to enter the programme. For this purpose,
a waiting list is constructed. The first 20 candidates after the cut-off point (see above)
are placed on this waiting list, and are notified of their status.

Candidates on the waiting list are still considered to be unsuccessful in their
applications, and should consider themselves as such. Therefore, they are strongly
advised to make alternative arrangements and not to assume that they will gain entry
into the Honours programme. In the event that positions become available,
candidates on the waiting list will be contacted by the department after 25 November
2011 until January 2012, starting from the top of the waiting list. Please ensure that
you are available on the contact details you provide us, so we can inform you if a
position becomes available.

In the event that no positions become available, or if only a limited number of
candidates on the waiting list can be given positions in the programme, the remaining
candidates on the waiting list will be notified that the selection of candidates has
terminated, and that their applications will no longer be considered.



DECLARATION BY STUDENT:


I (full name(s) and surname)_____________________________________________ have
read and understood Section B: Entrance Requirements and Selection Procedure and
hereby accept that the decisions of the Department of Psychology in regard to the success of
applications are final and binding.

Signed on the _____________ day of ___________________ 2011 at ___________ .

___________________________________
Signature


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                                                  SECTION C: Main Application

Please complete all sections of the Main Application (C1-C3). Write clearly and in ink only.
Before completing this section, read the preceding sections of this document (A-B). Before
submitting this application form, you must confirm that all of the requirements stipulated in the
checklist (section C3) below have been met. You must also sign and date the relevant section
stating that you agree to the regulations stipulated in the application form. Failure to do so will
lead to the rejection of your application.

C1. Biographical Information (complete all non-shaded areas in FULL)

Surname

First Name/s


Postal Address




                                                                                           Postal Code
E-mail Address*


Cell phone Number


Land line Number


Ethnic Group                                               Home Institution (University where BA degree was
(please tick the appropriate box)                          obtained)
Black

Coloured

Indian / Asian

White




*
 Please note that the Department of Psychology’s preferred method of communication with candidates is electronic mail. If possible, please provide a
current e-mail address where you can be contacted.
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C2. Academic Information (complete all non-shaded areas. Please note that there are
    separate sections for Psychology marks for students from UJ and those from other
    institutions. Your attached academic record must match the grades reported in this
    section.)


Do you already have a degree?
(Please tick the appropriate box)             YES                       NO



If yes, please provide the following information:


 Degree obtained

 Year obtained

 Name of institution where degree was
 obtained



If no, please provide the following information:



 Degree busy with


 Which year will you complete it?

 Name of institution where you are
 currently studying

 Number of 1st year modules passed
 (include ALL 1st year modules)

 Number of 2nd year modules passed
 (include ALL 2nd year modules)

 Number of 3rd year modules passed
 (include ALL 3rd year modules)




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UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG STUDENTS ONLY
(Enter only the marks for modules corresponding to the course codes listed below)
1st Year Psychology Final Marks                        2nd Year Psychology Final                              3rd Year Psychology Final
                                                       Marks                                                  Marks
Psychology 1A (PSY/SIL1A11)                            Psychology 2A (PSY/SIL2A11)                            Psychology 3A/C
                                                                                                              (PSY/SIL3A11 &
                                                                                                              PSY/SIL3C11)


Psychology 1B (PSY/SIL1B21)                            Psychology 2B (PSY/SIL2B21)                            Psychology 3B/D
                                                                                                              (PSY/SIL3B21 &
                                                                                                              SIL3D21)†



Average (Psychology 1A & B) ‡                          Average (Psychology 2A & B) §                          Average (Psychology 3A/C
                                                                                                              & B/D)**




STUDENTS FROM ALL OTHER UNIVERSITIES ONLY
(Enter all Psychology modules’ marks in the spaces provided—do not exclude any)
1st Year Psychology Final       2nd Year Psychology Final          3rd Year Psychology Final
Marks                           Marks                              Marks
Course/s             Final      Course/s                Final      Course/s          Final
                     Mark                               Mark                         Mark




Average: Psychology 1††                              Average: Psychology 2‡‡                                  Average Psychology 3§§




†
   For current 3rd year students at UJ, please provide the latest mark/s you have available for this course
‡
  Please round to 2 decimals
§
  Please round to 2 decimals
**
   Please round to 2 decimals
††
   Please round to 2 decimals
‡‡
   Please round to 2 decimals
§§
   Please round to 2 decimals
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C3. Checklist and Declaration for Submission of Application

Please tick the relevant boxes and sign below

 I have read and understood all the preceding sections (A-B) and signed the accompanying
   declarations.

 I understand that applying to the UJ Honours programme in Psychology is entirely
   voluntary, and I agree to comply with the selection procedures described in this application
   form.

 I confirm that all the information that I have provided in this application form as well as in
   all the supporting documentation is true and without alteration.

 I agree to the regulations stipulated in sections A and B of this application form and will
   abide by the decisions of the Department of Psychology in this regard.

In addition to this application form, I have enclosed:

 A certified copy of my university transcript / academic record that reflects marks obtained
   for all the courses I have been registered for (or am currently registered for).

 A certified copy of my Identity Document (or country-specific equivalent).

 I am an international student, or I have obtained my Bachelors degree at an overseas
   institution. I therefore enclose certified copies of the South African Qualifications
   Authority’s ruling on the South African equivalent of my qualification, in addition to certified
   copies of my university transcript / academic record.


Name of Applicant: ……..…………………………………………………………………….....



Signed at: ………….………………………………………………………………………………



Date: ………………..……………………………………………………………………………….



Signature: …………………………………………………………………………………………..




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