1. Withdraw prior to course start:
 
On the enrolment forms we state:  a “fee equivalent to 1 monthly instalment (approximately 6% of the total course fee) will apply for written cancellations received less than 14 days prior to the commencement date of the course. However substitutes are welcome.” This applies to all payment options.


2. Postponement after course has started:

 
If a student needs to suspend studies but definitely intends to re-join a future course, then at the time of postponement the student completes a course withdrawal declaration form.  The student can re-join at the point where a subsequent class reaches the last Module in the course that he or she has successfully completed.  A re-joining fee of US$200 applies at the time that the student re-joins.  We then allow up to 3 years for a student to complete the course – in practice this means that students will need to re-join so that there is time to finish within 3 years of the original start date.  Students can only postpone and re-join twice, and after this it is treated as a full withdrawal (please see item 3 below).
 
Any payments made in advance are held by the EIT in readiness for re-joining.
 
3. Full withdrawal:

 
If a student decides to withdraw completely from an advanced diploma course a $200 withdrawal fee may apply.

Students are asked to complete the withdrawal declaration form.
 
Students who have paid in advance (payment option 1) can apply for a pro-rata refund of the fee paid.  The refund will consist of the balance after deductions for:

1.     Modules attended by the student up to the point where the Course Coordinator receives written notice of the students request for withdrawal.  The withdrawal declaration form must be received before the first topic is commenced (and even if no assignment is submitted) otherwise the module is deemed to have been attended and the full fee for that module is due.  Therefore it is important to submit the form as soon as the decision is made.

2.     The US$200 withdrawal fee.

3.     The value of any courses reference manuals supplied by the EIT in advance.  This will be determined by the Course Coordinator.

Students who have chosen to pay quarterly or monthly instalments do not receive a refund on full withdrawal.  Payment of all instalments is required up to and including the Module where the student provided the EIT with the completed withdrawal declaration form.  As applies to students who pay in advance, the withdrawal declaration form must be received before the first topic is commenced (and even if no assignment is submitted) otherwise the module is deemed to have been attended and the full fee for that module is due.  Therefore it is important to submit the form as soon as the decision is made.  If paying by instalments the course reference manuals are provided in batches in arrears, so there is no need for a deduction for those materials.

 

South African Management Team

Cheryl Reyneke Apolonia Chitongo

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