What is curriculum control and registration and how do I do it?

Curriculum control refers to the process by which subject advisors assist students in making a list of the modules that they must register for. Registration refers to the online form that students fill in and submit using this list. These modules are the subjects that you must take for the year.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, curriculum control will take place online as well. The faculty has tried to make this process as easy as possible for our first year students through making videos for you to watch. We will also have live online Q&A sessions that you can attend after watching these videos.

Follow these steps to complete curriculum control and registration:

  1. Make sure your minimum fees have been paid or that you have made the necessary arrangements with the finance department.
  2. Reference the NWU/Faculty programmes to ensure on which dates you must complete curriculum control and registration.
  3. On these dates:
  • Watch the registration information video presented by your campus administrator (see the faculty programmes). 
  • As the above videos state, continue to watch the curriculum control videos of your 2 majors (e.g. if you study Chemistry and Mathematics, then you watch the Chemistry and the Mathematics curriculum control videos of the campus on which you study): (Potchefstroom Campus  |  Mahikeng Campus  |  Vanderbijlpark Campus)
  • Attend the live Q&A sessions (links available in the faculty programme) of your 2 majors.
  • Using these videos and information sessions, make a list of the modules (subjects) that you must take for the year.
  • Proceed to online registration. The online registration form will ask you to tick off what modules you want to register for. Tick all the modules that your video’s told you to. Make sure you register the whole year’s modules and not just one semester.

If you want to add/drop modules:

If you made a mistake while registering online by either registering for modules that you must not be registered for, or not registering modules that you must be registered for, you can add/drop these modules via the NWU DIY App. You will have to be a registered student to make use of this service.

Students may also add additional modules to their curriculum if they want to. In order to do this, you must first register and then apply to add a module via the NWU DIY App.

If you want to change your course:

  • First register for your approved course.
  • Download and fill in a qualification change form available here.
  • Send this form to your campus specific administrator (Potchefstroom Campus  |  Mahikeng Campus  |  Vanderbijlpark Campus).
  • Wait to receive feedback regarding the approval of your request.
  • On the approval/denial of your request, you will be contacted and assisted.

Other student requests:

Still unsure?

Contact your campus specific faculty administrators:


Potchefstroom Campus


Mahikeng Campus


Vanderbijlpark Campus

Mrs Jeanne-Marie Coetzee   Ms Shebo Kakula   Mrs Margie Williams
018 299 2458   018 389 2481   016 985 2051