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Universities Reveal Academic Calendars For 2024

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Universities Reveal Academic Calendars For 2024

Universities Reveal Academic Calendars For 2024. The impending commencement of the 2024 academic year has generated excitement among students, prompting universities to unveil their academic calendars for the upcoming period.

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Overview of University Applications in South Africa

South Africa is home to 26 public universities, with reports indicating a staggering 4.5 million applications for the year 2024. Out of these, 23 universities are gearing up to accommodate an expected enrollment of approximately 210,000 students.

Department of Higher Education Role

The Department of Higher Education is actively overseeing and approving enrollment plans for universities. In April 2024, the Department will distribute enrollment templates for completion by the respective institutions.

Registration Schedule

Returning students are slated for registration from January 2 to mid-February 2024, while first-time entering students will commence their registration from January 3 to February 15, 2024.

Importance of Academic Calendar Consultation

To prepare for the forthcoming academic year in 2024, students are advised to consult their university’s academic calendar for crucial information.

University|Specific Calendars

Click on the university of interest below to access its specific 2024 academic calendar:

  • UNISA
  • UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG
  • WALTER SISULU UNIVERSITY
  • SOL PLAATJE UNIVERSITY
  • STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY
  • UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE
  • CAPE PENINSULA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
  • UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
  • RHODES UNIVERSITY
  • DURBAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
  • WITS
  • UNIVERSITY OF LIMPOPO
  • SEFAKO MAKGATHO UNIVERSITY
  • UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA
  • UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL
  • NORTH WEST UNIVERSITY
  • NELSON MANDELA UNIVERSITY
  • UNIVERSITY OF THE FREE STATE

 Universities Yet to Publish 2024 Calendars

The following South African universities are yet to release their official 2024 academic calendars:

  • University of Fort Hare
  • University of Mpumalanga
  • University of Venda
  • Mangosuthu University of Technology
  • Vaal University of Technology
  • Central University of Technology
  • Tshwane University of Technology
  • University of Zululand

Notification Timeline for First|Time Entering Students

Following the release of Matric results on January 19, 2024, first-time entering students can expect notifications shortly thereafter regarding their acceptance into their preferred university.

Conclusion

As the academic year approaches, South African universities release 2024 calendars. With millions of applications, students must consult their university’s schedule for essential information and timely registration.

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Late Applications For WCED School Admissions Are Now Open

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Late Applications For WCED School Admissions Are Now Open

Late Applications For WCED School Admissions Are Now Open. Thousands of parents have already submitted admission applications for Western Cape schools for the 2025 academic year. However, many learners are still in need of placements.

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has received a record number of applications for Grade 1 and 8 learners for the 2025 academic year. Despite the official application period closing on Friday, 12 April 2024, parents who missed the deadline can still submit a late application.

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Late Applications Information

  • Late Application Period: Open now and will close on 12 May 2024.
  • Late Applications Processing: Late applications will only be processed after on-time applications.
  • Assistance: Parents requiring 2025 placement for their children after the completion of the late application period are encouraged to contact district education offices for assistance.

Other Grades and Application Process

For Grade R admissions and transfer requests for Grades 2-7 and 9-11, the application window will be open from August 1, 2024, to August 16, 2024. The WCED provides a straightforward online application process:

WCED Application Process

Registration (if a new user)

  • Visit the WCED online admissions website.
  • Click on “Parent Register”.
  • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  • Complete the registration form and verify via SMS.

Applying For Admission

  • Login with your ID number and password.
  • Create a Parent/Guardian Profile.
  • Complete the Learner Application (Grades 1 & 8 Only), providing accurate contact information and learner details.
  • Select Schools, rank them in order of preference, and upload required documents.
  • Submit the application and track the status using the learner’s CEMIS number.

The WCED emphasizes the importance of applying early to avoid last-minute complications. Parents who relocate to the Western Cape after the late application window closes or those who missed the deadline for any reason should contact their district office promptly for assistance. For further information, visit the WCED online admissions website.

Contact Information

  • For Assistance: Parents who relocate to the Western Cape after the late application window closes or those who did not apply earlier for any reason must contact their district office as soon as possible for assistance.

Conclusion

The WCED encourages parents to apply early to avoid any last-minute complications. For more information and to apply, visit the WCED online admissions website. Ensure all required documents are submitted for a smooth application process.

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