Students in South Africa urged to consider other options
Hundreds of prospective students in South Africa have been flooding universities for late applications and those rejected by their preferred universities have been urged to consider other options.
Most were rejected after applying online, but some never applied at all. Universities have received thousands of first year applications.
Wits University Registrar Carol Crosley says: “We also are referring many of those students to the central applications’ clearing house, known as CASH. That’s being administered by the Department of Higher Education and Training.”
Crosley adds: “We encourage those students who have not been accepted or perhaps have been declined to consider approaching them. It’s a free service. All you have to do is to send an sms to the central applications’ clearing house, and they’re keeping an overview of places perhaps that haven’t been filled at other universities, or at SETAS or different options.”