Completing the application form whether online or manually is the easy part when you apply for admission at a university. It is the uncertainty while waiting for the capturing process to be completed that can occasionally cause a lot of stress. To help relieve some of these uncertainties, I have dotted down some useful pointers about the processing of your application at the NWU. So here goes.
Processing of application form
Once we receive your application form and it is safely captured on the system, an SMS will be sent to you confirming that it has been received. You will also receive your student number which should be quoted in all future correspondence. Dot it down or save it on your phone so you can easily retrieve it. You will also be notified of outstanding documents in relation to your application. Very important: the allocation of a student number does NOT imply admission to the University.
Outcomes of application
You can expect four outcomes in relation to your application:
- Firstly, applicants who are already in possession of a National Senior Certificate (NSC) can expect final admission if adhering to all the requirements.
- Secondly, applicants who still have to write the NSC (those currently in grade 12) or where the programme is a selection programme will receive provisional selection or acceptance. Certain programmes are selection programmes. For example, there are more qualifying applicants than there are available places e.g. Bachelor of Nursing Science, Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Education, for instance Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Social Sciences (Psychology). It should be carefully noted that provisional admission is not a final admission but is dependent on the final results of the National Senior Certificate (or equivalent) or a selection process in selection programmes;
- Thirdly, applicants may be put on a waiting list.
- Fourthly, applicants may be rejected.
Concerning all applicants, especially those in grade 12, who still have to complete their National Senior Certificate (or equivalent), final selection can only take place in January 2017, after the results have been released by the Department of Education and Training. Once the results have been processed, you will be notified by SMS that you are fully admitted and may come and register.
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