Your application form is completed, the required documentation is attached, you have paid the R150 application fee and your application to the NWU has been submitted. After a week or so you receive an sms that you are provisionally accepted. Full of excitement you share with a friend only to find that he was fully accepted. Confusing isn’t it? In this post I will try to explain the difference between provisionally and fully accepted.
Provisional selection takes place where applicants still have to write their National Senior Certificate (NSC) or equivalent examination or where the programme is a selection programme. A selection programme is when there are more qualifying applicants than available places for example Bachelor of Nursing Science, Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Laws or Bachelor of Social Sciences (Psychology). You will be notified if you have to write a selection test. 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.
To put it in simple terms, for applicants who still have to complete their National Senior Certificate (or equivalent), final selection can only take place during January 2017, ten days after the NSC results have been released by the Department of Higher Education and Training.
Those applicants who have already completed their National Senior Certificate and who comply with the admission requirements can already be fully accepted. They passed grade 12 and are in possession of the National Senior Certificate. Lucky for them!
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