Official Central Application Clearing House (CACH) Sign-Up Information 2024-2025 | Sign Online

We are pleased to inform you about Central Application Clearing House (CACH) Sign-Up Information 2024-2025| Sign Online

Sign-ups to CACH must be online on this website.

When completing a sign-up, you will need the following:

  1. A copy of your NSC/SC Certificate or Statement of Results.
    • You are required to enter your ID/Passport Number, Name, Surname and Date of Birth exactly as it appears on your NSC statement of results or your NSC/SC certificate so we can retrieve your final Grade 12 results directly from the Department of Education (DBE).
  2. Cellphone Number
  3. Email Address
    • For communications at different stages in the sign up process e.g. on receipt of your sign up and to inform you of any offers you may receive.
    • If you do not have a valid email address, you will be given an option to create a gmail address for communications

Click on the ‘Sign-Up NOW’ link on the left to start the sign-up process.

  1. Sign-ups for the 2024-2025 academic year are accepted from 27 January 2024-2025 until 31 March 2024-2025 only from applicants whose National Senior Certificate (NSC) or Senior Certificate (SC) exam results can be successfully downloaded from the Department of Basic Education (DBE).
  2. Sign-ups will only be accepted via the CACH website (
  3. The CACH service is FREE.
  4. Institutions will start making offers from 03 February 2024-2025. It is in the applicant’s best interest to submit their sign-up as soon as possible.
  5. 5. Applicants must ensure that the ID number, name, surname, and date of birth they enter during the sign-up is the same as the one they used when they registered for the final NSC examination and the same as on their NSC Statement of Results/ NSC Certificate or SC Certificate. If it differs, the sign-up cannot be completed as we will not be able to download their NSC/SC examination results from the Department of Basic Education (DBE) database and match them to the sign-up information for institutions.
  6. A sign-up is valid only once all the mandatory information has been provided and the applicant’s NSC or SC results have been downloaded from the DBE. Only then will the sign-up details be make available electronically to participating institutions.
  7. Applicants must provide the correct email address and cell phone number as these details will be used when CACH and Institutions send communications.
  8. Applicants are fully responsible for the information provided during their sign-up and for checking up on the status of their sign-up.
  9. Institutions have full and final responsibility for selection and admission decisions, not CACH. Offer messages will be sent to applicants via SMS as soon as we receive confirmation from institutions. The institution may also contact the applicant directly.
  10. 10. All offers will have an expiry date and time. Applicants must respond to the offer message before the expiry date to avoid missing out on an opportunity.
  11. When an offer is made to an applicant, their sign-up details are temporarily removed from the CACH database until they have responded to the offer, or the offer has expired.
  12. An applicant is allowed to ignore and/or decline an offer. Once a total of three offers have been ignored and/or declined, the applicants’s sign-up details will be removed from the CACH database and will therefore not be available to institutions any longer.
  13. Institutions have the right to withdraw offers if the conditions of the offer are not met and/or they discover that the applicant provided false information.
  14. CACH shall take all reasonable efforts to accurately reflect the information provided by institutions and applicants. However, should there be any errors of whatsoever nature (which are not due to our gross negligence), we shall not be liable for any loss, claim or expense relating to the error.

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