Discover the CACH Online Application Portal via Central Applications Clearing House (CACH) Website here and learn how to sign up, apply online and login to check your application status and offer.
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About CACH Online Application
The Central Applications Clearing House (CACH) service provides an opportunity to learners who have not yet received a place to study at a post-school higher education institution.
CACH assists unsuccessful applicants in grade 12 who want to enter tertiary education but face challenges with getting space.
The CACH service is FREE and aims to match applicants’ National Senior Certificate exam results (which are received directly from the Department of Basic Education) and study preferences with places that need to be filled. This service guarantees that applicant data will be made available to all possible institutions in the PSET system. Apply also via CAO Online Application Portal.
How to Access CACH Online Application Portal
Sign-ups are online via CACH Website. When completing a sign-up, you will need the following:
- 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).
- Cellphone Number
- 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 the option to create an email address for communications
- Click on the ‘Sign-Up Now’ link on the left to start the sign-up process.
How to Sign Up on CACH Portal
Learners who have completed Grade 12 from 2000 onwards will be eligible to apply. Here’s how to get started:
- Access the CACH Website
- Navigate to Learners Sign Up
- Tap on Sign Up Online Now
- Select and Enter one ID Number/ Passport
- Tap on the Submit button
- Proceed to fill in your details
CACH SMS Sign Up Short Code
- Applicants can also sign up using CACH SMS Code (USSD) *134*255#