Over the years, many people have missed university applications deadlines, sometimes it occurred due to lack of planning or just being unlucky. We understand that sometimes life happens, so we will give you a few alternatives.
A popular alternative to a university is a college education. This doesn't have to be the end goal, you could still go to university afterwards. At a college, you can attain a qualification that could help you get a better job to help you financially while you go to university at a later stage. The qualification you obtain after submitting your college application could help you prepare for what you want to learn at university.
University courses that allow late application
Their are a few university courses that allow late application for various reasons. You just need to check on your selected university website to see which courses these are and the university requirements. If you are in luck, your specific course might be on the list where late applications are allowed. CPUT is an example of a university in South Africa that allows for course specific late applications, click here to find out more.
Learnerships, Internships and Apprenticeships
Learnerships, Internships and Apprenticeships can be very useful and sometimes its all you need. If you have a matric, diploma or higher certificate, applying for one of these will give you the hands on experience and knowledge. These types of opportunities will make you industry ready, one could argue you would be more industry ready with a learnership or internship program then you would with a degree. If you want to know more about learnerships available, internships and apprenticeships, click here.
In the end missing your university application deadline is not the end of the world. Remember, not getting into university because of missing an application deadline doesn't mean you will never get in, instead you will just attend at a later stage if you choose to do so.