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Applications for Gauteng schools are closing on 28 May. Make sure you do yours in time!
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The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) has been inundated with applications for 2019 through their online school application system. 

The system officially opened 16 April, and in the first hour alone, received more than 40 000 applications!

Only GDE online applications will be considered valid, and the system will shut down completely on the closing date, Monday 28 May 2018.  

Step-by-step instruction

To simplify the application process for first-time users, the department has provided video tutorials to explain each step which you can view below: 

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3 

Handing in required documents

Once you have completed the application successfully, you should receive an SMS or email notification informing you of your waiting list number, as well as the documents you will need to deliver to your selected school/s. 

After you've registered online, parents or legal guardians still need to take the required documents to the respective school/s within a 7-day period.

What if I don't have access to the internet? 

Parents who are unable to register online have been instructed to visit one of the walk-in admission centres the GDE has set up, providing a listing of the venues on their official Facebook page: 

Placement feedback 

The Department has advised that parents will be notified which school their child has been accepted into between 18 July to 28 September 2018 and placements will happen on a first-come-first-serve basis, with space availability the key determinant. 

It's key that parents take a proactive roll and apply soonest and ensure all documentation has been submitted on time. Those who only register their children later this year or next year when the school year starts, will have to accept that their child will be placed in any school with availability, and not necessarily their school of choice.

Click here to apply online at a Gauteng school for 2019

If you would like more information about the online or face-to-face process contact the Gauteng Department of Education on: 

How did you find the GDE online registration process? Is it better than the previous year? Send your comments and stories to chatback@parent24.com and we may publish them.

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