CAO online application Eligibility Guide & Check Status

A CAO online application was developed in the first place to accommodate fairness and efficiency in terms of the central processing of applications. CAO application has been opened for undergraduate and graduate studies. The role of CAO is to put forth applications in a unified manner.

There are a lot of institutions that have come together to get students through the CAO program. Almost four government universities and even private colleges have come together.

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How to apply for CAO online application in South Africa?

For the online application process, through CAO, follow these steps closely.

  • Visit the website.
  • Click on the apply button.
  • Add your ID number and then click on the Submit tab available.
  • Move to the bottom of the page and then click on continue with the application tab.
  • Add every detail carefully. Once all the information is entered click on the Next tab.
  • Again click on the Continue tab.
  • You will now be taken to a CAO number, password, and Easy Pay number screen.
  • Read their instructions and then do what is required.
  • Click on continue option within your online application.
  • After all information is completed, click on the Next tab.
  • You will have to fill-in the next of kin details and then again you must click on the next tab.
  • Search for your school’s name by entering it in the Search tab.
  • Enter the year you began attending the school and ended attending it.
  • Once you have clicked on Next, you will reach a point where you can click on the Process My application. Once you click on the tab, your application will get submitted. The screen will show your submission is successful.
  • Next, you need to pay online and also submit your documents.

You can also apply through their mobile app and also apply with the hard copy.

Application Requirements

You will need a government ID and your passing mark sheets and certificates. People who are switching universities must submit their previous university’s documents and details.

How to CAO handbook pdf download?

You can use the given link to access the online PDF document and the handbook.

How to online application status check?

Once you have filled in your application, I am sure you feel anxious and wish to go back and check every time, if you have any news from them. 

Here are the steps you can take to view the status of your application.

  • From the CAO website, click on the My Application tab.
  • Fill in the required details like your application number and then follow the prompts.
  • The application status would then be visible to you.


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