How Much Does Matric Rewrite Cost?

Registering to do a Matric Rewrite is free. The only cost is the fees of the college or school where you study for your Matric Rewrite. 

Does NSFAS Fund Matric Rewrite?

No, NSFAS does not fund studies for a Matric Rewrite. NSFAS only funds South African students doing undergraduate studies at a South African University. NSFAS does not fund postgraduate studies, studies at private colleges, or short courses. 

How Many Times Can I Rewrite My Matric?

There is no limit to the number of times you may rewrite your Matric as long as you are still under the age of 21. 

Who Qualifies For Matric Rewrite?

Anyone under the age of 21 qualifies for Matric Rewrite if: 

  • You passed Matric but are unsatisfied with the results
  • You failed Matric but need to improve the marks in either one or two subjects to pass

What Are The Requirements For Matric Rewrite?

The requirements of Matric Rewrite are as follows: 

 

  • You must be under the age of 21
  • If you failed Matric, you must be able to pass by improving the marks of two subjects or fewer

Can I Still Rewrite My Matric After 5 Years?

Yes, you can rewrite Matric up to five years after your Matric year. After that, you can apply for a Matric Upgrade instead.

Can You Rewrite Matric Online?

You can study for your Matric Rewrite online. However, your exams must be written in a government-designated venue. When you register for your exams, you will be told which venue you will write at. 

Which College Can I Rewrite My Matric?

There are many reputable distance learning colleges that offer Matric Rewrite, such as: 

What Happens When You Fail Your Matric Rewrite?

If you fail your Matric Rewrite, you can register to retake the Matric Rewrite exam the following year. You can keep doing this until you pass or until you turn 21. If you turn 21 and still have not passed, you can then register for a Matric Upgrade instead. 

What Is The Difference Between Rewrite And Upgrade?

The main differences between a Matric Rewrite and a Matric Upgrade are the age you are when you write the exams, and how many subjects you can write.

Matric RewriteMatric Upgrade
You must be under the age of 21You must be over the age of 21
You may rewrite a maximum of four subjectsYou may upgrade as many subjects as you choose
You may not change any subjects for a Matric Rewrite, they must be subjects you wrote for your Matric final examsYou may choose to change any or all of your elective subjects

How Many Subjects Can You Rewrite In Matric?

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Can You Pass Matric With 5 Subjects?

No, you cannot pass school Matric with five subjects. To pass Matric, you must pass six of your seven subjects. 

 

You can pass Adult Matric with five subjects, because you do not take Life Orientation for Adult Matric. You will write six subjects instead of seven, and you must pass five of those six subjects to pass your Adult Matric/Senior Certificate.

Do You Still Get A Matric Certificate If You Failed?

Yes, you do still get a Matric Certificate if you failed your Matric. Your certificate will have your subject information, and will state that you did not pass Matric.

What Have We Learned?

  • Matric Rewrite is free. The cost comes from the fees of the school or college where you study for your Matric Rewrite
  • NSFAS does not fund Matric Rewrite studies
  • There is no limit to the number of times you can rewrite Matric as long as you are still under the age of 21
  • You qualify for Matric if you are under the age of 21 and need to improve the marks in either one or two subjects to pass Matric
  • You can rewrite Matric up to five years after your Matric year. After this, you can apply for a Matric Upgrade
  • You can study for your Matric Rewrite online. There are many reputable distance learning colleges that offer Matric Rewrite courses
  • If you fail your rewrite, you can retake it the following year. You can keep doing this until you pass or until you turn 21 
  • The main differences between Matric Rewrite and Matric Upgrade is the age you are when you write the exams, and the number of subjects you may improve
  • You can pass school Matric with six out of seven subjects. You can pass Adult Matric with five out of six subjects

Author: Chloe Bydawell
Editor: Razeen Dollie
Date: June 8, 2022

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