Timeline For Gauteng Online Admissions Explained



The closing of the Gauteng Online Admission System means that parents can no longer apply for school placement. However, this is just the beginning of the school placement process and a lot of work still needs to be done before learners are placed in schools in the province.




The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) uses an online admissions system to capture and process school applications for Grade 1 and Grade 8 placement applications. This online admissions period closed on 19 August 2022.

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said that the system recorded more than 600 000 unique placement applications for public schools in the province. These applications will now undergo a placement process to ensure that learners have a space in a school in the 2023 school year.

Here’s The Gauteng Online Admissions Calendar


Start Date

End Date 

Step 1: Online Admissions Application Period

Parents and guardians in Gauteng submit placement applications for  Grade 1 and 8 admissions. 

22 July 2022

19 August 2022

Step 2: Submission of Supporting Documents

Parents and guardians are required to upload or submit supporting documents to all the schools at which they applied within 7 days of making their application. 

22 July 2022

30 August 2022

Step 3: Document Verification

Schools will verify documents submitted by parents. Schools are required to provide parents with proof of receipt of documents and update applicant's document status on the system.

22 July 2022

2 September 2022

Step 3: Waiting List Management

Schools submit electronically confirmed online waiting list indicating successful and unsuccessful applicants based on document verification to the District Director for approval.

This list will be verified by the District Director inline with admissions criteria and available space.

The list will then be sent to the schools and their waiting lists will be confirmed

2 September 2022

30 September 2022 

Step 4: Placement of Learners by Schools

Parents will receive placement offers via SMS. Parents are advised to accept the offer within 7 days. 

3 October 2022 

31 October 2022

Step 5: Placement of Unplaced Learners

Parents will receive placement offers from schools that have space. This is when the preferred schools did not have enough space to accommodate their children. Parents are advised to accept the offer within 7 days. 

17 October 2022

30 November 2022

Step 6: Processing of Incomplete Applications

Applicants who did not submit proof of residence during the application period will be placed at schools based on space availability.

1 December 2022 

15 December 2022

Step 7: Late Applications 

Parents can apply to schools where there is still space available and submit documents.

20 December 2022 

20 January 2022

Five factors are considered by the department when placing a learner. These factors are based on whether the learner's home address is located in the school’s feeder zone, if siblings attend the school, the parents’ work address, and if the school is within or beyond a 30 KM radius of the learner's home address.

Click Here To Learn When Learners Will Be Placed.




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