How to tell if a private college is legit

How to tell if a college is legit or not

The Department of Higher Education is repeatedly issuing warnings for prospective students to steer clear of bogus colleges and educational scams, but how do students know?

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So you've got your matric results and want to further your studies but don't know if the college you're applying to is legit?

Here's how you can tell:

1. All private higher education institutions need to be registered with the department. Any credible campus must be able to show you a certificate to that effect, which details the campus, provider and qualifications.

2. All higher education qualifications need to be accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee of the Council on Higher Education - if they are not accredited they will not appear on the certificate referred to above.

3. All qualifications must be registered on the NQF by SAQA and students should ask for the SAQA NQF identity numbers.

Also read: How to access your 2016 matric results

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