Collapse of Certain Higher Education Institutions

Have you been left in the lurch?

Do you have a qualification from an education institution which has lost its credibility and integrity?

Are you caught in a situation where you will not be able to complete your studies because your institution is being closed down due to its failure to meet its compliance and ethical requirements?

This must be immensely painful, but all may not be lost. There are institutions out there that are committed to helping students who have ended up in this situation. They will generally have excellent student support services and are able to apply a Credit Accumulation and Transfer (CAT) system to transfer part of the credits that you have earned to a new education institution.

The CAT process is governed by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), facilitates transitions between institutions and programs in a structured manner.

So what steps should you follow:

  1. Make contact with the new institution where you wish to continue your studies
  2. Seek their support and advice to establish what credits it can recognise
  3. Check this out with some other institutions as the number of credits will depend in part on the programme which is offered by the institution

The whole process can take some time so make sure that you find an institution which really has your interest at heart and is willing to give time and effort to helping you find the best options possible.

Cornerstone Business Studies has made special provision to be helping students who have been caught in the CAT trap so if you are studying business please feel free to reach out to us on:

Zezethu Sanelise Mgweba

+27 21 448 0050

Apply for our Business Studies programmes here:

Cornerstone Institute
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