How to Upgrade Your Matric Results

You can upgrade your Matric Results at Matric College. To apply for our Matric Upgrade Course, you must have a failed or passed Matric Certificate as proof.

If you would like to upgrade your Matric results, you can apply for any of the following courses:

  1. Matric Upgrade
  2. Matric Rewrite

To qualify for these courses, you must have completed Matric before. Here are the documents you require:

You should also meet these entry requirements:

When Can I Register For Matric Upgrade?

You can register for the Matric Upgrade Course any time of the year at Matric College. This is because we are a distance learning college. You can study from anywhere in South Africa or the world. As long as you write the final exams in South Africa.

Can I Upgrade My Matric Results In 6 Months?

Yes, you can upgrade your Matric results in (6) six months. This all depends on the time of the year you register for the Matric Upgrade Course. If you register in December or January, you can upgrade your Matric between (3) three and (6) six months because the exams are in May and June.

Can I Upgrade My Matric Results After 5 Years?

Yes, you can upgrade your Matric results after (5) five years. Our motto is “it is not too late” you should never feel demotivated to improve your Matric results

You may also upgrade your Matric results as many times as you like. We do not have a limit to the number of times you can upgrade your Matric.

Can I Upgrade My Matric At UNISA?

No, you cannot upgrade your Matric at UNISA. They are always encouraging their students to upgrade their marks if they want to gain admission to the courses offered at UNISA. 

Where Can I Upgrade My Matric Result?

You can upgrade your Matric results at the following distance learning institutions:

Benefits Of Matric College

Completing any course at Matric College will benefit your career. Here is why you should choose us:

  • You can apply with or without a Matric Certificate. We offer courses that Matric Certificates and other courses that do not require Matric.
  • We are a distance learning college. This means that you can work and study at the same time.
  • You will get an affordable education. Distance learning courses are way more affordable than university courses, which means that you will save money.
  • Study at the pace that suits you. You can submit your assignments whenever you are ready, as long as it is within the duration of your course.
  • Register any time. We do not have a closing date for any of our courses, which allows you to apply whenever you are ready.
  • Get assisted in your preferred language. Combined, our Course Experts speak 11 languages:
    • Afrikaans
    • English
    • Dutch
    • IsiXhosa
    • IsiZulu
    • Tswana
    • Tsonga
    • Spedi
    • Ndebele
    • Northern Sotho and Southern Sotho
    • Swati

How Do Upgrade Marks Work?

Once you have upgraded your marks with us, you will have to apply to the Department of Basic Education (DBE) to combine your old marks with your improved marks. This process does not happen automatically.


If you initially passed with a Bachelor’s Degree Pass, and you want to improve your marks, you do not have to combine your marks. This is because a Bachelor’s Pass is the highest Matric Pass Level

This means that you will have two Matric Certificates, which you should use when you apply for work or further studies. You have to apply with both.

What Is The Difference Between A Supplementary Exam And Upgrading Matric?

The main difference between a supplementary exam and upgrading your Matric is that when you upgrade your marks, you will get support from Matric College. The supplementary exam requires you to study by yourself. Here is a table with more differences between these two programmes:

Supplementary Exam Matric Upgrade
You have to be 21 and younger to apply. You can apply at any age.
You will not receive any study material. We will send you all the relevant study material and past papers.
You can only write the subjects you previously wrote. You can change your subjects.

Can You Do Matric In 3 Months?

Yes, you can do your Matric in (3) three months if you are completing the Matric Upgrade Course at Matric College. This means that you must register in January to write the exams in May and June, which means that you should already have completed Matric in the past. 

If you do not have Matric and have not completed Matric before, you can apply for our Adult Matric Course. Here is what you need to qualify:

Can You Go To University Without Matric?

No, you cannot go to university without Matric. The minimum requirements for university is:

Subjects that are relevant to the course that you are applying for


Each university has its own entry requirements. Always do your research months before applying. This allows you to choose subjects suited for your future career.

Can I Change My Subjects After Matric?

Yes, you can change your subjects after Matric if you are applying for our Matric Upgrade Course.

Where Can I Study If I Failed Matric?

Here are the courses that you can study if you have failed Matric:

Is Rewriting Matric A Good Idea?

Yes, rewriting Matric is a good idea. Here is why you should apply for our Matric Rewrite Course:

How Much Does It Cost To Rewrite Your Matric?

To get more information on how much it costs to rewrite your Matric at Matric College, contact one of our Course Experts:

Milan Badenhorst

Sharne Meyer

Shante Goodman

Glynis-Lee Sellidon

Bridgette Linneman

Chardonay Pypers

Masande Nomence


Author: Jesm​​é Africa
Editor: Connor Bergsma
Date Published: June 14, 2022