Adult Matric Registration

Our Adult Matric Course Registration is now open. Once you complete the course, we will help you register for your exam with the Department of Basic Education.

Are you wondering how you can get your Matric as an adult? You can apply for an Adult Matric Course with Matric College. We offer supported learning that will help you get your Adult Matric (Senior Certificate–Amended) Certificate in no time.

The 2024 Adult Matric Exam dates still need to be announced. Keep your eye out for future updates on our News Page.

What Is Adult Matric?

Adult Matric is one of the Matric Courses we offer at Matric College. This course allows adults to study towards and get their Matric if they did not have the chance to complete it when they were still a school-going age.

Once you have achieved an Adult Matric Qualification, you will gain access to study and employment opportunities for a brighter future.

Watch The Principal Of Matric College, Jan Badenhorst, Speak About Adult Matric

Where Can I Apply For An Adult Matric Course?

You can apply for an Adult Matric Course at Matric College. 

How Do Adults Register For Matric

Here are the steps you will have to follow when applying for Adult Matric on our website:

  1. Go to the application page
  2. Complete the application
  3. Once submitting your details, one of our Course Experts will contact you (within (3) three days of you submitting your form)
  4. Choose your subjects
  5. Choose the payment plan best suited for you
  6. Complete your registration over the phone
  7. You will be contacted again within (3) three days to confirm your registration
  8. When you are ready to write your exam, we will help you register at the Department of Basic Education

What Are The Adult Matric Entry Requirements At Matric College?

Here are the Adult Matric Course entry requirements:

  • A Grade 9 (ABET Level 4) Qualification
  • An NQF Qualification equivalent to the High School Grade 9 Qualification
  • Be 21 years old or older
  • Be in favour of studying through distance learning
  • Read, write and understand English or Afrikaans

Who Qualifies To Write The Adult Matric Exam?

To write the Adult Matric Exam, you need to be 21 years old or older. Although that is the case, you can apply for an Adult Matric Course with us and start studying for your exam at 18/19 years of age. 

With our assistance, you can then register for the Adult Matric Exam at the Department of Basic Education once you meet the age requirement.

How Do I Register For An Adult Matric Course?

You can register for an Adult Matric Course by contacting one of our Course Experts. They will give you all the information you need on our Adult Matric Course and guide you through the registration process.

Contact Us

These are our calling hours:

Monday: 08:00 – 17:00

Tuesday: 08:00 – 17:00

Wednesday: 08:00 – 17:00

Thursday: 08:00 – 17:00

Friday: 08:00 – 17:00

Saturday: 08:00 – 12:00

What Documents Do I Need To Submit To Register For An Adult Matric Course?

You will need to submit the following documents to complete your registration for our Adult Matric Course:

  • A certified copy of your Identity Document (ID) OR birth certificate
  • Your examination number (If you wrote any other Matric or Matric Equivalent examinations before)
  • Students that have already studied at an institute of higher learning, should attach a copy of their highest qualification.

What Subjects Can I Do As An Adult In Matric?

You can choose up to (6) six subjects to add to your Adult Matric Certificate. They are:

(2) two language subjects: 

  • 1 Home Language
  • 1 First Additional Language

(1) One Mathematics subject:

  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Literacy

Any other (3) three subjects

Here is a table of the subjects you can choose from for your Adult Matric Course:


Subjects you have the freedom to choose from:

  • Afrikaans Huistaal
  • Afrikaans Eerste Addisionele Taal
  • English Home Language
  • English First Additional Language
  • IsiNdebele Home Language
  • IsiNdebele First Additional Language
  • IsiXhosa Home Language
  • IsiXhosa First Additional Language
  • IsiZulu Home Language
  • IsiZulu First Additional Language
  • Sepedi Home Language
  • Sepedi First Additional Language
  • Sesotho Home Language
  • Sesotho First Additional Language
  • Setswana Home Language
  • Setswana First Additional Language
  • Siswati Home Language
  • Siswati First Additional Language
  • Tshivenda Home Language
  • Tshivenda First Additional Language
  • Xitsonga Home Language
  • Xitsonga First Additional Language
  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Science
  • Business Studies
  • Computer Applications Technology
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Literacy
  • Physical Sciences
  • Religious Studies

Can I Do Adult Matric In 3 Months

No, you cannot complete your Matric in 3 months. The recommended time to complete an Adult Matric Course is 12 to 24 months. 

When doing the course over a longer period, you will have more time to prepare and familiarise yourself with your work and practice using Matric Past Papers.

How Can I Prepare For The Adult Matric Exam?

You can prepare for the Adult Matric Exam by planning your studies. Here are a few easy steps you can follow to plan your studies:

  1. Have a study plan 
  2. Manage your time
  3. Download and use exam resources 

Have A Study Plan

In order to be successful in your exams, you will need to create a study timetable and have a routine that is centred around your studies.

Manage Your Time

Effective time management and allocating more time to studying will help you prioritise your education. Your preparation for your exams will then also be more thorough. 

Adjusting your daily routine to fit in more studying will help you achieve better results.

Download And Use Exam Resources

There are a lot of exam resources that you can easily access online. You can download and complete Matric Past Papers and use them to your advantage while studying. 

It will give you a better understanding of what to expect in your actual exam.

Matric is an important qualification to have in South Africa. Apply for an Adult Matric Course with us, make the best of your Matric year, and open doors to the opportunities available to you.

People Also Ask

For someone who completes this course, there are many opportunities open because of your dedication to your goals. Each opportunity will depend on your final marks and APS score, but in general you can:

  • Study through distance learning with Matric College
  • Study further at a university or institution
  • Get better job opportunities
  • Start your own business after completing a short course

Yes, depending on your schedule, you can study this course over the span of 1–3 years, and with this flexibility you can study work and enjoy your free time without feeling overworked, allowing you to gain your qualification.

We include online resources for our students to study effectively and receive the knowledge they will need to write their exams with the confidence they will need to pass the exams, such as:

  • Study materials: These are tailored to each student and their subjects, allow you to study at your own pace
  • Tutors: These are experts available to assist you if you feel stuck and, need guidance and support 
  • Study groups: You receive access to interaction with tutors and other students for study methods, advice and support

Matric past papers: These papers are important to practice for your upcoming exams

Author: Tammy Fredericks
Editor: Stacey Christian 
Date Published: January 24, 2023