While we are midst in the third wave of this pandemic, it has become clearer that the “new normal” is going to stick with us. With this in mind, Boland College had to look at new ways in which we could reach our communities. It is now even more important to spread the message of how you can further your education and in so doing embark on your future career journey.
As the application period for semester 2 kicked off in April, it quickly became apparent to all that there is a hunger for education. We were surprised and overjoyed with the large number of applicants who applied via the Boland College online application portal. By the time applications ended at the end of May we have received over 19 000 applications. The staff sprang into action and worked extremely hard to ensure students received feedback as quickly as possible. We do know there were some hiccups, but we strived to sort it out as quickly as possible.
Even though we received such a large number of applications, we can only register a certain number of students. Therefore, if you are one of those who were pre-approved and received an offer to study CONGRATULATIONS!
Currently the semester 2 registrations are ongoing at all our campuses. This semester things are a bit different from the usual. In the past, we would have a week registration period and students could come in and register any day. Due to Covid and the current Level 4 regulations campuses had to adjust. Registration was divided into different groups coming in on different days. All dates were communicated via our Facebook page. This would assist in keeping the number of people on campus lower as the health of our staff and students remains one of our biggest priorities.
We want to invite all our staff, students (new and returning) to go and like our Facebook page. All the most relevant and up to date news is shared via this platform.
Once more, congratulations to our new students and welcome to the Boland College family. If you still want to join Boland College in 2022 keep an eye out as the applications will open in August. We will also have a number of our Facebook Coffee Sessions with departments relevant to your application journey to explain all the most important detail you may need.