The Matriculation Board advises on minimum university admission. It is responsible for administering the government-approved endorsement and exemption regulations and resolutions. The matriculation board offers a range of services:
- Certifying applications for exemption;
- Benchmarking international and regional qualifications from South African Development Community (SADC); and
- Advisory services to schools, parents and higher education institutions regarding minimum admission requirements.
The Matriculation Board provides an important service to students who do not meet the statutory minimum admission requirements to enter degree studies. It gives non-traditional and mature students access to higher education by assessing their current qualifications and helping them improve these to an acceptable university entrance level.