The education department's Central Applications Clearing House (CACH) online system was running full steam on Monday.
'Prospective students will be able to apply to the institution or use the CACH system implemented by the DHET.'
While some universities welcome walk-in student applicants, others will not be having it.
CACH is a government online application portal designed for Grade 12 students who are seeking admission to post-school training and education.