​Grade 9 subject choice guidance

​​How does subject choice guidance fit into the career decision-making process?

There are various factors that play a role in the process of making a successful career choice. One of the first considerations is a realistic and informed subject choice for grades 10 to 12. A learner's subject choice can have significant implications in terms of a future career. Often, there is a lack of understanding regarding the important considerations that contribute to making the correct subject choice. In order to support learners in their subject choice process, Stellenbosch University's Centre for Student Recruitment and Career Advice offers professional subject choice guidance to grade 9 learners.

What does the service entail?

We offer appointments at our offices in Stellenbosch as well as online assessments.

An assessment at our offices includes a 4-hour psychometric assessment of personality, aptitude and interests, and a 1-hour individual feedback session, as well as a report of the results and recommendations to be emailed to you within 2 weeks of the assessment.

Testing starts at 08:30 until 12:30, and feedback is on the same day in the afternoon. 

Recommendations are made based on the client's unique profile and can therefore include programmes at a variety of higher education institutions. This opportunity is offered to all prospective students and not only to those who wish to study at Stellenbosch University.

The process for an online assessment is the same as for an office appointment, except that our platform is MS Teams, and we use the online versions of all the psychometric instruments. (Kindly note that most of the psychometric instruments are currently available in English only).

Cost of the service

The cost is R2500 per client (Monday to Friday)/ R 2950-00 per client (Saturday), payable within 48 hours after booking.  This fee applies to both office and online assessments.​

Special rates:
Pay now for any assessments for September – November at the Spring special rate of R 2050 per client (Monday to Friday)
- These assessments are for online and in-person sessions, Monday – Friday
- It excludes Saturdays and school holidays​​

For bookings please contact: csr@sun.ac.za / 021 808 4709

​​Please note

  • We are open during the school holidays
  • Assessments are done by appointment only
  • Other services (e.g. career counselling in schools, special projects and/or workshops) can also be delivered. Costs will be determined by the nature of the project.
  • ​We assess 15 – 21-year olds only​

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