What is a Cemis number?

Cemis number is a unique id than can be used to check status of wced application

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has introduced a new online function to assist parents with tracking applications for admission to public schools.

The WCED increasingly faces large volumes of queries relating to applications for admission submitted to schools which places undue pressure on the system. This new function was introduced to relieve some of this pressure.

The function will allow a parent or guardian to check via the WCED’s website if an application submitted to the school has been captured on the School Admissions Management Information (SAMI) system.

As soon as an application has been captured, an automated email will inform parents that the application has been captured by the school, provided that the parent has supplied a valid email address. Parents can check their application using their child’s ID number or CEMIS number.