Hence why they apply rules u should apply at least 3 months before your intake/reception date to gives enough time to obtain VAL, SEV, and procedd of student pass endorsement. My intake is at march but i forced my uni to apply val now because this whole thing could take months to complete and i dont wanna miss my intakes and being delayed again.
I had to give my exams first, then i could apply. My university assured me that i’d get the val early since they take classes date into consideration. If i had known it would take this long i would have applied for the next semester.