So, you are keen to study at Nelson Mandela University (NMU)? One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to NMU is the Admission Point Score (APS) calculation.
APS stands for Admission Point Score. In South Africa, universities use APS points as one of the tools to see if applicants qualify for their respective programmes. NMU has a unique APS calculation that applicants can use to work out their score.
NMU APS Calculation
To calculate your APS, you will need to add your seven subject percentages. If you have eight or more subjects then you will need to use Life Orientation (LO) and your six best subjects. You will need to have seven subjects in total when calculating your APS for NMU.
Applicants will need to meet the minimum APS in order to be considered for a specific programme. Generally, you get points for each matric subject you write an exam in. The points you get for each course will depend on the percentage you score in that particular subject. The APS is the total points you receive from each course. Applicants will need a minimum of APS of 22 to be considered for a programme at NMU.
Please note: meeting the bare minimum requirement is not always enough to get you into your desired degree programme, so push hard to get the highest marks you possibly can.
Don’t forget that some courses require you to submit other requirements (e.g. portfolio of work, audition or interview). It’s important for you to check with the faculty what they require from you.
NMU APS Breakdown
Here is a breakdown of NMU’s APS calculation:
So now you know if you meet the minimum requirements according to NMU’s standards. Remember this is a NMU score calculation. The APS calculation differs from institution to institution so your score could differ significantly at other institutions.