So, you’re looking forward to being a student at Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)? One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to TUT is the 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. TUT has a unique APS calculation that applicants can use to work out their score.
Applicants will need to meet the minimum APS or fall within the testing band in order to be considered for a specific program. Generally, for each matric subject you write an exam for, you’ll points.
To calculate your APS, add your six best subjects excluding Life Orientation.
The points you get for each course will depend on the percentage you score in that particular subject. The APS score is the total points you receive from each course.
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.
Here is a breakdown of TUT’s APS calculation:
So now you know if you meet the minimum requirements according to TUT’s standards. Remember this is a TUT score calculation. The APS calculation differs from institution to institution so your score could differ significantly at other institutions. Check out our article on why your APS score matters.