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How to Calculate your APS at UMP

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So, you are keen to study at the University of Mpumalanga (UMP)?  One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to UMP 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. UMP has a unique APS calculation that applicants can use to work out their score.

UMP APS Breakdown

Applicants will need to meet the minimum APS in order to be considered for a specific program.  Generally, you get points for every matric subject that you write an exam in.  

To calculate your APS, add your matric subject points according to the general APS table.

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.

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.

UMP APS Calculation

Here’s a breakdown of UMP’s APS calculation:


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So now you know if you meet the minimum requirements according to UMP’s standards.  Remember this is a UMP 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.

We know you’ve got this. Good luck!

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