So, you are keen to study at the University of Fort Hare (UFH)? One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to UFH 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. UFH has a unique APS calculation that applicants can use to work out their score.
UFH APS Calculation
To calculate your APS, you will need to add your six best subject percentages. Please note that this can exclude Life Orientation (LO) – certain programmes either cap LO at 3 points or exclude the subject completely. Another point to make note of is that at least four of your seven subjects need to be on the designated subjects list if you are applying for a degree programme. Here is the list of designated subjects.
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 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.
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.
UFH APS Breakdown
Here is a breakdown of UFH’s APS calculation:
So now you know if you meet the minimum requirements according to UFH’s standards. Remember this is a UFH score calculation. The APS calculation differs from institution to institution so your score could differ significantly at other institutions.