So, you’re keen to study at the University of Free State (UFS)? One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to UFS 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. UFS has a unique APS calculation that applicants can use to work out their score.
UFS APS Breakdown
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 that you write an exam in, you get points.
To calculate your APS, add your matric subject points according to UFS’ AP table. Life Orientation will be awarded 1 point for an achievement level of 5 (60%) or more when calculating your AP score. Please note that no points will be awarded for achievement levels below 2 (30%).
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.
UFS APS Calculation
Here’s a breakdown of UFS’ APS calculation:
For international applicants and learners who are home-schooled, here’s a conversion table to help you calculate your APS:
So now you know if you meet the minimum requirements according to UFS’ standards. Remember this is a UFS 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.