So, you’re keen to study at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits)? One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form 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. Wits have a unique APS calculation that applicants can use to work out their score.
Wits APS Breakdown
Applicants will need to meet the minimum APS in order to be considered for a specific programme. Generally, you’ll get points for each matric subject that you write an exam for.
The points you get for each course will depend on the percentage that 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 Wits’ APS calculation:
So now you know if you meet the minimum requirements according to Wits’ standards. Remember this is a Wits 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.