Are you interested in studying at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)? One of the need-to-knows before sending off your application form to CPUT is the APS calculation.
How is the APS score calculated at CPUT?
The APS is calculated using the percentage score for the required subjects such as Mathematics, Physical Sciences, English, and the 4th highest subject, but excluding Life Orientation. Multiply the marks for Mathematics and Physical Sciences by 2 and add up all the raw scores, then divide by 10.
What is my APS score?
APS stands for Admission Point Score. You will find your APS on your matric certificate after completing grade 12. This score is calculated and determines how you will pass your matric. APS ranges from 7 to 1 on your matric results.
Which subjects count for APS?
Subjects that count for APS are listed below:
- Agricultural Science.
- Business Studies.
- Consumer Studies.
- Dramatic Arts.
- Engineering Graphics and Design.
Why is APS important?
Your APS is important for your acceptance. Many institutions use this point system to assess your marks. Your APS helps you know whether or not you meet the minimum requirements.
How do I get my APS?
One thing is certain about when to get your APS, that is you need to get your APS (Admission Point Score) mark before you can apply for a course at a university (South Africa).
- First, you have to have your final Matric examination certificate.
- Your top 7 Matric subject’s marks are changed into a point system that works out your APS; To calculate your APS, you’ll need to 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
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.
CPUT APS Calculation
Here is a breakdown of CPUT’s APS calculation: