How To Use An APS Calculator For Unisa

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If you are wanting to pursue your studies at the University of South Africa then you need to obtain a certain Admission Points Score to qualify for the programme you are applying for. Here is how to make use of the Admission Points Score calculator for Unisa. 

How To Calculate APS Score

An Admission Points Score (APS) is a measure of your academic performance in your National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination as it relates to the requirements for a certain programme that you may apply for. 

The University of South Africa (Unisa) has different Admission Points Score (APS) requirements for each qualification that it offers. 

Before students submit an application they must check whether they meet the statutory, college-specific admission requirements and the required APS for their chosen qualifications. 

UNISA APS Calculator

Students can make use of many APS calculators to find the exact courses they may qualify for. 

You can calculate your own APS score by adding the points of your six best subjects in high schools (excluding Life Orientation), the percentage you received for that subject will determine your points. The total number of points you receive is your APS. 

How To Calculate APS Score

The point system works as follows: 

  • 80% - 100% = 7 points 
  • 70% - 79% = 6 points 
  • 60% - 69% = 5 points
  • 50% - 59% = 4 points 
  • 40% - 49% = 3 points 
  • 30% - 39% = 2 points 
  • 0% - 29% = 1 point 

Once you have added all your points then you will have your APS score. 

Students can visit Unisa's website to see which qualifications they will qualify for with their APS.

As some Unisa qualifications have limited spaces available students should note that meeting the general and specific admission requirements for a qualification does not guarantee they they will be offered a space at the university. 

Some of the Popular Courses Offered By Unisa

  1. Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.): Education is a cornerstone for societal development, and this degree prepares students for a professional career in teaching.

  2. Bachelor of Laws (LLB): With a comprehensive curriculum, this degree is essential for those looking to enter the legal profession.

  3. Bachelor of Commerce (BCom): Offering specializations in areas such as Accounting, Finance, and Marketing, a BCom degree is highly valued in the business world.

  4. Bachelor of Arts (BA): This degree offers versatility with majors in languages, social sciences, and humanities, attracting a wide array of students.

  5. Diploma in Safety Management: Given the emphasis on workplace safety, this course is popular among professionals seeking specialized knowledge in this area.

  6. Higher Certificate in Accounting Sciences: This qualification provides foundational knowledge for those aiming to enter the accounting profession.

  7. Bachelor of Accounting Sciences in Financial Accounting: A popular choice for students aiming for a career in finance, this degree offers an in-depth understanding of financial principles.

  8. Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSc IT): As the tech industry grows, so does the demand for qualified IT professionals, making this a sought-after program.

  9. Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE): For graduates looking to transition into teaching, the PGCE is a popular route.

  10. Master of Business Administration (MBA): An MBA remains a prestigious qualification for those looking to elevate their careers to executive levels.


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