How are UFS points calculated?

It is important that you thoroughly study the admission requirements of the programmes you are interested in. The UFS calculates your AP score based on the NSC achievement scale. An AP score consisting of seven levels is used. Points will be awarded for six academic subjects (note: no points will be awarded for achievement levels lower than 30%). One point is awarded for Life Orientation from achievement level 5 (60%) or higher when calculating your AP score for admission purposes.

NSC LevelUFS AP
7 (90%–100%)8
7 (80%–89%)7
6 (70%–79%)6
5 (60%–69%)5
4 (50%–59%)4
3 (40%–49%)3
2 (30%–39%)2
1 (0%–29%)
To calculate your AP, you can use the following example:
For five (5) academic subjects, you must obtain a level 5 (60%)5 x 5 = 25
For one (1) further academic subject, you must obtain a level 4 (50%)1 x 4 = 4
For Life Orientation, a level of 5 (60%) or higher to score 1 point1 x 1 = 1
UFS overall AP score= 30

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.