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. NWU has a unique APS calculation that applicants can use to work out their score.
NWU APS Breakdown
Applicants will need to meet the minimum APS in order to be considered for a specific programme. Generally, you get points for each matric subject that you write an exam in.
To calculate your APS, add the points of 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.
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.