Is 30 A Good APS Score?

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Is 30 A Good APS Score?

Is 30 A Good APS Score? The Admission Point Score (APS) is a system used in South Africa to determine the academic eligibility of prospective students for admission into higher education institutions. The APS is calculated based on a student’s matric results, with each grade achieving a certain point value. An APS score ranges from 1 to 7 for each subject, with a maximum of 42 points.

Many students wonder if an APS score of 30 is good enough to secure admission into their desired program. The answer to this question depends on the specific program and the university’s admission requirements.

In general, an APS score of 30 is considered a decent score, but it may not be enough to gain admission to highly competitive programs.

For example, some programmes may require a minimum APS score of 20 or higher for certain programs, while others may accept students with an APS score of 30 or lower.

It’s important to note that the APS score is just one of the factors that universities consider when evaluating applications. Other factors include extracurricular activities, work experience, and personal statements. These factors can help demonstrate a student’s strengths and potential, even if their APS score is not as high as desired.

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How To Calculate Admission Point Score (APS)

Results format for the new NSC-G and the minimum admission requirements for TUT:

Rating code​ Rating Marks
7 Outstanding achievement 80 – 100
6 Meritorious achievement 70 – 79
5 Degree substantial achievement 60 – 69
4 Diploma adequate achievement 50 – 59
3 Foundation moderate achievement 40 – 49
2 Elementary achievement 30 – 39
1​ Not achieved 0 –​ 29

​​Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy?

All learners are required to take one of the two subjects for NSC-G purposes

​​TUT position:

  • Mathematics is relevant to programmes that require prior knowledge of mathematics; all others may only require Mathematical Literacy. (Details of what each subject entails can be determined by looking at the DoE curriculum statements, available on the DoE website).

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