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Admission Point Score (APS)

Are you an applicant who is currently writing or completed the NSC matric? If you are, then please read the information below regarding admission requirements.

NB: This is a guideline only. Meeting the requirements does not guarantee a place. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable.

Wits tabulates the points score for all subjects on the following basis:

  • That English must be taken either as Home Language or as 1st Additional Language.
  • Mathematics is compulsory for all numerate programmes in Engineering and the Built Environment, Commerce, Law and Management, and Science.
  • Maths Literacy is accepted for some degrees (see Admission Requirements (NSC)).
  • Wits does not distinguish between designated vs non-designated subjects when calculating the admission point score (APS)
  • The APS calculation is based on the best seven subjects including Life Orientation 
NSC Scale of Achievement NSC% Wits APS Wits APS% Wits APS for Maths & English Wits APS for Life Orientation Wits APS for Other subjects

7
6
5
4
3
2
1

80-99
70-79
60-69
50-59
40-49
30-39
0-29
8
7
6
5
4
3
0
0
90-100
80-89
70-79
60-69
50-59
40-49
30-39
0-29
8 + 2=10
7 + 2=9
6 + 2=8
5 + 2=7
4
3
0
0
4
3
2
1
0
0
0
0
8
7
6
5
4
3
0
0

Designated Subjects - NSC

As per Government Gazette Notice No. 165 No. 41473 dated 02 March 2018, the designated list of subjects has been revoked (retrospectively to January 2015).  Institutional and programme needs may require appropriate combinations of subjects and levels of achievement.

 

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