UCT Admission Requirements
For applicants writing the National Senior Certificate we use an Admission Points Score (APS), a Faculty Points Score (FPS) and a Weighted Points Score (WPS) to assess your performance at school. The 3 scores are described in detail below.
To calculate your APS, add the six best subject percentages, excluding Life Orientation and score equal for “Advanced Programme” (AP) subjects, but including English and any other required subject(s) for the relevant programme. (In other words for a programme where Mathematics and Physical Sciences are required, take the score for English, Mathematics, Physical Science and the next best three subjects other than Life Orientation to compare your APS). Results below 40% for any subject do not attract a score.
To calculate your FPS, the APS will be adjusted as described below. Three faculties at UCT adjust the APS when calculating the FPS. For the rest (Commerce, Humanities and Law), the APS equals the FPS.
In order to calculate the WPS, adjust the FPS by the disadvantage factor applicable to you. This is a percentage between 0% and 10%, except for applications for admission to the MBChB Programme, where the range is between 0% and 20%. See examples below: