Please refer to Annex C for further details on the
For Further Information
Students who are interested in participating in the
DSA-JC Exercise should approach any of the participating
institutions or visit their websites for more details regarding the
Students/Parents can also call MOE Customer Service
Centre at 6872 2220 for further clarifications or refer to the MOE
http://www.moe.gov.sg/esp/schadm/dsa_jc/ for more information
regarding the DSA-JC Exercise.
Direct Polytechnic Admission Exercise
10. Students who are interested in polytechnic
studies and wish to gain direct admission to polytechnics can
participate in the Direct Polytechnic Admission Exercise (DPA),
which will be commence on 11 July 2007, for admission to
polytechnics in 2008..
11. Students can participate in both DSA-JC and DPA
Exercises but can only accept one offer at any one time - either a
JC or a polytechnic offer. If a student were to accept both a JC and
a polytechnic offer concurrently, he/she will be disqualified from
both the DSA-JC and DPA Exercises. Students can refer to MOE website
more information regarding the DPA Exercise.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) has been giving
schools, polytechnics and universities greater flexibility in their
admission of students to allow a more diverse range of student
achievements and talents to be recognised.
Since 2004, MOE has introduced a phased plan to
provide greater flexibility in the secondary and junior college (JC)
school admission system. The plan includes:
a. allowing schools with the Integrated Programme
(IP), NUS High School and School of the Arts full discretion in
b. enhancing the autonomy of Autonomous Schools (AS)
and Independent Schools (IS) by:
i. increasing their level
of discretionary places to 10% and 20%
ii. allowing them to adopt
their own merit-based admission criteria for these places;
c. extending discretion on admissions to mainstream
secondary schools that are able to develop strong niche programmes;
d. giving discretion on admissions to all JCs.
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
17 MAY 2007
Details on DSA-JC 2007
1. When a student accepts a Confirmed Offer, he is
required to complete two copies of the DSA-JC Acceptance Form, which
come with the Confirmed Offer, and bring them to the institution for
endorsement. The institution will retain a copy, while the student
will retain another copy (duly endorsed by the institution) for
2. Each student is allowed to accept only one
Confirmed Offer at any one time. If a student is found to have
accepted more than one Confirmed Offer, he will be disqualified from
the DSA-JC Exercise 2007.
3. If any student wishes to change his mind after
having accepted a Confirmed Offer from an institution, he must
cancel his earlier acceptance by formally submitting a Cancellation
Form at the MOE Customer Service Centre at 1 North Buona Vista
Drive, Singapore 138675 during the cooling off stage for phase 1 and
before the end of acceptance stage in phase 2.
4. Students who have previously accepted a DSA-JC
offer but who would like to participate in the centralised posting
exercises - the Provisional Admission Exercise (PAE), the Joint
Admission Exercise (JAE) or the Joint Polytechnic Special Admission
Exercise (JPSAE) - would have to submit their withdrawal from the
DSA-JC Exercise. no later than 5 October 2007, 5pm, at the MOE
Customer Service Centre.
5. More information regarding the DSA-JC Exercise
2007 is available on the MOE website (http://www.moe.gov.sg/esp/schadm/dsa_jc/).
Additional information on the specific admission criteria for each
school is available on the respective schools¨ websites.
www.moe.gov.sg Press Release
17 May 2007