From AY2016 intake onwards, the Early Admissions Exercise (EAE) will replace the Direct Polytechnic Admission (DPA) exercise. The Joint Polytechnic Special Admissions Exercise (JPSAE) will be folded into EAE.
EAE will cater to students with strong aptitudes and interests in course-specific areas as well as those with exceptional talents in other areas such as leadership, sports and community service.
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At TP, you can choose from a range of our industry driven and economy relevant courses. Check out the different TP courses and their Minimum Entry Requirements (MER).
Shortlisted candidates may be required to attend an interview and/ or sit for a test.
TP reserves the right to accept students based on the above selection criteria as well as any other criteria deemed appropriate.
Students admitted via EAE will still have to meet the following admission criteria:
• Obtain a net ELR2B2 score of not more than 26 points for the Singapore-Cambridge O Level examinations; and
• Meet the Minimum Entry Requirements (MER) for their respective polytechnic courses.
• Information on Medical Requirements can be found here.
Tentatively June 2017
Students can apply for EAE via EAE Portal.
Each student can choose up to a maximum of 3 courses.
Tentatively July and August 2017
Interviews will be conducted for the shortlisted EAE applicants.
Tentatively August 2017
Offers will be made to successful applicants.
EAE applicants may view and accept offers online via EAE Portal
A student who accepts his EAE Offer during this stage is guaranteed a place in the polytechnic course, as long as he is able to meet the admission criteria stated.
Note: A student who accepts a EAE Offer cannot concurrently accept an Offer from a JC via the DSA-JC.
Tentatively August and October 2017
If a student would like to withdraw from the EAE, he must submit his withdrawal before the deadline.
Students who have accepted a EAE Offer but do not withdraw by the deadline are deemed to have confirmed their acceptance and will not be eligible to participate in JAE.
EAE is an admissions exercise that allows students to apply and receive conditional offers for admission to polytechnic based on their aptitudes and interests before taking their GCE O-Level examinations. It allows the polytechnics greater flexibility in selecting students on a broader measure of criteria other than academic grades, thus allowing a wider range of talents to be recognised.
EAE will be available to the following:
Polytechnics can admit up to 15% of their total polytechnic intake via EAE.
While interest in a field of study is important, having the requisite academic foundation helps to assure you will be able to cope with the rigour of a polytechnic education and benefit from it. It is for this reason that students seeking admission to the polytechnics are required to meet the following admissions criteria:
If you do not meet the admissions criteria, your conditional offer will be revoked. You will be able to apply for admission to a polytechnic through the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) using your GCE O-Level examination results.
EAE focuses on students who have strong aptitude and interest in a field related to the diploma course they are applying for. Students with outstanding achievements, such as in sports, arts, leadership, entrepreneurship and community service may also be considered.
Polytechnics will have the discretion to determine their modes of assessment, such as portfolios, interviews and aptitude tests, where relevant and appropriate. Polytechnics may also consider participation in relevant CCAs, Advanced Elective Modules (AEMs), Applied Learning Programmes (ALP) and Applied Subjects, as well as participation in activities such as work attachments and sustained involvement in projects that are related to the course students are applying for.
No. Once you have accepted your EAE offer and met the admissions criteria for the polytechnic course, you will not be able to switch courses within or across polytechnics.
EAE is targeted at students who are interested in a particular course in the polytechnics, and admission is based on the student’s suitability for that course. If you are still discovering and/or developing your strengths and interests related to specific polytechnic courses, you can apply for a course through the JAE after receiving your GCE O-Level examination results.