Admissions

Admissions Exercises

  • Primary One Registration

    Under the Compulsory Education Act, Singapore citizens born after 1 January 1996 and residing in Singapore are required to attend national primary schools regularly. Thus, a child who is at least 6 years old on 1 January of the year of admission to Primary One has to register at the Primary One Registration Exercise in the preceding year.

  • Secondary One (S1) Posting Exercise

    The Secondary One Posting Exercise is an annual posting exercise conducted by the Ministry of Education to post Primary 6 students who have passed their Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE) to a secondary school based on their PSLE results and their school choices.

  • Direct School Admission - Secondary Schools

    The Direct School Admission (DSA) Exercise aims to promote holistic education by giving participating schools greater flexibility in selecting students while holding to the key principles of transparency and meritocracy. For students, the DSA provides them the opportunity to demonstrate a more diverse range of achievements and talents in seeking admission to secondary schools.

  • School Placement Exercise for Returning Singaporeans - Secondary (SPERS-Sec)

    The School Placement Exercise for Returning Singaporeans - Secondary (SPERS-Sec) is a centralised posting exercise conducted at around September or October each year for Returning Singaporeans who wish to join secondary schools at Secondary 1, Secondary 2 and Secondary 3 at the beginning of the next academic year. Registration for SPERS-Sec opens in Jul each year.

  • Direct School Admission - Junior Colleges

    The Direct School Admission (DSA) Exercise aims to promote holistic education by giving participating schools greater flexibility in selecting students while holding to the key principles of transparency and meritocracy. For students, the DSA provides them the opportunity to demonstrate a more diverse range of student achievements and talents in seeking admission at the pre-university level.

  • School Placement Exercise for Returning Singaporeans - Junior Colleges / Millennia Institute (SPERS-JC/MI)

    The School Placement Exercise for Returning Singaporeans - Junior Colleges / Millennia Institute is a centralised placement exercise conducted in November each year for Returning Singaporeans who wish to join the Pre-University 1 level at the beginning of the next academic year. Registration for SPERS-JC/MI opens in Jul each year.

  • Joint Admissions Exercise

    This is an annual exercise conducted by Ministry of Education to allow holders of Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level certificate to apply for admission to courses offered by the Junior Colleges, the Millennia Institute, Polytechnics and the Institute of Technical Education.

  • Early Admissions Exercise

    The Early Admissions Exercise (EAE) allows students to apply for admission to polytechnic based on their interests and aptitudes, and receive a conditional offer for a polytechnic diploma course prior to their GCE O-Level examinations. It allows the polytechnics greater flexibility to select students on a broader measure of aptitude beyond just academic grades, thus allowing a wider range of talents to be recognised.

Transfer Exercise

  • Student Transfer Exercise for Primary Schools

    The Student Transfer Exercise for Primary Schools, or STEPS, serves to facilitate the transfer of pupils who have relocated to another address, to schools nearer to their new residences.