Direct School Admission – Junior Colleges (DSA-JC) JC1 and Equivalent Level

What is DSA-JC?

DSA-JC is an admission exercise to allow JCs/Institutions to select some Secondary 4/5 students for admission to JC1 based on their achievements and talents before the GCE ‘O’ Level examination results are released.

Why do we have DSA-JC?

The DSA-JC is to provide students an opportunity to demonstrate a more diverse range of achievements and talents in seeking admission to a JC/Institution.

When is DSA-JC conducted?

The 2016 DSA-JC Exercise will be conducted in 2 phases from 27 June 2016 to 26 Aug 2016.

For more information, please click on the flowchart below and visit the Frequently Asked Questions.

2016 DSA-JC Exercise

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How to apply?

Visit the participating DSA-JC school’s websites to check their application dates, areas of focus, their selection criteria and selection processes. The list of participating DSA schools can be found here.

You will need to know:

  • Students who have accepted an offer from a JC are deemed to be admitted into the school subject to students meeting the eligibility criteria for JC admission after the release of the GCE ‘O’ Level examination results. Details on the eligibility criteria can be found here.
  • Students admitted to a JC/Institution through DSA-JC are not allowed to participate in the annual Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE).
  • Students who have been successfully allocated a school via DSA-JC Exercise are not allowed to transfer to another school after the release of the GCE ‘O’ Level examination results. They are expected to honour the commitment to the posted DSA-JC schools.
  • Students should consider carefully before accepting an offer. Students who wish to withdraw from DSA-JC Exercise must do so before the end of the withdrawal period.
  • Students who accept more than one direct school admission [DSA-JC and/or Early Admissions Exercise (EAE)] offer will be disqualified from the DSA-JC Exercise and EAE, unless they cancel either of their offers before the end of the Acceptance Stage.