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Last Updated: 07 May 2024

1. Overview

What is DSA-JC?

Direct School Admission for junior colleges (DSA-JC) allows students to apply to a DSA school before taking the GCE O-Level examinations.

You can apply based on your talent in sports, CCAs and specific academic areas that may not be demonstrated at the O-Level examinations.

If you are admitted to a school through DSA-JC, you cannot:

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DSA-JC applicants can also participate in polytechnic Early Admissions Exercise (EAE) and ITE EAE. However, you can only accept one offer (DSA-JC or EAE). Accepting more than one offer will result in all acceptances rendered void. [/notecard]
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Explore and apply

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Receive Phase 1 outcome

Schools will shortlist and make offers to selected students by Wednesday, 7 August 2024. Learn more about it.

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Accept Phase 1 offer

You can only accept one offer by submitting an acceptance form to the school. Your parent should email the completed acceptance form to the school by 5pm on Wednesday, 14 August 2024.

Your admission into the DSA-JC school will only be confirmed if you qualify for JC admission based on your O-Level examination results. Learn more about receiving school allocation outcome.

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Cooling-off stage

You may cancel your Phase 1 acceptance during this period. Learn more about cancelling your acceptance.

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Receive Phase 2 outcome

Schools will shortlist and make offers to selected students by Thursday, 5 September 2024. Learn more about it.

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Accept Phase 2 offer

You can only accept one offer by submitting an acceptance form to the school. Your parent should email the completed acceptance form to the school by 5pm on Wednesday, 11 September 2024.

Your admission into the DSA-JC school will only be confirmed if you qualify for JC admission based on your O-Level examination results. Learn more about receiving school allocation outcome.

If you have participated in both the DSA-JC and Early Admissions Exercise (EAE), you can only accept one offer.

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Cancel DSA-JC acceptance

To participate in the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE), your parent should cancel the DSA-JC acceptance by 5pm on Monday, 7 October 2024.

You cannot participate in the JAE if you have accepted the DSA-JC offer and qualify for JC admission based on your O-Level examination results.

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Receive school allocation outcome

You will receive your DSA-JC school allocation outcome through email on the afternoon of O-Level results release in January 2025.

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