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Last Updated: 03 May 2023

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 are not allowed to:

Note: You can participate in the DSA-JC and Early Admissions Exercise (EAE) concurrently. However, you can only accept either the DSA-JC or the EAE offer, and not both.

Students found to have accepted both DSA-JC and EAE offers concurrently will be disqualified from these exercises, unless they cancel one of their acceptances before the end of the Acceptance Stage.

How to apply

You can apply directly to individual schools. Check the individual schools’ websites for more details as the application period, procedures and selection criteria differ from school to school.

View DSA-JC schools

Key Events

Wed, 3 May 2023

Visit school websites for details

You can visit participating schools’ websites for more details about DSA-JC. Each school will have its own start and end date for applications.

Mon, 26 Jun to Thu, 10 Aug 2023

Offer stage for Phase 1

Schools will shortlist and make offers to selected students. If shortlisted, you may have to attend selection and interview. You can visit schools’ websites for more details on the selection period, procedures and criteria.

Fri, 11 Aug to Tue, 15 Aug 2023

Acceptance stage for Phase 1

You can only accept one offer by submitting an acceptance form to the school. You should email the completed acceptance form to the school by 5pm on Tuesday, 15 August 2023.

You will be guaranteed a place in that school if you qualify for JC admission based on your O-Level examination results.

Wed, 16 Aug to Fri, 18 Aug 2023

Cooling-off stage

You may cancel your Phase 1 acceptance during this period.

Wed, 16 Aug to Tue, 5 Sep 2023

Offer stage for Phase 2

Schools will shortlist and make offers to selected students. If shortlisted, you may have to attend selection and interview. You can visit schools’ websites for more details on the selection period, procedures and criteria.

Wed, 6 Sep to Mon, 11 Sep 2023

Acceptance stage for Phase 2

You can only accept one offer by submitting an acceptance form to the school. You should email the completed acceptance form to the school by 5pm on Monday, 11 September 2023.

You will be guaranteed a place in that school if you qualify for JC admission based on your O-Level examination results.

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

By Fri, 6 Oct 2023

Withdrawal stage

If you wish to participate in the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE), you will need to cancel your acceptance by 5pm on Friday, 6 October 2023.

You are not allowed to participate in the JAE if you have accepted an offer through DSA-JC and qualify for JC admission based on your O-Level examination results.

Jan 2024

Receive school allocation outcome

You will receive your DSA-JC school allocation outcome together with your O-Level examination results in January 2024.