Direct School Admission (DSA-Sec): Explore school choices

1. Overview

Direct School Admission for secondary schools (DSA-Sec) allows students to gain direct entry to certain secondary schools based on their talent in sports, CCAs and specific academic areas.

After exploring the list of schools and programmes, visit the schools' websites to learn about their different selection criteria and processes. Schools generally update the information by late April.

Students then apply for their preferred schools through the DSA-Sec portal from May to June.

Shortlisted students will be notified by the schools to attend interviews, auditions or trials between late June and mid September.

Selected students will receive offers from the schools directly by Monday, 13 September 2021. They should then submit their school preferences from 9am on Monday, 25 October 2021 to 3pm on Friday, 29 October 2021 through the DSA-Sec Portal.

Admission will only be confirmed when the PSLE results are released at the end of November.


  • Due to the COVID-19 situation, your child will have to attend e-interviews and e-auditions conducted by DSA schools at their primary school when shortlisted.
  • Students who are interested to apply for School of the Arts and Singapore Sports School should apply directly to the school. Visit the respective school's website for more information.