What is EAE (for O-Level Students)?

EAE allows graduating O-Level students early admission into the courses at the polytechnics based on their course-specific aptitudes and interest. 

Who can apply?

EAE is eligible for

  • Singapore Citizens (SC) and Permanent Residents (PR) who have registered to sit for the GCE O-Level examinations in 2019; or
  • International Students enrolled in government, government-aided and Independent Schools and have registered to sit for the GCE O-Level examinations in 2019.

Application Stage [27 June 2019 (Thurs) to 3 July 2019 (Wed)]

Interested students can apply via www.polytechnic.edu.sg. Applicants will be asked to complete your personal particulars and submit a write-up to explain your passion and aptitude for the courses that you are applying for. Each applicant can select up to three courses of interest.

Selection Stage [8 July 2019 (Mon) to 20 Aug 2019 (Tue)]

  • Selection will be based on demonstration/evidence of interest and aptitude for applied learning. Applicants may be invited for aptitude test and/or interviews to demonstrate their aptitude and interest for a specific course.
  • Applicants are encouraged to bring along supporting documents such as portfolio of works, testimonials on past leadership, participation in competitions, relevant programmes during the interview to support their application.
  • [TIPS!] Need some tips on how to ace your interview and the type of supporting documents to submit to boost your profile? Download EAE brochure.

Offer & Acceptance Stage [26 Aug 2019 (Mon) to 29 Aug 2019 (Thurs)]

Offers will be made to successful applicants. EAE applicants may view and accept offers on the online application system within the stipulated period. A student who accepts his EAE offer during this stage will be given conditional offers and guaranteed a place in the polytechnic course, as long as he meets the admissions criteria.

To cope with the rigour of a polytechnic education, applicants will have to meet the prevailing polytechnic admission criteria to confirm their conditional offers:

Admission criteria for O-Level students:

You have to meet the following admissions criteria:

  • Meet the minimum entry requirements (MERs) for the course applied. The MERs for each course can be found here; and 
  • Obtain a net ELR2B2 aggregate score of 26 points or better for the O-level exams

Note: Students who have secured a place in the polytechnic by accepting and confirming the poly EAE offer will not be eligible to participate in the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE), Joint Polytechnic Admissions Exercise (JPAE) or other polytechnic admissions exercises. A student who accepts an EAE offer cannot concurrently accept an offer from a JC via the DSA-JC exercise.

Withdrawal Stage [30 Aug 2019 (Fri) to 11 Oct 2019 (Fri)]

Should students wish to withdraw their acceptance, they must submit their withdrawal online via www.polytechnic.edu.sg. Students who have accepted a Poly EAE offer but do not withdraw by the stipulated deadline will not be able to switch courses within or across polytechnics once their offers are confirmed upon release of their final examinations results. 
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