For O-Level Students
a. Singapore Citizens (SC) and Permanent Residents (PR) who have registered to sit for the GCE O-Level examinations in the year of Poly EAE;
b. International Students enrolled in government, government-aided and Independent Schools during the year of Poly EAE application, and who have registered to sit for the GCE O-Level examinations in the year of Poly EAE.
For ITE Students
ITE students who are in their final year of study of their Nitec and Higher Nitec courses.
For the AY2019 polytechnic intake, ITE students who complete their Nitec course in June or December 2018 and Higher Nitec course in September 2018 or March 2019 will be eligible to apply for admission via the 2018 Poly EAE.
a. The Poly EAE is primarily targeted at students who have strong aptitude and interest in a field related to the diploma course they are applying for. Where relevant, the Polytechnics may also take into account students' talent and achievements in sports, arts, leadership, entrepreneurship and community service during the Poly EAE selection process.
b. The polytechnics will have the discretion to determine how they assess applicants' interests, strengths and aptitudes. Polytechnics may also consider participation in relevant co-curricular activities (CCAs), Advanced Elective Modules (AEMs), Applied Learning Programmes (ALP) and Applied Subjects, as well as participation in activities such as work attachments and sustained involvement in projects that are related to the course students are applying for.
Confirmation of Conditional Offers for Polytechnic Admission
c. Poly EAE applicants will be given conditional offers* should they be selected by the polytechnics. While interest in a field of study is important, to better assure that students admitted through Poly EAE are able to cope with the rigours of a polytechnic education, applicants will have to meet the prevailing polytechnic admission criteria to confirm their conditional offers, which are as follows:
For O-Level holders:
A net ELR2B2 score of 26 points or better for the GCE O-Level examinations*; and
Minimum Entry Requirements (MERs) for the polytechnic course you have been offered under Poly EAE*. The MERs for each polytechnic course can be found on the polytechnics' websites.
Note: ELR2B2 is used for admission into the polytechnics. It refers to:
* Results may be combined from no more than 2 sittings of the GCE O-Level examination.
For final-year ITE students:
Final net GPA of 2.0 or better for Higher Nitec qualification; or
Final net GPA of 3.5 or better* for Nitec qualification.
* For Nitec in Nursing holders only, the minimum GPA requirement for admission to the Diploma in Nursing is 3.0.
Students who have secured a place in a polytechnic by accepting and confirming a Poly EAE offer will not be eligible to take part in the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE), Joint Polytechnic Admissions Exercise (JPAE) or other polytechnic admissions exercises.
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