22 June 2018
Students applying to the polytechnics via the early admissions route will still need to meet the academic criteria set by the Ministry of Education.
For O-level students, this means having to satisfy the Ministry of Education requirement of attaining a net ELR2B2 aggregate score of 26 points or better for the O-level examinations. Different polytechnic courses may also have stricter requirements depending on the level of demand for those courses.
Students are assessed and given conditional offers before the release of their examination results. They are assessed via interviews as well as successful participation is Co-Curricular Activities, work attachments, or a portfolio of works.
Should students be successful in meeting the academic entry requirements for the polytechnic and the course they are applying to, their admissions will then be automatically confirmed.
Students who are unsuccessful in their applications can reapply next year under the regular Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) or the Joint Polytechnic Admissions Exercise (JPAE).