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Direct School Admission

Be part of the Tampines Meridian Experience!  You could be an exceptional sportsperson who has represented the State or are playing for Singapore Schools Teams or Clubs at the national level. Alternatively, you could be a performer with laudable talent, performance experience, and competition achievements.  In addition, you treasure enriching learning experiences, look forward to a well-rounded college life, and aspire to contribute to it.

Direct School Admission Junior Colleges (DSA-JC)

DSA-JC is an admission exercise to allow JCs/Institutions to select Secondary 4/5 students for admission to JC1 based on their achievements and talents before the GCE ‘O’ Level examination results are released. It provides students the opportunity to demonstrate a diverse range of achievements and talents in seeking admission to a JC/Institution. 

Meridian Junior College will be merged with Tampines Junior College in January 2019. The College will be known as Tampines Meridian Junior College (TMJC). As such, applications for DSA admission to JC1 2019 will be to TMJC.
The 2018 Direct School Admission Exercise for students who wish to seek direct admission into JC1 in 2019 is now closed. You may find out more about DSA-JC by visiting the associated MOE website.

2020 Direct School Admission Exercise (DSA)

The DSA-JC exercise aims to promote holistic education by giving participating JC/CI the flexibility in selecting secondary 4/5 students for admission to JC1 based on their achievements and talents, while upholding key principles of transparency, fairness and meritocracy. It provides students the opportunities to demonstrate a more diverse range of achievements and talents in seeking admission to JC/CI. 

Graduating students from Singapore Secondary Schools can apply for DSA into TMJC before sitting for their Singapore-Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level Examination in 2020.

Be part of the Tampines Meridian Experience!  You could be an exceptional sportsperson who has represented the State or participated in competitions at the national level, or you could be a performer with laudable talent, performance experience and competition achievements. Come and join us if you treasure enriching learning experiences, look forward to a well-rounded college life, and aspire to grow and contribute to the College.

The 2020 DSA-JC exercise at TMJC is open to students who wish to seek direct admission into JC1 in 2021.  Graduating students from Singapore secondary schools can apply for DSA into TMJC during the application period (refer to the timeline below).

DSA Selection Criteria

In view of the COVID-19 situation, to ensure the safety of the DSA applicants, the school will conduct selection using electronic mode and applicants need not visit our school in person.  There will not be any face-to-face trials, auditions or interviews.  Arrangements will be made for shortlisted candidates to be interviewed via video conferencing in their respective secondary schools.

Students will be shortlisted based on:

  • Acceptable academic results
  • Good conduct
  • Good CCA records (National or National Juniors, Singapore Schools Teams or Clubs)
  • School or club representation for selected sports
  • Relevant music or performance experience in the performing arts 
SportsPerforming Arts
Basketball        
Chinese Orchestra
Badminton   Choir
Floorball Drama (English) 
Football    Guitar Ensemble 
Netball
International Dance 
Rockwall ClimbingSymphonic Band
Shooting 
Squash 
Table Tennis 
Taekwondo 
Volleyball
 
Wushu 

Application Procedure

If you are interested in applying to Tampines Meridian JC through DSA-JC exercise, you are required to complete the following:

1)      All applications must be submitted online using the stipulated DSA application form.

2)      Upload the following supporting documents to the DSA Online Application Portal.

  • CCA records (all available records)
  • VIA or CIP records (all available records)
  • Sec 1 to 3 academic results (Mid-year & End-of-year Exams)
  • Sec 4 (CA results if any)
  • Recommendation letters by CCA teachers (if any)
  • School Testimonials (if any)
  • NAPFA results – most recent certification

Incomplete applications (e.g. without a complete set of supporting documents, or insufficient information provided on the online application form) will not be accepted or considered.  

 

Online Application Form

The online application for the DSA-JC exercise is now open. Click on the link “DSA OnlineApplication” in TMJC website to submit the online application form.

 

A personal statement (not more than 500 words) is needed in the online application module. You are advised to prepare this using a word-processing software or application separately, so that you can cut/paste your statement easily when submitting the form.

 

JC DSA Application Timeline

Deadline for submission of online DSA application:

Phase 1 : Before 5 pm, 17 Jul 2020*

Phase 2 : Before 5 pm, 14 Aug 2020*

 

*Applicants are advised to submit their applications early and by the deadline for Phase 1 or Phase 2 as shown above, in order for the application to be duly considered.

 

Applicants who are not offered a place in Phase 1 need not re-submit an application for Phase 2 as the application will be considered for both phases. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified for video-conferencing interviews by 5.00 pm on 28 August 2020.

General enquiries regarding DSA can be made via email to Mrs Rosalind Lim (Head of Admissions) at loh_wee_chin_rosalind@schools.gov.sg.

You may click on this link to submit the DSA Online Application for admission to TMJC.



updated on  12 May 2020