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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.

2022 Direct School Admission Exercise (DSA)

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

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 well-rounded college life, and aspire to grow and contribute to the College.

The 2022 DSA-JC exercise at TMJC is open to students who wish to seek direct admission into JC1 in 2023.  Graduating students from Singapore secondary schools can apply for DSA into TMJC during the application period.

DSA Talent Areas

The following talent areas are open for DSA applications in TMJC.  


Category

Talent Area

DSA Commitment

Sports (CCA)

·     Badminton

·      Basketball

·      Floorball

·      Football

·      Netball

·      Rockwall Climbing

·      Shooting

·     Squash

·     Table Tennis

·     Taekwondo

·    Volleyball

·     Wushu

 

DSA students are required to join the chosen DSA-CCA after accepting the DSA offer.

Performing Arts (CCA)

·     Chinese Orchestra

·     Choir

·    English Drama

·    Guitar Ensemble

·    Modern Dance

·    Concert Band

Clubs & Societies (CCA)

·    Media Resource Club (AVA & PA)

·   Interact Club (Environmental Science)

Academics

·     Art

 

DSA students are required to offer A-Level H2 Art after accepting the DSA offers.

·   Drama Elective Programme

DSA students are required to offer A-Level Theatre Studies and Drama after accepting the DSA offers.

·    Malay Language Elective

DSA students are required to offer A-Level H2 Malay Language and Literature after accepting the DSA offers.

DSA Selection Criteria

Applicants will be selected based on their performance during auditions/trials/interviews.  In addition, applicants would need to fulfil the following:

  • Acceptable academic results
  • Good conduct
  • Track record in the chosen area of Sports/Performing Arts
  • Achievements/Awards in National/Regional/International Competitions
  • Representation at Zonal/National competitions, National or Club level
  • Relevant experience in the performing arts

Application Procedure

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

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

2) A personal statement (not more than 500 words) is required for the applicants to state the reasons for applying to TMJC via DSA in the online application form.

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

  • CCA records (all available records)
  • VIA records (all available records)
  • Sec 1 to 3 academic results (Mid-year & End-of-year Exams)
  • Sec 4 Mid-year academic results

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.

JC DSA Application Timeline

Deadline for submission of online DSA application:

Phase 1:       18 Jul 2022*

Phase 2:       12 Aug 2022*

* 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.  Click here to access the dates for DSA trials/auditions/interviews.

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

Shortlisted applicants will be notified to attend trials/auditions/interviews by 29 August 2022.  

After the trials/auditions/interviews, only successful candidates for DSA offers will be notified by the College by 6 Sep 2022.

General inquiries 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.

Important Note

Successful DSA-JC candidates will not be allowed to participate in the Joint Admissions Exercise. They will also not be allowed to transfer to another school after the release of the GCE O-Level examination results. They are expected to honor their commitment to the DSA-JC schools and to participate in activities related to the talent selected in, for the duration of the programme admitted to. Students who do not fulfill their DSA commitment without a valid reason may be required to transfer out to another school.

 updated on  4 May 2022