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Admission to Year 1

NUS High School admits 100% of students through the Direct School Admission Secondary (DSA-Sec) Exercise and does not participate in the Secondary 1 (S1) Posting Exercise. If there are vacancies after the DSA-Sec Exercise, a Supplementary Intake Exercise (SIE) may be carried out in November before the end of the S1 Option Phase (selection of secondary schools after the release of PSLE results).


A. DSA-SEC EXERCISE 

The DSA-Sec exercise comprises a Selection Test, Selection Camp and Selection Interview. All applicants will have to sit for the Selection Test. Only shortlisted applicants will attend the Selection Camp, after which selected applicants will attend the Selection interview. Applicants will be notified of the admission outcome via e-mail.

Successful DSA applicants are not eligible for school transfer after the release of the PSLE results and cannot participate in the S1 Posting Exercise.

Interested applicants must register at the MOE online DSA-Sec portal from 8 May to 4 June 2019. For more details, please refer to MOE website – www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/direct-admissions/dsa-sec. Parents and students are encouraged to choose schools wisely based on the student’s aptitudes and strengths, bearing in mind the schools’ academic and non-academic requirements, and the programmes available to develop the area of talent.

Important dates and information for DSA-Sec Exercise

Direct School Admission (Secondary) Exercise

Description

Dates

Time

 Opening of MOE Centralised DSA-Sec Online Portal*

8 May 2019

9 am 

 Closing of MOE Centralised DSA-Sec Online  Portal*

4 June 2019 

3 pm 

Selection Test  (All applicants)

6 July 2019

8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Selection Camp  (Only shortlisted applicants)

20 July 2019

7:30 am to 3:30 pm

Selection Interview  (Only selected applicants)

30 July 2019

2 pm to 6 pm

Outcome of DSA Exercise (DSA Previews)

8 August 2019

 Afternoon

* Important points to note when register at MOE centralised DSA-Sec online portal:

    1. NUS High School is parked under the talent area of both "Math" and "Science". Applicants need to register only ONCE in either "Math" or "Science". Please DO NOT select NUS High School twice as you only have three DSA choices.

    2. Applicants registered under either "Math" or "Science" will sit for both the DSA Math and Science tests.


Application for DSA-Sec Exercise

1. 
Submit an application at MOE Centralised DSA-Sec Online Portal

o      From 2019, application for Year 1 DSA-Sec can be submitted through the MOE online DSA-Sec portal. The application is free-of-charge and will be open from 8 May to 4 June 2019. For more details, please refer to MOE website – www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/direct-admissions/dsa-sec. 

2. Attend the Selections  

o      All Applicants are to sit for the Selection Test on 6 July 2019, Saturday. Venue for Selection Test will be informed by the end of June 2019 via the Main Contact E-mail Address filled in at MOE Centralised DSA-Sec Online Portal. 

o      Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend the Selection Camp on 20 July 2019.   

o    After the Selection Camp, selected applicants may be invited to attend a Selection Interview on 30 July 2019.

The School will notify applicants of selection outcome via the Main Contact E-mail Address. Please note that the School is unable to provide information on application outcome or status over the telephone and we reserve the right not to release any information explaining why an application is unsuccessful.



B. SUPPLEMENTARY INTAKE EXERCISE

The Supplementary Intake Exercise (SIE) is subject to vacancies available on the day of release of PSLE results. The application is open only to current P6 students who have taken the PSLE and who have not been admitted to a school through the DSA-Sec Exercise. 

Applicants who are interested to apply to NUS High School via the SIE should also concurrently take part in the MOE Secondary one (S1) Posting Exercise for the posting of Secondary School and Third Language (if applicable). Successful SIE applicants who have accepted the NUS High School SIE’s offer will not be posted to another school under the S1 Posting Exercise. However, if the applicants have opted for Third Language in the S1 Posting Exercise, it will still be processed based on their Third Language choices.

Selection of applicants in the SIE will be based on the PSLE results and portfolio which includes primary school academic results. In addition, only selected candidates will be invited to attend a Selection Interview. Applicants with an aggregate score of 250 with A* in both Math and Science are encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants are strongly advised to indicate their interest online and submit the hardcopy of portfolio from 1 - 14 November 2019 to NUS High School Annex Office. Online Application for SIE will only open if there is vacancy available on the PSLE results releasing date.

Important dates and information for Supplementary Intake Exercise (SIE)

Supplementary Intake Exercise (SIE)

Description

Dates

Time

Opening of Online Indication of Interest

Hardcopy Submission of Portfolio including P4 to P6 Academic Results

1 Nov 2019

10 am

Closing of Hardcopy Portfolio Submission

14 Nov 2019

10 pm

Opening of Online Application for SIE* with Submission of PSLE Results

On the day of release of PSLE results

10 am

Closing of Online Application for SIE

3 rd day ** from the release of PSLE results

10 am

Selection Interview  (Only selected applicants)

4 th  to 6 th day from release of PSLE results

TBC

Outcome of SIE

4 th  to 6 th day from release of PSLE results

TBC

Acceptance of SIE offer

24 hours upon  receiving SIE offer

 

Note:

* SIE will open if there is vacancy available on the day of release of PSLE results.
If PSLE results are released on 21 Nov 2019, 3 rd day from release of PSLE results will be 23 Nov 2019.


Application for Supplementary Intake Exercise (SIE)


1. 
Submit an application at NUS High School Online Portal

o     Online Indication of Interest will be open from 1 - 14 November 2019. If you do not have computer or internet access, please complete the online registration at NUS High School Annex Office.

o     Submit the hardcopies of P4 to P6 school results and supporting documents by 14 November 2019 to NUS High School Annex Office (non-returnable, photocopies only).

2. Apply for SIE by completing the online application

o     Indicate PSLE results and submit a scanned copy of the PSLE result slip by the third day from the release of PSLE results via the online portal. Submission must be completed by 10 am.

o      Applying for admission via SIE is free. 

     No appeal is allowed after the third day from the release of PSLE results.

3. Attend the Selection Interview 

o     Applicants may be invited to attend a Selection Interview either on the 4th, 5th or 6th day from the release of the PSLE results.

4. Acceptance / Rejection of the SIE offer

o     Once an applicant is offered a Confirmed Offer (CO), the applicant must decide and submit the acceptance / rejection form to NUSHS within 24 hours.

o    The CO is considered as void if there is no written response from the applicant within 24 hours. The place will be released to applicants on the wait list.

o   By accepting the NUS High School's offer, the applicant agrees to withdraw his / her secondary schools option under the S1 Posting Exercise. NUSHS will inform the Ministry of Education accordingly and you will not be posted to another school under the S1 Posting Exercise. However, if applicant has opted for Third Language in the S1 Posting Exercise, it will still be processed based on his / her Third Language choices.

o     For unsuccessful applicants, they will be posted to a secondary school based on their submitted school choices under the S1 Posting Exercise.

The School will notify applicants of selection outcome via e-mail. Please note that the School is unable to provide information on application outcome or status over the telephone and we reserve the right not to release any information explaining why an application is unsuccessful.