Republic Polytechnic DAE ITE Students

Direct Admissions Exercise (DAE)

The Direct Admissions Exercise (DAE) allows applicants whose qualifications are ineligible under Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) and Early Admissions Exercise (EAE) to apply for admission to our full-time diploma courses. 

Admission is based on academic merit and subject to available vacancies of the diploma courses.

Who can apply? 

You must be an applicant holding Nitec or Higher Nitec qualification. Students who have accepted their conditional offer under the Early Admissions Exercise (EAE) are not eligible to apply in the DAE.

Entry Requirements

You must obtain the following final net Grade Point Average (GPA):

  • 2.0 or better for Higher Nitec qualification; or
  • 3.5 or better for Nitec qualification

Aggregate Computation

  • Final net GPA = Final Raw GPA + CCA bonus points
  • You are granted CCA bonus points if you obtain the following CCA grade:
    • Platinum (A) = 0.2 point
    • Gold (B) = 0.15 point
    • Silver (C) = 0.1 point
    • Bronze (D) = 0.05 point
  • For more information on the JPAE GPA Band, you can refer to the Joint Polytechnic Admissions Exercise (JPAE) website.

Module Exemptions

  • Eligible DPP Higher Nitec graduates can be admitted to Direct Year 2 with module exemptions. For more details, click here.
  • Eligible Higher Nitec (non-DPP) graduates can be admitted to Direct Year 2 with module exemptions. For more details, click here.

What Course to apply?  

  • Check which RP courses are mapped to your ITE course here
  • Read up on RP courses online 
  • Some courses may require additional medical check-up or specific tests, click here to find out more.

When and How to apply? 

  • The DAE application will run from 21 March, 2 pm to 8 April, 4pm.
  • Application is made online through the DAE Application Portal. For instructions on how to do so, please refer to our User Guide here.
  • You may indicate up to 3 course choices in your application.
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Please Note:

  • Please consider your choices very carefully, and check that all your information entered are accurate before submitting the application, as you will not be able to make any amendments upon submission. 
  • If you already have a course offer from RP through other admissions exercise, you are advised to complete the online enrolment by the date stipulated in the enrolment letter, so that it will not lapse while awaiting the outcome of your DAE application.

What to Expect?

Posting

The outcome of your DAE application will be sent to your email account (indicated in your DAE application) by 28 April.

Enrolment

If your application is successful, you will receive an email within a week with instructions on how to complete the online enrolment. 

For more information on the online enrolment, and what to do after enrolment, please click here.

Please note:

  • If your DAE application is successful, and you have previously accepted a course offer from RP through other admissions exercise, you are required to accept the new course offer to supersede the earlier course acceptance.