Please read the frequently asked questions below.
What is the Joint Admission Exercise (JAE) Appeal Exercise?
The Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) Appeal Exercise is the official joint-polytechnic platform for JAE applicants to submit an appeal for a place in a polytechnic diploma course.
Who can take part in the JAE Appeal Exercise?
The 2018 JAE Appeal Exercise is only open to students who had taken part in the 2018 JAE.
When can I submit my appeal?
You will be able to submit appeals between 9.00 am on 1 February 2018 and 4.00 pm on 5 February 2018.
Can I appeal for any course in the JAE Appeal Exercise?
In the JAE Appeal Exercise, you may appeal for polytechnic diploma courses for which you
- meet the minimum entry requirements and
- have attained an aggregate score that matches or is better than that of the last student successfully posted through the JAE in the same year.
The aggregate scores of the last student successfully posted through the 2018 JAE will be made available at http://www.polytechnic.edu.sg/introduction/available-courses, from 1 February onwards.
Can I appeal for more than one course?
You may appeal for up to three polytechnic diploma courses, arranged in order of preference.
What will happen if I do not submit my appeal before the deadline?
Your original JAE posting will be retained if you do not submit your appeal before the close of the application period (4pm on 5 February 2018).
I was posted to JC/MI/ITE but would like to appeal to polytechnic. Should I still accept my JAE posting? What should I do if my appeal is successful?
You should accept their JAE posting first, even as you submit your appeal to polytechnic and await the results of the appeal.
If you were posted to JC/MI, you should report to school on the first working day following the release of the JAE posting results.
If you were posted to ITE, you should accept their course offer online before the deadline stipulated in the enrolment letter.
Should your appeal for a polytechnic place be successful, you would then need to inform your institution of your intention to withdraw from JC/MI/ITE for polytechnic studies.
Can I withdraw my appeal if I change my mind?
Yes, you may withdraw your appeal on the appeal portal within the appeal period. If you withdraw your appeal, your original JAE posting will be retained.
How and when will I be notified of the results from the JAE Appeal Exercise?
The results of the 2018 JAE Appeal Exercise will be available on the appeals portal from 2.00 pm on 8 February 2018.
How do I accept my appeal offer?
There is no need to accept your appeal offer. If you are successful in your appeal, your polytechnic place will be confirmed automatically.
If you were originally posted to a polytechnic course in the JAE, your original polytechnic posting will be automatically revoked should you succeed in your appeal.
If you were originally posted to a JC/MI or ITE course, your original JC/MI or ITE posting will not be automatically revoked should you succeed in your appeal. You will need to inform your institution of your intention to withdraw from JC/MI/ITE for polytechnic studies.
Can I reject my appeal offer and revert to my original posted course?
No. If your appeal is successful, your original JAE polytechnic posting will be automatically revoked.
I was not successful in my appeal. What can I do?
You may wish to approach the polytechnics directly to discuss the options available.
When will I receive my polytechnic enrolment package?
Polytechnic enrolment packages will be sent to you from February through to end March.
I have been called up for National Service. Can I defer my admission to polytechnic?
Pre-enlistees can be granted deferment from full-time National Service to pursue full-time studies only up to a first education bar qualification (i.e. GCE ‘A’ Level, polytechnic diploma, or their equivalent). If you have already attained a first education bar qualification, be it locally or overseas, you will not be granted deferment to pursue another first qualification bar qualification or another qualification below the first education bar. You must also meet the cut-off age to be eligible for deferment. More information can be found at www.cmpb.gov.sg/cmpb/before-ns/pre-enlistment-process/deferment-for-studies.
If you have further questions regarding the JAE Appeal, please write in to firstname.lastname@example.org.