Direct School Admission
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
· Rockwall Climbing
· Table Tennis
DSA students are required to join the chosen DSA-CCA after accepting the DSA offer.
|Performing Arts (CCA)||· Chinese Orchestra
· English Drama
· Guitar Ensemble
· Modern Dance
· Concert Band
|Clubs & Societies (CCA)||· Media Resource Club (AVA & PA)
· Interact Club (Environmental Science)
||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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may click on this link to submit the DSA Online Application for admission to TMJC.