Top 5 misconceptions about the EAE...
The application period for the Early Admissions Exercise (EAE) is opening soon. There is a lot of information out there. If it is confusing, breathe in and out. We'll help you sort it out.
So here’s the deal: NYP offers a total of 40 courses. Check us out! We’re more than happy to have you join the fam. But before you hit that “submit” button in your application, take note of these five common misconceptions about the EAE.
1) If I reject my first choice (when offered), the poly/s in the second and third choice will make an offer.
This is not true. You will only get one offer, and this could be your first choice. If you reject it, you will not receive any other offers. This is why it’s really important how you list your choices.
2) As long as I am accepted, my place is guaranteed.
Actually, no. Your place is not 'guaranteed'. When you receive an offer, it is conditional: This means you will still need to meet the minimum entry requirements (or MERs – yes, you will hear this abbreviation quite a bit) of the course you are applying for, and obtain a net ELR2B2 score of 26 or better.
But securing this conditional offer will surely take the pressure off for your O Levels. Now you only need to focus on scoring well enough to meet the minimum grades. Peace of mind? Yes, please!
3) I must submit three choices
You do not have to fill in all three choices. For example, if you are only interested in the very specialised Diploma in Animation & Visual effects offered by NYP’s School of Interactive & Digital Media, you need not fill in the other two choices.
However, to maximise your chances of getting an offer, you may want to consider filling in all the choices.
4) As long as I am called up for an interview, my place is guaranteed.
Hang on there! 😊 There are two rounds of shortlisting – the written submission and then, the interview. Getting selected for the interview is a good thing, but it does not guarantee you a place. You will still need to ace the interview. The interview is a great opportunity to chat with your future lecturers to find out more about your dream course, and impress them with your aptitude and passion
5) After accepting my EAE offer, I can still change my mind and apply for another course through the Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) when my O-Level results are out.
This can only happen if your EAE conditional offer is revoked. When or how is it revoked?
a) You submit your EAE withdrawal online by the deadline (i.e. 11 Oct), or
b) When your O-Level results fail to meet the conditions of the EAE offer, as stated in point 2 above.
When your offer is revoked, you will be automatically placed in the JAE in January to pursue other polytechnic/course options.
All the best in your EAE application!