Thursday, June 21, 2018

Top 5 Misconceptions about EAE

Early Admissions Exercise (EAE) applications take place this month. If you have made the decision to apply for one of our 44 courses, great!

But before you hit the “submit” button, take note of these five common misconceptions about EAE, and pay extra attention to your application!

1) If you reject your first choice (if offered), the poly/s in the second and third choice will make an offer

No this is not true. If your first choice is offered and you reject it, you will not be getting an offer from your second and third choices.

2) As long as you are accepted, your place is guaranteed

No, your place is not guaranteed. This is a conditional offer, and this means that you will still need to meet the minimum entry requirements (MER) of the course you are applying for and obtain a net ELR2B2 score of 26 or better.

It takes the pressure off taking your O levels and having to score the best grades to compete for a place, but you still need to meet the minimum grades.

3) You must submit 3 choices

No, you do not have to fill up all three choices. For example, if you are only interested in a very specialised course that is only offered by one poly, you need not fill up the other two choices.

However, you may want to consider filling the all the choices to maximise your chances of getting an offer.

4) As long as you are called up for an interview, your place is guaranteed

Erhm. Unfortunately, no. There are two rounds of shortlisting – the written submission and the interview. Getting selected for the interview is a good thing, but it does not guarantee you a place. You will still need to prove your mettle face-to-face.

5) After accepting your EAE offer, you can still change your mind and apply for another course when your O-Level results are out

Your EAE offer is confirmed, chop, stamp, and cannot be revoked. Unless you submit your withdrawal online by the deadline (usually in early October), or fail to meet your MER when your O Level results are out.


Want to ace your EAE application? Visit our EAE Centre to get tips on writing your 600-character summary, or read our Top 5 Ways to Ace Your EAE Application.

Good luck and all the best!

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