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Key Dates for 2022

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Start of DSA application process5th May
Application for DSA-Sec can be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal. Please refer to MOE website at: www.moe.gov.sg/dsa-sec 

For applicants not studying in MOE mainstream primary schools, please refer to MOE website at: https://go.gov.sg/nmsdsa-sec-application for more information.

Parents/ guardians who are unable to apply online can approach their child’s primary school for assistance.
Application Period (Login to Portal is via Parents’ Singpass)
5th May,11am to
1st Jun, 3pm
An applicant may indicate up to 3 choices through the DSA-Sec Portal.

Information to provide in the portal:
- Valid email address and local number.
- Applicants studying in mainstream primary schools will have their primary school information shared directly with the DSA-Sec schools that they are applying to. It is optional to indicate non-school-based activities and achievements.

Selection Exercise (Trials/auditions/interviews)
27th Jun
12th Sep
Shortlisted applicants will be invited for trial/audition (CCA areas) and interview. This will be conducted through in-person at the DSA-Sec school.  

Dates of the trial/audition will be provided to shortlisted applicants.

Applicants should attend the in-person selection only if they are feeling well. Otherwise, they may be disqualified from the selection. For applicants who are unwell, schools will re-schedule the selection exercise.     
12th Sep
Applicants will be informed of their application outcomes by the school.

School Preference Submission
31st Oct
4th Nov
Applicants who receive at least one DSA-Sec offer (including from SOTA) will receive an email and SMS notification via Postman.gov.sg on the School Preference Submission in end October. 
Both parents are required to login to the DSA-Sec Portal using their SingPass to submit up to 3 school preferences. If parents are unable to submit online, they may approach their child’s primary school for assistance to submit the school preferences on their behalf.

DSA-Sec offers not taken up will be considered as lapsed at the end of the School Preference Submission period.

Results Release
By Late Nov (Tentative)
Successful DSA-Sec applicants are NOT allowed to participate in the S1 posting exercise and are not allowed to transfer to another school after the release of results.

The results of the DSA-Sec Exercise will be released to students, on the same day as the release of PSLE results.

Unsuccessful DSA-Sec applicants will be issued with a Sec 1 option form, informing them that their applications are unsuccessful.