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About EAE(WA)


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What is EAE(WA)?

Since 2019, the polytechnics has opened the Early Admissions Exercise (EAE) to working adults. Known as EAE(WA), this ​is part of broader efforts to expand polytechnic admissions pathways to working adults.

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Do I Qualify?

EAE(WA) will be open to working adults who are Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents only. Working adults who would like to be considered for admission via EAE will generally need to have at least two years of relevant work experience and meet the course requirements.

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How to Apply?

You can apply via the EAE portal. Application for the April 2023 intake will begin from 6 June to 3 July 2022. You can choose up to three courses. You will need to submit employment records together with your application, as well as employer recommendations, where available.

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How am I Assessed? ​​NEW!​

We will assess applicants’ work experience to determine the relevance of the competencies and skills gained over the course of their work to their course of interest. Applicants who are found suitable, but whose past academic grades do not meet the minimum entry requirements, will be given an opportunity to demonstrate that they have acquired the pre-requisite competencies for their chosen course, ​through supplementary assessments.

Asses​sment Criteria

“As I was unsuccessful in my first application to Optometry after my O Levels, EAE(WA) ​gave me a second chance to pursue my passion and enhance my technical skills for the optical industry. While fulfilling the 2-year relevant work experience requirement, I was also able to get a taste of the industry environment and got the opportunity to pick up hands-on skills which I can readily apply to my current curriculum!”

Tan Zhi Hui
Diploma in Optometry, Year 2​​


Important Dates to Note

Application Stage

6 Jun ​(Mon) to 3 Jul (Sun)

Selection Stage

4 Jul (Mon) to 30 Aug (Tue)

Offer & Acceptance Stage or Withdrawal Stage

7 Sep (Wed) 1400h to 14 Oct (Fri​) 2359h