Please read the frequently asked questions below.
What is the Joint Admission Exercise (JAE) Appeal Exercise?
The Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) Appeal Exercise allows JAE applicants to appeal for a place in polytechnic diploma and ITE Higher Nitec courses.
Who can take part in the JAE Appeal Exercise?
The 2021 JAE Appeal Exercise is only open to students who have taken part in the 2021 JAE. If you have not taken part in the 2021 JAE but would like to appeal for a place in the polytechnics or ITE, you will need to approach the institutions directly to submit an appeal.
I’m having trouble logging in to the system, what should I do?
You must first create a JAE Appeal account in order to log in to the system. Please refer to the user guide for more information.
If you have forgotten your JAE Appeal password, you can reset your password by clicking on the “Forgot JAE Appeal Password” link in the login page.
Each applicant has a maximum of 10 failed login attempts. If you exceed the maximum number of failed login attempts, your account will be locked. Please contact us at help@JAEAppeal.edu.sg for further assistance.
I’m having issues with my application, what should I do?
Please refer to the user guide for more step-by-step instructions on how to submit your application. If you are facing technical issues, please email us at help@JAEAppeal.edu.sg for further assistance.
When can I submit my appeal?
You may submit an appeal via this portal from 28 January 2021 (Thursday), 9.00 am to 2 February 2021 (Tuesday), 4.00pm.
Which courses can I appeal for? Can I appeal for more than one course?
You can submit an appeal application for up to six polytechnic diploma and/or ITE Higher Nitec courses, where
You can view the last aggregate scores for the 2021 JAE under the Courses tab, from 28 January 2021 (Thursday) onwards.
- You have met the course's minimum entry requirements, and
- Your aggregate score is equal to or better than that of the last student successfully posted into the course in the 2021 JAE.
What will happen if I do not submit my appeal before the deadline?
If you were posted to a polytechnic course under JAE, your original JAE posting will be retained.
If you were posted to a Higher Nitec course under JAE, your original JAE posting will be retained if you accepted the Higher Nitec course offer by 2 February 2021 (Tuesday), 4.00pm. Otherwise, your original Higher Nitec posting will be revoked.
If you were not posted to any course during the JAE, you may still be offered a place in a course with vacancies before the close of the application period. Do consider this offer seriously, as it will provide you an additional option for post-secondary education.
I was posted to JC/MI but would like to appeal to polytechnic. Should I still accept my JAE posting? What should I do if my appeal is successful?
You should accept your JAE posting first, and report for classes as per normal. This is because appeal outcomes are not guaranteed and are subject to merit and available places.
If your appeal for a polytechnic or ITE place is successful, you will need to inform your institution of your intention to withdraw at that point.
Can I withdraw my appeal if I change my mind?
Yes, you can withdraw your appeal on this portal, by 2 February 2021 (Tuesday), 4.00pm. Your original JAE posting will be retained if:
- You withdraw your appeal before this deadline, and
- You were posted to a polytechnic course or you were posted to a Higher Nitec course, and accepted the course offer by 2 February 2021 (Tuesday), 4.00pm. (Do note that if you had not accepted your Higher Nitec posting, and choose to withdraw your appeal, your original Higher Nitec posting will not be retained. This will leave you without any posting.)
How and when will I be notified of the results from the JAE Appeal Exercise?
The result of your appeal will be released on 17 February 2021 (Wednesday), 9.00 am. You will receive an email and SMS notification to log into this portal to view your appeal outcome.
If you were not posted to any course during the JAE, and there are no more vacancies in the courses you had appealed for, you may be offered a place in an alternatve polytechnic diploma or ITE Higher Nitec course. Do consider this offer seriously, as it will provide you an additional option for post-secondary education.
How do I accept my appeal offer?
- , you will receive further instructions on how to complete your enrolment from the respective polytechnic by post or email, from February to end-March.
- , you will need to log in to www.ite.edu.sg to accept your offer between 17 February 2021 (Wednesday), 9.00 am and 19 February 2021 (Friday). You will receive a separate email from ITE with login instructions, by 17 February 2021.
Note: If you had previously accepted a Higher Nitec course offer between 28 January 2021 and 2 February 2021, and are offered a place in another Higher Nitec course, there is no need to accept your appeal offer as your course status will be updated automatically. You will be able to check your course status at www.ite.edu.sg.
I was originally posted to another course in JAE. Do i need to withdraw from that course?
If you were posted to a polytechnic diploma or ITE Higher Nitec course in JAE, your original posting will be revoked automatically if your appeal is successful.
If you were posted to a JC/MI course in JAE, you will need to inform your intention to withdraw. Your JC/MI place be automatically revoked.
I was originally posted to a polytechnic or ITE Higher Nitec course in JAE. Can I reject my appeal offer and revert to my original posted course?
No. Your original polytechnic or ITE Higher Nitec posting will be revoked automatically if your appeal is successful.
Why am I posted to a course that is not of my choice?
In the event that you are unsuccessful in obtaining a posting to any of your appeal choices and do not already have a prior JAE posting, the system will aim to post you to an alternative course that is similar to your first-choice course, subject to available vacancies and you meeting the course’s minimum entry requirements. For example, if you had chosen a course in a certain institution, you will first be considered for courses in that institution, before other courses.
If you do receive such an alternative offer, do consider it seriously, as it will provide you an additional option for post-secondary education. Do consider this offer seriously, as it will provide you an additional option for post-secondary education.
I was not successful in my appeal and would like to submit another appeal for my preferred course. What can I do?
You will need to approach the polytechnics or ITE directly to discuss the options available.
When will I receive my enrolment package?
If you are offered a place in a polytechnic course, your polytechnic will send you details on your enrolment by post or email, from February to end-March.
If you are offered a place in a Higher Nitec course, no enrolment package will be sent. You will receive an email from ITE by 17 February 2021 (Wednesday), with instructions on how to complete your enrolment.
I have been called up for National Service. Can I defer my admission to polytechnic or ITE?
Pre-enlistees can be granted deferment from full-time National Service to pursue full-time studies only up to a first education bar qualification (i.e. GCE ‘A’ Level, polytechnic diploma, or their equivalent). If you have already attained a first education bar qualification, be it locally or overseas, you will not be granted deferment to pursue another first qualification bar qualification or another qualification below the first education bar. You must also meet the cut-off age to be eligible for deferment. If you are not eligible for deferment, please contact your polytechnic directly to defer your admission.
National Service (NS) liable males who wish to pursue full-time ITE Higher Nitec courses in 2021 and were born in the year 2001 or earlier (for Secondary 4 Express Stream students) or born in the year 2000 or earlier (for Secondary 5 Normal Stream students) will have to check their eligibility for NS Deferment with the Central Manpower Base (CMPB). Students who are not eligible for NS deferment will need to withdraw from the ITE Higher Nitec course that they are enrolled.