The Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) to junior colleges is conducted by the Ministry of Education. Secondary 4 students will receive an instruction booklet from their secondary schools, with detailed instructions on how to apply. They can apply through the internet or personally at any junior college during the stipulated registration period.
The Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) is scheduled to be conducted in January each year.
JAE Appeal Exercise 2023
The JAE Appeal Exercise is for students who have not been posted to Victoria JC under the JAE Posting Exercise. Applications for appeal will start on 2 February 2023 (Thursday), 10 am and end on 8 February 2023 (Wednesday), 12 pm.
All applications will be considered based on merit and availability of vacancies. Do note that if you have been posted to a school via Direct School Admission (DSA), you are not eligible for this Exercise as DSA transfers are not allowed.
Before you start your application, please note that:
All applicants must meet the net aggregate L1R5 cut-off point (COP) of the course for this year’s JAE. The COP for Science stream is 7 and Arts stream is 8.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide accurate and complete information in the online application.
Start your JAE Appeal application here.
The link will only be functional from 2 February 2023 (Thursday), 10 am. No hardcopy submission of documents is required. We will get in touch if we require a hardcopy of your documents for verification.
All students must report to their posted JC or MI on 3 February 2023 (Friday). You are expected to report to your posted school even if you have submitted, or plan to submit, an appeal application.
Results of Appeal
All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their applications via email latest by 8 February 2023 (Wednesday), 6.00 pm.
The decision of the college is final.
If you have any further query, you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call our General Office at 64485011.
Frequently Asked Questions
Students with A1 to C6 in both their first languages (English and Higher Mother Tongue) enjoy 2 bonus points for all their choices.
Students who obtained an 'A' grade in CCA can enjoy 2 bonus points for all their choices. Those who obtained a 'B' or 'C' grade in CCA are given 1 bonus point for all their choices.
Students from Victoria School will be given 2 bonus points for affiliation ONLY IF they choose VJC as their first choice, or as their first and second choices.
Students are allowed a maximum of 4 bonus points in the computation of their net aggregate score.
You will be briefed on the various subjects and given instructions on subject enrolment on the first day of school.
We urge students to choose a subject combination based on their interests and strengths, as well as their preferred course of study at university.
Some courses offered in university have pre-requisites, and students are strongly encouraged to visit the university websites to find out more.
For more information on subjects offered in VJC, do check our website. You may also find out more from our teacher advisors. Please write to:
Students who did not take Higher Mother Tongue at O-Levels must take H1 MTL.
Students who have obtained at least D7 in the O-Level Higher Mother Tongue examination would have met the minimum requirement for University Admission.
However, students who wish to improve their MTL grade can continue to take Higher 1 MTL and sit for the exam at the end of JC1.
The H1 MTL grade will be included in the computation of UAS for admission to local universities and for admission to MTL-related courses if the applicant has done well in it. Please refer to the university websites for more information.
CCAs are not compulsory. However, we urge students to take up at least one CCA so that they can have a balance of academic and non-academic activities. CCAs are a great platform to pursue your talent and interests, take on new challenges, and foster strong relationships with peers.
There is no disadvantage to being a JAE student in VJC. In fact, JAE students form the majority in VJC (more than 60%). JC1 students (IP & JAE) will choose their subject combinations and start their academic lessons only after the JAE students report. There is no separation of classes either - Victorians are put in mixed classes regardless of background. All Victorians have equal opportunity for leadership and equal access to our wide range of programmes and awards.