Direct School Admission (DSA-Sec): Select preferred schools

3. Submit school preferences (Mainstream primary school child)

Choose one of the following methods for submission:

  • Online
  • In person

Online via DSA-Sec Portal

You have until 3pm on Friday, 30 October 2020 to submit your child’s school preferences online. Both you and your spouse will need to have valid SingPass with 2-Factor Authentication (2FA) to log in to the DSA-Sec Portal. Find out how to register for SingPass if you don’t have one.

  1. Use the School Preference Form as a template to help you prepare the relevant information together with your child before starting the online submission. You can list a maximum of 3 schools in order of preference.
  2. Log in to the DSA-Sec Portal using your SingPass. Your child’s list of schools and offers will be available after login.
  3. Follow the instructions to complete and submit your application. For single parents, your application is complete after this step and you may print or save the acknowledgement page.
  4. Your spouse will need to verify and confirm the information submitted by you through their own SingPass login.
  5. Print or save the acknowledgement page.

If you are unable to complete the submission online

If you are unable to complete the School Preference Form online (for example, parent with sole custody, parent without Singpass access, etc.), you may approach your child’s primary school personally for assistance.


  • You can update, withdraw or re-submit your application during this stage. Refer to this guide for detailed instructions. If you are a single parent, refer to Section 5 to 7 in the guide instead.
  • If your child is admitted through DSA-Sec, they must commit to their chosen school for the duration of the programme. They are not allowed to transfer to another school.