Singapore – Application Help

The following information is designed to assist myIllini applicants in filling out the application, and Common App applicants in filling out the Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) after submitting the Common App.

Education Section Help

Enter your school and select "Yes" under the Education System question to indicate you are in an exam-based educational system. Select "Other" for the Grading Scale and type External Exam-Singapore O/A-Level grading information in the text box. If you are in a polytechnic college/university, select "No" under Education System question. Fill out the courses and grades in the self-reported record.

Courses Section Help

  1. For schools following the O-Level/A-Level system, do not report academic results from your school transcripts.
  2. In the Courses sections, select "I only have international exam results during this period OR I did not attend this school during years 9-11/grade 12." You will report your exams in the Other Academic Information section.
  3. Report your O-Level results in the Other Academic Information section titled "International External Exam Results." Select Singapore O-Levels and fill in the correct information.
  4. If you haven't completed your A-Levels yet, enter the subjects you plan on sitting for. In the Exam Type, indicate if they will be Singapore A-Levels H1 or Singapore A-Levels H2. If you do not have your exam results yet, select "Results Not Received Yet." If you have received your results, report them.
  5. If you are enrolled in the Integrated Program (IP), list your individual courses and grades for years 9-11 and list your A-Level courses as "External Exams."
  6. If you took O-Levels/GCSEs and then moved to an IB program, report year 11 and 12 courses. Indicate the level (IB SL or IB HL) and list the full name of all courses. Report O-Levels/GSCEs in the Other Academic Information section titled "International External Exam Results."
  7. If you are in a polytechnic program, two years are required after completing O-Levels in order to apply as a first year. Applicants in the third year of polytechnic programs also apply as first years.