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2014 Application for Admission
OEA and SLP
OEA and SLP

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    1. OEA and SLP
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    Are all applicants required to submit OEA information?

    To facilitate the participating-institutions in considering applicants' performances in activities in addition to their academic results, applicants are advised to submit the OEA information, which is part of the online application form. Applicants should make reference to their own SLP when completing the information.

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    What information are applicants required to enter in the OEA portfolio?

    Applicants are required to provide the following information in the OEA portfolio:

    1. Award / Activity Name

      Applicants are required to enter the full name of the OEA award / activity in order to search for the appropriate activity (English / Chinese) and select the specific activity. Applicants can enter up to a maximum of 10 items of their awards / activities. However, applicants should be reminded that it is quality rather than quantity, of their awards and activities that matters. Applicants should preferably have quality experiences rather than mere participation across many activities. In the light of the above, applicants are strongly advised to carefully select the awards and activities that could highlight the essence of their recent personal development and hence it is not necessary for applicants to enter all 10 items.

    1. Category
      • Academic-related / Intellectual Development Programme
      • Art, Music and other Cultural Development
      • Career-related Experiences
      • Community / School Services
      • Leadership Training
      • Moral and Civic Education
      • Religious Activities
      • Sports and Games

    1. Year of Participation

    2. Participation Mode
      • By Competition
      • By Participation

    1. Activity Nature
      • Award / Scholarship
      • Camp / Field Trip / Outing
      • Carnival / Ceremony / Exhibition / Exposition / Fun Fair / Performance
      • Charitable / Voluntary Work
      • Conference / Forum / Symposium
      • Examination / Qualification
      • Exchange / Visit
      • Internship / Seminar / Talk / Training / Workshop
      • Programmes organised by JUPAS participating-institutions
      • Student Ambassador

    1. Role
      • Chairperson / Judge / Leader / Referee / Trainer
      • Committee Member / Organiser
      • Athlete / Member / Participant / Performer
      • Audience / Helper (Assistant) / Trainee
      • Presenter / Speaker

    1. Whether it is an award-bearing activity

    1. Award Type (if it is an award-bearing activity)
      • 1st Runner-up / Silver Medal
      • 2nd Runner-up / Bronze Medal
      • Certificate of Appreciation / Acknowledgement
      • Certificate of Attendance / Participation
      • Certificate of Distinction
      • Certificate of Merit
      • Champion / Gold Medal
      • Distinction
      • High Distinction
      • Merit
      • No Award
      • Other Award
      • Pass

    1. Description of the Award / Activity

    Additional Information

    The "Additional Information" is not mandatory. Applicants can submit the "Additional Information" in either English or Chinese. The word limit is 500 words.

    The "Additional Information" serves as a means for applicants to channel information on their interests and achievements to participating-institutions for reference.

    Please note that the "Additional Information" aims at allowing applicants to describe an interest or activity that has been particularly meaningful to them or has affected their personal growth and life goals, but NOT at testing applicants' language skills.

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    3.
    How many items can be entered in the OEA portfolio?

    The maximum number of items allowed is 10.

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    4.
    If applicants cannot find the name of the award / activity in the search results, what can they do?

    If applicants cannot find the name of the award / activity in the search results, they can tick the box indicating that the award / activity cannot be found and enter the name of the award / activity in the space provided. Applicants are also required to choose a category for that award / activity.

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    5.
    Are applicants required to complete the additional information in their OEA portfolio?

    The "Additional Information" is not mandatory. Applicants have the discretion to decide whether or not to complete the section "Additional Information". It serves as a means for applicants to channel information on their interests and achievements to participating-institutions for reference.

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    Can "Additional Information" be submitted in Chinese?

    YES. "Additional Information" can be input by applicants in either English or Chinese while the word limit is 500 words.

    Please note that the "Additional Information" aims at allowing applicants to describe an interest or activity that has been particularly meaningful to them or has affected their personal growth and life goals, but NOT at testing applicants' language skills.

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    Do achievements found in the search results have higher recognition than items that cannot be found in the list?

    NO. It is not possible to include all awards / activities / competitions in the search list. The search list has been formulated according to awards / activities / competitions reported by applicants in the past years. In this respect, it does not mean that achievements found in the search list have higher recognition than items that cannot be found from the search list.

    Applicants can also feel free to key in the name of the award / activity as necessary.

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    8.
    When should OEA portfolio be submitted?

    The deadline for submission of OEA portfolio is 6 February 2014 (11:59 pm).

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    9.
    How will participating-institutions consider OEA and SLP of applicants?

    OEA information, which is likely to be based on individual's SLP, would be a summary highlight provided by individual applicants and will be considered actively during admission selection.

    As for the full SLP, because of the volume and for practical reasons, they or some of them (e.g. those for Band A applicants) will be referred to depending on the programmes and as necessary (e.g. when there are ties, this may give more information to determine the admission priority; they may also be referred to during interviews).

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    10.
    How significant is the OEA information in the calculation of admission scores by participating-institutions / programmes? If an applicant obtains 5** in all subjects but does not have any entries under OEA, will this reduce the chance of admission?

    Determination of applicants' suitability for admission is entirely the decisions of the 9 participating-institutions and is entirely independent of the JUPAS Office. Applicants should refer to the general entrance requirements and individual programme requirements for more information.

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    11.
    Do applicants need to submit hard copies of their full SLP for university admission? If so, how and when?

    The submission of full SLP is optional.

    Applicants who wish to submit their full SLP may do so by uploading them (in PDF format with a maximum file size of 3MB) to their JUPAS account on or before the deadline of 31 March 2014 (11:59 pm).

    Alternatively, they can also submit them to individual programmes when they are invited for interviews.

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    12.
    It is said that applicants can submit their SLP to the participating-institutions during interviews. What if they are not invited to interview by any of the programmes?

    Applicants can submit their full SLP to the participating-institutions via their JUPAS account on or before the deadline of 31 March 2014 (by 11:59 pm).

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    How and where can applicants upload their SLP?

    Applicants who wish to submit SLP can upload the full SLP (in PDF format) onto their JUPAS account during the period 24 September 2013 (from 9:00 am) – 31 March 2014 (by 11:59 pm).

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    Will participating-institutions consider applicants' SLP?

    Information contained in SLP can help participating-institutions observe the applicants from an all-round perspective. Applicants can therefore choose to submit this information to the participating-institutions for reference and consideration.

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