Course Deferment/Withdrawal

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Course Deferment/Withdrawal

Application and Submission 

Students who would like to apply for deferment/withdrawal from Republic Polytechnic (RP) can do so by submitting an official request as follows:

  1. For Year 1 newly-enrolled students who have not started any lessons in RP:
    1. Deferment Application Form, click here.
    2. Withdrawal Application Form, click here.

  2. For currently enrolled students of RP:
    1. Students who are 21 years and above
      1. Apply through OASIS under Applications & Forms> Apply for Deferment/Withdrawal

    2. Students who are under 21 years (parent/guardian consent required)
      1. Deferment Application Form, click here.
      2. Withdrawal Application Form, click here.

Please note that deferment/withdrawal requests made via phone or email will not be accepted as a valid application. In addition, deferment application with no supporting documents or invalid/insufficient supporting documents will be rejected.

To facilitate the submission of the deferment/withdrawal application, students are encouraged to speak to their Programme Chair in order to make an informed decision.


Administrative Fees

Students who defer and withdraw may be liable to pay administrative fees, depending on the date they submit their application.

The following table shows the important periods of an academic term and the respective rates of administrative fees. 

Please note that the week in the table below refers to the week in the Academic Calendar.

Application Period to Withdraw/Defer  Administrative Fees   
More than 2 weeks before the start of the Semester
  • No admin fees for all students
Within 2 weeks before the start of the Semester
  • 5% of tuition fees + annual supplementary fees for existing students (i.e students who have studied in RP for at least 1 semster)
  • No admin fee for newly enrolled students
Week 1 of the Semester
  • 25% of tuition fees + annual supplementary fees
Week 2 or later in the Semester
  • 100% of tuition fees + annual supplementary fees

Timeline

Deferment/Withdrawal applications applied on or after the first school day of Week 13 in any semester will not be processed. As such, the student’s module grades for the semester will be passed through the Board of Examiners (BOE) meeting. All polytechnic rules, regulations and policies, including RP’s dismissal policy will apply as the student is still considered as an enrolled student of RP.

Students will be notified of the deferment/withdrawal application outcome approximately four weeks after it is submitted with valid supporting documents and the student has settled the outstanding dues.


National Service

Students are not allowed to defer midway through their studies to enlist for National Service (NS).


Deferment Period

Successfully deferred students are still required to abide by the Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Rules of RP.

Students who have successfully deferred from their course of study must confirm their intention to resume their study at the end of their deferment period by sending an email to Help-Registrar. Students who fail to notify RP of their intention to resume their study at the end of their deferment period will be deregistered from the polytechnic. They will not be allowed to resume their course of study if they do not indicate their intention to return within one year after they have been deregistered.


International Student's Pass

International students who are Student's Pass holders must surrender their pass to the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) of Singapore within 7 days upon receiving the deferment/withdrawal confirmation notification from RP.

This requirement is mandated by ICA and non-compliance may result in serious consequences for the student as deemed by ICA.

For more details, please log in to access your Student Handbook.