Course Deferment/Withdrawal

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Course Deferment/Withdrawal

Application and Submission 

Students who would like to apply for deferment/withdrawal from RP can do so via one of the following methods:

  1. Obtain the deferment/withdrawal application form from One-Stop Centre (OSC).

  2. Apply through the student’s portal (OASIS).

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.

For students who are under 18 years of age, they must seek consent from their parent/guardian and inform him/her to sign on the deferment/withdrawal application form. The completed form with their parent/guardian's signature has to be submitted to OSC or scanned into the student’s deferment/withdrawal application in OASIS.

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.


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.