01 Sep '11, 2am

UWCSEA international school scraps waiting lists after parents started applying for places up to 8 years in advance

UWCSEA international school scraps waiting lists after parents started applying for places up to 8 years in advance

United World College of South East Asia's East Campus opened last month with 1,440 students, and will take in 2,500 by 2015. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO By Lin Zhaowei A popular international school in Singapore has decided to do away with waiting lists after parents started applying up to eight years in advance. The United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA) will no longer give places to those who put their names down earliest. Instead, it will accept applications only on a year-by-year basis. The college in Dover said the move will benefit Singapore by making it more attractive to expatriates who need to find school places for their children. Its new admissions system, which kicks in from Thursday, comes after waiting lists kept growing despite the opening of a second campus in Tampines. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments po...

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