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Application & Placement Process for National Secondary School (Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan [Harian])

by on 02/10/2023 1951

Parents with children going to Standard 6, this article will help you understand the application and placement process for National Secondary Schools (Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan [SMK]), specifically Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (Harian).

In Malaysia, there are various types of secondary schools. Here are some examples:

  • National Secondary School (Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan [Harian])
  • Fully Boarding School (Sekolah Berasrama Penuh [SBP])
  • Art School (Sekolah Seni)
  • Sports School (Sekolah Sukan)
  • Religious Secondary Schools (Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Agama [SMKA])

Application and placement process for SMK


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Application for Admission to National Secondary School (Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan [Harian])

The application process for admission to national secondary schools varies depending on the type of school.

 

For National Secondary School (Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan [Harian]), the application can be done through:

MALAYSIAN Students

  • Parents of Standard 6 students are required to obtain the School Placement Application Form (Borang Permohonan Penempatan Sekolah [BPPS]) from the school, complete the form, and then submit it to the school administration.

    Application and placement process for SMK

    Application and placement process for SMK

    Image: School Placement Application Form (Borang Permohonan Penempatan Sekolah [BPPS])
  • The allocation of students to Form 1 or Remove Class is managed by Year 6 class teachers in SK/SRAB/SJKC/SJKT using the APDM application (Modul eDaftar Menengah). This allocation is based on the School Placement Application Form (BPPS) completed by parents or guardians of Year 6 students.
  • For Malaysian students who are dropouts of compulsory education, they may apply using the ASBS form available at the District Education Office (Pejabat Pendidikan Daerah [PPD]) or the State Education Department (Jabatan Pendidikan Negeri [JPN]).
  • For Malaysian students who are returning from abroad, they may also apply using the ASBS form available at PPD or JPN.


NON-CITIZEN Students

  • Non-citizen students are required to make a manual application using the PU(A)275 form (Borang Jadual Pertama PU(A) 275) at PPD or JPN. The application is subject to approval and incurs an annual renewal fee.

Application and placement process for SMK


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Offer Letter

Once the selection process is complete, successful applicants will receive an offer letter indicating the secondary school they have been allocated to.


Registration

After receiving the offer letter, parents are required to bring the offer letter to the allocated school for verification on the specified date.


Appeal

In the event that a student is not satisfied with the school allocation, there is usually an appeal process through which they can apply for a change of school. However, the appeal process is subject to certain conditions and availability of seats in the preferred school.

 

For information on the application process for other types of government secondary schools, click here.

Please note that the application process and its specific requirements may vary depending on the state and the respective Education Department’s guidelines. It is essential to check with the Ministry of Education or your child’s primary school to ensure a smooth application process.