Senior Retention Exercise

Senior Retention Exercise for AY2017/2018 is now closed. Do check back again in December 2017 for the next Senior Retention Exercise.

The information on this page is for CAPT students in their second year who would like to apply for retention in the College for one or both semesters of their third year.

To be considered for retention, you are asked to complete a personal development portfolio documenting your participation and leadership in the life of the College and in its living and learning programme.

Application WindowEligibilityApplication Procedure
Early ~ Late January 20181. Current CAPT seniors who wish to continue to stay in CAPT for AY18/19 Sem 1 and/or Sem 2. Students going on SEP may apply for one semester, please indicate your SEP plan in the application form.

2. If you have been granted under ‘Stop-the-Clock’ to return to CAPT for one semester (Semester 1) during Year 3 and wish to stay for Semester 2, you are advised to apply in this window to extend your residency.

Application must be made through the online portal by end January 2018

Late submissions or application in other formats will not be accepted
Please note:
One of the distinctive features of the UTown Residential Colleges is the opportunity for a deeper and broader academic experience. Members of the College who are offered a place in this exercise should continue to participate in structured academic activity during their year of residence. This may take the form of a credit-bearing module (Capstone experience, ISM, UROP, seminar module), or other Living and Learning activities such as reading groups, or an individual / group academic project approved by the College.
December 2017Instructions available on CAPT website
Early January 2018Start of Application Window
Late January 2018End of Application Window
Late Feb 2018 - Early March 2018Results Notification (via applicants’ NUS email) and Acceptance of Offer*
AppealsAccepted up to 2 weeks after the results are announced

Please follow the steps below to apply for Senior Retention:

Step 1: Download the Application Format as a reference for preparation of your online application in step 2.

Step 3: Apply through the online portal** by end January 2018, 11:59pm (now closed). Please login using your NUS Matric Number and Email. If you encounter any issue with logging in, please email Do apply early and refrain from submitting your application at the last minute. The system will close at 11:59PM sharp on end January 2018. Hard copies, late submissions, or submissions via e-mail will NOT be accepted.

If you have any further enquiries, please contact: