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Selective Entry School

What is a Selective Entry School?

Victoria’s four Selective Entry High Schools are the only Victorian public schools exclusively designed for academically talented students. As proud government schools, each Selective Entry High School has a unique profile with the core purpose of nurturing academic excellent in young adults in Years 9 to 12. Unlike SEAL schools, or schools offering “selective” acceleration programs, Suzanne Cory’s cohort is entirely based on selective entry, and does not engage in streaming. Rather, all students at Suzanne Cory High School are considered academically and intellectually gifted, and undertake an accelerated curriculum designed to challenge and stimulate students of high academic ability.

Suzanne Cory is a government public high school and does not charge any tuition fees. To learn more about what fees may be charged by government public schools, please click here.

Who can enrol?

Suzanne Cory High School accepts approx. 200 students at Year 9 level, and approx. 30 students at Years 10 and 11, each year. Suzanne Cory is not zoned; our student body is drawn from suburbs all across Melbourne. Entry to the school is contingent on sitting and successfully passing an entrance exam, which is conducted by the Victorian Department of Education. Students who have not sat an exam will not be considered for admission.

Suzanne Cory does not take international students. Please see below the Eligibility criteria.

Eligibility
To be eligible to apply for and attend a Selective Entry High School, students must be in their second year of secondary schooling or its equivalent (usually Year 8), have not previously sat the examination for Year 9 entry, and be:

·        an Australian citizen, or

·        a New Zealand citizen residing in Australia, or

·        holders of a visa or ImmiCard, which would exempt them from paying International Student Fees to attend a Victorian government school (for further information, refer to International Student Visa Fee Table at: www.study.vic.gov.au/en/Pages/school-accreditation.aspx and the ImmiCard section of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s website at: www.border.gov.au/Trav/Refu/Immi, or

·        able meet the above criteria by the time the offers process commences.

Students attending government and non-government schools, as well as home-schooled students, are eligible to apply.

The above eligibility criteria apply to students living in Victoria, as well as those living and studying interstate or overseas. More information for students living interstate/overseas can be found in section 5.

Fee-paying international students enrolled in Victorian schools are not eligible to apply.

Verification of eligibility
Applicants who are offered a place must provide original documents, such as a Certificate of Evidence of Australian Citizenship, visa and/or birth certificate, to the Selective Entry High School in order to complete enrolment.

Victorian students who are home-schooled will need to email their home-school registration letter provided by the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority to the Selective Entry Unit at seu@education.vic.gov.au.

Offers will be withdrawn if all eligibility requirements for enrolment are not met.

An administration fee of $25 will be retained if an application is submitted and the student is ineligible to apply.

 

Entrance Examination

Entrance examinations occur mid-year for enrolment in the following year. For example, if your child wishes to enrol in 2023, they will need to sit the entrance exam in mid-2022. The school does not handle enrolment directly, and all enquiries for enrolments at Year 9 should be directed to the Selective Entry Unit.  Applications to sit the 2022 examination for Year 9, 2023 entry is now closed. Please visit the Department of Education and training website for further information.

Suzanne Cory also accepts student intake at Year 10 and Year 11. The number of places available varies from year to year (between 10 and 20, on average), and is dependent on existing student numbers. Entry at Year 10 and Year 11 is also contingent on sitting and successfully completing an entrance examination. As with Year 9 intake, entrance exams occur mid-year for enrolment in the following year. Applications now open for Year 10 and Year 11 2023 intake. Please visit this link to apply. 

Any questions?

If you have any questions in regards to enrolment at Suzanne Cory High School, please email enrol@suzannecoryhs.vic.edu.au.

You can also download our information booklet now for more information about our school.

Enrolment Applications

Year 9, 2023 – Closed.

Year 9 2023 intake applications is now closed. The application process is made directly to the Selective Entry Unit of the Department of Education and Training.

Year 10 & 11, 2023 – Now Open.

Please click on this link for the application details.

2023 Enrolment Information Evening

Suzanne Cory High School’s Information Evening was held on Tuesday 22nd March 2022.

For access to the recording, please contact Jessica on: communications@suzannecoryhs.vic.edu.au

The video is available at the bottom of this page.

The Enrolment Process

How to Enrol

Year 9 Enrolment

Suzanne Cory is a secondary school for students in Year 9 to 12. We accept approximately 200 students at Year 9 level each year, comprising of students from across Greater Melbourne. As a selective entrance school, admission is conditional on sitting and successfully completing the entrance exam. Entrance examinations occur mid-year for enrolment in the following year; for example, if your child wishes to enrol in 2023, they will need to sit the entrance exam in mid-2022. They will need to apply to sit the entrance examination which opens around March. The school does not handle enrolment directly, and all enquiries for enrolments at Year 9 should be directed to the Selective Entry Unit.

Applications for Year 9, 2023 are closed.

Contact Information
Selective Entry Unit Department of Education and Training

www.education.vic.gov.au
Email: seu@education.vic.gov.au
Telephone: (03) 9014 1400

Suzanne Cory High School

www.suzannecoryhs.vic.gov.au
Email: suzanne.cory.hs@education.vic.gov.au
Telephone: (03) 8734 2800
Postal Address: 225 Hoppers Lane
Werribee, 3030, VIC

Enrolment Timeline
  • Applications close: Now closed
  • Entrance examination: Saturday 23 July 2022
  • Examination outcome & placement offers: September – November 2022
  • Student Examination reports sent to parents: Friday 23 September 2022

All students who wish to enrol in a selective entry high school must lodge their application online with the Selective Entry Unit of the Department of Education and Training.

All prospective students are encouraged to attend a tour of the school prior to lodging their application to sit the entrance examination.

The Enrolment Process

How to Enrol

Year 10 & 11 Enrolment

Suzanne Cory accepts a limited number of students at Year 10 and Year 11 each year. The number of places offered varies from year to year, and as such, they are highly competitive. (Please note, Suzanne Cory does not accept students at Year 12 level.) As with entry at Year 9 level, admission to Suzanne Cory at Year 10 and Year 11 is is conditional on sitting and successfully completing the entrance exam. Entrance examinations occur mid-year for enrolment in the following year; for example, if your child wishes to enrol in 2023, they will need to sit the entrance exam in mid-2022. The school handles enrolment at Year 10 and Year 11 in conjunction with EduTest. All applications to sit the exam should be made through EduTest; enrolment and information enquiries may be directed to our administration staff.

 

Contact Information
EduTest

www.edutest.com.au
Email: info@edutest.com.au
Telephone: (03) 9014 1411
Postal Address: EDUTEST Pty Ltd

PO Box 5323, South Melbourne, 3205, VIC

Suzanne Cory High School

www.suzannecoryhs.vic.gov.au
Email: suzanne.cory.hs@education.vic.gov.au
Telephone: (03) 8734 2800
Postal Address: 225 Hoppers Lane
Werribee, 3030, VIC

Enrolment Timeline
  • Applications Open: Wednesday 2 March 2022
  • Applications Closed: Friday 27 May 2022
  • Deadline for written response and supporting documentation: Friday 27 May 2022
  • Entrance Examination: Wednesday 8 June 2022
  • Examination Results & Placement Offers: TBC

All students who wish to enrol at Suzanne Cory High School in Year 10 or Year 11 must apply via EduTest.

All prospective students and parents are encouraged to attend a tour of the school prior to lodging their application to and sitting the entrance examination.

Suzanne Cory High School’s 2023 Information Evening