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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
If you have any questions in regards to enrolment at Suzanne Cory High School, please email email@example.com.
You can also download our information booklet now for more information about our school.
Year 9 2023 intake applications are now closed.
2024 Applications will open in February.
The application process is made directly to the Selective Entry Unit of the Department of Education and Training.
Please click on this link for the application details.
Suzanne Cory High School’s Information Evening was held on Tuesday 22nd March 2022.
For access to the recording, please contact Jessica on: firstname.lastname@example.org
The video is available at the bottom of this page.
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.
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.
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.
PO Box 5323, South Melbourne, 3205, VIC
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