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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. To be eligible to sit the entrance exam, students must be:

  • in Year 8 (to qualify for intake at Year 9);
  • an Australian citizen, or hold permanent residency status.

Entrance examinations occur mid-year for enrolment in the following year. For example, if your child wishes to enrol in 2021, they will need to sit the entrance exam in mid-2020. 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 this years’ examination are now closed for Year 9.

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 dependant 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 to sit this years’ examination are now open for Year 10 and 11.

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, 2021 – Closed.

Applications to sit the Year 9 entrance exam for intake in 2021 has now closed.

Year 9 2022 intake applications will open mid February 2021. The application process is made directly to the Selective Entry Unit of the Department of Education.

Year 10 & 11, 2021 – Closed

Applications to sit the Year 10 & 11 entrance exam will open on Tuesday 10 March 2020 and close on Friday 31 July 2020.

While it is likely the process of how the examination will take place may change, it is still important to ensure students are registered by the closing date for their chance to be considered to join Suzanne Cory High School.

2021 Enrolment Information Evening

Suzanne Cory High School’s Information Evening takes place in April each year.

For 2020 like many things, this was done differently. The session was delivered via a live stream, instead of on our school grounds.

If you would like to receive the link to the recording, please email communications@suzannecoryhs.vic.edu.au.

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 2022, they will need to sit the entrance exam in mid-2021. 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 intake for 2022 will open in February 2021.

Contact Information
Selective Entry Unit Department of Education and Training

www.education.vic.gov.au
Email: seu@edumail.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 Open: Thursday, 13 February 2020
  • Applications Close: Friday, 29 May 2020
  • Entrance Examination: Saturday, 19 September 2020 Melbourne Showgrounds, Epsom Road, Ascot Vale.
  • Examination Results & Placement Offers: Late 2020, via email

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 2021, they will need to sit the entrance exam in mid-2020. 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.

To apply for Year 10 or 11, please click here.

Contact Information
EduTest

www.edutest.com.au
Email: info@edutest.com.au
Telephone: (03) 9014 1411
Postal Address: EDUTEST Pty Ltd
PO BOX 3060
Nunawading, 3131, VIC

Suzanne Cory High School

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

Enrolment Timeline
  • Applications Open: Tuesday, 10 March 2020
  • Applications Close:Friday, 31 July 2020
  • Entrance Examination: Saturday, 08 August 2020
  • Examination Results & Placement Offers: Late 2020, via email

All students who wish to enrol at Suzanne Cory High School in Year 10 or Year 11 must apply via EduTest. A link will be provided when applications open in 2020.

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.