Changes to the tests
The department is partnering with Cambridge Assessment and Janison Education Group to deliver a modern, world-class selection system for NSW Selective Schools and Opportunity Class placement programs.
Updates will be announced as soon as they are confirmed. Please continue to monitor this site for the latest information.
Find out about key dates in each of the placement processes.
Opportunity classes - Year 5 updates
For the most recent updates to the process of placement in opportunity classes in Year 5 go to Opportunity Classes - Year 5.
Selective high schools - Year 7 updates
Entry to Year 7 in 2021
Reserve lists are now closed.
Entry to Year 7 in 2022
Applications for selective high school placement in Year 7 in 2022 closed on Tuesday 17 November 2020. The placement test was held on 11 March 2021.
Placement outcomes were released on 9 July 2021.
The time for submission of illness/misadventure requests, results enquiries and appeals is now closed.
Offers are being made from reserve lists until at least the end of Term 1 in 2022. If an offer has been accepted and not declined by 3pm on 15 December 2021, students will be removed from any reserve lists.
To find out about logging into your application dashboard to make changes or send and receive messages go to Application process.
Entry to Year 7 in 2023
REVISIT THIS SITE REGULARLY TO SEE CHANGES THAT MAY OCCUR.
Applications open in mid-October and close in mid-November 2021.
Due to COVID 19 restrictions in 2021, primary schools will not be required to provide school assessment scores for the 2022 selective high school placement process for Year 7 entry in 2023. Please revisit this site for updated information in coming weeks.
Entry to Years 8 to 12 in 2022 - updates
For the most recent updates to the process of placement in selective high schools starting in Years 8 to 12 go to Selective high schools - Years 8 to12.
Applications are now closed. If you have any questions about assessments for placement in 2022, contact the schools directly.