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.
Information is subject to change throughout 2022 because COVID-19 restrictions may affect timing and processes.
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 2023
REVISIT THIS SITE REGULARLY TO SEE CHANGES THAT MAY OCCUR.
Placement outcomes are expected to be released at the end of July. There is no option for early advice on the possible outcome.
If your child was unable to sit the test on test day, you should have submitted a request for consideration of illness/misadventure, along with relevant supporting evidence. Late requests for consideration of illness/misadventure cannot be accepted. The result of an illness/misadventure request is incorporated in the placement outcome.
The opportunity to change selective high school choices closed on 24 April 2022.
Applications opened on 19 October 2021 and closed on 17 November 2021. Late applications cannot be accepted.
Entry to Year 7 in 2022
Offers are being made from reserve lists until at least the end of Term 1 in 2022. Reserve lists close at the beginning of Term 2.
If an offer had been accepted in 2021 and not declined by 3pm on 15 December 2021, students were 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 Years 8 to 12 in 2023 - 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 to 12.
Applications open between 21 June and 22 July 2022. If you have any questions about assessments for placement in 2023, contact the schools directly.