Scholarship Tests for Year 7, 2017

Many Independent Schools offer academic scholarships for students entering Year 7. Whilst most schools use the results from the ACER Scholarship Tests, held every year in February, some schools set their own tests.

If your child is in Year 5/6, it is important to know what schools offer these amazing opportunities and when you need to apply!


Private Scholarship Tests

Many Independent Schools in NSW set their own tests to determine scholarship candidates. The dates of these tests can vary and it is important to keep track of application closing dates so your child does not miss out!

Notable NSW schools that set their own Scholarship tests include:

School (New South Wales) Scholarship Closing Date for Year 7 2016 Entry
Meriden 13 February 2015
Trinity Grammar 6 February 2015
Ascham February 2015
Sydney Grammar 16 February 2015

Applications for Year 7, 2016 have now closed. Dates for 2017 will be posted as soon as they become available.


ACER Scholarship Tests, 2017

The ACER Scholarship Tests are a series of academic ability tests used by independent schools to select students for scholarships.

To sit the test, students must register and pay for each school they wish to apply for.

Dates for 2016 Entry

Test date: Saturday 28 February 2015
Registrations open mid-September 2014
Registrations close midnight AEDST Monday 9 February 2015

Applications for Year 7, 2016 have now closed. Dates for 2017 will be posted as soon as they become available.


Which schools in NSW use the ACER Scholarship test?

School (New South Wales) Scholarship Level Offered
Bishop Tyrrell Anglican College Primary, Secondary
Cranbrook School Secondary
Hills Adventist College Primary, Secondary
Korowal School Secondary
Mamre Anglican School Primary
Newcastle Grammar School Primary, Secondary
Pacific Hills Christian School Secondary
Reddam House Secondary
St George Christian School, Level 1 Secondary
St George Christian School, Level 3 Secondary
St Paul’s College Secondary
St Paul’s College Walla Walla Secondary
The Illawarra Grammar School Secondary
The Scots School Albury Secondary
Trinity Anglican College – Albury-Wodonga Secondary
All Saints’ College Primary, Secondary
All Saints Grammar Secondary
Arndell Anglican College Secondary
Bishop Druitt College Secondary
Broughton Anglican College Secondary
Calrossy Anglican School Secondary
Danebank Anglican School for Girls Primary, Secondary
Emanuel School Secondary
Georges River Grammar Secondary
Hunter Valley Grammary School Secondary
Inaburra School Secondary
International Grammar School Secondary
Lakes Grammar – An Anglican School Primary, Secondary
Loreto Normanhurst Secondary
MacKillop College Secondary
MLC School Secondary
Monte Sant’Angelo Mercy College Secondary
Mount Annan Christian College Secondary
Mount St Benedict College Secondary
Northholm Grammar School Secondary
Norwest Christian College Secondary
Nowra Anglican College Primary, Secondary
Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta Secondary
Oxford Falls Grammar Secondary
Penrith Anglican College Secondary
Pittwater House Primary, Secondary
Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Sydney Secondary
Ravenswood School for Girls Secondary
Redlands Secondary
Rosebank College Secondary
Rouse Hill Anglican College Secondary
Santa Sabina College Primary, Secondary
SCEGGS Secondary
Scone Grammar School Primary, Secondary
Shellharbour Anglican College Secondary
Shoalhaven Anglican School Secondary
Shore Secondary
Snowy Mountains Grammar School Secondary
St Andrew’s Cathedral School Secondary
St Joseph’s College, Hunters Hill Secondary
St Paul’s Grammar School, Penrith Primary, Secondary
St Philip’s Christian College, Port Stephens Secondary
St Philip’s Christian College, Gosford Secondary
St Philip’s Christian College, Newcastle Secondary
St Spyridon College Secondary
St Vincent’s College Secondary
The Scots College Secondary
The Scots School Bathurst and Lithgow Primary, Secondary
Thomas Hassall Anglican College Secondary
Waverley College Secondary
William Carey Christian School Secondary
Wollondilly Anglican College Primary, Secondary

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Scholarship Preparation

At Little Geniuses, we pride ourselves in helping students attain academic scholarships to the most elite private and selective schools in Australia. We know the secrets that will allow them to succeed. Prior preparation and planning is essential!

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