Lodge an application
Applications for the 2025 intake are now open.
All applications must be lodged online. Applications are open for the intake Years 7, 9, 10 and 11 in 2025. There is no intake for Years 8 and 12.
In lodging an application, parents and carers acknowledge that they have read and accepted the:
- Applicant guidelines - Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance programs for entry to Years 7, 9, 10 and 11 in 2025
- key dates.
A 'register of interest' will open for the 2026 intake in February next year. A registration of interest is not an application, only a request to receive further information when it is available.
An applicant may choose a maximum of 3 preferences for Gifted and Talented programs from the academic, arts and languages options in their online application. Preferences can be a mixture of program areas (for example, academic and arts) or only one (for example, academic).
Parents are advised to carefully consider their choice of preferences on the online application as these will determine the testing their child will be invited to attend. Children can only be considered for programs they have completed testing for.
While all programs are available for Year 7 entry, some programs may not be available to select as a preference in the older years if the schools report they have no vacancies available. Further information regarding:
- preferences is available in the Applicant guidelines - Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance programs for entry to Years 7, 9, 10 and 11 in 2025
- preference change deadlines are available within the key dates.
Adding preferences to your child's Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance application
After lodging your child’s online application, you can still change their preferences by emailing email@example.com or calling the GTSU team on (08) 9264 4307.
Find out more about changing preferences prior to the first round of offers at Performance reports and offers of placement.