2023 Year 7 Enrolment Process
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The following video (coming soon) provides a broad outline of the 2023 Year 7 Enrolment Process and how to apply for the Year 7 Acceleration Program.
To support families on transitioning from Year 6 to 7, the Department of Education and Training (DET) has provided information on their website. You can access it here.
The table below outlines the 2023 Year 7 Enrolment process at University High School for parent/carers:
|2023 YEAR 7 ENROLMENT PROCESS||KEY DATES|
|2023 Application for Year 7 Placement Form||All parents are required to complete the 2023 Application for Year 7 Placement Form.
This is distributed by the Primary Schools as part of the 2022 Year 6 to 7 Transition Pack during the first week in Term Two, 2022.
The link to the Department of Education Find My School website is: here.Please Note: If your child is in a Non-Government Primary School and the school will not support you with this process, please contact the Enrolment Registrar at University High School by no later than end of April and they can assist you. Access the contact details here.
|First Week, Term Two, 2022|
|Submission of completed 2023 Application for Year 7 Placement Form||All parents are required to submit a completed 2023 Application for Year 7 Placement Form to their child’s Primary School by not later than Friday 13th May, 2022.
Please be aware University High School is currently experiencing a high level of demand for places and is under DET Enrolment Management Plan. Places can only be offered to students in the first two categories of the DET Priority Order as per the DET Placement Policy. Please download the Plan for further details: pdf UHS Enrolment Management Plan. (437 KB)Please Note: If your child is in a Non-Government Primary School and the school will not support you with this process, please submit the completed 2023 Application for Year 7 Placement Form to the Enrolment Registrar at University High School by no later than the end of Friday 13th May, 2022. You can access the contact details here.
|Friday 13 May, 2022|
|Notification of 2023 Year 7 Secondary School Placement||The Primary School will notify parents/carers, in writing, on Wednesday 20th July of the 2023 Year 7 Secondary School placement for their child.
If you would like to appeal the 2023 Year 7 Secondary School placement offered to your child, please follow the steps outlined further down this page. Access the contact details here.Please Note: If your child is in a Non-Government Primary School and they do not notify you of your child’s 2023 Year 7 Secondary School placement, please contact the Enrolment Registrar at University High School who will be able to assist you. Access the link here.
|Wednesday 20 July, 2022|
|Additional Documentation Request||University High School will email parents/carers requesting additional documentation, including documentation to verify the permanent residential address provided on the 2023 Application for Year 7 Placement Form. Please Note: University High School will send all correspondence to the email address you provided on the 2023 Application for Year 7 Placement Form. Please ensure you print your email address clearly.||Thursday 21 July, 2022|
|Submission of Additional Documentation||Parents/Carers need to submit the requested additional documentation to the Enrolment Registrar at University High School by no later than Monday 8th August, 2022.||Monday 8 August, 2022|
|Welcome Pack||A welcome pack will be emailed before the end of Term 3 to families who have a confirmed placement offer for their child in Year 7 at University High School in 2023. The welcome pack will outline the transition process for the remainder of 2022 and start of 2023.||End of Term 3|
Enrolment Policies and Procedures
For more information about the Department of Education's Placement Policy, please follow the links below:Placement policy
The Department’s policy is to ensure students have access to neighbourhood schools and the freedom to choose other schools subject to facility limitations. The DET website outlines the guidance used by schools to determine permanent residence ,link here, that supports the application of the Placement Policy and provides fair and consistent information for schools to assist in the verification of a student’s permanent residential address.DET Enrolment Management Plan
Please be aware University High School is currently experiencing a high level of demand for places and is under a DET Enrolment Management Plan. Places can only be offered to students in the first two categories of the DET Priority Order as per the DET Placement Policy. Please download the Plan for further details. Link Here to download the pdf UHS Enrolment Management Plan. (437 KB)Appeal Process
Please refer to the outline below if you would like to lodge a non-placement appeal of your child at University High School:
- Parents/Carers can commence lodging a written non-placement appeal from Thursday 21 July, 2022. Parents/Carers have the option of using the Year 6 to Year 7 Transition Placement Appeal form to lodge this appeal. Please see your primary school for a copy of this form or you can access it via the DET website. Link here.
- The closing date for parents/carers to lodge a written non-placement appeal with the Enrolment Registrar at University High School is no later than Friday 29 July, 2022
- University High School will notify parents/carers, via email, of the outcome of the non-placement appeal by Tuesday 9 August, 2022.
Further information for parents/carers about the appeal process is outlined on the DET website.Link here.
University High School Enrolment Registrar Contact Details
Please contact the Enrolment Registrar, Jennifer Skeels, if you have any questions about the 2022 Year 7 enrolment process at University High School.
Application procedure for the Acceleration Program in 2023
This is a special program for gifted and talented students. All students offered a confirmed place in Year 7 at University High School in 2023 can apply to be part of this program. Admission to this program is at Year 7 level only and the selection process is based on aptitude tests and interviews. Interviews are conducted with short-listed applicants. All students who apply will be required to sit an aptitude test through Edutest.
The opening date for applications has yet to be confirmed. Further information, including the link to register for the 2023 Year 7 Acceleration Program aptitude test, may be found on the Acceleration Program section of our website.
You may submit an application to University High School at any time throughout the year. Please request an application form as outlined abovelink here, and submit the completed form with all requested documentation.
Please note: the Enrolment Committee seek to review applications and provide an outcome to families as soon as possible. However, if additional documentation is requested, an outcome may be delayed. A delay in receiving an outcome may also result if you submit an application form just prior to, or during a term break.
As per Department guidelines, you should not be exiting your child from their existing school unless they have an approved enrolment at another school, unless you have moved from interstate or overseas. For further information regarding enrolment policy and guidelines please see the Department of Education and Training’s website: https://www2.education.vic.gov.au/pal/enrolment/policy.
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