Admissions procedures

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An overview of our Admissions procedures is provided below. Further details are available in the Student Admission document.  

Families interested in securing boarding, Indigenous bursary or international student places should contact the Admissions Office to discuss admissions procedures as these vary from the standard process (as below).

Step one

Applications are accepted from birth.

When applying, you will be asked to:

  • supply a copy of your child’s birth certificate, passport or equivalent
  • pay an application fee
  • agree to the Conditions of Entry to the School.
Step two

The School takes a range of criteria into account when making offers of places to students because we consider it important to have an appropriately balanced School community. Information about our criteria is available in the Student Admission document

Specific selection criteria apply at various year levels. For example, students entering Years 7 – 12 are normally asked to sit an entrance test or assessment test prior to an offer being made. There are additional requirements for International and Indigenous Bursary applicants.

If your child is not initially offered a place, we will let you know and, subject to your advice, place them on a waiting list. As places become available, we offer them to children on the waiting list, subject to our admissions criteria.

Step three
Acceptance and confirmation

To secure a place which has been offered at Melbourne Grammar School, families must accept and pay an enrolment fee by a specified date (normally two weeks after the offer is made). 

The enrolment fee is non-refundable and not transferable. It is not credited towards future tuition.

We may contact families immediately prior to commencement to confirm their intention to start.

Conditions of entry to the School 

Step four

We seek to ensure all students have a successful and positive transition to Melbourne Grammar School. We offer orientation programmes tailored to the year of entry.