Key dates and timeline for post primary transfer Northern Ireland

Key dates and timeline for post primary transfer Northern Ireland

Here is the timeline and key dates for the SEAG transfer test (which replaces both the AQE and GL tests) and the Education Authority in Northern Ireland's post primary school application process. 

For some more advice for parents on how to navigate this process, including things to consider when choosing a school, click here.


TBC MAY 2024 
SEAG registration for transfer test opens

TBC OCTOBER 2024
SEAG registration closes

16 NOVEMBER 2024
SEAG Assessment Paper 1

26 NOVEMBER 2024
SEAG Assessment Paper 2

TBC JANUARY 2025
Admissions criteria published on the EA website

TBC JANUARY 2025
SEAG transfer test results issued

TBC JANUARY 2025
Post primary school applications open

TBC FEBRUARY 2025  
Post primary school applications close

TBC MARCH 2025
Final date for late applications

TBC MAY 2025
Application outcome issued


Official dates can be found on the SEAG website and the EANI website. 


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