The UCLA Lab School Admissions Office is here to help you throughout the application process. Below you’ll find answers to the questions we get asked the most about applying for admission to our school. If you can’t find the answer to your question, please explore our Admissions Process page or contact us at 310-825-1801.

Is UCLA Lab School a public or private school?

UCLA Lab School is neither a public school nor a private school. We are part of UCLA, and we are a laboratory school designed to be a site of innovation in partnership with the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.

Do I have to submit an application to attend a tour?

An application does not have to be completed to attend a tour. We recommend, however, that applications be submitted as soon as possible to provide ample time to complete any checklist requirements. Anything submitted past the deadline will not be accepted.

Am I able to attend more than one tour? How many people can I bring with me on the tour?

Due to limited space, our tours are only for parents of applicants for the next school year. We request that you only register for one tour and that you limit your party to no more than two people.

Do you offer any type of tuition support?

We partner with School & Student Services (SSS) in our tuition support process. For information, visit the SSS website. Questions regarding the tuition support application should be directed to SSS at 800-344-8328.

How are admissions decisions made?

Because of the research mission of our school, admissions are made randomly according to age, gender, ethnicity, and family income. Interviews and letters of recommendation are not part of the admissions process.

Is there a wait list?

UCLA Lab School does not have a wait list. As long as an applicant submits all documents and the application by the published deadline, they will be included in the admissions pool. If you do not get admitted during the first notification, your application will remain in the active applicant pool until September.