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  • Admissions Process

    The inquiry form for 2025-26 is now available. The application for admission, information sessions, and campus tour dates will be available in September 2024. 

Application Process Steps

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  • Complete an Applicant Inquiry Form

    The first step in applying for admission to UCLA Lab School is to complete an Applicant Inquiry form in English or Spanish. Once submitted, you will be emailed instructions for creating an online admissions account. Accessing your online admissions account will allow you view the applicant checklist and submit an application for admission. 

    The inquiry form for 2025–2026 is now available.
  • Participate in an Online Information Session

    Prior to submitting your application for admission families are strongly encouraged to register and attend an Online Information Session to learn more about UCLA Lab School's mission, programs, and educational philosophy. Online Information Sessions are offered each fall. 
  • Submit an Online Application for Admission

    The online application process is quick and easy. The application for admission for the 2025-26 school year will be available in fall 2024. 

    Responses to all questions are mandatory unless otherwise indicated. Note that failure to complete the sections regarding the child’s ethnicity and the income of parent/guardian(s) who financially support applicant will prevent the application from being processed and adversely affect the child’s chances of gaining admission.

    The deadline to submit an application for admission will be published once the application is available.
  • Visit Lab School Campus

    Prospective parents/guardians are encouraged to visit campus in-person. for an in-person visit. Campus visits take place throughout the fall. Registration will be available in fall 2024.

    When available, registration is REQUIRED to visit campus and may be done via the Admissions Checklist in your online account.

    Note: All prospective parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to attend a campus visit on one of the available dates. We are unable to accommodate requests for visits outside of these dates.  
  • Additional Required Documents

    Applicants MUST upload the following documents to the application checklist in your online parent account:
    • A copy of the applicant's birth certificate
    • Most recent progress reportONLY for applicants applying to Primary, Intermediate, and Upper Levels
    Application Help
    If you have questions or need assistance completing the application for admission, contact the admissions office at 310-825-1801.
  • Submit a Tuition Support Application

    UCLA Lab School partners with School and Student Services (SSS) in our tuition support process. In order to make decisions in a fair and equitable manner, we require that all prospective and returning families complete the SSS Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) and submit Federal tax returns annually. All information is kept strictly confidential. 
    Applicant families must meet all stated deadlines. Failure to meet deadlines will impact a family's tuition support award. 

    The deadline for NEW families to complete the tuition support application and submit all 2022 and 2023 supporting materials to SSS will be available in fall 2024. 

    For more information and to begin the tuition support application, see: Tuition Support Guidelines and How-To

    For help completing the tuition support application:
    SSS Financial Aid Process

    Questions regarding the application can be directed to School and Student Services at (800) 344-8328.
  • Admissions Decisions

    Admissions decisions for the 2025-26 school year will be sent via email in March 2025 to families who have successfully submitted an application.

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  • Selections are made by lottery

    UCLA Lab School admission selections are made blindly from randomized lists of applicants. Our admissions decisions are based on the school’s demographic and research needs rather than on skills, abilities, or other personal attributes of the applicants or their families. All prospective families must submit an application for admission in order to be entered into the lottery. 

Information Practices Act Disclosure

UCLA Lab School is part of the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, governed by the Regents of the University of California. UCLA Lab School uses the information requested on the application form to process your application for admission. The information is also available to staff, teaching assistants, and faculty for educational purposes. Responses to all questions are mandatory unless otherwise indicated. If you do not supply the mandatory information, the processing of your application will be delayed and possibly even prevented. You will not be penalized if you do not complete those items that are optional; however, failure to complete the section on child’s ethnicity could adversely affect the child’s chances of gaining admission.

The following office maintains the information you provide on your application:

The Office of the Principal of UCLA Lab School
Box 951619
330 Charles E. Young Drive North
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1619
Phone: (310) 825-1801

The information will be provided to the state and federal governments if required by law. You have the right, according to the law, to have access to this information.