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  • Admissions Process

    On this page you will find instructions for applying for admission to UCLA Lab School. NOTE: The deadline for submitting an application for 2023–2024 has passed. The application for 2024–2025 will be available in fall 2023.

Application Process Steps

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  • Fill Out Our Applicant Inquiry Form


    Fill out our applicant inquiry form in English or Spanish. Once you submit the form, you will receive an email with instructions for how to create an online admissions account and register for a campus tour.

    The inquiry form for 2024–2025 admission will be available in fall 2023.
     
  • Register for a Prospective Parent Visit


    Prospective Parent Visits take place in person throughout the fall on specified dates. Although these visits are optional, we highly encourage all prospective parents to attend. Registration is required.

    We regret that we cannot accommodate requests to visit outside the scheduled dates.

    The next prospective parent visit dates will be posted in fall 2023.
     
  • Complete an Online Application – Dec. 9

    Application Due Date: December 9, 2022

    To apply, children must be at least 4 years old by September 1, 2023.
    Our online application process is quick and easy. Responses to all questions are mandatory unless otherwise indicated. Failure to complete the sections about the child’s ethnicity and the combined 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.
  • Submit Additional Required Documents – Dec. 9

    Due Date: December 9, 2022
    In addition to the completed application, we require:
    • Birth certificate for applicant
    • Most recent progress report — for applicants applying to Primary, Intermediate, and Upper Levels only
    Mailing Address
    Supporting documents, fee payment, and other correspondence should be addressed to:

    Admissions Office
    UCLA Lab School
    Box 951619
    330 Charles E. Young Dr. North
    Los Angeles, CA 90095-1619

    If you have any questions while completing the application, please contact our admissions office at 310-825-1801.
     
  • Complete a Tuition Support Application – Jan. 13


    January 13, 2023 is the deadline for families to complete the tuition support application and submit all 2020 and 2021 supporting materials to SSS
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    For more information and to begin the tuition support application, see:
    Tuition Support Guidelines and How-To
    For videos and other resources to help you complete the tuition support application:
    SSS Financial Aid Process
    Questions regarding the application can be directed to (800) 344-8328.
  • Submit Tuition Support Financial Documents – Jan. 13

    Due Date: January 13, 2023
    2020 and 2021 documents are due online to SSS by January 13, 2022.
  • Admissions Decisions – March 10

    Send Date: March 10, 2023
    Admissions decisions are sent via email at 3:00 pm PST to all families who have completed an application.

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  • Selections are made by lottery

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

    The deadline for submitting applications has passed. The application for 2024–2025 admission will be available in fall 2023.

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.