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The application deadline for the 2020-2021 academic year has now passed. However, families who are interested in admission but have missed the application deadline are strongly encouraged to complete the inquiry form below.

Additionally, Lab may continue to consider select applications to grades 10 and 11 for fall, 2020.

If you are interested, please email Please include your child’s high school transcript and any recent national or state tests taken (such as the MAP, PSAT, SAT, ACT, ISEE, etc.).

Please note: recruited faculty to the University of Chicago may apply to Lab notwithstanding the deadline. Please email admissions or Irene Reed to request an application link. 

Important information

A note about priority enrollment consideration

As a division of the University of Chicago, our admissions process gives priority consideration to the children of the University of Chicago faculty, the children of employees of the Laboratory Schools, the siblings of current Lab students, and the children of Lab alumni. However, every class includes many families who are not University-affiliated. We welcome all applicants, and we continuously strive to include as many families as possible in our growing community. Regardless of priority or affiliation, completion of the application process does not guarantee admission. All applicants are expected to pursue a number of educational alternatives. 

Application requirements by grade

Si usted le gustaria hablar con alguien en español en relación con el proceso de solicitud, por favor llame Arcelia Guerrero Wolfe a 773-795-5757 o envia un email ¡Gracias!