Interest Pool

The application deadline for the 2017-2018 academic year has passed. Unfortunately, Lab cannot accept additional applications at this time. University of Chicago current and recruited faculty who are interested in the 2017-2018 academic year are asked to email the Admissions Office at

While Lab is no longer able to accept applications for the 2017-2018 academic year, you are invited to join our Interest Pool. The Interest Pool is designed to keep admissions informed of your interest, and to give us the tools to contact you in the event space becomes available.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join the Interest Pool?

To join the Interest Pool, please fill out the form provided here.

Is the Interest Pool the same as an application to Lab?

No, the Interest Pool is not an application to Lab. By joining the Interest Pool, you are indicating your interest in a grade. If space becomes available through student attrition, the Admissions Office may contact Interest Pool members to begin a full application.

Does it cost money to join the Interest Pool?

The Interest Pool is free; we welcome your information and your interest!

Should I send additional materials to the Admissions Office?

Unfortunately, the Admissions Office cannot accept additional documentation. Additional information would only be requested during the formal application process.

Can I make an appointment to tour the school?

Unfortunately, the Admissions Office cannot tour individual families who are not in the application process.

What if I need financial aid?

Interest Pool families should not apply for financial aid. Financial aid is only assessed during the formal application process.

Is the Interest Pool ranked?

No. There is no “rank” or “order” to the Interest Pool.

When should I join the Interest Pool?

Families may join the Interest Pool at any time. Families are most strongly encouraged to join the Interest Pool in the months preceding their desired year of enrollment.

How do I know my information is in the system?

When you properly complete the online Interest Pool form, you will receive a confirmation email. This means that your information has successfully uploaded to our system. There is no need to call the Admissions Office to confirm receipt.