College Counseling

The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools (UCLS) college counselors work collaboratively to provide a full spectrum of support and guidance for students and families as they embark on the college search and application process, or consider other post-secondary options.

Our work is guided by a student-centered philosophy, informed by current best practices, and embodies the CASEL* framework that is at the heart of the UCLS Learning and Counseling practice. 

College Counseling Philosophy

We support the mission of the Schools by encouraging our students to do the best work they can, to involve themselves in their school lives, and to be active participants in life outside the school. We see the college process as an educational process in itself. We support the worth and value of each child and their postsecondary aspirations. We encourage students and families to consider ‘fit’ as the most important aspect of the college decision. We provide factual information, feedback, and advice in ways that enable the student and their family to make informed decisions. We provide a full complement of services for our students and their families.


Information for Students and Parents

Grade-Level Timeline

College Counseling Timeline

Calendar of Parent/Family Events

Links to Resources

Schoology Groups

Online Resources


Information for College Representatives

Visiting U-High

U-High will begin accepting visit requests for the 2022-23 school year on August 1. Our visit calendar can be accessed via RepVisits. If you do not see a time that works best for you, please reach out to Sharon Williams at swilliams@ucls.uchicago.edu or to Jeannie Grbavac, our office administrator, at jgrbava@ucls.uchicago.edu to find a time that does. Visits for the upcoming school year will be in-person, however we are happy to accommodate a virtual visit if that is your preference. Please note that parking in the Hyde Park neighborhood can be challenging. Limited visitor parking is available on campus, however when planning your visit please allow time to obtain parking pass and allow our security to  escort you to our suite. Our Class of 2023 looks forward to connecting with you!!

U-High Curriculum / Program of Studies
The University of Chicago Laboratory HS Program of Studies provides detailed information regarding our curriculum, including graduation requirements, grading scale, and course descriptions. 

U-High Profile
University of Chicago Laboratory HS Profile 2021-2022 (Please note that the 2022-2023 profile will be available in late September.) Please reach out to to a member of our college counseling team at 773-702-9445 (follow prompts for direct extensions) or at the email below should you have any questions. 

U-High College Counseling Team


Information for Transfer Students

Students who are interested in exploring transfer options within a year after graduation from U-High are welcome to reach out to any U-High college counselor for assistance and to request a transcript. Students wanting to transfer after  one year of their U-High graduation must request a Transcript here.