Admissions

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To Apply

For your convenience, we have listed the required information for applying below. It is important to note that the application link will be available beginning September 6, 2016 and all recommendation forms will be updated at that time.

All of the components of the application listed below must be completed before an applicant can be 
considered for admission.

 
Faxed applications cannot be accepted.  All applications must be submitted online.

Please note that all students entering 5th and 9th grades who are selected for admission (from public or private schools or from outside the state) will be required to pass the LEAP test or acceptable out-of-state equivalent prior to enrollment.
Transfer credits from other schools can only be accepted by schools accredited by the State Department of Education.

Applications

Required Supplemental Information

Kindergarten     

All 2017-2018 kindergarten applicants must complete an assessment prior to consideration for admission. Therefore, all applications for kindergarten must be submitted before October 7, 2016. Applications received after October 7,2016 will not be guaranteed an assessment which is required for consideration.  Kindergarten applications submitted after the initial October 6th deadline may be submitted any time before May 31, 2017.  Late applications would only be considered to receive an assessment should student attrition occur. 

Online Data Submission

Documents required for upload are:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Record
  • Social Security Card
  • $20 non-refundable application fee (Visa/Mastercard ONLY).  Check, money order, or cash are not accepted.

Assessments

  • Assessments are required prior to admission.
  • The assessment is one of seventeen criteria considered for kindergarten admission.
  • The Louisiana Department of Education provides the following information to assist parents with identifying benchmarks that are expected for Kindergarten readiness. The information can be found here.
  • Personal letters of recommendation are discouraged unless they provide information that would be considered under the seventeen admission criteria. The letters of recommendations may be emailed to ulsadmission@lsu.edu or mailed to the address listed above. The admissions committee will not acquire the letters but will be provided admissions information from the letters that is directly applicable to the criteria.

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Acceptance in grades 1-5 is very limited and only the result of student attrition. You may apply for grades 1-5 from September 6, 2016 – May 31, 2017. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible in order to provide consideration for early admission throughout the 2016-2017 school year up through the next application release in September 2017.


First-Fifth Grades

Online Data Submission

Documents required for upload are:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Record
  • Social Security Card
  • Current school year report card or progress report if available. Mid and end of year report cards can be mailed to the admissions office to provide the most up to date information on the applicant. When mailing information, the child’s name and grade they are applying for must be included.
  • Previous years report cards (all applicants should submit end of year grades for any previous year(s) in school).
  • Most recent standardized test scores (required for 5th grade applicants).
  • $20 non-refundable application fee (Visa/Mastercard ONLY).  Check, money order, or cash are not accepted.

Assessments:

  • Assessments are required prior to admission. Each year, the admissions office will contact a select number of students during the spring semester to schedule one.
  • The assessment is one of seventeen criteria considered for admission.
  • Students that are provided an opportunity to screen are chosen from the criteria listed on our website.
  • Assessments are not a guarantee of admission nor an indicator that a spot is available.

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Sixth-Twelfth Grades

Acceptance in grades 6-12 is limited and primarily the result of student attrition. You may apply for grades 6-12 from September 6, 2016 – May 31, 2017. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible in order provide consideration for early admission throughout the 2016-2017 school year up through the next application release in September 2017.

Step 1: Online Data Submission

Documents required for upload are:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Record
  • Social Security Card
  • Current school year report card or progress report if available. Mid and end of year report cards can be mailed to the admissions office to provide the most up to date information on the applicant. When mailing the information, the child’s name and grade they are applying for must be included.
  • Previous years report cards (all applicants should submit end of year grades for any previous year(s) in school).
  • In addition to 3 years of previous report cards, applicants for grades 10-12 are required to submit an official high school transcript. Ninth grade students should submit an official transcript if high school credits have been earned.
  • Most recent standardized test scores.
  • $20 non-refundable application fee (Visa/Mastercard ONLY).  Check, money order, or cash are not accepted.

Step 2: Recommendation Forms - sent directly from your child’s current school to the University Lab School Office of Admissions.

  • Principal Recommendation Form – can be submitted with your application in a sealed letterhead envelope provided by the school.
  • English Teacher Recommendation Form – can be submitted with your application in a sealed letterhead envelope provided by the school.
  • Math Teacher Recommendation Form – can be submitted with your application in a sealed letterhead envelope provided by the school.
  • If the school mails or faxes the recommendation form, please follow up with them directly to make sure it was sent. Our office is unable to confirm that recommendations were received for every student that applies.
  • If your school does not complete recommendation forms, submit the blank form(s) with your application providing the school name, principal or teacher’s name, phone number and email address.
  • Personal letters of recommendation are discouraged unless they provide information that would be considered under the seventeen admission criteria. These should be submitted with your child’s application. The admissions committee does acquire the letters but would be provided admissions information that is applicable to the criteria.