Admissions/School Tour

Interested in attending University High School? Admission guidelines, timeline, and application process for the 2022-2023 school year are posted on this page.


Class Size: Each freshman class is comprised of approximately 150 students.

District of Residence: Illinois State University Laboratory Schools are limited by state law to 1,000 students (excluding students with identified disabilities), with approximately 60% of those students attending U-High. The maximum number of students that can be admitted from McLean County Unit District 5 is 642; the maximum from Bloomington School District 87 is 246. The remainder of the students may be admitted from other school districts in the state.

Academic Ability: U-High accepts students at varying academic levels, and does not seek to enroll only high-performing or gifted students.

Socio-Economic Levels: Students are selected from various socio-economic levels.

The admissions process for the 2021-2022 school year ended on March 1, 2021. If you are thinking of applying to U-High, here’s what you need to know for admittance for the 2022-203 school year.

  1. Prospective Student Open House – Currently scheduled for Wednesday, January 26, 2022. Complete details will be posted in January.
  2. Shadow Another Student for a Day – Currently this process is under review due to COVID.
  3. Complete an Application during the Application Period – will be posted in January 2022. We offer an online application that allows you to upload all necessary documentation.

    Click on the application link at the top of this page (will be posted). If you have technology limitations and would prefer a paper application, we offer paper applications in our Main Office.

    You will need to submit your student’s grades and test scores (middles school for freshmen applicants; high school for upperclass applicants); a discipline report/letter; and the required two short answer essays.

Questions can be directed to John Larson, Coordinator of Admissions, at

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