Applications to Geffen Academy at UCLA for the 2022-2023 academic year are now open. If you are interested in applying, please complete our Inquiry Form.

At Geffen Academy, we are committed to an application process that is straightforward and simple to navigate. If you have any questions about the steps listed below, please reach out to our team! We are always here to assist.

August 16, 2021
  • The online application for the 2022-2023 academic year opens. Within 48 hours of completion of the Inquiry Form, you will receive login information to access the online application. Note: If you would like to request a paper application, please contact our team at
September 30, 2021
  • Interview guarantee deadline: Submit your application for admission and application fee by this date to guarantee an interview. Note: Please be aware that we strive to interview as many applicants as we can, regardless of the interview guarantee deadline.  
October 5, 2021
  • The tuition assistance application goes live. Visit this page to find out more about the virtual Tuition Assistance Office Hours and workshops that are available. Have questions about applying for tuition assistance? Our team is ready to help and can be contacted via email at
December 17, 2021
  • Online or paper application deadline
  • Application fee deadline (please contact our team at if you would like to request an application fee discount)
  • 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic records due (submitted by your sending school to our team via the Geffen Academy portal, email, or mail). You can download the Transcript Request Form by clicking here.
  • Tuition assistance application due
January 7, 2022
  • 2021-2022 fall academic record due (submitted by your sending school to our team via the Geffen Academy portal, email, or mail)
  • Letters of recommendation deadline: English, Math, and Additional
  • Deadline to submit optional testing scores (ISEE/SSAT) 
March 11, 2022
  • Middle School and Upper School receive notification of admissions decisions
March 18, 2022
  • Enrollment deposit and contract deadline

Testing Policy for Students Applying for the 2022-2023 Academic Year
: Geffen Academy at UCLA is committed to continuous growth and improvement in all of its work, including the work of the Admissions Department. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on testing options, familial circumstances, and pre-existing educational disparities in the Los Angeles area. In the admissions cycle for the 2021-2022 academic year, we adopted a test-optional policy as an expression of our commitment to best practices in order to meet the needs of the communities and individuals we serve.

Geffen Academy at UCLA will continue to use a test-optional policy for students applying for the 2022-2023 academic year. Committed to a holistic review process, the Admission Committee uses all parts of the application to better understand and honor the unique capabilities, experiences, and gifts of each individual applicant. There will continue to be no penalty for applicants who decide not to submit test scores, nor will priority be given to those who do submit ISEE or SSAT scores.

We look forward to continuing to build an admissions process that gives students and families the opportunities to express their strengths and identities in a complete, equitable, and authentic manner.

For families interested in receiving a fee waiver for the ISEE or SSAT tests, please email our team at and we will provide you with the necessary information.

Late Applications: Geffen Academy at UCLA will consider later applications from faculty and staff being recruited to the UCLA community due to the higher education hiring cycle and timeline. We will work with families on a case-by-case basis to ensure the student’s candidacy is thoroughly vetted in accordance with our general guidelines for admissions.

Questions: For questions not answered on our website, please contact or call 310-794-7181.