Optional
Do you have questions about Geffen Academy at UCLA? If so, please plan to attend one of our upcoming virtual Q&A sessions.

Step 1
Complete an Inquiry Form for the 2021-2022 school year. Within 48 hours of completing the inquiry form, you will receive login information to access the online application.
 
Step 2
Complete the online application by Jan. 4, 2021. 
 
Step 3
Submit two letters of recommendation (at least one academic) and academic transcripts (2019-2020 and Fall 2020) by Jan. 22, 2021, through the admissions portal. The transcript request form can be found here.

Step 4
Partake in an optional virtual interview. Interviews will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to be eligible for an interview, you must complete the online application and submit payment for the application fee. Interviews will begin in mid-September and conclude at the end of January. 
 
Step 5
Apply for tuition assistance, if applicable, by Jan. 29, 2021.
 
Step 6
Receive notification of admissions decisions:
  • March 5, 2021 – Upper School (grades 9-12)
  • March 12, 2021 – Middle School (grades 6-8)

Step 7
Enrollment responses and contracts due:
  • March 15, 2021 – Upper School
  • March 22, 2021 – Middle School

Entrance tests
: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Geffen Academy at UCLA will be making entrance tests optional for the upcoming 2021-2202 admissions cycle. While families may still choose to submit test scores, applicants will not be disadvantaged in the evaluation process if test scores are not submitted. Our standard policy has been to accept the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) and the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). This year, as an added measure of flexibility, scores from recent tests other than the ISEE and SSAT will also be accepted. However, no testing is required.

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.
 
Geffen Academy at UCLA utilizes a paperless admissions process. We do not accept paper transcripts, recommendations, or test results. All materials must be submitted through the admissions portal.

For questions not answered on our website, please contact admissions@geffenacademy.ucla.edu or call 310-794-7181.