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We are no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2015. 

Applications were due December 19th, 2014.

We do not accept late applications. 

If you turned in an application by December 19th, your application will be processed throughout the months of January and February.All complete applications will receive a letter from The Preuss School. If your application is incomplete, you will receive a letter requesting further information. 

We will host the admissions lottery at the end of March (exact date to be determined). All eligible applicants will automatically be entered into the admissions lottery. 

The Admissions Requirements

The Preuss School UCSD recruits and enrolls students entering the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade from the greater San Diego area. Eligible applicants must meet three requirements, both at the time of application as well as at enrollment.

The three requirements are:

  1. All families must meet income eligibility criteria as defined by federal guidelines [PDF].
  2. The parents or chief guardians are not graduates of a four-year college or university.
  3. Applicants must submit a completed application by the deadline.

The Admissions Process

Since there will be more eligible applicants than space available, applicants who meet all three requirements will be entered into a lottery and selected at random for admission.

Those who are entered in the lottery but are not selected will be placed on a waiting list in accordance with the lottery. Students on the waiting list will be considered if a space becomes available. However, keep in mind that due to limited space, admission cannot be guaranteed.

Please note that if the waitlisted applicant is not admitted for the academic year they applied for, they will be required to resubmit a new application in order to be considered for the following year.

Tour the Campus
  • Contact Hazel Claros to schedule a tour of the campus
    • Phone: 858-658-7215
    • Tours available Monday- Friday, 8:30am-4:00pm.

Please explore the admissions quick links at left for additional information.