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 all three requirements, both at the time of application as well as at enrollment. The three requirements are:
Students who meet all three requirements and wish to attend The Preuss School UCSD must complete the provided application in its entirety. Since there will be more eligible applicants than space available, a lottery of qualified applicants will be held to select the students for the number of available spaces. The Preuss School admissions process is designed to pull as many applicants as possible into the admissions lottery. 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.
Thank you for your interest in The Preuss School UCSD. The application for the Fall 2013 school year is available in English here [PDF]. An application is available in Spanish here [PDF]. Applications for Fall 2013 must be postmarked or received by 4 p.m. Friday, December 21, 2012. Late applications will not be accepted. The lottery for Fall 2013 is scheduled to be held at the end of March 2013 (exact date/time TBA). Parents will be notified via mail during the first two weeks of April 2013 whether their child has been provisionally accepted into Preuss for the Fall 2013 academic school year.
Parents of prospective students are encouraged to call the Admissions Office when they have any questions about the application and/or to make an appointment with the admissions coordinator when they need additional help completing the application.
If you have recently changed your contact information or have a new mailing address, please notify the Admissions Office right away.
An Open House is generally held in early November each fall. This is an excellent opportunity to see the campus, meet some of our teachers and pick up an application for the next fall.
School tours are also available. Please contact the Admissions Office at (858) 658-7215 to learn more and schedule a tour.