How to Apply 

University High School offers rolling admissions for applicants, meaning we review applications in the order they are received. Families interested in financial aid should apply early in the student's 8th grade year to ensure maximum scholarship opportunities. Families interested in transferring after the start of the 9th grade year should visit our transfer student page for more information on the application process.

Application Checklist

  • Schedule a shadow visit. During a shadow visit, students spend a day attending classes, meeting teachers, and getting to know students. Many students say the shadow visit was their favorite part of the application process. To schedule a shadow visit, contact Nancy Webster, director of admission, at 317-733-4475, ext. 102, or via email
  • Submit an application. Download a PDF copy of our application for admission and submit it with the $50 application fee. 
  • Complete the entrance exam. Students applying for freshman admission should take the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE). Our school code is 154010.
  • Submit academic records. Complete the student record release consent form and submit it to your child's current school. They will send us a copy of the student's complete records, including grades, testing results, immunization records, and attendance reports.
  • Obtain a letter of recommendation. Ask a faculty member or administrator from your child's current school to complete a letter of recommendation. The person writing the recommendation letter should submit it directly to University High School via mail or fax.
  • Receive notification of admission status. When the student's application file is complete (with all of the materials listed above), we will notify your family within a few days of your student's admission status.

Contact Us 

If you have any questions about the application process or the school itself, please contact Nancy Webster, director of admission, at 317-733-4475, ext. 102, or via email. University High School welcomes students without regard to race, gender, religious affiliation, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status.