Applications and Enrollment

Application FormsTuition Determination Form

Admission is NOT on a first-come, first-served basis.

The CDL promotes diversity by:

  • Selecting representation from student, staff, faculty, and community families.
  • Selecting children of diverse age, gender, ethnicity, primary language, and income (1/3 of the families at the CDL are low-income and receive support to attend).
  • Encouraging parents of children with special needs to apply
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  • The CDL accepts new children on an annual basis. Mid-year placements occur only as spaces become available.
  • Applications for the following Fall's program are available by January. The APPLICATION DEADLINE is APRIL 1 each year.
  • Class assignments are made from mid-April to mid-May.
  • Parents are notified of enrollment decisions via email.
  • Classroom placements are made according to the age of the child on September 1st of the year of enrollment. Transitions between classrooms occur annually.
  • Once a child is accepted to the CDL, enrollment for each successive year is guaranteed.
  • ALL forms required by the Department of Children and Family Services and by the University of Illinois must be completed and on file before a child can attend classes at the CDL.
  • Any family not initially selected for enrollment will be automatically added to our waiting pool.
  • Application/enrollment indicates your awareness that CDL is a university-based laboratory school that facilitates teaching, research, and outreach activities. Families at the CDL are the recipients of multiple requests to participate in research.

Full-Day Program Application Form

You may apply for enrollment by submitting a form electronically.  We will need signatures and social security numbers if your child is accepted.

Apply for 2017-2018
(online form)
Apply for 2016-2017
(online form)

Tuition Determination Form

Please Fill out and Submit the Online Tuition Determination Form