Apply for UCSI
Students can only apply and be accepted in eighth grade, as students begin CSI as ninth graders. Specific information for current eighth grade students interested in apply for the coming school year is available at this link.

When they apply, students will select one of two testing dates (shown below).  Students will take an aptitude test in reading, mathematics, and will write an essay. Scores from these tests, as well as information from the application, are entered into a rubric to determine qualification status.

Follow this link for more details including the district's policy on its specialized programs.

UCS Secondary Specialty Program Timeline

  • Secondary Specialty Programs application is now available at this link.
  • Secondary Specialty Programs application are due February 15, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

Secondary Specialty Programs information nights will begin at 6:30 p.m.



Information Night



January 10

Secondary Specialty Programs testing dates:


Testing Location

Testing Date

Testing Date



March 2 8:00 a.m.

March 9 12:30 p.m.


Notification Mailing Date - Accept/Decline/Waitlist notifications will be sent by email on March 29, 2019.

Program Commitment Date is April 15, 2019.

*All prospective students and their parents are strongly encouraged to attend the Academic Blitz and/or the of the UCSI Information Night & Site Visit to learn more about the program. Due to time constraints, individual sessions to provide program information presented at the Blitz and Information Nights are unavailable.

Questions can be directed to CSI Teacher Leader Jill Rilley at

UCSI Shadowing Request

If a current 8th grade student is interested in shadowing a current UCSI student to find out more about the program, please fill out the UCSI Student Shadowing request form.  Students may request to shadow anytime prior to the UCS Specialty Program Application Due Date.  Once you have completed and submitted the form you will be contacted by a UCSI staff member within one week to confirm your visit. 
Shadowing is not required and has no impact on student qualification status; it is simply meant for students to get a greater understanding of the UCSI program and its culture.