What is YULA Open House?

The YULA Open House is your opportunity to meet students, faculty, and administration.  You will get a taste of the academic program and all of the extra-curricular activities.

Can I make an appointment to visit the school?

Yes, you may visit the school, please call the school office at 310-203-0755.

What is the procedure for applying to YULA?

Submit an application, take the ISEE and Judaic Studies Entrance Exam, provide all references and transcripts, schedule and interview.

When are admission decisions made?

After all admissions requirements are completed, the Admission Committee will review letters in February and send out decision.

Whom do I ask for a reference?

YULA requires two recommendations from your present school – Judaic Studies and General Studies

How long is the interview?

The interview is approximately half an hour.

Who should attend the interview?

The student must come with at least one parent – both are recommended.

What part of the tuition and fees is tax deductible?

No part of the tuition or fees is tax deductible.

Entrance Exam

My child cannot take the Entrance Exam at the given date, what do we do?

Please register online with ISEE to schedule another date and location to take the exam. Please remember your interview may not be scheduled until the test has been taken.

Does my child need to take the Entrance Exam – she is a straight “A” in school?

Yes, every applicant to our freshman class must take the Entrance Exam.

What must I study for the ISEE Entrance Exam?

The YULA Entrance Exam is comprised of the ISEE (Independent School Enterance Exam), designed to measure the General Studies skills acquired by the first quarter of eighth grade, and a Judaic Studies component in all areas of general knowledge. These are basic skills tests that do not require study or preparation.

My child is transferring for 10th, 11th, or 12th grade to YULA – does she need to take the entrance exam?

No, the entrance exam is given only for entering freshmen, unless the administration requests it. Transcripts should be sent with the application. Certain class placement tests will be required.

When do we get the results of the Entrance Exam?

After you have taken the Entrance Exam, it takes approximately two weeks to get the results.