Incoming Freshmen

Lane Tech College Prep High School is a selective admissions school whose student body is chosen through a formula, which incorporates standardized test scores, academic grades, and the results of the entrance exam. Each year approximately 1,100 freshmen are chosen from more than 10,000 applicants. Students are encouraged to work with their elementary school counselor throughout the application process.

Lane Tech does not offer shadow days for prospective students or incoming freshmen. For information about the history of our school, visit the pages under "About us." For information about our academic offerings, visit our Curriculum Page or Digital Course Catalog

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Click here for information on the selective enrollment process.

Test Dates

Test dates are scheduled for the following days: October 14, November 18, December 9, 2017, and January 27, and February 3 of 2018. Students must sign up for a test date at Walk-ins will NOT be eligible to take the exam.

Principal's Discretion

Chicago Public Schools Office of Access and Enrollment sent letters to all students who applied to Selective Enrollment High Schools on March 3, 2017. If your child chose Lane Tech and was not accepted, you may apply for acceptance through the Principal Discretion process. Principal Discretion allows principals of Selective Enrollment High Schools to fill up to five percent of the total seats available outside of the regular selection process. The process is conducted in strict compliance with the Principal Discretion guidelines found in the Handbook, which also provides step-by-step instructions for this process. Students do not have to decline an offer in order to apply for Principal Discretion -- they may accept an offer from one school and apply for Principal Discretion for another.

Please visit to download a copy of the Principal Discretion handbook.

Transferring to Lane Tech

Lane did not accept transfer applications for the 2016-2017 school year. Please check the website in April 2018 to find out if Lane will be accepting transfer applications for the 2018-2019 school year.

Please visit for additional information about Selective Enrollment.

Open House

Parents and students who would like more information about attending Lane Tech are invited to our annual Open House. Parents and guests do not need to register to attend Open House. At Open House, you will have the opportunity to listen to the principal speak, go on a guided tour of the building, receive an informational booklet, and be able to speak with teachers and counselors from all departments.

Open House is Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am for sixth grade students who are interested in the Academic Center (LTAC), and 12:00-3:00 pm for students who wish to attend high school at Lane Tech.

The last tour for the Academic Center open house begins at 10:40 am. The last tour for the High School open house begins at 2:30. Please arrive early so that you have plenty of time to explore all that Lane Tech has to offer!

For additional information contact Tara Johnson at