Application Questions

How to Apply:Click on the below APPLY button. Please note: You will leave our website and enter the Ravenna Online Portal. This site is used by schools nationwide for admissions management. If you have not used Ravenna before, you will need to create an account. Select Lab Atlanta as the school to which you are applying, and complete the process as guided. Questions? Contact Admissions Coordinator Adrienne Williams at or Executive Director Laura Deisley at

In addition to providing basic demographic information, each student applicant to Lab Atlanta will reply to the following 4 essay questions in writing. These responses will then be submitted by each applicant to the Lab Atlanta Admissions Office (via Ravenna, online).

1.    Why do you want to attend Lab Atlanta? What unique contribution(s) will you make to our program, the city, and your fellow students that semester?

2.    Give us an example of your work and approach as an innovator, designing something new. What kinds of challenges have you undertaken or problems have you chosen to try to solve in the past? Or--even if you haven’t done much of that already--what ones would you like to take on in the future?
Describe your optimal problem-solving process in designing a new solution for a particular problem about which you feel passionate.

3.    Tell us what roles you tend to play in groups working on collaborative projects. What kind of team or community member are you? How do you think your friends or project partners would describe the kinds of contributions you make?

4.    List your most meaningful and important extracurricular activities (e.g. sports played, Fine Arts participation, community service, religious commitments, jobs, etc.); and explain briefly their significance in your life.


Each applicant will also CHOOSE ONE from among these 3 Free-Choice Options to complete the student-generated part of the application.

A.    Write a story--or create a multimedia piece--about an engaging, noteworthy Atlanta-based adventure involving someone your age. Your story could either be true (either autobiographical or about somebody else) or fictional.

B.    OR: Reflect on and respond to any of these questions: What issues, problems, or challenges that Atlanta now faces interest you the most? Which are you most curious to learn more about? Why?

C.    OR: Include a sample of your work that isn’t written. This could be a portfolio of visual artwork you have produced, or a recording of your performing a piece of instrumental or choral music--maybe even something you have written yourself. If you don’t happen to have something like that on hand already, don’t worry about producing one now.

Just feel free to be as creative as you want in giving the admission committee a more complete sense of yourself as a multi-faceted person--beyond your primarily academic identity as a student.