How to Apply
We accept either the Lawrence Application or the Common Application with no preference for one over the other. Lawrence University does not charge an application fee.
Test-optional since 2005
Lawrence is proud to be one of the first selective colleges in the Midwest to embrace a test-optional admissions review. This means ACT or SAT test scores are not required for admission or scholarship consideration.
In addition to your online application, all first-year applicants must submit:
- school transcripts;
- a school report from your counselor; and
- one teacher recommendation.
An interview is an optional yet helpful way to learn how Lawrence can be a fit for you. (Psst: Sign up for an interview here.)
First-Year Fall Term Application Deadlines
|Application Round||Apply By||Notified By||Deposit By|
|Early Decision (binding)||Nov. 1||Dec. 1||Dec. 15|
|Early Action 1||Nov. 1||Dec. 15||May 1|
|Early Action 2||Dec. 1||Jan. 25||May 1|
|Regular Decision||Jan. 15||April 1||May 1|
If you are applying as a Bachelor of Music, Dual Degree Bachelor of Music & Arts, or Bachelor of Musical Arts student, you may choose either Early Decision, Early Action 1, or Regular Decision. Learn more about Conservatory Admissions & Auditions.
How to Submit Application Materials
Transcripts and letters of recommendation must come directly from a school official. Optional supplemental items can be uploaded through the applicant status portal, available after your application has been submitted.
Mail: Lawrence University Admissions, 711 E Boldt Way, Appleton, WI 54911
The following school codes may be used when sending scores electronically from the testing organization:
- ACT – 4596
- SAT - 1398
- TOEFL – 1398
Monitor the status of your application for admission online through your application status portal.