We are eager to learn about your talents, interests, and aspirations, and how Lawrence University can light the way for you to shine ever brighter.


We look forward to hearing your story, whether it's through your application, an interview with a member of the admissions team (or both).

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.

Application Requirements

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.

Additional Requirements


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.  

Emailadm_operations@aobo533.com  

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.