Apply to Lawrence
To begin your application, select either the Common Application or the Lawrence Application. Both applications are the same, so use whichever your prefer. (Our advice: if you are applying to other colleges and universities who use the Common Application, this is a great choice. If you are not applying to other schools who use the Common Application, the Lawrence Application may work better for you.) Lawrence University does not charge an application fee. At this time, applications for admission are being accepted for entry in the Fall of 2019 and for the 2020-2021 academic year.
|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|
*We are still accepting applications for Regular Decision at this time.
If you're applying for a degree in the arts or sciences (e.g., in the humanities, visual arts, natural/life sciences, social sciences, etc.), you may apply during any of the application rounds.
If you are applying for a degree in music, you may choose either Early Decision, Early Action 1, or Regular Decision. (Learn more about Conservatory admission and auditions.)
Financial Aid Deadlines
|Early Decision||Nov. 1||Dec. 1|
|Early Action 1||Nov. 1||Jan. 15|
|Early Action 2||Dec. 1||Feb. 22|
|Regular Decision||Jan. 15||April 1|
Note: If you miss the financial aid priority deadline associated with your admission application, you may apply under any subsequent financial aid priority deadline. (Lawrence University sends financial aid awards only to admitted students.)
Learn more about applying for financial aid.
What We Consider
Application review is about more than just evaluating a transcript and some test scores. Lawrence's review process takes into consideration every piece of information you choose to send our way.
Learn more about what we consider in the application process if you are a:·
Please connect with a counselor or call us at 800-227-0982 if you have any questions. If calling from outside the US, call (01) 920-832-6500.
Schedule a Visit or Interview
Visiting campus is the best way to get a feel for the campus which will help with your decision. Try the food, meet some students, see the sights, chat with professors, sit down with an admission counselor and more. Schedule your visit to Lawrence. If you can't visit campus and want to learn more, you can see if there are off campus interviews coming to a place near you.