We built this page as a resource for prospective Lawrence parents. Whether you are a first-time college parent, or you could open your own shop and teach other parents what you've learned (because you have already done this so many times), we hope you'll find helpful information here as you navigate the college admission process in general and at Lawrence.

Important Information and Quick Links

We have assembled a selection of the most important bits of information and links to pages you may find helpful through your son or daughter's college process.

Application Information

  • What we look for in an applicant to the college and the conservatory, the short answer and the long answer, including required documents
  • To ensure we have all the application documents, view the status of an application online 
  • Learn more about signing up for a visit

Financial Aid

The City of Appleton

Academic Calendar

Lawrence University operates on a three-term calendar system. Each standard session is ten weeks long. In addition to the fall, winter, and spring terms, a two-week optional December term is also offered. Take a look at the academic calendar to learn more about schedules, breaks, and other important dates.

Supporting Your Student

Take a look at some of the other ways we help Lawrentians develop independence and interdependence along the road to graduation and beyond. 

Center for Teaching and Learning

Free tutoring is available for all Lawrentians who wish to strengthen their writing, speaking and quantitative skills, as well as
their work in specific subjects. CTL also provides ESL support and workshops in time management, study habits and other
academic skills. Learn more.


Academic Advising & Student Success Coordinator

Faculty advisors guide all Lawrentians through the decisions that lead them toward their academic and career goals,
and connect them with other campus resources to help them on that journey. Our Student Success Coordinator helps students
adopt a “growth mindset” as they work through the challenges they may face at different times during their lives at Lawrence. Learn more.


Honor Code

An atmosphere of mutual trust and confidence is built around this simple statement that all Lawrentians embrace:
No Lawrence student will unfairly advance his or her own academic performance or in any way limit or impede the academic
pursuits of other students of the Lawrence community
. Learn more.


CORE Program

A pair of upper-class CORE Group Leaders are assigned to every section of Freshman Studies (both terms) to help all
first-year Lawrentians make Connections, get Oriented to campus, understand campus Resources, and balance Expectations.
CORE leaders meet with their Freshman Studies sections (approximately 15 students in each) weekly throughout the first two
terms to help new students make successful transitions to Lawrence. Learn more.


Services for Students with Learning Differences and Disabilities

Lawrence offers academic accommodations to students with learning differences and disabilities covered by the ADA.
Students initiate requests and work closely with staff to ensure they have equal opportunities to succeed. Learn more


Career Services

A four-year comprehensive program prepares Lawrentians for life after Lawrence by connecting academic planning with career
exploration. Services include profile development, internships, networking, and outreach events. Learn more.


Health and Wellness

Our comprehensive approach encompasses all aspects of student wellness. Resources include safe and confidential
medical and counseling services, as well as health and recreation (including yoga, Pilates, massage and intramural sports).
Musicians have access to a certified Alexander Technique teacher as well as physical therapy services to maintain wellness. Learn more.


A Residential Community

Nearly 100 percent of our students live in university housing (residence halls, apartments, and small houses) to form a safe,
supportive, and welcoming community—itself nestled within Appleton (population ~75,000), which is annually recognized as
one of the country’s safest cities. Learn more.


Campus Safety and Security

The personal safety and security of each student, faculty, and staff member is both an individual and community concern. Learn more.



The Admissions Blog

Keep Calm and FAFSA On

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 3:27pm
Editor’s note: I’ll acknowledge right here that FAFSA isn’t a verb, but neither are most of the other nouns that people will shoehorn into the “Keep Calm and [Something] On” meme to suit their purposes, much as I am here. (Thank you in advance for extending me some creative grammatical license.) As if high school seniors … Continue reading "Keep Calm and FAFSA On"

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