Apply to Lawrence
At Lawrence, we understand the educational upheaval of the last months has made it difficult for some students to meet the original Lawrence admissions deadline of January 15. In response, we have added an additional Regular Decision deadline of February 15. We hope this extra time will enable students to submit the best application to Lawrence they can and ease the stress of this difficult time.
We accept either the Common Application or the Lawrence Application with no preference for one over the other. Lawrence University does not charge an application fee. We look forward to hearing from you.
|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'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. 8||Dec. 1|
|Early Action 1||Nov. 8||Jan. 15|
|Early Action 2||Dec. 8||Feb. 22|
|Regular Decision||Jan. 22||April 1|
*If you noticed a difference between the dates listed here and our print publications: the financial aid priority dates have been extended to be 7 days after the admission deadline (Nov. 8, Dec. 8, and Jan. 22).
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 offers 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.
If you are considering applying for the current academic year, whether you are seeking full-time or part-time enrollment, please use one of the options below.
If you are an international student who is interested in participating an exchange program, please contact the Director of International Admissions.
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.