General Requirements for B.A.

In order to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree, students must fulfill one class (6 units) in each of the following areas:

  • Division of humanities
  • Division of fine arts
  • Division of social sciences
  • Lab course in biology, chemistry, geology or physics
  • Course emphasizing global perspectives
  • Course focusing on dimensions of diversity
  • Course designated as writing intensive or speaking intensive (This requirement must be completed at Lawrence)
  • Course designated as emphasizing quantitative analysis
  • Course in a foreign language taken at the intermediate level

Completion of at least one major is required, as well as 12 courses numbered 200 and above.

Courses accepted for degree credit do not necessarily fulfill specific major requirements. Completion of the major of your choice may require work in addition to the minimum number of credits to graduate. Please consult with a faculty advisor concerning major requirements.

Visit the Registrar for more detailed information.

Schedule a Visit

 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.

Contact Us

We have an admissions officer dedicated to transfer admissions; feel free to contact him anytime.

Chuck Erickson
Transfer Admissions Coordinator

Apply to Lawrence

November 1 is the deadline for both Early Decision and Early Action 1 application programs.

Early Decision is best if Lawrence is your first choice and you intend to enroll if you are admitted and if your financial package makes it possible for you to attend Lawrence. In addition to the benefit of closing out your college search and moving on to the business of being a Lawrentian, you'll also be eligible for priority financial aid and priority housing consideration. If you are admitted as an Early Decision applicant to Lawrence, you will need to withdraw your applications from any other colleges to which you applied and submit your enrollment deposit by December 15.

Early Action 1 is a great option to be considered early for admission. You will hear back from us by December 15. You'll have until May 1 to consider your offer of admission and enroll at Lawrence.

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.

Common Application

Lawrence Application

Financial Aid Information

Transfer students are eligible for merit-based scholarships up to $30,000 per year! Phi Theta Kappa scholars will receive a scholarship of $30,000 upon admittance. Learn more about the financial aid offered to transfer students at Lawrence and see the financial aid checklist.