How to Apply
We are currently accepting applications for students who plan to begin in the fall 2022 term. 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.
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.)
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.
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.