Undergraduate Admission

Each year the Office of Undergraduate Admission holistically reviews and selects from its applicants those students who are best qualified to benefit from a course of study at Lasell College. Many factors are considered when evaluating applicants for undergraduate admission: scholastic record; personal evaluations of the applicant submitted by faculty or counselors at either the secondary school or college/university level; scores on standardized tests; extracurricular involvements; personal statement or essay; and choice of academic program at Lasell.

The Office of Undergraduate Admission admits qualified students without regard to age, gender, race, color, disability, national or ethnic origin, religious affiliation, or sexual orientation.

It is strongly suggested that applicants visit campus and arrange an interview. Families, parents and guardians are encouraged to accompany the applicant to campus. Interviews or campus visits can be arranged by contacting the Office of Admission by telephoning (617) 243-2225, or online at

Lasell College reviews completed applications for entry to the Fall (September) term, as well as for entry to the Spring (January) term.

Fall (September) Admission
Early Action (non-binding) candidates for the Fall semester must submit all application materials by November 15. The Office of Undergraduate Admission begins informing Early Action candidates of decisions on December 1.

Regular Admission candidates for the Fall and Spring semesters are reviewed on a rolling basis. Rolling Admission offers Lasell College applicants a deadline-free application and decision process. The Office of Undergraduate Admission begins informing Regular Admission candidates of decisions December 15 (for the Fall entry term) and September 15 (for the Spring entry term). Therefore, students are encouraged to complete their applications as soon as possible.

Mid-Year (January) Admission
Lasell College welcomes applications for mid-year admission from freshman and transfer candidates.

Admission Applications can be obtained via the Common Application, by contacting the Office of Admission, or online at The Office of Admission will waive the $40 application fee for applications completed and submitted online. Completed paper applications, together with a non-refundable paper application fee of $40, should be returned to:

Office of Admission
Lasell College
1844 Commonwealth Avenue Newton, MA 02466

Advanced Placement Program/Advanced Standing

Advanced Placement Program

As a participant in the Advanced Placement Program of The College Board, Lasell will grant college credit to students who present entrance scores of at least 3 on Advanced Placement tests offered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Students should have their scores sent directly from ETS to the Office of Admission at Lasell College. The Office of Admission will establish the number of Lasell College credits awarded under the Advanced Placement Program.

International Baccalaureate

Candidates who have completed International Baccalaureate Higher Level (HL) subjects and have received a score of at least 4 on the diploma program examinations may be granted college credit. Students should have their scores sent directly to the Office of Admission at Lasell College from IBO or have them printed on their official secondary school transcript.

International General Certificate of Secondary Education

Lasell College recognizes the International General Certificate of Secondary Education, or IGCSE and may award credit for A-Level completed coursework. Students who have taken O-Level courses are eligible for admission provided they have no less than five strong passes. However, college credit is not awarded for O-Level completed coursework.

Additional Advanced Standing Credit Opportunities

Lasell students may accelerate their individual programs with advanced standing credit, which may be earned through the following:

  • French Baccalaureate exams
  • German Abitur exams
  • Swiss Federal Maturite exams with a coefficient of
  • Danish Studentereksamen
  • Lebanese Baccalaureate
  • Italian Maturita
  • Icelandic Studentsprof - Menntaskoli exams
  • Finnish Ylioppilastutkinto
  • Singaporean exams
  • Canadian (Quebec) two-year CEGEP
  • Hong Kong HKALE

Admission Requirements


Entrance Examinations

International Admission

International Baccalaureate


Transfer Admission

Transfer Credits