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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 www.lasell.edu.

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 www.lasell.edu. 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

Admission Requirements

Freshman

Candidates for admission to the freshman class are expected to complete a college preparatory program of an approved secondary school, satisfying the following Carnegie Units:

4 Units of English
3 Units of Mathematics, including Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry (4 recommended)
2 Units of Laboratory Science (3 recommended)
2 Units of Social Science (3 recommended)
2 Units of Foreign Language recommended (not required)
Lasell College will also consider applicants who have successfully fulfilled the requirements for a secondary school diploma or GED.

Transfer

All transfer candidates are expected to have received a secondary school diploma or GED and to have completed college/university coursework at an accredited two- or four-year institution or at an international institution approved by the Ministry of Education, for credit toward a degree program at Lasell College.

International

Proficiency in English is required of all Lasell College students. Applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in reading, speaking, and writing English. Candidates with strong academic backgrounds that have yet to attain proficiency in English may be considered for the Lasell College ESL (English as a Second Language) Program. The Lasell College ESL Program is a credit-bearing program contained within an academic major. In addition to the requirements above, if appropriate, international candidates must submit:

  • A copy of your current I-20 Form
  • A Transfer Report Form

Both are required from foreign applicants currently studying in the U.S. The Transfer Report Form should be completed and signed by both the student and the International Student Advisor at the applicant's current institution.

Merit Scholarship Consideration

Lasell College strives to recognize students with superior academic achievement through the awarding of merit scholarships. All freshman, transfer and international students are considered for merit-based scholarships through their admission application; no separate application is necessary.

Tuition Exchange Applications

Similar to the admission process, Tuition Exchange is competitive. At Lasell, we have a limited number of TE awards available each year to new students, making selections very competitive. In addition to Lasell's admission requirements, we have additional requirements for exchange applicants, such as higher academic standards. Tuition Exchange Applications must be received by February 1. The Office of Human Resources begins informing Tuition Exchange candidates of decisions on February 15.

Academic Program Specific Admission Requirements

Admission to all academic programs at Lasell College is competitive. With more applications than admission slots, the College may restrict enrollment into certain academic programs.

Applicants to Lasell College's Athletic Training Major must successfully complete all required Carnegie Units with a minimum two units of Laboratory Science (preferably Biology and Chemistry, or Physics), a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale), and a minimum combined SAT I score of 1000 (Critical Reading and Math sections only). Both first year and transfer applicants who are admitted into the Athletic Training program enter directly into the major; there is no secondary selection process. Applicants are encouraged to complete the application process by January 15 for Fall (September) consideration.


Enrollment

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International Admission

Transfer Admission

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Transfer Credits