Undergraduate Admission

The Office of Undergraduate Admission holistically reviews each application for admission 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, race, color, national origin/ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, membership in or application to the uniformed services, or other protected status.

The campus visit and personal interview are weighted during a candidate’s application review.  Therefore, applicants are strongly encouraged to visit campus and arrange an interview.  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.

Spring (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

Admission Requirements


Resident students offered admission to Lasell College are asked to submit a nonrefundable enrollment deposit of $400 ($200 tuition deposit, $200 housing deposit). Admitted students not seeking on-campus housing are asked to submit a $200 tuition deposit. The College observes a May 1 deposit deadline for students planning to enter in the Fall. Deposits received after May 1 will be accepted on a space available basis.   Students planning to enter in the Spring, should make their applicable deposits on or before January 1.  Deposits received after January 1 for Spring enrollment, will be accepted on a space available basis.  The tuition deposit is applied toward tuition charges. Similarly, the housing deposit is applied to on-campus residency charges. Assignment of students to particular residence halls will be made depending on availability. Upon receipt of the deposit, new students will receive an enrollment confirmation and a New Student Welcome Packet.

Prior to enrolling at Lasell College, the following requirements must be met: satisfactory health clearance, satisfactory completion of all in-progress courses, receipt of final grades for the current academic year, and verification of high school completion. Any students wishing to be considered for Title IV Federal Student Aid Program funding must have an official high school transcript with proof of graduation on permanent file regardless of freshman or transfer status.

In addition, new students should contact the Office of Student Accounts to develop a plan for meeting their financial responsibilities to the College, including satisfying payment deadlines, fulfilling loan or grant requirements, and addressing outstanding balances. All students are billed for tuition and fees on a semester basis. Payment is required prior to registering as a student at Lasell College.

Entrance Examinations

International Admission

International Baccalaureate


Transfer Admission

Transfer Credits