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


Entrance Examinations

International Admission

In addition to the application for admission and applicable fee, International applicants should have the following documents forwarded to the Office of Admission:

  • Official secondary school transcripts or mark sheets for all schools attended (college, gymnasium, and lycee); transcripts should be translated into English. Transcripts should include senior year first-quarter grades or mid-term grades when available.
  • Two letters or forms of recommendation (one must be academic)
  • A personal statement or essay on a topic of your choice (250 word minimum)
  • Official English proficiency exam results
  • Financial Declaration Form

Applicants whose primary language is not English should submit an Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or The International English Language Testing System (IELTS). SAT I or ACT scores may be substituted, if available. Candidates with strong academic backgrounds who have yet to attain pro- ficiency in English, may be considered for the Lasell College ESL (English as a Second Language) Program.

The Financial Declaration From provides evidence of the applicants ability to pay educational and living expenses while at Lasell College, and is required in order to obtain the I-20 Form. International applicants may substitute a signed bank state- ment, verifying availability of sufficient funds.

International Transfer candidates should also submit:

  • Official transcripts from all college and universities attended
  • A copy of the current I-20 Form (if already in the United States)
  • Transfer Report Form completed and signed by both the student and the International Student Advisor at the applicant's current institution.

International applicants with foreign transcripts are encouraged to have their credentials evaluated by a professional credential evaluation service. Each applicant is responsible for making sure that all required information is sent to the Office of Admission. Applications are considered complete when all credentials have been received. All foreign credentials must be translated into English prior to being sub- mitted.

All complete applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates are encouraged to complete their applications as early as possible.

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.

International Baccalaureate


Transfer Admission

Transfer Credits