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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

Enrollment

Entrance Examinations

International Admission

International Baccalaureate

Procedure

Freshman Admission

In addition to the application for admission and applicable fee, freshman applicants should have the following documents forwarded to the Office of Admission:
  • Complete secondary school transcript, including 1st marking period senior grades
  • Standardized test scores (SAT I, ACT, TOEFL, or IELTS)
  • A personal statement or essay (250 word minimum)
  • Two recommendation letters or forms (one must be academic)

Transfer Admission

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

  • Official college transcripts from each college or university attended
  • Official final high school transcript or GED (waived if 30+ credits have been earned at another college or university at the time of application)
  • Two letters of recommendation (one must be academic) 
  • A personal statement or essay (250 word minimum) 
  • Official SAT/ACT scores (waived if 30+ credits have been earned at another college or university at the time of application)

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 recommendation letters or forms (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 proficiency in English may be considered for the Lasell College ESL (English as a Second Language) Program.

The Financial Declaration provides evidence of the applicant's 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 statement 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 translated into English prior to being submitted to the Office of Admission. Applications are considered complete when all credentials have been received.

Transfer Admission

Transfer Credits