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Application Process


Deadlines & Early Action

Fall (September) Admission & Early Action

Early Action candidates must submit all application materials by November 15. The Office of Undergraduate Admission begins informing Early Action candidates of decisions in early December.

First quarter senior year grades will be waived for students who apply by the Early Action deadline. Admitted Early Action candidates who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by November 15th, if eligible, will also receive a need-based Financial Aid Package from the Office of Student Financial Planning with their admission decision. Early Action applicants also receive priority consideration for merit scholarship.

Regular Decision candidates for the Fall and Spring semesters are reviewed on a rolling basis. Rolling Admission offers Lasell University 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 University welcomes applications for mid-year or Spring semester admission from freshman and transfer candidates.


Lasell University takes a holistic approach to evaluating applicants for undergraduate admission, including the following:

  • Scholastic record
  • Faculty/counselors recommendations
  • Extracurricular involvement or work experience
  • College essay
  • Expressed field of study, & more.

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

While a personal interview with an Undergraduate Admission Counselor is not required, it is highly recommended. An interview provides the Admission team the opportunity to get to know a student beyond her/his application. It also offers students a more in-depth understanding of the Admission process. Interviews are scheduled for 30 minutes and can be combined with a campus visit; register here for either or both.

Test Optional Policy

Standardized test scores are not required for admission to most academic programs. Lasell University holistically evaluates applicants emphasizing their scholastic record, extracurricular involvement, personal essay, and optional interview. Students who believe the results from the SAT or ACT support their candidacy for admission, are encouraged to submit their scores. SAT and ACT scores are not used in consideration of merit scholarships.

Lasell's Test Optional Policy places the decision to submit test results with the applicant and applies to all undergraduate programs except Education. Education students must have familiarity and proficiency with standardized testing in preparation for post-graduate licensure or professional certification. 

Scholarship Opportunities

2020-2021 Freshman Merit Scholarships:
Incoming, first-time, full-time, domestic students will be considered for merit scholarships, renewable all 4 years of full-time enrollment. 


Our admissions team is here to help! Call, email, or stop by the Hamel House Visitor Center.