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Thanks so much for your interest in applying to The Lawrenceville School.  We are currently fully enrolled for the 2015-2016 school year.  As a result, we are no longer accepting applications for the coming school year.  

If you are interested in applying for 2016-17, please contact us beginning in August to schedule your campus visit.  You can also begin the application process at that time.  If you are interested in receiving a Viewbook, please complete our Admission Information Form. 

Step 1: Complete the Inquiry Form

All prospective students who wish to receive the Viewbook, schedule an interview, receive invitations to events in their home area, and apply to The Lawrenceville School should first complete our Inquiry Form.

If you are a prospective athlete, please use the Athletic Inquiry Form to tell us more about your athletic experience, but be sure to fill out the general inquiry form first.

Step 2: Schedule a Tour and interview

A formal interview is required for admission to Lawrenceville. We offer interview appointments from September through January, and recommend your visit to campus as an important part of getting to feel the warmth and strength of community that makes Lawrenceville a special place. To schedule your tour and interview, please contact us at

Alumni & Skype Interviews

If you are not able to visit Lawrenceville for a formal interview, you may refer to our Alumni Interview Network to schedule an interview closer to home. We also offer interviews via Skype on select dates (please see the above interview schedule, Skype interviews are listed in red).

Please contact us at to notify us if you have scheduled an Alumni interview, or to schedule an appointment with an admissions counselor via Skype. Please provide your Skype ID and preferred dates based on our interview schedule above.

Alumni and Skype interviews for the 2015-16 application year must be scheduled no later than December 13 and completed by January 16, 2015.

Step 3: Take the appropriate test

Candidates for grades 9 and 10 must take the SSAT ( It will be given nationally in November, December, January, and also in February. The December testing date is preferable. Be sure to list the Lawrenceville code (4564) when you register for the test. We only accept test scores directly from SSAT; we do not accept copies from your school or consultant. To prevent delays be sure to list us as a score recipient when you register for your test. We will also accept the ISEE in lieu of the SSAT.

SSAT 4564
TOEFL 9153
ISEE 310680
ACT/PSAT/SAT Have your school counselor add your scores to your transcript or send us a copy of your official score report directly via fax or email.
  • Candidates for 11th grade may submit the results of the SSAT, or alternatively PSAT, SAT, ACT taken within the current school year.
  • Candidates for 12th grade and Post-Graduate year may submit results from PSAT, SAT, and ACT taken within the current school year.
  • Postgraduate Candidates
    Each year Lawrenceville enrolls new students into the Fifth Form, the majority of whom are postgraduates. In all cases, those accepted are candidates for the Lawrenceville diploma and, as such, must meet all of the School's academic requirements. All candidates must have credit for three years of math (Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry) and two years of a foreign language at the high school level. Placement in academic courses for each Fifth Form is done on the basis of consultations with the Dean of Studies. In order to be eligible for competition on School athletic teams, a student may not turn 19 years of age before September.

Step 4: File the Application Online

Lawrenceville accepts two forms of application:

  1. Lawrenceville Online Application: Complete your entire Lawrenceville application online. Applications for 2015 admission are now being accepted.  

    Please note:  If you decide to apply using the Lawrenceville Application through our Application Portal, it is imperative that you DO NOT also submit an application to Lawrenceville using the Standard Application Online (SAO) through the Secondary School Admission Test Board (SSATB).  Submitting multiple applications will delay the processing of your application.

  2. SSAT Standard Application On Line (SAO) : Applicants applying to multiple schools may want to consider applying through the SSAT SAO.  

    Please note:  Your application will come to us through the SSAT Standard Application On Line.  As such, it is imperative that you
    DO NOT submit any part of your application, including essays or recommendations, through the Lawrenceville Application Portal.  Submitting multiple applications will delay the processing of your application.

    After we receive notice that you have begun the application process using the SAO, we will forward directions to create your Lawrenceville Application portal through which you can track the status of your application and receive your admission decision.

Additional/Non-Standard Application Materials

We realize that some applicants may wish to submit additional materials that are not required, such as: additional personal recommendations/letters other than from your math and English teachers or Principal/Head of School, photographs, artwork, CD/DVDs or other media, or copies of awards/certificates.

We can only accept non-standard materials as HTML links to publicly available sites, YouTube, or as PDF files. Materials submitted in any other format will not be reviewed as part of the application process.

To submit your materials electronically in PDF format directly to the Lawrenceville School you may:

  1. Upload them through your Lawrenceville Application Portal if you are applying through the Lawrenceville Online Application.
  2. Email them as PDF files to if you are applying through the SAO.

HTML links may also be emailed to Please include the applicant's name and a brief description of the link which we will add to your application file.

Dates to Note

Application Deadline

  • Interview: Completed by December 1 for day students and January 16 for boarding students.
  • Application: All written parts of the application submitted by January 15.
  • Testing: All testing must be completed by February 1 with the exception of the February administration of the SSAT.

Admission Decisions

All applicants who meet the deadlines will receive an admission decision on March 10. Applicants completing the application process after any one of these deadlines, may receive an admission decision on March 10 or later after the Admission Committee has reviewed the application.

Reply Date

Admitted students are asked to notify the Admission Office of their decision by April 10.

Financial Aid Candidates

Please check the financial aid request box on the Inquiry Form. Parents who will apply for financial aid must complete the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) online at with the School and Student Services (SSS) by February 1. Be sure to list the Lawrenceville School code 4564. Send a copy of your current Federal Income Tax Return and W-2 Form to SSS and follow directions listed on the SSS website.

In case of divorce or separation, both parents are required to complete the Parents' Financial Statement.


Admission Office


(800) 735-2030
(609) 895-2030

(609) 895-2217

2500 Main Street
PO Box 6008
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648