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 submit this Inquiry Form.
Step 2: Schedule a Tour and interview
We are currently fully enrolled for the fall of 2013. At this
time, we can no longer encourage any late applications.
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.
Interviews for the 2014-15 application year must be scheduled no later than December 13, 2013 for Day students and January 21, 2014 for Boarding students.
Our interview schedule is now available. Please call to schedule an appointment. Please see below for dates that are not available for appointments.
Dates Not Available for Appointments
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 email@example.com 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 2014-15 application year must be scheduled no later than December 13 and completed by January 21, 2014.
Step 3: Take the appropriate test
Candidates for grades 9 and 10 must take the SSAT (www.ssat.org). 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.
||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 SSAT, or alternatively PSAT, SAT, 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 Former 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.
- Candidates whose applications are received by January 15 will receive a decision on March 10. Applications will continue to be reviewed on a rolling admission basis until all spaces are full.
Step 4: File the Application Online
Apply to Lawrenceville using
the Standard Application Online (SAO), an application service by SSAT. This is
the only official Lawrenceville application (school code 4564) . The $50 application fee ($100 for
international applications) is payable online by Visa or MasterCard. Please follow all directions for completing the SAO from
SSAT. Questions about submitting your application can be directed to
Once you begin the application process, you can track the
status of your application through our Admission Portal. A
username and password for the Admission Portal was sent to you after you completed our online Inquiry
Form in STEP 1.
Note: As applications are reviewed, the Admission Committee reserves the right to request any additional information we may need, including but not limited to complete files from schools attended, or we may reach out to communicate directly with an applicant’s school for further insight.
Non-Standard Materials: If you choose to send additional materials that are not required (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), do not send them to the SSAT Processing Center. Submit these materials electronically in PDF format directly to The Lawrenceville School at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DATES TO NOTE:
All applicants who meet the deadlines below 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.
Interview: Completed by December 14 for day students and January 21 for boarding students.
Application: All written parts of the application submitted by January 15.
Testing: All testing completed by February 1.
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 www.nais.org 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.