How to Apply to Lawrenceville

List of 5 items.

  • Step 1: Request Information

    • Request Information and we’ll mail you our viewbook! You will also receive invitations to events in your area and will be able to schedule a campus visit. Please allow us 24 hours to process the form before scheduling a campus tour/interview.
    • Prospective athletes, please fill out the Athletic Interest Form so our coaches can get to know you better.
    • Please fill out the Arts Interest Form to let us know what area of our arts program interests you.
  • Step 2: Tours & Interviews

    Regretfully, we are not able to welcome visitors to campus until further notice. 

    Have questions? Through August 21st, we welcome you to schedule a time to meet 1-on-1 with an admission counselor. This is an informal way to begin to learn more about Lawrenceville as you begin your school search process. Please call or email our office to schedule a video chat. We look forward to meeting you!

    We will be conducting online interviews during the week from July 6 to August 21 at 10:00am, 10:45am, and 11:30am (ET). To schedule an interview, please first fill out an Inquiry Form and then call to schedule.


    Experience our vibrant community! You’ll have a student-led tour around our historic campus and through our modern buildings. If you visit during the interview season (September to January), you will also interview with one of our Admission Counselors. To schedule a tour, please email or call (609) 895-2030.  Before scheduling your campus visit, please make sure you have completed our Request Information Form, located in Step 1.

  • Step 3: Testing

    We are currently reviewing our application requirements for entry Fall 2021 and will update our website in September with more information.

    • All testing must be from the CURRENT academic year.
    • To guarantee a March 10 admission decision, you must take the SSAT between September and January prior to your intended entrance. Please let the Admission Office know if you've had to delay testing beyond January.
    • Candidates for grades 9 and 10 must take the SSAT* ( or ISEE. We only accept test scores directly from the testing organization; we do not accept copies from your school or consultant.
    • 11th grade candidates may submit the results of the SSAT, PSAT, SAT, or ACT.
    • 12th grade and Post Graduate candidates may submit results from PSAT, SAT, and ACT.
    • International Applicants: All international applicants must demonstrate proficiency in oral and written English. For applicants whose native language is not English, and whose language of instruction for the most recent four years of schooling has not been English, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required. The Lawrenceville School does not offer a formal ESL program; however, academic support is available for international students on a limited basis.
    *The SSAT test is typically given several times throughout the application year per the schedule listed on the SSAT website. The test itself may be taken more than once and all of the scores will be accepted. We recommend candidates sign up for either the November or December test date, thereby leaving January as an additional option if needed. Be sure to list the Lawrenceville code (4564) when you register for the test. To prevent delays be sure to list us as a score recipient when you register for your test.  

    Domestic candidates please email our office at to request an SSAT test fee waiver if you are experiencing financial hardship.
    Lawrenceville School Test Codes
    Enter the appropriate code when you register:
    • 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 (609) 895-2217 or email to
  • Step 4: Character Skills Snapshot (optional)

    We Use the Character Skills Snapshot
    For all applicants to Lawrenceville it is optional to submit the Character Skills Snapshot. Lawrenceville is more than just a place where you will learn math, English and science. We believe the reason you are considering Lawrenceville is because you’re interested in an education that goes beyond the classroom and encourages personal growth. Similarly, we know that you are much more than grades and test scores. That’s why we’re asking you to take the Character Skills Snapshot, which looks at eight non-cognitive areas, and will hopefully be a fun, exploratory exercise for applicants. For the applicants who submit it, the CSS will provide us with richer information about you, and show us areas where our community can help you grow, thrive, and shine. 

    How to Take the Character Skills Snapshot

    If you will be taking the SSAT test, you can register for both the test and the Character Skills Snapshot at the same time.  You can begin by creating an SSAT account.  The Character Skills Snapshot can only be taken from the student account, not the parent account.  The student must be logged in to see the Character Skills Snapshot access. 

    Click here for Step by Step information on how to access the Character Skills Snaphot and to also view a list of frequently asked questions, review a sample score report, register for a free webinar, and learn much more about the Character Skills Snapshot.

    For students not taking the SSAT test, please click here for directions on how to register for the Character Skills Snapshot.  The fee for the Character Skills Snapshot is $35.00 for students not taking the SSAT.   Domestic families for whom this would create a financial hardship may ask for a fee waiver by emailing
  • Step 5: Apply

    We are currently reviewing our application requirements for entry in Fall 2021 and will update our website in September with more information.

    SAOLawrenceville School accepts the SSAT Standard Application Online (SAO).

    Please refer to the SAO checklist to make sure that you have submitted all required documents for the Lawrenceville application process. 

    Please note:  The Lawrenceville School DOES NOT accept the Gateway application.

    Application Fee
    • $50 for domestic candidates
    • $100 for international candidates
    • Domestic candidates please email our office at to request an application fee waiver if you are experiencing financial hardship.
    Supplemental Materials
    We encourage you to use our Athletic Inquiry Form or Art Inquiry Form to submit supplemental materials pertaining to those interests—otherwise, please submit any supplemental materials by emailing PDF files or HTML links to publicly available sites (i.e. YouTube) to Please include the applicant's full name and a brief description of the file (eg. John Smith-artwork.pdf). If we feel the submitted material adds value to your application, it will be added to your file.
    Examples of supplemental pieces are:
    • Personal Recommendations
    • Artwork
    • Videos (via link)
    Please know that most applicants do not submit any supplemental materials. The application provides the Admission Committee with the information for the basis of the admission decision. We can only accept PDF attachments or links to publicly available sites. Materials submitted in any other format will not be reviewed as part of the application process.

    Financial Aid Candidates
    Please check the financial aid request box on the Request Information 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 January 15. Be sure to list The Lawrenceville School code 4564. Send a copy of the past year Federal Income Tax Return and W-2 Form to SSS and follow instructions listed on the SSS website. In case of divorce or separation, both parents are required to complete the Parents' Financial Statement.

Important Dates

Deadline to Schedule a Skype Interview

December 1

Interview Deadline

December 6 (day students), January 17 (boarding students)

Application Deadline

January 15

Testing Deadline

February 1

Application for Financial Aid Deadline

January 15

Admission Decision

March 10

Enrollment Notification

April 10

Contact Admission

Regretfully, we are not able to welcome visitors to campus until further notice.  
Through House and Harkness, Lawrenceville challenges a diverse community of promising young people to lead lives of learning, integrity, and high purpose.  Our mission is to inspire the best in each to seek the best for all.