Submitting an Inquiry Form is always the first step for all applicants. An Inquiry Form may be submitted at any time of year but must be received before any other application materials, so please allow enough time to complete the rest of the process.
Tour and Interview
Once you've submitted your Inquiry Form, you'll receive a link to sign up for an interview. Interviews are typically conducted from September through January. Prior to your interview you'll have opportunities to attend online information sessions, with members of our Admission Team and Tour Guide Council, in order to become a bit more familiar with Lawrenceville before your scheduled interview.
On the interview date you select, you'll visit the School Campus for a tour. Your tour guide will share their own experiences as a Lawrenceville student in addition to information about the campus and community. During your visit you will also have the opportunity to connect with other members of our community including teachers, coaches, and student group advisors.
We encourage families to attend campus tours along with prospective students.
Second and Third Form (9th and 10th Grade) Candidates
Testing is not required. However, you are encouraged to submit SSAT or ISEE scores if you have them. Candidates who are unable to take the SSAT, or who choose not to submit their scores will not be disadvantaged in the application process - a lack of scores will not factor into application review.
Fourth Form (11th Grade) Candidates
You must submit the results of your SSAT, PSAT, SAT, or ACT.
Fifth Form (12th Grade) and Postgraduate Candidates
You must submit the results of your PSAT, SAT, or ACT.
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 TOEFL or IELTS is required. Lawrenceville does not offer a formal ESL program; however, academic support is available for international students on a limited basis.
ACT / PSAT / SAT: Have your school counselor add your scores to your transcript or send us a copy of your official score report directly by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
IELTS: Contact your IELTS Test Center to request that your official results be sent to Lawrenceville. We do not accept IELTS Test Reports directly from students. No institution code is required.
You can see the steps to completing a Gateway application in this video. Please refer to the Gateway checklist to make sure you've submitted all required documents for the Lawrenceville application process:
- Official School Reports and Transcripts (current and past 2 years)
- Principal/Counselor Recommendation (current year)
- English Teacher Recommendation (Humanities - English/History/Social Studies/Social Sciences). This can now be completed by teachers in the current or previous year.
- Math Teacher Recommendation (STEM - Math/Science/Engineering). This can now be completed by teachers in the current or previous year.
$50 for Domestic Candidates / $100 for International Candidates
Domestic candidates please email our office at email@example.com to request an application fee waiver if you are experiencing financial hardship.
Parents who will apply for scholarship aid must complete the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) online at solutionsbysss.com/parents 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.
Character Skills Snapshot
The Character Skills Snapshot (CSS) is recommended but not required and can be submitted alongside your other test scores.
The CSS will provide richer information about you than will academic test scores alone. It was designed by test experts and independent school admission professionals to measure seven skills that can be developed and augmented by a Lawrenceville education, including intellectual engagement, teamwork, initiative, resilience, self control, open-mindedness, and social awareness.
How to Take the Test
If you will be taking the SSAT test, you can register for both the test and the CSS at the same time. You can begin by creating an SSAT account. The CSS can only be taken from the student account, not the parent account. The student must be logged in to see the CSS access.
For students not taking the SSAT test, please click here for directions on how to register for the CSS. The fee for the CSS 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for step-by-step instruction on how to access the CSS 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 CSS.