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 be able to schedule a campus visit. Please allow us 24 hours to process the inquiry 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

    Experience our vibrant community! You’ll have a student-led tour around our historic campus and through our modern buildings. If you visit during 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 Inquiry Form.

    Tour Times
    Monday: 9:00 am, 1:00 pm, or 2:30 pm
    Tuesday: 9:00 am, 10:45 am, 1:00 pm, or 2:00 pm
    Wednesday: 8:30 am, 9:30 am, or 10:30 am
    Thursday: 9:00 am, 1:00 pm, or 2:00 pm
    Friday: 9:00 am, 10:45 am, 1:00 pm, or 2:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:30 am, 9:30 am, or 10:30 am

    Interviews are available one hour after the tour time.
    Saturday appointments are for international and out-of-state applicants.
    The Winter Term schedule will be posted in the Fall.

    Appointments are not available on the following dates:
    September 30, October 7, October 11, October 20-21, October 23, November 13-28, December 14-January 3.

    Interview Deadlines:
    December 8 for day students
    January 15 for boarding students

    Off Campus Interviews

    In addition to on campus interviews, we often conduct interviews while we are traveling. Visit our Travel Schedule to see if we will be in your area. If so, please email the designated admission counselor who will be representing Lawrenceville on the trip.
    Skype interviews are also available. Requests for Skype interviews must be made by December 1st. Please fill out the form below:
  • Step 3: Testing

    • 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 (strongly recommended)

    We Use the Character Skills Snapshot
    Beginning with the 2017-2018 application cycle, all applicants to Lawrenceville are strongly recommended 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 as part of your application. It 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, register for that before signing up to take The Snapshot. You can begin by creating an SSAT account. From your parent login, click on “My Tests” and “The Character Skills Snapshot” and follow the onscreen instructions to unlock The Snapshot for your child. Access begins September 25, 2017.

    If you will not be taking the SSAT, please call our office after September 25, 2017 and we will provide you with a link to take The Snapshot.

    Click here to 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.
  • Step 5: Apply

    SAOLawrenceville School accepts the SSAT Standard Application Online (SAO). After we receive notice that you have begun the application process using the SAO, we will forward instructions to create your Lawrenceville Application portal, through which you can track the status of your application and receive your admission decision.  Please note that Lawrenceville 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 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 instructions listed on the SSS website. In case of divorce or separation, both parents are required to complete the Parents' Financial Statement.
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Important Dates

Interview Deadline

December 8 (day students), January 15 (boarding students)

Application Deadline

January 15


February 1

Application for Financial Aid

February 1

Admission Decision

March 10

Revisit Days

March 28, April 4 and 6

Enrollment Notification

April 10

Contact Admission
(800) 735-2030 / (609) 895-2030
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.