So glad you see how Lafayette matches your motivation, your artistic and entrepreneurial sensibilities, and your desire to put knowledge to work in a world hungry for change.

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You Cur Non spirit manifests our namesake who altered the course of world history. Your application moves you closer to releasing that same energy into life. Charge on!

Two Unique Questions

In addition to the standard Common Application, you will be asked to respond to the following two questions, found within Lafayette’s Common Application Member Pages:

  1. Why Lafayette? (Required. Length: 20-200 words.) Lafayette comes alive each day with the energy of students who are deeply engaged in their academic, co-curricular, and extracurricular explorations. We want to know why you would thrive in such an environment.
  2. What do you do? Why do you do it? (Optional, but recommended. Length:20-200 words.) Choose one activity and add depth and color to our understanding of your involvement.

Application deadlines

Early Decision II: January 15

Students who have decided that Lafayette College will provide the right home to grow as a student and person, we offer Early Decision II as an option. It is a binding agreement and your must provide the Early Decision Agreement as part of your application. To learn more about the requirements for early decision, consult the Early Decision page.

Regular Decision: January 15

Applications for Regular Decision must submit tto Lafayette College by January 15. If first semester grades are not available at the time of application, the student’s high school can submit the grades as soon as they become available. For more information, consult

Convert Regular Decision to Early Decision II: February 1

Students who realize after applying that Lafayette truly is their first choice for their college education have the ability to convert their Regular Decision application to an Early Decision II application by sending an email to Students must also submit the Early Decision Agreement. Consult the Early Decision webpage for more information.


We’re eager to help you with your application to Lafayette. Get in touch if you have any questions.





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