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Application deadlines

Early Decision I: November 15

Students who have decided that Lafayette College will provide the right home to grow as a student and person, should consider the option of applying Early Decision. 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. Applications are due by 11:59 pm your local time on November 15.

Accept letters are mailed to U.S. domestic students via U.S. mail in mid-December. On December 15 at 4 pm, all Early Decision I decisions are released and students can view their decisions via their Lafayette portals.

Regular Decision: January 15

Applications for Regular Decision must submit to Lafayette College by January 15. Applications are due by 11:59 pm your local time. 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

Accept letters are mailed to U.S. domestic students via U.S. mail in late-March. On March 24 at 4 pm, all Regular Decision applicant decisions are released and students can view their decisions via their Lafayette portals.

Early Decision II: January 15

For students who have decided later in the application process 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.

Applications are due by 11:59 pm your local time on January 15.

Accept letters are mailed to U.S. domestic students via U.S. mail in mid-February. On February 15 at 4 pm, all Early Decision II applicant decisions are released and students can view their decisions via their Lafayette portals.

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 admissions@lafayette.edu. Students must also submit the Early Decision Agreement. Consult the Early Decision webpage for more information.

Accept letters are mailed to U.S. domestic students via U.S. mail in mid-February. On February 15 at 4 pm, all Early Decision II applicant decisions are released and students can view their decisions via their Lafayette portals.

Spring Transfer: November 1

Transfer students looking to enter Lafayette in the spring semester may submit applications by November 1. We begin application review in October and admit students on a rolling basis. Students can view their decisions via their Lafayette portals.

Fall Transfer: May 1

Transfer students looking to begin in the fall semester may submit applications by May 1. We begin application review in March and admit students on a rolling basis. Students can view their decisions via their Lafayette portals.

Note that if you choose to apply for financial aid, your application and supporting documentation for financial aid is due at the same time as your application for admission to the College.

One Unique Question

The Marquis de Lafayette live by the motto Cur Non or Why not? Your 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! In addition to the standard Common Application, you will be asked to respond to the following question, found within Lafayette’s Common Application Member Pages:

Why Lafayette?
Optional supplemental essay. Length: 20-200 words. Students identify Lafayette as an excellent fit for countless reasons. In your response, be deliberate and specific about your motivation for applying to Lafayette. Why do you see yourself at Lafayette?

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