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.

Our January 15 application deadline has passed, but you still have the opportunity to convert a Regular Decision application to Early Decision II until February 1. Email us at admissions@lafayette.edu to indicate your change and be sure to include the Early Decision Agreement signed by the student, parent/guardian and guidance counselor. Remember that Early Decision II is a binding agreement. To learn more about the requirements for early decision, consult the Early Decision page.

Transfer applicants

Transfer students looking to entering Lafayette during the Fall 2021 semester may apply until May 1.

 

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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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 applying Early Decision 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.

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

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