Lafayette College welcomes students from around the world!
Early Decision I applications are due November 15. Regular Decision and Early Decision II applications are due by January 15. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any international student-specific admissions and aid questions.
You need to submit the following for your first year admissions application to be complete:
Lafayette considers national examination programs of various countries (e.g., GCE A-level, French Baccalaureate, and German Abitur) on an individual basis for credit. Credit will be granted upon the receipt of certified copies of the official examination results. Additional course information (e.g., course syllabus) may be requested. For information on International Baccalaureate policies, consult the Office of the Registrar.
International students seeking need-based financial aid must submit the CSS Profile . This is the only form we accept and we do not provide a fee waiver for the CSS Profile. The application must be completed online. The application of an international student who is seeking financial aid will be considered incomplete if no CSS Profile is submitted by the application deadline.
Lafayette is one of 70 schools in the nation that guarantees to meet 100% of admitted and enrolled students’ demonstrated financial need. For this purpose, demonstrated financial need is a calculated dollar amount based on information the international student provides on the CSS Profile. Meeting demonstrated need does not mean that all expenses will be covered by financial aid, nor does it mean that summer or interim expenses will be covered by financial aid. These costs are typically the responsibility of the student and student’s family.
Lafayette College is aware and considers a student’s financial situation when making admission decisions.
Students who accept an offer of admission must submit the enrollment form electronically and post a $750 nonrefundable deposit electronically.
We encourage you to take advantage of as many of the virtual events offered as possible, including virtual interviews. While interviews are not required, they are encouraged. We attempt to create events at times that are convenient for students around the world. When conditions allow, admissions staff travel outside the United States in the fall and conduct interviews. Contact information and a schedule will be available in the latter part of the summer.