You need to submit the following for your first year admissions application to be complete:

  1. Common Application
  2. An application fee of $65.  You will pay the fee electronically upon submission of the Common Application. If the application fee presents a hardship, the applicant may select the appropriate dropdown response for the fee waiver question on their Common Application.
  3. Letters of Recommendation from a guidance counselor and at least one teacher. We prefer that your teacher recommendation is written by a person who taught you in an academic subject during your junior and/or senior year.
  4. Official high school transcript and school report submitted directly from the high school.
  5. Mid-year or first trimester grades submitted directly from the high school when they become available. For students applying early decision, first marking period grades are required as part of your application. If your midyear grades will be delayed due to an extension of the marking period, please email to let us know.
  6. Optional: SAT or ACT scoresFor applicants applying to Lafayette in the 2022-23 academic year, the submission of standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) is optional. Self-reported scores via the Common Application, official score reports, copies/images of official score reports, and/or scores listed on official transcripts are accepted. To update previously submitted testing, please email with an image of the score report you would like added to your standardized testing profile. If you decide to change the status of testing as part of the submitted application, please email by the application deadline of January 15 to indicate the change. Note: If you choose to provide self-reported SAT or ACT scores as part of your application, official SAT or ACT scores are required upon enrollment.
  7. If you are applying for need-based financial aid:  FASFA, CSS Profile and IDOC forms.