Application Process

High school students looking to earn a degree from Lewis University can complete the application process in just a few easy steps:

Submit the application form either from the Lewis University website or the Common Application with the following supporting documents:

  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official ACT or SAT test scores (not required for Test Optional applicants)
  • Personal Statement or Essay (required for Test Optional applicants)
  • Letters of Recommendation (optional)

Freshman application deadline chart

Status Fall Term Spring Term
Freshman Early Action* December 1 N/A
Lasallian Scholarship Program Deadline ** January 1 N/A
Freshman Priority Scholarship Consideration*** March 1 N/A
Freshman Regular Admission May 1 January 1

*Early action applications will receive admission and scholarship decisions before holiday break.

** Students must apply and receive admission by January 1 to be considered for participation in the Lasallian Scholarship Program.

***All applicants have the best opportunity for admission and scholarship consideration by applying before March 1. 


Upon receiving the completed application and required documents, the Office of Admission will review each application individually. Our holistic application review will place primary focus on the cumulative GPA (both weighted and unweighted), core GPA (English, Math, Science, and Social Science), and rigor of high school courses. Additional information about test optional is available here

Lewis encourages students to have completed at least three years of English/Language Arts; two years of Mathematics; two or three years of Science, and two years of Social Science. Please note that some departments/programs will require additional math or science courses.

Our goal is to review all applications within one to two weeks of receiving all required documents. Additionally, all students are automatically reviewed for merit scholarships during the application review process and notified as part of the letter of acceptance.  Merit scholarships are awarded to all eligible students regardless of citizenship status.

Homeschool Applicants
Lewis University appreciates and welcomes applications from homeschool students who have completed a college preparatory curriculum. The high school curriculum requirements for homeschool applicants are identical to the requirements for all other applicants.  All applicants who proceed through the admission process will be automatically considered for academic scholarship.

Official transcripts are required for all applicants. Traditional transcript information such as course titles, grades, credits, and dates of completion are necessary in order to evaluate eligibility for admission.  Homeschool students should also submit a personal essay plus a letter of recommendation from a teacher or other community member outside of your household (if possible). 

Credit earned at another accredited college or university will be evaluated by Lewis to determine transferability of courses applicable to a liberal arts program.

International Applicants
International students who require an F-1 visa to study in the United States should refer to the International Admission guidelines. 

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