Admissions Requirements

Requirements for Admission 
In order to be best prepared to take full advantage of  the St. Lawrence University's liberal arts curriculum, you should have a broad preparation at the secondary school level. Competitive candidates for admission typically present:

  • four years of English;
  • three years of sciences;
  • three years social studies;
  • three years of mathematics; 
  • three years of foreign language;
  • additional years of study in the areas of your greatest interest; and
  • work in other areas as determined by the requirements of your secondary school.

Extracurricular Involvement
Life outside of the classroom is just as important to our student culture and campus as life inside the classroom. We are looking for students who are passionate about clubs and organizations, outdoors activities, volunteer opportunities, travel programs, athletic involvement and more. Share these involvement and experiences with us in your application.

Test Optional

Test scores (SAT-I, SAT Reasoning or ACT) is optional for domestic and US permanent residents. Students must indicate on the Common Application which scores, if any, they wish to have considered in the application process. For all students, the most important part of the application is the high school transcript, along with recommendations from your counselor and teachers. If you have a strong high school record, we welcome your application regardless of how high or low your test scores are.