International Students - Application Requirements | St. Lawrence University Admissions

International Students - Application Requirements

As a nationally recognized leader in the liberal arts, St. Lawrence University is home to more than 2,500 undergraduate students. An international student at St. Lawrence is defined as a student who is not a US citizen or permanent resident; these students are from Canada, all of the countries around the globe, in addition to some students who currently reside in the United States, are attending high school but are not citizens or permanent residents. 

In order to take advantage of all that St. Lawrence University has to offer, you must apply and be accepted. To begin those steps, please review the following information.

Application Deadlines

  1. Early Decision – Starting November 1 - February 1
  2. Regular Decision – February 1

International Application Checklist

  1. Common Application
  2. Official copy of your high school transcript
  3. TOEFL or IELTS (if you do not attend an English-speaking school and/or reside in a country where the native language is English) 
  4. Counselor recommendation letter
  5. 2 Teacher recommendation letters
  6. International Student Certification of Finances

St. Lawrence waives the application fee for all international students. Please indicate on the Common Application the fee waiver status when you submit your application.

Testing Requirements

St. Lawrence University is SAT/ACT-optional for all applicants. Students whose native language is not English and who are not attending an English-speaking school must submit either TOEFL or IELTS scores as a proof of English language proficiency. Please indicate St. Lawrence University as a recipient institution for scores when registering for exams. Our institutional code for both the SAT and TOEFL is 2805. ACT code: 2896

International Financial Aid and Scholarships

St. Lawrence University offers merit and/or need-based financial aid. Students will automatically be considered for financial aid based on academic merit (grades and test scores) and/or on need (based on the financial form.) There are no additional forms or essays required. Please note that we do not require CSS profile or the ISFAA form. Click here for more information.

Canadian Scholars Program

St. Lawrence University is pleased to announce a new scholarship program designed to identify and recognize talented incoming first-year Canadian students who wish to study in the United States. The scholarship value for the Canadian Scholars Program ranges from $25,000 to $50,000 USD per year, with four-year total values of $100,000 to $200,000 USD.

The Canadian Scholars Program seeks students who have excelled academically and demonstrated leadership in some compelling way in their communities. This leadership may be school-related, service-related, or any other avenue in which the student has invested substantive time. This scholarship program is competitive, and finalists will be invited to campus for a personalized visit and interview. For more information, visit our Canadian Scholars Program website

Kenya Scholarship

Because of St. Lawrence University’s long-term relationship with and commitment to Kenya; the University offers a designated scholarship for students from Kenya. The University is honored that over the last several decades, many Kenyans have chosen to receive their post-secondary education at St. Lawrence. Kenyan alumni have gone on to be leaders in business and politics; including several who have served in the Kenya National Assembly. Numerous St. Lawrence students have also had the opportunity to learn about and from Kenyans during a semester-long study abroad program based in Nairobi. For more information, visit our Kenya Scholarship website

International Transfer Students

International students who wish to transfer from another institution should follow the same general application procedures as for domestic transfers. In addition, all international transfer applicants must also complete St. Lawrence University financial form.

Campus Employment

Student employment opportunities are available to international students who receive this as a part of their financial aid award package.

International Student Services

Once students are admitted and enroll at St. Lawrence University, we take great pride in knowing each student personally. One way we begin to do so is through our Office of International Student Services. This group of professionals will begin working with you even before you arrive on campus. They will guide you through the immigration documents required to attend, act as a resource for any issues you might have, and help you succeed as a student and as a person.


For questions regarding the international application process which are not answered on our webpages, please contact Mr. Musa Khalidi, Executive Director of International Admissions, via email.