The University has a selective admissions process, the objective of which is to identify men and women who have the highest potential for advancement in their chosen field of study. While a student applicant’s academic record is a reliable measure for the prediction of academic success, the admissions decision is more complex than admitting students on the basis of a numerical formula. With this intent, Lawrence Tech considers, in addition to the applicant’s previous academic record, factors which demonstrate an aptitude for successful study.
- Completed application
- High school diploma in progress
- Official high school transcripts
- Official ACT or SAT scores (optional)*
- 500 word essay - Prompt: Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
- Application fee of $30
Admissions decisions are based on a student's recalculated GPA and essay. Strong emphasis is placed on grade trends as well as the strength of the curriculum and rigor of a student's senior schedule.
*Due to the COVID 19 outbreak, Lawrence Tech has made a temporary change in our standardized test submission policy to protect the health and well-being of our future students. Freshman applicants for the Fall 2021 and Fall 2022 semesters have the option to apply without submitting an ACT or SAT score. Standardized test scores are not required to receive scholarships, and students who are unable to submit test scores will not be disadvantaged in the merit scholarship process. For students who do submit ACT or SAT scores, these will be considered supplemental information and used for determining placement assessments. To learn more about all scholarship opportunities, please visit our website here.
Lawrence Tech is on a rolling admission system so there is no formal deadline to apply to the University; however, it is highly recommended to submit your application documents as soon as possible to ensure ample processing time.
Admission is based upon your academic recalculated GPA, which includes courses in the following subject areas:
- Foreign languages
- Social sciences
- Natural sciences
Please note that the recalculated GPA is weighted, so any Honors, Advanced, or AP/IB courses will also be taken into consideration.
Recommended High School Course Work
While Lawrence Tech does not have a set list of required courses to apply to the University, there are courses that are recommended to aid in the transition to college. In particular, students who wish to study architecture, computer science, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, or physics are advised to complete the following high school course work:
- Algebra 1 and 2
- One semester of trigonometry
- One semester of pre-calculus or senior math
- Two semesters of chemistry
- Two semesters of physics