Applying to SLC
Sarah Lawrence College students are more than numbers, grades, ranks, or scores. We are a community of learners, committed to and passionate about creative expression, intellectual exploration, innovation, entrepreneurship, and artistic growth.
Sarah Lawrence does not have a formula for an ideal student. We welcome both first-year applicants and transfer students, and applicants from within the United States and abroad. We believe that outstanding essays and answers to application questions, along with solid secondary school transcripts, form the foundation for a Sarah Lawrence education. Your counselor and teacher recommendations also provide us with important insight as to the academic and personal contributions you could make to our remarkable College.
The submission of standardized tests is optional. We accept SAT and ACT test results from applicants who choose to submit them. Along with your transcripts, test scores may provide additional evidence of your academic achievements and potential. However, Sarah Lawrence is committed to a holistic review process, and we know that standardized testing may not accurately reflect the potential and contributions of all students. If you decide not to submit your test scores, you will not, in any way, diminish your application.
Additionally, we take into consideration a student’s contributions to their community and participation in extracurricular activities.
Please use the links to the right to learn more about applying to SLC. We are excited to learn more about you!
Statement on Citizenship Status and Admission
Sarah Lawrence College reads and reviews every application comprehensively in order to enroll a student body representative of as many backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives as possible. Every year, we admit and enroll students of all citizenship statuses. In the interest of making a Sarah Lawrence education possible for any student from any background, we draw from a variety of sources to award financial aid. For students who are admitted to the College, we provide financial aid through packages individually tailored to each family’s financial situation - regardless of background or citizenship.
Notice of Nondiscrimination
Please review Sarah Lawrence College's full policy statement on discrimination.