Application Process, Tuition & Financial Aid



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The application for Fall 2022 entry is available and can be found online at The priority deadline is February 1, 2022. 

If you are a current Sarah Lawrence undergraduate interested in applying to the five year program, do not apply using the link on this page. Please visit the five year program page on MySLC for more information and a link to the application form. 

Given the recent legislation signed by Governor Hochul, the Art of Teaching program is no longer requiring prospective applicants submit GRE or other graduate-level examination scores. We will continue to conduct a holistic assessment of an applicant’s potential based on their personal statement, writing sample, letters of recommendation, and transcripts.

Before submitting your application you’ll need to have:

  • Details of your education history, including schools and dates attended
  • A copy of your transcripts 
  • A curriculum vitae
  • The names and contact details of two people who can provide a letter of reference
  • A personal statement
  • A copy of an undergraduate academic paper
  • TOEFL results (for international applicants)

You can find detailed guidance on these application requirements below.

Application Requirements

Academic Qualifications

Applicants must have received a Bachelor of Arts or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university. Previous college work is expected to be at 3.0 or higher and should reflect advanced course study. 


Official transcripts are not required in order to apply to Sarah Lawrence College. However, if you are admitted and accept your offer of admission, an official transcript from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended will be required prior to enrollment in the graduate program.

Unofficial transcripts for application purposes should be submitted to us via a scanned upload in the Academics section of the application. Official transcripts for enrollment purposes can be sent to us via your institution's electronic transcript delivery or mailed to us from each undergraduate and graduate institution. Our mailing address is as follows:

Graduate Admission
Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY, 10708

If your transcript is from a university where English is not the primary language of instruction, you must provide a translated copy of your transcript from a service such as WES or AACRAO. All grades must be converted to the US 4.0 GPA scale.

Please note: An "unofficial" transcript is a document that has been opened and examined by the student or printed from an institution's website before being submitted to Sarah Lawrence College. Any transcript that you upload to your application is considered "unofficial."

An "official" transcript is a document that has been prepared, authenticated, and sealed by the Registrar at your college or university. To be considered official, a transcript must be mailed, unopened, to our office or sent to us electronically directly from the institution.

Curriculum Vitae

Your one- to two-page curriculum vitae should accurately reflect your completed educational background and your professional experiences to date. 


You will be asked to submit the names of two recommenders with your online application. You  should ask people who can give an informed opinion of intellectual ability for sustained academic effort.

If you are unable to contact former teachers, we welcome letters from others, such as employers, who can make similar assessments. Preferably, one of those should be from a person in your field of interest.

Note: Please inform your recommenders that they will be receiving an e-mail from Sarah Lawrence College indicating that they have been asked to recommend you, and that the letter may be submitted electronically through a secure site.

Personal Statement

You will be asked to include a personal statement explaining why you want to pursue your graduate studies in Early Childhood & Childhood education and why do you want to do so at Sarah Lawrence College. (500-1000 words)

Academic Writing Sample

A copy of an undergraduate academic paper approximately five to 10 pages in length, preferably graded, or a sample of professional writing.

TOEFL Results (for International Applicants)

Individuals whose native language is not English must include official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Information concerning TOEFL may be obtained by writing: TOEFL, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08541. Request that the results are sent to Sarah Lawrence College, ETS code 2810. For more information:

For students who have limited access to taking the TOEFL, Sarah Lawrence College will accept the IETLS as an equivalent examination.

Application Fee

A nonrefundable application fee of $60 must be submitted; upon completion of the application, online payment will become available.

Payments may also be made by check or money order to Sarah Lawrence College, and submitted via mail.

Please note: All materials submitted become property of Sarah Lawrence College and cannot be returned. This application and all the materials shall not be disclosed to any person not concerned with the professional development of the student.

Selection Process

An interview is required for Art of Teaching applicants. Interviews are arranged by invitation after all materials have been reviewed. If travel to Sarah Lawrence is not possible, alternatives may be arranged.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Visit the Graduate Financial Aid site for a basic outline of graduate tuition, costs, and financial aid.

For more information, please contact Graduate Admissions, or Beverly Roach-Esprit, Assistant Director of Financial Aid.