Application Process for Chinese Students

1. Inquire

Complete and submit the online inquiry form.

2. Contact Vericant for Interview

To better facilitate the interview process for our students from Mainland China, candidates who reside and attend school in Mainland China are required to interview with a representative from Vericant.

Vericant: Click for more information.Vericant will conduct preliminary interviews and facilitate short writing prompts. Bear in mind that Vericant does not evaluate candidates; rather Vericant sends all information to the Lawrence Academy Admissions Office for assessment. The Academy then selects students from among the completed Vericant interviews and determine which students will be offered a second interview with a member of the Lawrence Academy Admissions staff.

Please note that your application fee does not include costs associated with the Vericant interview. Contact Vericant to schedule an appointment in a city near you.

For interview scheduling and fee information, please visit the Vericant website.

3. Register for Testing (SSAT or TOEFL)

All International Applicants are required to take the SSAT or TOEFL exam.

Register online for the October, November, December, or January SSAT by visiting www.ssat.org. Information may be obtained on their website for test center locations, specified test dates, and additional information regarding the standardized test. For more information, you can call SSAT at (609) 683-4440. Our SSAT score reporting code is 4552.

Please Note: The minimum TOEFL score accepted by Lawrence Academy is 90.

Register for the TOEFL by visiting www.toefl.org. Lawrence Academy’s TOEFL score reporting code is 8021.

Please note: The SLEP test is not accepted by Lawrence Academy.

4. Apply

Lawrence Academy will only accept online applications from the Lawrence Academy homepage, the Standard Application Online (SAO) provided by SSAT, and the Gateway to Prep Schools Application.

Application deadline is January 15 for all International Applicants.

A completed application requires the submission of the following items:

  • Candidate Profile
  • Essays
  • Current English Teacher Recommendation
  • Current Math Teacher Recommendation
  • Guidance Counselor/Principal Recommendation
  • School Transcript – Current & Previous Academic Year

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Lawrence Academy also accepts the Standard Application Online (SAO) provided by SSAT and the Gateway to Prep Schools Application.

Families are able to track application status via the Admissions Portal.

5. Admission Decisions

Admission decisions will be posted on March 10.

6. Revisit & Enroll

Lawrence Academy will host Revisit Days for accepted students on Thursday, April 6 and Friday, April 7.

Your signed reservation agreement and tuition deposit are due by Monday, April 10.

Vericant FAQ

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When should the student expect a response from your school after the Vericant interview is completed?

Approximately three weeks.

I’m already in the U.S. this year. Do I have to interview with Vericant?

If a student is presently studying in the U.S. at another school, they are not required to interview with Vericant.

When is the Vericant deadline for Lawrence Academy?

The deadline to interview with Vericant is January 2.

How do I apply to Lawrence Academy after the January 15 application deadline?

You may still contact Vericant for your interview. Lawrence Academy will review your application materials and Vericant interview as spaces remain available. To learn more about Vericant and schedule an interview, please visit www.vericant.com/students. Your Vericant interview will satisfy our interview requirements.

If I plan to visit Lawrence Academy’s campus, do I have to interview with Vericant?

Yes. We receive more requests for campus visits than we can accommodate. Due to the high number of applications from China, we require all Mainland Chinese applicants to interview with Vericant. In the event you are selected for candidacy the Admissions Office will contact you to schedule an interview with us.

Please also note: The minimum acceptable TOEFL score at Lawrence Academy is 90.

If I work with a consultant, do I have to interview with Vericant?

Yes, we require the Vericant interview for all applicants and do not make any exceptions for applicants working with consultants.



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