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Admissions & Financial Aid

Lackawanna College’s open admissions policy and affordable tuition makes it possible for you to continue your education in any field of study.

The Lackawanna College education opens up for you the opportunity to find a fulfilling career, or continue your education to the next level. If a certification or college degree is standing between you and the career you’ve always wanted, then we’re here to help you make it happen! Our programs are affordable for any college student!

Our Open Admissions Process

An open admissions policy simply means that for non-specialty programs, you can be accepted with a high school diploma or GED.

Crucial to your application process is the ACCUPLACER placement exam. This is a multiple-choice assessment you must take as part of college acceptance (unless you have submitted acceptable SAT or ACT scores).

Once you complete the assessment (and we receive your results), our admissions staff uses your score alongside your high school transcripts to decide which course level will be right for you. Our levels include developmental, transitional, and college. If you score in the developmental or transitional course levels, you will be placed in a remedial set of courses to gain the core skills taught in those classes.

Note that Lackawanna College’s open admissions policy is also a rolling one, meaning that we accept your application up until the first day of a semester’s start.

What You Need to Apply

Our mission is to make it easy to apply to Lackawanna College. However, there are some non-required elements that will nonetheless make you a more attractive candidate for acceptance.
Along with your required high school/GED transcripts, you may elect to submit SAT or ACT scores. If your SAT or ACT scores are strong, you will not have to take ACCUPLACER exam.
Along with your application, you may also submit personal essays or letters of recommendation expressing why you would make a good student at Lackawanna College. These materials can help your candidacy but are not required.

Finally, once we extend to you an acceptance letter, you will be required to pay commitment fees to guarantee your place in the next freshman class. These fees are $100 for commuters and $375 for residents.

Pay the Commuter Commitment Fee online
Pay the Resident Commitment Fee online

We look forward to seeing your application!

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