First-Time Freshman

Apply for admission as a new freshman if you have not attended college (except for dual credit earned while in high school or during the summer immediately following high school graduation).

Admission Requirements

  • Application for admission - use the OLLU application  or
  • $35 nonrefundable application fee (a waiver option is available - contact your admissions counselor)
  • Grade and test score requirements:
    - For students with a 2.5 or higher grade point average (on a four-point scale), OLLU requires a minimum total score of 840 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Mathematics sections of the SAT or a 15 composite on the ACT.
    - For students with a 2.0-2.49 grade point average (on a four-point scale), OLLU requires a minimum total score of 880 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Mathematics sections of the SAT or a 17 composite on the ACT.
    - For students who do not meet the grade and test score requirements listed above, OLLU recommends submission of letters of recommendation, a résumé, or personal statement to supplement the application. These documents can provide a more complete picture of the student and can improve chances of admission.
Acceptance to Our Lady of the Lake University is also based upon:
  • Strength of the student’s high school curriculum
  • Type of courses completed in high school
  • Responses to the Student Questionnaire component of the SAT or ACT examination
To be considered for admission, submit the following by deadline:
  • Application for admission - use the OLLU application  or
  • Official high school transcript - ask your high school counselor to mail your transcript to the address below or submit it electronically through the TREx system (Note: transcripts can be submitted as early as the end of your junior year, but official high school transcript with graduation date must be submitted immediately after graduation).
  • SAT or ACT scores (OLLU test codes: ACT-4140, SAT-6550)

Send all information to:
Office of Admissions
411 S.W. 24th Street
San Antonio, Texas 78207-4689

For more information, call 210-431-3961 or 800-436-6558
Fax: 210-431-4036

Important Dates and Deadlines

Admission decisions are made as soon as all application materials have been received. Applying early is important since admission to OLLU is needed to ensure consideration for financial aid, housing, academic advising and registration. All files must be completed by the following dates to be considered for admission:

  • Nov. 14 Early Action – Students who submit a complete application and all required documentation by Nov. 14 will have an admission decision by Christmas break.
  • May 1 Regular Decision – Students who apply after Nov. 14 will be part of the Regular Decision period. Admission decisions will be sent out in a rolling-decision format until May.
  • Aug. 1 Final Deadline – Students who apply after May 1 will be considered on a space-available basis.
  • Sept. 1 Priority Admission
  • Nov. 15 Rolling Admission – Applications will continue to be accepted after this date on a space available basis.

SAT and ACT Test Information

OLLU's ACT code - 4140
The ACT test is administered on the San Antonio Campus of Our Lady of the Lake University. For test dates and times, contact the OLLU Assessment Center at 210-431-3998 or visit

OLLU’s SAT code - 6550
For SAT test dates, times and locations, visit

Information for:
■  Transfer Students
■  International Students

Note: Our Lady of the Lake University will not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student in our educational programs or activities or applicant for admission on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, marital status, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military status (including disabled veterans, Vietnam-era veterans or recently separated veterans), predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state and federal laws, including protections for those opposing discrimination or participating in any allegation process on campus or within the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or other human rights agencies. View complete University Nondiscrimination Policy at