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Freshman Admissions

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Welcome to the Office of Undergraduate Admission at Our Lady of the Lake University. Whether you know exactly what you want to study or are undecided, OLLU offers you the programs, support and opportunity to help build your dreams.

OLLU prepares student for robust careers and fulfilling lives through quality programs, timely academic advising, and various service-learning options.  We are known for our close-knit student body, which is enriched by a supportive campus community and by opportunities for faculty mentorship.  Our manageable size translates into growth inside of class and out. Get started in your journey of becoming a Saint today.

Am I a Freshman Applicant?

You are considered a freshman applicant if you have never attended college (except for any dual credit earned in high school or in classes taken during the summer immediately following high school graduation). 


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How to Apply

The OLLU application is a simple two-step process. Submit the application for admission and your transcripts. OLLU does not require any fees, test scores, essays, or activity résumé. 

1.  Submit the OLLU application or Apply Texas application before the stated Priority Dates. A completed admission file will be used to determine your eligibility for admission and an academic scholarship.

NOTE: The OLLU admission process includes a test-blind admission option, which allows you to decide whether to submit a standardized test score (SAT/ACT) with your application or not. Learn more about this policy.  

2. Send us your high school transcript or its equivalent either electronically or by U.S. mail.  Talk with a college advisor on your campus for details on how to send your transcript electronically.

Official ACT and/or SAT score reports - If opting to include test scores in your admission file, request scores be sent directly from the American College Testing or the College Board using the OLLU codes:  ACT 4140, SAT 6550. 

Send Information to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
411 S.W. 24th Street
San Antonio, TX 78207-4689
or via email to

Enhance Your OLLU Admission Experience

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Visit OLLU

Join us during one of our open house events or schedule a campus tour to see all that OLLU has to offer. Check the calendar and RSVP for our next event. You also can schedule a meeting with an admissions team member.

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Submit your FAFSA

Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid  (FAFSA) so we can determine your financial aid award package. Make sure to use OLLU’s School Code: 003598, so our Financial Aid Office can receive your information.

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