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Freshman Admission Requirements

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

NOTE: OLLU is pleased to announce a new test-optional admission policy which allows you to decide whether you want to submit a standardized test score (SAT/ACT) with your application for admission or not. Learn more about this policy .  

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 the 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.
    • Transcripts can be submitted as early as the end of your junior year, but official high school transcripts with graduation date must be submitted immediately after graduation
  • SAT or ACT scores (OLLU test codes: ACT-4140, SAT 6550) if not choosing to go test optional.

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

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:

Fall Semester 

  • 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.

Spring Semester

  • 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 is administered on the OLLU San Antonio campus. For test dates and times, contact the OLLU Testing Center at 210-431-3998 or visit


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