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Freshman Admissions

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Welcome to Our Lady of the Lake University. Whether you know exactly what you want to study or you’re undecided about a major, OLLU offers you the programs and support to help you build your dreams.

OLLU’s undergraduate students prepare for careers and fulfilling lives through quality programs, academic advising, service-learning, internships and a supportive campus community. OLLU is known for its close-knit campus, and our size translates into opportunities for you inside of class and out. Get started in your journey to becoming a Saint today.

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 .  A completed admission file will be used to determine your academic scholarship amount.

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.  

2.  Send us your high school transcript or its equivalent electronically or by U.S. mail. 

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 the 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. The FAFSA can be completed as early as Oct. 1. Make sure to use OLLU’s School Code: 003598, so our Financial Aid Office can receive your information.

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