"I worked with many great athletes and coaches, allowing me the opportunity to gain experience and confidence that without, I wouldn’t be where I am today. LSSU not only gave me my undergraduate education but I gained lifelong friends and connections that will go with me in whatever endeavor that I attempt. Athletic Training at LSSU changed my life and changed my goal in life for the better. "
Andrea Cripps ATEP
Central Michigan University
Canada Student Admissions
At Lake Superior State University, we know that the best way to really learn about something is to jump in and take action. Our students Redefine the Classroom by going beyond books in order to prepare themselves for careers in a competitive and global landscape.
As a Canadian student at LSSU, you'll find that our unique programs, small size and personal attention give you the edge that you need to have success in today's world. The strength of our programs resides in our high-quality faculty and, as a student, you work with them from day one at LSSU.
Canadian students have been studying at LSSU since we were founded in 1946 and many continue to do so today. In fact, LSSU has over 3,200 Canadian alumni that have gone on to successful careers in Canada, the United States, and abroad. Several of these alumni have been presented with prestigious Alumni Awards as well as have been inducted into our Athletic Hall of Fame.
We invite you to join Canadian students of the past as representatives of the future at LSSU. Come experience the opportunities to be part of a research team, to compete nationally and internationally in competitions, make presentations at conferences, work directly with faculty, and join a community dedicated to your undergraduate success. Grab hold of your future at LSSU!
If you are a student from Ontario and would like a printable version of this information, please download our Ontario Student Guide (pdf).
Applying to LSSU
Your application will be processed when we receive ALL of the following documents.
We recommend you submit all application materials for Fall Semester by August 1 and December 1 for Spring Semester.
Submit the application fee ($25 online or $35 for paper application). If you apply online, you can pay by credit card. Otherwise, send us a check or money order made payable to Lake Superior State University.
First Time in College Students:
Have your secondary school send LSSU an official copy of your transcript.
Transfer Students Requirements:
Your Official transcripts of any attended college and/or university
Your Official secondary school records (If you have completed less than 19 semester hours or less than 29 quarter hours of credit prior to applying for admission)
ACT/SAT scores (If you have completed less than 19 hours and graduated from secondary school less than two years ago)
ACT or SAT scores (Optional)
The ACT and SAT are standardized college entrance exams offered primarily in the U.S., but additional testing locations can be found throughout Canada. LSSU does not require Canadian students to submit test scores from either the ACT or SAT. Students may wish to submit test scores in order to strengthen their application for admission.
When registering for the ACT and SAT you can choose to have your scores sent directly to LSSU.
All international students (F-1 Visa) attending Lake Superior State University are required to carry health and accident insurance as a condition of enrollment. Students must furnish proof annually that they have purchased health and accident insurance which meets the requirements of Lake Superior State University.
Proof of insurance is documented by providing a copy of the health and accident insurance card (both sides if applicable) along with a copy of the insurance benefit summary in English. Both the health and accident insurance card and the copy of the insurance benefit summary must be submitted along with the LSSU Health and Accident Insurance Form (pdf).
One option available for purchase is an accident and sickness plan through Student Assurance Services. LSSU does not endorse this plan, but simply makes it available for students. Information on SAS is available at www.sas-mn.com
Canadian commuter students that live in Canada and commute to LSSU for classes have the option to waive out of purchasing health and accident insurance. The Ontario Ministry of Health strongly recommends commuting Canadians purchase supplementary insurance due to limited benefits OHIP provides to foreign health care providers. Canadian students wishing to "waive" out of purchasing additional health insurance must provide a copy of both sides of their OHIP card and complete and sign the Commuting Canadian Health and Accident Insurance Waiver Form (pdf).
All application materials should be mailed to:
Office of Admissions
Lake Superior State University
650 W. Easterday Ave.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Upon Acceptance to LSSU
The following financial information is required.
Immigration laws severely limit work for international students. Therefore, you must be prepared to pay the full costs of attendance and advise your sponsor well in advance of fee payment dates so your funds will arrive on time. We would like to emphasize that the educational and living costs at LSSU are less than most U.S. universities. Scholarships are also available for those who qualify and LSSU honors the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).
Commuters from Ontario -- $11,846 USD for 2013-2014 academic year
Ontario residents intending to live in the US while in school -- $20,586 for 2013-2014 academic year
Financial Verification (Required for I-20)
Verification of the ability to pay university expense can be supplied as followed:
A written financial statement from your bank account, or from the account of whoever will be responsible for your tuition/books expenses. This can be in the form of:
A letter from an officer at a financial institution listing the amount of tuition/books and expenses required for the upcoming year and verifying the account holder’s ability to pay this amount, and/or
A bank statement showing a savings equal to this year’s tuition/books and expenses, and/or
Verification of loan approvals, (such as OSAP) or scholarships received.
If the funds are coming from someone other than yourself, your “sponsor” will also need to supply a signed letter stating that the monies available in the bank account/loan, etc. will be used to pay for your tuition/books and expenses, plus room/board if applicable.
You should also indicate how the remaining years will be supported.
Exceptions to the I-20 Requirements
If you are a Permanent U.S. Resident or able to be in the U.S. with another form of documentation. We require a copy of this documentation for our records.
If you are a Canadian Aboriginal or Native American (excluding METIS) with at least 50% blood quantum and have J-treaty privileges (carry a tribal ID), you are exempt from needing an I-20 form. You must provide our office with a copy of your tribal ID and letter showing proof of blood quantum.
Official forms allowing you to demonstrate financial ability to pay tuition, books, fees, and living expenses are available for download or may be requested by contacting the Admissions Office.
Each student that receives a form I-20 will receive a unique SEVIS ID number assigned to him/her. The ID number and the I-20 form itself are used to obtain F-1 Status at a U.S. Port of Entry.
As of September 1, 2004, the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has implemented a rule requiring
F-1 Status applicants to pay a
one-time fee to supplement the administration
and maintenance costs
of the SEVIS program. Because LSSU
will be issuing you an initial I-20
form, you will be required to pay
this SEVIS fee. Information about payment of the fee and the processing
of your I-20 form upon entry
to the U.S. will be provided to you
with your initial I-20 form.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Admissions Office at 1-906-635-2231
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