Freshmen Student (Undergraduate) Application Information
Freshmen admission to Lake Superior State University is based on high school GPA and ACT scores. You will hear from us within ten days of receipt of all application materials. Scholarship offers are mailed to eligible students within two weeks of admission.
The primary factors used to determine admission are cumulative grade point average (GPA), high school course curriculum, and ACT or SAT results. LSSU recommends that students follow a college preparatory curriculum mirroring the Michigan Merit Curriculum. The middle fifty percent of our entering freshman class typically have high school GPA’s ranging from 2.9 to 3.6 and ACT scores ranging from 22-25 or SAT (taken after 3/1/16) scores ranging from 1110 to 1220. Students should feel free to submit any additional materials which may aid the Admissions Office in reviewing unusual circumstances which may have impacted high school performance. ACT or SAT scores will not be used in the admissions process if you graduated from high school two or more years ago.
Applying to LSSU
Our advice is to apply as early as possible. Though you can apply any time up to the beginning of the semester, for full consideration for financial aid and scholarships you must apply by March 1.
Use the following as a checklist:
Submit the $25 application fee at the time of application, via credit card or electronic check. If you are unable to pay the application fee, contact the Admissions office at (906) 635-2231 for assistance.
High School Transcripts
Have your high school send an official transcript of your grades and class rank - many high schools provide this service free-of-charge in the guidance/counseling office.
If you've taken college courses at universities other than LSSU, have each college send transcripts.
Have your ACT or SAT scores sent to us by ACT or the College Board. Our institutional code for ACT is 2031; for the SAT it is 1421.
Already took the ACT or SAT?
All application materials should be mailed to:
Office of Admissions