Admission to Lake Superior State University
Welcome – we’re glad you’re here! Whether you are a new freshman or transfer student, you have selected a university full of opportunities in a unique corner of the world. Lake Superior offers over 90 different opportunities including majors, minors, associates degrees, certificates and pre-professional programs. LSSU is noted for real-world, hands-on, engaged learning.
Admissions staff are eager to help you with the application and admissions process. An advisor from your local area is available to guide you through the processes. To connect with someone from your area, visit the admissions advisor page.
Lake Superior State University operates on a rolling admission basis and, as such, we reserve the right to stop accepting applications when we believe the enrollment capacities for the campus can be satisfied by the number of students already admitted. We encourage you to complete your application early.
Admission for new freshmen and transfer students will typically close by the Friday before classes begin. All application materials (including the application, transcripts, test scores, etc.) need to arrive to the admissions team before a decision can be made on your admission status. If necessary, applications can be deferred to the next semester by contacting the Admissions office.
How to Apply for Admission
Choosing what to do after high school is one of the most difficult decisions students must face each year. When it comes down to choosing a college or university, we want you to know that we can help you get the answers you need about LSSU. Our advising staff is here to help you learn more about the many options available at LSSU, from areas of study to financial aid and career success.
Step 1: Submit your online application for free!
Step 2: Submit official transcripts.
Step 3: Submit test scores. (Test scores are not required for students who have been out of high school for two years or more or for students with 19 credits or more of transfer credit completed after high school.)
Step 4: If you have college credit through transfer, dual enrollment, advanced placement (AP), or early college programming, please submit an official transcript for each college or university that you’ve attended.
Scholarship and Financial Aid Opportunities at Lake Superior State University
Making the right choice about your education is an investment in yourself. At Lake Superior State University, we proudly offer access to an affordable education that you’ll be proud of, too. Apply for Admission to Lake Superior State University by May 1 to be eligible for all merit scholarships. Students wishing to increase the value of their scholarship can re-take SAT and ACT tests. Tests taken before May 1 and sent officially to Lake Superior State University will be considered. Our advisors will guide you through financing your education, using tools like our Scholarship Estimator.
Deadline – May 1.
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. 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.
Minimum admissions criteria is a 2.4 high school GPA and SAT score of 980 or ACT score of 19 or above.
Find Your Major at LSSU
Explore your interests, pursue your strengths, or discover a new passion. Whichever major, minor, or discipline you choose, our small class sizes and will be a hallmark of your success.