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 State University 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.
Our Admissions Recruiters are eager to help you with the application and admissions process. Please click on the link below that best describes you as you apply for admission.
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 and transcripts) 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 (optional). Test scores will be considered supplemental information and will not impact an admissions decision.
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.
The primary factors used to determine admission are cumulative grade point average (GPA) and high school course curriculum. 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, but may be used for appropriate course placement.
Minimum admissions criteria is a 2.4 high school GPA or 2.0 GPA for transfer students.
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.
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