Returning Students Admission Process

If you have taken courses at Lake Superior College as a degree, diploma, or certificate seeking student in the past 2 years and have not yet graduated, you do not need to reapply.  If you are changing programs or if you have questions regarding registration, please contact a Professional Advisor at or 218-733-7601.  If you have taken courses at Lake Superior College, but it has been more than 2 years since you last attended, you will need to do the following:

1. Resubmit an application

You can

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OR fill out a paper application.

Please note: Unless you were only a PSEO student or a Non-Degree Seeking Student, you will not need to pay the $20 application fee. If you have previously paid the application fee, you will not be asked to pay it again.

Application deadlines are the Friday before the start of the term at 4 p.m. Late applicants are encouraged to file applications in person. Admission to the college does not automatically guarantee your spot into a specific program. Some career programs utilize a waiting list and/or selection process.

3. Submit Transcripts

All applicants are required to submit Transcripts.

  • High School/GED transcripts must be submitted if obtained within the past five years.
  • Official transcripts must be submitted from all previous post-secondary institutions attended. This includes any college credit earned in high school.

Please note: Official post-secondary institution transcripts must arrive at LSC in a sealed envelope directly from the institution or received electronically from the transfer institution. If you are transferring credits from another MnSCU institution, you do not need to request transcripts to be sent from those schools unless you hear otherwise from LSC. LSC admissions staff will electronically retrieve your transcripts after you apply for admission saving you time and money.

4.  Check Admission Status

If you applied online, you can track the status of your application. If you did not apply online, you are welcome to email us at

Check Admission Status

5. Next Steps

After your application file is complete you will receive your accepted student packet which will outline the steps you need to take to complete your enrollment.  Please keep your Accepted Student Checklist as it contains information (including your LSC ID number) you need as you complete the enrollment process.

Once you’re accepted into Lake Superior College, your next step for enrollment will be to participate in a Student Orientation, Accuplacer and Registration (SOAR) session. You must have completed your application and been accepted to LSC before you can sign up for a SOAR session.

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