Step 1: When to apply

Apply early!

You can apply up to a year in advance. There are many things to do to prepare for college life and this admission procedure can be a time-consuming process. Not only must you allow Lake Superior College adequate time to process your application, but you should also consider the time required for your visa processing before you may leave your country.

For the smoothest transition, we recommend applying early to allow time for the processing of:

  • Transcripts and English Translations
  • English Proficiency Requirement
  • Financial certificate and banker’s statement in US Dollars
  • Proof of health insurance (after VISA approval)

International Student Advisor

Victoria Shaw Carlson
1-218-733-7634 / Email

Application deadlines

Spring semester 2017: Friday, January 6 at 4 p.m.

Summer session 2017: Friday, June 2 at 4 p.m.

If you are currently attending another college/university within the United States, your application must be completed at least two weeks prior to the start of the semester.

If you are a first time student, your application must be completed at least one month prior to the start of a semester. As visa wait times vary between countries, it may be advisable to have your application completed up to three months before the start of the semester.

Estimated expenses for a academic year

Estimates are based on 15 credits per fall and spring semester

  • Tuition ($145.78 per credit): $4373.40
  • Fees (not tuition differentials): $735.90
  • Health Insurance (waived if proof of insurance):  $1,300.00
  • Other expenses (room & board, books, tuition differential, etc.): 14,000.00*
    *Since there are currently no dormitories at Lake Superior College, this is only an estimate.

TOTAL $20,409.30

The U.S. government requires a SEVIS fee (or I-901) of $200 to be paid prior to obtaining your visa. If you are presently in the United States, you must allow time for requesting your official academic transcripts be sent directly to LSC, official translations (if needed), the signing of your Financial Certificate, and sending in your bank statements with the balances noted in US dollars.