Getting Ready to Transfer
If you are looking to transfer from another college or university, there are a number of things you will have to do to complete the process. The Transfer Action Plan explains to you what you should be aware of when looking to transfer, and will help you better understand the process. Visit MNTransfer.org to access information about college application processes, admissions information, college and university transfer websites, information about financial aid, etc. Make sure to know your Transfer Student Rights & Responsibilities. You are entitled to receive a clear explanation of transfer policy, a fair evaluation of your coursework, and access to a formal appeal process. Lake Superior College Transfer Policy can be found here. If you have any questions about transfer, please do not hesitate to contact our Registrar’s Office
- What Programs & Courses Does LSC Offer?
What Programs & Courses Does Lake Superior College Offer? Where Can I Locate Course Outlines?
At LSC, we offer a number of different programs in business, computer, transportation, health, public safety/emergency response, and trade and industry. These programs can lead to successful opportunities in the workforce.
LSC offers an Associate in Arts Degree (which includes the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum), which is designed to transfer to four-year colleges and universities.
For more information about the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum, please visit MNTransfer.org.
To discover more about the specific courses you can take at LSC, you can view our Course Outlines.
- Applying for Transfer Admission
Applying for Transfer Admission
Students interested in applying to Lake Superior College should submit an application to the college.
The Admissions process can be found here.
- What If I Was/Am a PSEO Student?
What If I Was/Am a PSEO Student?
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system has information regarding the PSEO option and transfer basics for interested students. PSEO students are required to send an official copy of transcripts from the college/university which offered the college-level course taken.
The Admissions process can be found here.
- What If I Am an International Student?
What If I Am an International Student?
International students are welcome and encouraged to apply to Lake Superior College. Students who are not US citizens or permanent residents and plan to enroll on a student visa can find more information about the international application process by clicking here.
The MnSCU system also provides helpful resources to international students concerning currency conversion, credential evaluating agencies, TOEFL, and more. Please visit their website to learn more.
- I'm a Student at Another College/University and I Want to Take a Class at LSC - Do I Apply as a Transfer Student?
I’m a Student at Another College/University and I Want to Take a Class at LSC – Do I Apply as a Transfer Student?
If you are a student at another college or university and only what to take one or two classes at Lake Superior College, you do not need to apply as a new degree-seeking student. You would be considered a non-degree student. For information regarding non-degree seeking status, click here.
- What Happens After I Apply?
What Happens After I Apply?
After your application is complete, it will be processed by Admissions. A transfer evaluation will occur, in which we will determine whether your previous coursework is equivalent to that at Lake Superior College. In order to be considered equivalent, a course must be at least 75% comparable in content.
If you are accepted by Lake Superior College, an acceptance packet will be returned to you in the mail, which will contain a Degree Audit Report (DARS), outlining to you how your courses transferred in to your program(s).
- How Can I Determine What Credits Will Transfer to LSC?
How Can I Determine What Credits Will Transfer to LSC?
If you would like to get an idea of what will transfer into Lake Superior College before your transfer evaluation is complete, you can use u.select. This is a database of transfer evaluations that LSC has already made:
For more information on how to use u.select, click here.
- Does Lake Superior College Accept Alternative Forms of Credit, Such as AP and CLEP Exams?
Does Lake Superior College Accept Alternative Forms of Credit, Such as AP and CLEP Exams?
Lake Superior College accepts various alternative types of credit, such as the below Nationally Recognized Exams:
- Advanced Placement (AP)
- College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
- Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Educational Support (DANTES/DSST)
- Excelsior College Examinations (ECEs)
- International Baccalaureate (IB)
- New York University Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (NYUFLP)
- National Occupational competency Testing Institute (NOCTI)
- Thomas Edison State College Examination Program (TECEP)
For an explanation of these examinations and how they transfer in to Lake Superior College, click here.
- Does LSC Accept Articulated College Credit?
Does LSC Accept Articulated College Credit?
Articulated credit enables high school students to obtain college credit for technical courses that are taken in high school. In order for articulated credit to be accepted by Lake Superior College, a signed articulation agreement must exist between the high school and the college, indicating how the course will transfer. Student who enroll at Lake superior College within five years of when the course was taken will receive credit for the course(s) indicated based on the agreement.
Student who took courses in high school which articulate to other colleges/universities besides LSC cannot transfer this credit in to Lake Superior College through the articulated college credit process. These students can have their work evaluated through the Credit for Prior Learning process, however. For an explanation of the Credit for Prior Learning process, see below.
- Can I Get Credit for Previous Education, Work and Life Experience?
Can I Get Credit for Previous Education, Work and Life Experience?
LSC offers students the options of Articulated College Credit (see above), Credit by Exam and Prior Learning Assessments. For more information regarding the Credit by Exam and Prior Learning process, click here.
- Will LSC Accept My Work From the Military and Other Training Programs?
Will LSC Accept My Work From the Military and Other Training Programs?
Lake Superior College may accept credit from military and business training.
For more information regarding this transfer, click here and scroll to “Educational Credit for Training Programs”.
- What If I Don't Agree With a Transfer Decision that was Made?
What If I Don’t Agree With a Transfer Decision that was Made?
Please familiarize yourself with Lake Superior College’s Transfer Policy/Procedures & Appeal Process. There are processes in place that allow you to appeal a transfer decision made at Lake Superior College.
Lake Superior’s Transfer Policy/Procedures & Appeal Process
Transfer Appeal Form
MnSCU Transfer Rights & Responsibilities – Familiarize yourself with the college’s and your rights and responsibilities when it comes to transfer.
- I Am Interested in Transferring to Another Community College, or a Four-Year College or University. How Do I Go About Doing This?
I Am Interested in Transferring to Another Community College, or a Four-Year College or University. How Do I Go About Doing This?
Please visit our “Transferring From LSC” website to learn more about the process of how to transfer to other colleges and universities.
Each semester, LSC hosts transfer visits from area schools such as the College of St Scholastica, University of Minnesota-Duluth and University of Wisconsin-Superior. A transfer visit schedule will be made available on this website as visits are scheduled.
We advise students who are interested in transferring to work as early as possible with that school to help facilitate the transfer process.
For a listing of Transfer Specialists at other MnSCU schools, as well as, those schools mentioned above (and more), click here.
- Does Lake Superior Have Articulation Agreements with Four-Year Schools?
Does Lake Superior Have Articulation Agreements with Four-Year Schools?
LSC has a number of articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities in the area. Articulation agreements are formal agreements between two or more colleges and universities to accept credit in transfer towards a specific academic program.
For a listing of Lake Superior College’s active articulation agreements, click here.
Have More Questions?
Please visit our Transfer FAQ website
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2101 Trinity Rd
Duluth, MN 55811