1 Lake Superior State University Undergraduate Application for Admission Apply online at discover.lssu.edu
2 Master s Program Curriculum and Instruction, MA Post-Baccalaureate Program Education Baccalaureate (4-year) Programs Accounting, BS Applied Geographic Information Science, BS Athletic Training, BS Biology (Pre-Professional electives), BS Biology-Secondary Teaching, BS Business Administration (regional centers only), BS Business Administration-Entrepreneurship, BS Business Administration-International Business, BS Business Administration-Management, BS Business Administration-Marketing, BS Chemistry, BA/BS Chemistry-Secondary Teaching, BS Chemistry (Pre-Professional, Pre-Pharmacy), BS Communication, BA Computer & Mathematical Sciences, BS Computer Engineering, BS Options in: Control Systems, Robotics & Automation Computer Information Systems, BS Computer Networking, BS Concentration in: Web Development Computer Science, BS Computer Science-Secondary Teaching, BS Conservation Biology, BS Conservation Leadership, BA Criminal Justice-Corrections, BS Criminal Justice-Criminalistics, Certification, BS Criminal Justice-Generalist, BS Criminal Justice-Homeland Security, BS Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement, BS Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement, Certification, BS Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement, Certification with NRT, BS Criminal Justice-Loss Control, BS Criminal Justice-Public Safety, Certification, BS Early Childhood Education, BA/BS Elementary Education-Special Education-Learning Disabilities, BS Elementary Teaching, BA/BS-see degree areas for majors Electrical Engineering, BS Options in: Digital Systems, Electrical/Mechanical, Robotics & Automation, Vehicle Systems Electrical Engineering Technology, BS Engineering Management BS Lake Superior State University PROGRAMS English Language & Literature- Secondary Teaching, BA Environmental Chemistry, BS Environmental Health, BS Environmental Management, BS Environmental Science, BS Exercise Science, BS Fire Science-Engineering Technology, BS Fire Science-Generalist, Certification, BS Fire Science-Generalist, Non-Certification, BS Fire Science-Hazardous Materials, BS Finance and Economics, BS Fine Arts Studies, BS Fish Health, BS Fisheries and Wildlife Management, BS Concentrations in: Fisheries Management, Wildlife Management Forensic Chemistry, BS French Studies, BA French Studies-Elementary Teaching, BA French Studies-Secondary Teaching, BA Geology, BS Concentration in: Environmental Geology Geology-Earth/Space Science- Secondary Teaching, BS History, BS History-Secondary Teaching, BS Individualized Studies, BA/BS Industrial Technology, BS Integrated Science-Elementary Teaching, BS Integrated Science-Secondary Teaching, BS Language Arts-Elementary Teaching, BA Liberal Studies, BA/BS Literature, BA Literature-Creative Writing, BA Manufacturing Engineering Technology,BS Mathematics, BS Mathematics-Actuarial & Business Applications, BS Mathematics-Elementary Teaching, BS Mathematics-Secondary Teaching, BS Mechanical Engineering, BS Options in: General, Robotics & Automation, Vehicle Systems Medical Laboratory Science, BS Nursing, BS Nursing - Post Licensure, BS Parks and Recreation, BS Physical Science-Secondary Teaching, BS Political Science, BA/BS Tracks in: General, Prelaw, Public Administration Political Science-Secondary Teaching, BS Prelaw (non-degree) Pre-Pharmacy (transfer program) Psychology, BA/BS Secondary Teaching, BA/BS-degree in major or double minors Social Science, BA/BS Social Studies-Elementary Teaching, BA/BS Social Studies-Secondary Teaching, BA/BS Sociology, BA/BS Sociology-Secondary Teaching, BA/BS Sociology-Social Services, BA/BS Spanish, BA Spanish-Elementary Teaching, BA Spanish-Secondary Teaching, BA Sport and Recreation Management, BA/BS Associate (2-year) Programs Business Administration, AD Chemical Technology, AD Chemistry, AD Computer Science, AD Criminal Justice-Corrections, AD Criminal Justice-Homeland Security, AD Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement, AD Early Childhood Education, AD Electrical Engineering Technology, AD Fire Science, AD General Engineering, AD General Engineering Technology, AD Health Care Provider, AD Health/Fitness Specialist, AD Internet/Network Specialist, AD Concentration in: Web Development Liberal Arts, AD Manufacturing Engineering Technology, AD Marine Technology, AD Natural Resources Technology, AD Paramedic Technology, AD Personal Computer Specialist, AD Social Work, AD Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment, AD Technical Accounting, AD Certificate Programs Information Processing, Certificate International Studies, Certificate Manufacturing, Certificate Paramedic Training, Certificate Personal Computer Specialist, Certificate Practical Nursing, Certificate
3 Lake Superior State University INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION Freshman Admission A freshman student is defined as a student who has not enrolled in a postsecondary institution anytime after the summer following high school graduation. You may apply to LSSU anytime after the end of your junior year of high school. The best time to apply is early in your senior year. Applications are processed continuously and when all necessary materials have arrived you will be notified of a decision as soon as possible. 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. The middle fifty percent of our entering freshman class typically have high school GPA s ranging from 2.7 to 3.3 and ACT scores ranging from 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. Currently enrolled in high school Submit your entire application and a $35 nonrefundable check or money order (U.S. funds-payable to Lake Superior State University) to your high school principal or counselor for completion of Part II. The application and a copy of your high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores must be mailed directly to the Admissions Office from your high school. NOT currently enrolled in high school Submit your entire application and $35 nonrefundable check or money order (U.S. funds-payable to Lake Superior State University) to the Admissions Office. Have your high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores mailed directly from your high school to the Admissions Office.* If you withdrew from high school prior to graduating you may submit GED results. Transfer Admission A transfer student is defined as a student who enrolls in a postsecondary institution anytime after the summer following high school graduation and then applies to Lake Superior State University. Transfer students must possess a 2.0 cumulative college GPA and be eligible to return to their former college(s). Attach a $35 non-refundable check or money order (U.S. funds-payable to Lake Superior State University). Send to the LSSU Admissions Office. Request an official copy of your transcript be sent directly to the Admissions Office from each college/ university you have attended. If you have completed fewer than 19 semester (29 quarter) hours of transferable college credit (C- or higher), you must also send an official high school transcript or GED scores in addition to your college transcript. ACT or SAT scores will also be used unless you graduated from high school more than two years ago. For all schools you have attended, besides Michigan Community Colleges, please provide course descriptions from the year(s) you attended. Please write your name and school on each page of the course descriptions. Your application will be processed and an evaluation of transfer credit will be made as soon as all required materials are on file in the Admissions Office. Readmission Former LSSU students who miss one or more semesters (not including summer) must reapply. You should: If you have attended another college/university since you last applied or attended LSSU classes, you must have official transcripts sent from the other institution(s). If you previously paid the application fee you do not need to pay it again. Your application will be processed and an evaluation of transfer credit will be made, if necessary, as soon as all required materials are on file in the Admissions Office. International Students If you are a citizen of any country outside of the U.S. or Ontario, Canada, you should complete the application according to your status: Freshman, Transfer, or Readmit. Additional materials are required to complete your application. There is a $35 non-refundable application fee (U.S. funds-payable to LSSU) For a complete list of required materials, please visit and click on prospective students or contact the Admissions Office at LSSU (5778). *ACT or SAT scores will not be used in the admissions process if you graduated from high school two or more years ago. Upon request, Lake Superior State University will provide persons with disabilities promotional literature and comparable recruitment efforts in a medium in which they can communicate. It is the policy of Lake Superior State University that no person shall be discriminated against, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination in employment, or in any program or activity for which the University is responsible on the basis of race, color, national origin or ancestry, gender, age, disability, religion, height, weight, sexual preference, marital status or veteran status. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Applicants for admission and students: Vice President for Student Affairs, Administration Building, Lake Superior State University, 650 W. Easterday Ave., Sault Ste. Marie, MI Applicants for employment and employees and ADA concerns: Director of Human Resources, Administration Building, Lake Superior State University, 650 W. Easterday Ave., Sault Ste. Marie, MI The information in all Admissions Office publications is only for your information and is not part of an enrollment contract.
4 PART I You may also apply online at PERSONAL Incoming Freshman Transfer Student Readmit Student Please Print Name: Legal First Legal Middle Legal Last Preferred Nick Name Former Last Name (if any) LAKE SUPERIOR STATE UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION Date of Birth Sex: Male Female Marital Status: Married Single Social Security Number*: month / day / year (Non-U.S. citizens leave blank) *SSN optional, but recommended. It is not used for admission purposes or as a University ID, however, it is required to apply for financial aid, federal tax credits and campus employment. Current Mailing Address: Effective Until: P.O. Box/ Street Address City State/Province ZIP/Postal Code County of Residence Telephone: ( ) Cell: ( ) BIOGRAPHICAL - please check all that apply U.S. Citizen State or Country of Birth Michigan resident for more than 6 months Non-Michigan resident or Michigan resident for less than 6 months State of legal residence? How long have you lived there? Yrs Months On what date did you begin living in Michigan? Race/Ethnicity Optional - Information for statistical purposes Please indicate all races that apply among the following: Telephone: ( ) Name of Parent, Guardian or Spouse (First & Last Names): Mr. Ms. Relationship to Applicant: White Canadian Aboriginal; Tribe Affiliation Asian American Indian or Alaskan Native; Tribe Affiliation Black or African American Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Please check your ethnicity Hispanic or Latino Not Hispanic or Latino YOUR PLANS AT LSSU FINANCIAL AID I am submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Permanent Mailing Address: P.O. Box/ Street Address City State/Province ZIP/Postal Code County of Residence Address: (if different) Please indicate the academic program you wish to study Undecided When do you plan to enroll? Fall Semester (Sept) Spring Semester (Jan) Summer Semester (May) Year 20 Part Time Full Time What degree plans do you have? LSSU classes, no degree LSSU for one or two years, then transfer Certificate 1-year Associate s Degree 2-year Bachelor s Degree 4-year Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Which location do you wish to take your classes? Sault Ste. Marie (on-campus) Gaylord Regional Center** On-Line Program** (Criminal Justice & Fire Science only) Escanaba Regional Center** (includes Iron Mountain) Dearborn Regional Center** Do you plan to live in University housing? Yes No Petoskey Regional Center** EDUCATION High school diploma GED **Study is limited to selected programs on a part-time basis Date earned: Name high school City State Month Year Have you taken the ACT or SAT exam? Yes, Month/ Year / No, but I plan to I plan to RE-TAKE it Please list the courses you are taking your senior year of high school. Current Semester Next Semester Non-U.S. citizen Country of Citizenship Country of Birth Are you a resident alien (green card holder)? Yes No (If yes, you must submit a photocopy of your alien registration card.) Are you a veteran of the armed services? Yes No If yes, which one:
5 PART II IF YOU HAVE ATTENDED ANOTHER COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY List EVERY college, university or trade school currently attending or previously attended starting with the earliest enrollment. IMPORTANT: Failure to list every institution attended may result in dismissal from LSSU. Official transcripts must be sent from ALL institutions you have attended. If you earned college credit while in high school and want to transfer it to LSSU, you must have that college send an official transcript to our Admissions Office. Have you earned 19 or more semester hours (29 quarter hours) of college/university credit? Yes No School/Institution Name City, State/Province Dates Attended Earned Hours Have you ever been suspended, expelled or required to withdraw from any college or university for any reason? Yes No If so, from where and why? Complete the following only if you previously applied or attended LSSU classes at LSSU or any LSSU regional center. I previously applied for admission to LSSU. Semester: Date: I previously attended LSSU classes: Full Time Part Time From to Semester / Year Semester / Year I have attended another college/university since my previous application. I will submit an official transcript. I have NOT attended another college/university during my absence from LSSU or since my previous application for admission. BACKGROUND Has any member of your family ever attended LSSU? Yes No Name while attending LSSU: Relationship: What is the highest educational level attained by your parents? This information is optional and is used for statistical purposes. Not a High High School Some Associate s Bachelor s Graduate School Grad. Diploma College Degree Degree Degree Mother s name: Father s name: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY, THEN SIGN AND DATE: I certify all information given in support of my application for admission is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand any omission or falsification of information will lead to a retraction of an offer of admission. I also authorize my high school/college to release my academic records and ACT scores to Lake Superior State University. Signature of applicant Date FIRST TIME APPLICANTS: $35 (U.S. FUNDS) NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE MUST BE ENCLOSED CURRENTLY IN HIGH SCHOOL- To be filled out by your high school counselor or principal Student s Name: Student: will graduate in Last First Middle Rank in class from top: Total number of students in class: Grade point average: for semesters. Grading scale if other than four-point scale: School: Name: Position: Name Address City State/Province Zip/Postal Code Signature: Information will be treated in a confidential manner Phone: ( ) MAIL APPLICATION WITH OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT TO: ADMISSIONS 650 W. EASTERDAY AVE. SAULT STE MARIE, MI 49783
6 FRESHMAN CHECKLIST Visit the campus and the town. Take ACT or SAT; have scores sent to LSSU. Complete the application. Take completed application to high school guidance office. Receive letter of acceptance. Complete the FAFSA by March 1. LSSU s code is If any AP or Dual Enrollment courses completed, please have official transcript/score report mailed directly to LSSU. TRANSFER CHECKLIST Visit the campus and town. Apply and send official copies of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended along with course descriptions to Admissions. If you have earned less than 19 credits, send in official copies of your high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores. Receive letter of acceptance and a transfer credit evaluation. Complete FAFSA or change school to Lake Superior State University by March 1. Use our Federal School Code: TIMELINE MARCH 1 NEW FRESHMAN: You must be admitted by this date for scholarship consideration. SPRING Orientation and Housing information sent to students. SUMMER Housing application due: Attend an orientation program: TIMELINE DECEMBER 1 TRANSFER STUDENT: You must be admitted by this date for scholarship consideration for spring admission. APRIL 15 TRANSFER STUDENT: You must be admitted by this date for scholarship consideration for fall admission LSSU (5778) Fax: Lake Superior State University 650 W. Easterday Ave. Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan Visit Campus The best way to learn more about Lake Superior State University is to visit us. Call LSSU or visit to schedule a tour. 2011