International Student Admissions
As an international student at LSSU, you’ll find that our unique programs, small size and personal attention give you the edge that you need to have success in today’s world. The strength of our programs resides in our high-quality faculty and opportunity for research. Our location on an international border provides opportunities to easily explore the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Canada.
LSSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Several of our programs also have additional accreditation by independent agencies.
Applying to Lake Superior State University
Your application will be processed when we receive ALL of the following documents.
We recommend students submit all application materials for Fall Semester by July 15, and Spring Semester by November 15
Use the following as a checklist:
|1||Apply online and submit the $25 application fee.|
|2||ACT or SAT scores (Optional)|
The ACT and SAT are standardized college entrance exams offered primarily in the U.S., but additional testing locations can be found internationally. LSSU does not require international students to submit test scores from either the ACT or SAT. Students may wish to submit test scores in order to strengthen their application for admission or to use as evidence of English proficiency.
|3||Transcripts First Time in College Students |
|4||Proof of English proficiency|
English proficiency can be proven in several ways:
|5||Health Insurance Requirements|
All international students (F-1 Visa) attending Lake Superior State University are required to carry Health Insurance Requirements for Admissions as a condition of enrollment. Students must furnish proof annually, that they have purchased the health and accident insurance through GeoBlue, which meets the requirements of Lake Superior State University. Information on GeoBlue is available at www.geo-blue.com.
|6||Immigration Form (I-20)|
In order to enroll at Lake Superior State University, students must be issued a Certificate of Eligibility for Non-Immigrant (F-1) Student Status (I-20) which will allow for application of the F-1 Student Visa. To be eligible for I-20 you must verify the ability to pay for tuition, books, fees and living expenses for one academic year. You must be prepared to pay the full cost of attendance and advise your sponsor, should the funds come from someone other than yourself, well in advance of fee payment dates to ensure timely delivery.
In order to obtain the I-20, the U.S. Student Exchange and Visitor Information System (SEVIS) requires that LSSU have your verification of ability to pay the specified amount (see Declaration of Finances Form below for amounts) with recent financial information—no more than 90 days previous. The ability to pay must be in one of the following formats:
Exceptions to the I-20 Requirements
Official forms allowing you to demonstrate financial ability to pay tuition, books, fees, and living expenses are available for download or may be requested by contacting the Admissions Office.
|7||Upon Acceptance to Lake Superior State University|
Each student that receives a form I-20 will receive a unique SEVIS ID number assigned to him/her. The ID number and the I-20 form itself are used to obtain an F-1 Visa from a U.S. Consulate or Embassy abroad. Please check with the U.S. Consulate or Embassy for which you wish to apply in advance as often times specific appointments and arrangements must be made well in advance of the issuance of the F-1 Visa. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has implemented a rule requiring F-1 Visa applicants to pay a fee of $200 USD to supplement the administration and maintenance costs of the SEVIS program. Because LSSU will be issuing you an initial I-20 form, you will be required to pay this SEVIS fee. Information about payment of the $200 USD fee will be mailed to you along with your I-20. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Admissions Office at 1-906-635-2231