Freshmen admission to Lake Superior State University is based on high school GPA and ACT scores. You will hear from us within ten days of receipt of all application materials. Scholarship offers are mailed to eligible students within two weeks of admission.
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 2.9 to 3.6 and ACT scores ranging from 22-25. 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. ACT or SAT scores will not be used in the admissions process if you graduated from high school two or more years ago.
Applying to LSSU
Our advice is to apply as early as possible. Though you can apply any time up to the beginning of the semester, for full consideration for financial aid and scholarships you must apply by March 1.
Use the following as a checklist:
You can apply online or use our printable application (PDF). We can also mail you an application, call 1-(1)888-800-LSSU or e-mail us if you want us to mail you an application.
Print application is in Adobe PDF format - Download the Acrobat Reader free
Submit the application fee ($25 online or $35 for paper application). If you apply online, you can pay by credit card. Otherwise, send us a check or money order made payable to Lake Superior State University.
High School Transcripts
Have your high school send an official transcript of your grades and class rank - most high schools provide this service free-of-charge in the guidance/counseling office.
If you've taken college courses at universities other than LSSU, have each college send transcripts.
Have your ACT or SAT I scores sent to us by ACT or the College Board. Our institutional code for ACT is 2031; for the SAT it is 1421.
Already took the ACT or SAT?
Use these websites to have the results sent to LSSU:
All application materials should be mailed to:
Office of Admissions
650 W. Easterday Ave.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783