International Admissions Checklist:
- Application for Admission- Choose First-Year Student as admit type if you have not taken coursework at another university. Choose Transfer Student as admit type if you have taken coursework at another university.
(a one time $35 application fee is required)
- Application for Housing- All international students are required to live on campus and have a meal plan. There is a one-time application fee of $50.
- A copy of your passport picture page. This will be used as an official document to create your form I-20. You may send the copy via email, fax, or postal mail.
Secondary school or post-secondary school transcript evaluation completed by a NACES-approved organization.
- Find a list of NACES-approved members at this website: http://naces.org/members.html
- Choose one of the organizations on the list and follow the instructions on the organization’s website to complete your transcript evaluation.
- Request that your completed transcript evaluation be sent directly to Lake Region State College
- Page one of the financial statement should be filled out by the person providing the money for your school expenses. That might be you, a family member, your government, or another person. A bank stamp must be on this page, along with a bank official’s signature. If your government is sponsoring you, you must include a copy of the original, signed letter of your award, along with a signature of a government official.
- Page two of the financial statement should be filled out by you, the student. You must certify that you have enough money to cover the costs of your expenses in the United States for the first and second years at LRSC.
- Please send the original copy of the financial statement via postal mail. LRSC cannot accept faxed or scanned copies of the financial statement.
English Proficiency Test
- You are required to show proof of two MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) immunizations.
- If you are 21 years old or younger when you enter Lake Region State College, you are also required to show proof of a meningococcal immunization. (If you are 22 years or older, you are not required to show proof of this immunization.)
- You can send your immunization records via fax, email, or postal mail.
- Tuberculosis testing is required of new students from all countries except those classified by U.S. health officials as "low risk for tuberculosis." We will tell you if your country is a “high risk” country when you arrive on campus.
- LRSC requires that immunizations are completed and on file with us before you attend class or live on campus.
- TOEFL score of 525 (paper) or 65 (ibt) or higher
- IELTS score of 6.0 or higher
- This test is not required of native English speakers from the following countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Canada, Dominica, Great Britain, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, Mauritius, Micronesia (Federated States of), New Zealand, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Scotland, Solomon Islands, Trinidad and Tobago.
Note: Lake Region State College reserves the right to request an English proficiency test from any student regardless of the country of origin.
Once you have completed all steps listed above, you will receive a letter of acceptance from Lake Region State College. In addition, you will receive a packet with your Form I-20 and instructions on how to pay the fee.
The transcript evaluation described in step 3 is not necessary for students from Canada. An official transcript sent directly from your school to Lake Region State College after you have graduated is required. The transcript must be original and must have your graduation date listed on it.
The English proficiency test described in step 7 is not required of native English speakers from Canada.
All other checklist items listed above are required by Canadian residents.
RATES: Canadian Provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan pay USA resident tuition rate. Other provinces are charged the international rate.
HEALTH INSURANCE: Canadian students are exempt from the health insurance purchase requirement, but are still expected to have health insurance that is valid in their home province. Check with your insurance company before you travel to LRSC to ensure you have adequate coverage.
RECEIVING YOUR STUDENT VISA: When you have your I-20 document and your I-901 receipt, you will present both at the Canadian Border when you cross the border to come to school for the first time and each subsequent trip you make from Canada to the United States.