Program Description

LAUNCH! is a partnership between Lake Region State College (LRSC) and the University of North Dakota (UND) located on the UND campus in Grand Forks, ND. The program is designed to serve students who are not yet eligible for admission to UND but meet eligibility requirements for LRSC. These eligibility requirements are subject to change.

Students who choose to participate in the LAUNCH! Program will enroll as full-time LRSC students, but will also take a limited number of prescribed UND classes. Students who successfully complete 24 transferable credits and earn a 2.0 grade point average may be considered for admission as a degree-seeking transfer student to UND.

LAUNCH! students may participate in student life, housing, student services, organizations, facilities and activities (except Division I sports) available to every degree-seeking UND student.

The program offers heightened academic support and unmatched personal attention. Courses are small in size, offering an opportunity for the instructor to assist students. Tutoring times are built into the schedule and additional tutoring is available by the Student Success Center on the UND campus. Intensive advisement is offered to each of the students and the LAUNCH! Coordinator is located on the UND campus to offer assistance to students.

LRSC Tuition & Fees See LRSC Tuition & Fees $187 per credit
UND Tuition & Fees See UND Tuition & Fees $399 per credit
UND housing & meal plan See UND Tuition & Fees
*based on double room occupancy & anytime access
Books See UND Tuition & Fees $1,000
*Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Prior to applying, contact LAUNCH! Coordinator Cindy Rerick at 701.777.4901 or email

  1. Apply for Admission to LRSC
  2. Apply for housing at UND
  3. Complete your FAFSA
    1. Select LRSC as your institution
    2. School code: 002991
    3. Contact LRSC Financial Aid for assistance

Program Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 24 credits of 100- or 200-level classes with a GPA of 2.0 or higher to be considered for transfer admission to UND. Students must receive advisement from the LAUNCH! Coordinator prior to registering for courses. Please note: ASC courses will not transfer to UND. ASC courses are developmental courses students may be placed in based on ACT scores. Students required to complete an ASC course must earn a C or better to enroll in MATH 103 or ENGL 110.

LRSC Courses

ASC 086: Writing Basics
ASC 088: Composition Lab
ASC 093: Algebra Prep III
COMM 110: Fundamentals of Public Speaking
ENGL 110: College Composition I
ENGL 120: College Composition II
HIST 101, 102, 103 or 104 (varies by year)
HPER 100: Concepts of Fitness & Wellness
MATH 103: College Algebra
MATH 146: Applied Calculus I
POLS 115: American Government
PSYC 111: Introduction to Psychology
SOC 110: Introduction to Sociology

UND Courses

UNIV 101: Introduction to University Life
100 level course based on student major

Note: To remain in the LAUNCH! program you must receive a C or better in all UND courses.


Cindy Rerick
LAUNCH! Coordinator

279 McCannel Hall
2891 2nd Ave N
Grand Forks, ND

Mailing Address:
2901 University Ave
Stop 7082
Grand Forks, ND 58202