Registrar's Office

Lake Region State College Student Record information includes transcript requests as shown below, graduation requirements, transferred credits, attendance and enrollment verification, grade changes and information to withdraw from college.

The LRSC Records Office provides secure, accurate, and detailed information to students about their academic records. If authorized by the student, the Records Office will forward this and other specified enrollment information to the specified individual requested by the student in compliance with FERPA regulations. FERPA release form.  We provide services for students needing transcripts sent from LRSC in accordance with institutional, state and federal regulations. The Records Office is responsible for grades, academic history, the evaluation of transfer work from other institutions and graduation.

Lake Region State College seeks to recognize and give credit for education, knowledge and experience acquired prior to enrollment at LRSC, within certain guidelines. Students are encouraged to visit with their advisors, review degree requirements and ask questions in advance to be sure all possible credits are received and help them make a smooth transition to LRSC.

Important Information about Transfer Credits

  • Remedial courses are not accepted for college credit, but may fulfill prerequisites.
  • Common numbered courses will transfer as a direct equivalent course if LRSC offers the course; or will be applied to General Education subject area requirements. Otherwise, the course will transfer as a general education elective credit(s).
  • North Dakota University System (NDUS) institutions streamlined the transfer process with the General Education Requirement Transfer Agreement (GERTA).
  • Credits from institutions on the quarter system will be converted to semester hour credits.
  • Credit by examination, life experience, or any credit awarded by another institution will be excluded in transfer credit evaluations. (Additional documentation must be provided for evaluation.)
  • Graduate level courses, as defined on the transferring institution’s transcript legend, will not be considered for transfer.
  • Students intending to graduate from LRSC must earn their final 15 semester hours of credit at LRSC.
  • Transfer credits will not be included in the student’s institutional or cumulative GPA at LRSC.

Credits may also be awarded for some alternative prior learning experiences. LRSC will grant a maximum of 15 semester credit hours for any combination of alternative credit earning options. See Prior Learning for examples of prior learning experiences that may qualify for college credit.

Lake Region State College recognizes and gives credit for education, knowledge and experience acquired prior to enrollment at LRSC within certain guidelines. LRSC will grant a maximum of 15 semester credit hours for the alternative credit earning options described below, although exceptions may be allowed for the Technical Studies degree.  Credits awarded by LRSC for prior learning or examinations may not be accepted for transfer by other post-secondary institutions. Types of prior learning credit include:

Articulation Credit: Students who have completed certain career or technical course work in high school may be able to receive college credit through articulation. Examples of course work that may be articulated include: computer science, keyboarding,  sign language and early childhood. Articulated credits may not transfer to other post-secondary institutions. To articulate a high school course, the student must have completed one full time semester at LRSC, completed the Articulation form and paid the required fees, ($5.00 per credit). 

Credit by Exam: Advanced Placement Credit - Students who have completed certain Advanced Placement (AP) courses in high school and who have earned a minimum score of three(3) on the Advanced Placement Examination will be awarded college credit according to the policy of the North Dakota University System. A table showing acceptable AP courses may be found at Non-Collegiate Learning Experiences.

Challenge Credit: A student in good standing may avoid taking a course for which the content has previously been mastered through the challenge process. The Vice President of Academic Affairs and the course instructor will determine whether a challenge is appropriate and what type of examination is required. A nonrefundable fee of $5.00 per credit plus 50% of regular tuition is charged for each course challenge. Challenge credits may not transfer to other post-secondary institutions.

Life Experience: Students who have documented military or industrial training and/or life experience may request an evaluation to determine if college credit can be assigned. The student must provide documentation that is complete and sufficient for assessment.  The Registrar’s Office uses a number of nationally recognized resources as guides in the process of evaluating and assigning credits to student learning experiences.

Military Service Experience: Enrolled, degree-seeking students who have served in the military may be able to receive college credit for some of their military training and work experience. An official military transcript, such as a Joint Services Transcript (JST) available to prior Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps or Navy service members) must be submitted. The Registrar’s Office will evaluate the transcript using the ACE Military Guide, “Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services,” found at:

The General Education Requirements Transfer Agreement (GERTA) is a systemwide plan that allows students to complete general education requirements at any North Dakota University System institution, North Dakota's five tribal colleges, and one North Dakota private university. An approved set of general education courses are identified as transferable. GERTA designed to improve student access to institutional degrees and avoid course duplication or loss of credit when students transfer within North Dakota. For more information on GERTA, click here.

Common course numbers, titles, descriptions, and learning outcomes are used to describe hundreds of courses offered by North Dakota University System institutions, tribal colleges, and private universities that are seamlessly transferred to other participating North Dakota colleges and universities. For more information on CCN, click here.

Lake Region State College is a founding member of the Interstate Passport Network, which provides a framework for block transfer of lower-division general education based on learning outcomes in nine areas:

  • Foundational Skills: oral communication, written communication, quantitative literacy
  • Knowledge of Concepts: natural science, human cultures, creative expression, human society and the individual
  • Crosscutting Skills: critical thinking and teamwork and value systems

The Interstate Passport Network (Passport) is a consortium of public and private, regionally accredited two-year and four-year institutions dedicated to providing an efficient process for students transferring from one institution to another and avoiding the need to repeat academic work already successfully completed. For a list of Network member institutions, visit

The Passport is awarded to students who achieve the Passport Learning Outcomes in all nine areas at transfer-level proficiency. The Passport transfers as a block and is recognized by each Passport receiving institution as fulfilling lower-division general education requirements in the nine identified Passport areas. Click here to view LRSC’s Passport block matrix.

Successful completion of the Passport will be noted on students’ transcripts. Please note that there may be academic programs or degree requirements that have additional lower-division, upper-division, or institutional pre-major or major requirements in these nine areas.




  • Student Financial Obligation Agreement.
  • Campus Connection accounts in most cases
  • When students cannot add/drop a course through Campus Connection because of trying to enroll in a "closed" class, trying to enroll in more than 19 credits, or other special circumstances, students may need to:
    • Pick up ADD/DROP form in the Registrar's Office
    • Get advisor or instructor's approval and signature
  • Withdrawal Request Form
    • Students cannot drop their final or only class through their Campus Connection account

Student Financial Obligation Agreement

The student financial obligation is an understanding on the part of the student of the legal obligation to pay charges assessed  to their Student Account. Watch the Financial Obligation Video to see the step by step process of Financial Obligation Agreement.

How to Access the Financial Obligation Agreement

  1. Campus Connection
  2. On your Student Center under "My Account" click on "Details"
  3. Click on "Financial Obligation Agreement"
  4. Choose "Academic Institution" LRSC1 from drop down menu
  5. Choose "Effective Term" from drop down menu
  6. Click "Submit" to open the Financial Obligation Agreement for that term
  7. After reading through the Financial Obligation Agreement click "Accept" or "Decline"
  8. If you Accept you can continue on the class enrollment by clicking "OK"
  9. Click "Enroll" on your Student Center to add classes for the current term

NOTE: If you "Decline" you will not be able to enroll in classes for the current term. A hold preventing enrollment in classes will remain on your Student Center throughout the current term.

If you have questions, contact the LRSC Business Office 701-662-1504 or 1-800-443-1313 ext. 21504

To receive a degree from Lake Region State College it is necessary to apply for the degree by filing an Intent To Graduate form.  Upon receipt of the form, the Registrar's office will review your records to ensure all requirements for graduation have been met and you will be notified of any deficiencies. The Intent to Graduate form should be filed early in, or prior to, your final semester so you will have time to address any missing requirements. It is important that you consult with your academic advisor prior to submitting the form. Lake Region State College has one commencement exercise each calendar year on the main campus, usually in May on the last day of the spring semester. The Grand Forks AFB has a separate commencement ceremony in the spring. Degrees are posted to student transcripts within four to six weeks after the end of the graduating semester and diplomas are mailed at the same time.

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Lake Region State College has one commencement exercise each calendar year on the main campus, usually in May on the last day of the spring semester. The Grand Forks AFB has a separate commencement ceremony in the spring. Degrees are posted to student transcripts within four to six weeks after the end of the graduating semester and diplomas are mailed at the same time.

Next Steps

Fill Out Intent to Graduate Form

Commencement Participation Form - Devils Lake Campus ONLY