How To Apply

Admissions

Application Checklist

  1. Complete your Application for Admission.
  2. Request ALL official transcripts be sent to LRSC.
  3. Provide your immunization records.
  4. Take the ACT or ACCUPLACER as a placement assessment.

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Create Account and complete the form. There is a non-refundable $35USD application fee.

What type of student are you?

First-Year Student: You are a first-year student, if you have not taken courses at a post-secondary institution since you graduated from high school.

Returning Student: You are a returning student if you have previously taken classes at LRSC after you graduated from high school. This excludes early entry.

Early-Entry: You are an early entry student, if you are a high school junior or senior and wish to get an early start on your college coursework. See College Credit in High School, as your checklist may vary.

Transfer: You are a transfer student, if you have taken courses from a post-secondary institution other than Lake Region State College after you graduated from high school.

Collaborative: Collaborative students are students earning a degree from LRSC, but taking a course(s) at another North Dakota University System institution within the same term. Lake Region State College is your home institution, while the institution from which you are taking courses, but not earning a degree is your provider.

Continuing: Continuing students have already earned a degree from LRSC and wish to continue taking classes to earn an additional degree, for self-enhancement, self-satisfaction, or other personal reasons related to life-long learning.

Non-Degree: Non-degree students are students who do not intend to earn a degree, but wish to take classes for self-enhancement, self-satisfaction, or other personal reasons related to life-long learning.

Official transcripts must be received from ALL institutions previously attended. To be considered official, the transcripts must be received by LRSC in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution.

  • High School Transcript or GED. Exemptions to this policy may be granted if you have completed 24 or more semester hours of college level coursework. If you are a current high school student a hold will be placed on your account until the final high school transcript is received.
  • College/University transcripts. Including any transcripts for credits completed while in high school (excluding LRSC). In progress transcripts will be required for any institution currently in attendance. A final transcript will also be required once grades are posted.
  • US transcripts. To send an official electronic transcript, please use National Clearing House
  • If those services are not available for you college(s) please request an official transcript be sent to:
    Lake Region State College
    Attn: Admissions
    1801 College Drive North
    Devils Lake, ND  58301
  • International transcripts. 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.

IMMUNIZATION RECORDS FOR STUDENTS LIVING AND/OR ATTENDING CLASSES ON CAMPUS

  • Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) 2 doses if student was born after 1/1/1957
  • Meningitis (meningococcal):
    • All students under the age of 22 must provide documentation of vaccination of Meningitis
    • Vaccination must be AFTER age 16

NOTE: Meningococcal-B is a separate Meningitis vaccination. It does NOT meet the NDUS requirement.

North Dakota Residentswww.ndhealth.gov/Immunize/Public

Exemptions to this policy may be granted only when a licensed physician certifies that a student should not be immunized for measles, mumps, or rubella, or if your religious beliefs preclude participation in an immunization program. 

See the Immunization Policy found under Consumer Information.

Lake Region State College (LRSC) along with the North Dakota University System (NDUS) requires all students to take a placement assessment.

The following Placement Exams are preferred by LRSC:

  • ACT or SAT must be dated within the last five years.
  • ACCUPLACER dated within the last three years.

The assessment may be waived by LRSC if the following:

  • Remedial or College level English and Math courses successfully completed at a regionally accredited institution.
  • Bachelor's or higher degree has been earned from a regionally accredited institution.

For further details or to register for an exam, please click here.

Next Steps

The admissions process typically takes 1-3 business days, depending on LRSC receiving required documentation. If you have questions with any part of this process, feel free to connect with our Office of Admissions at 701-662-1514 or email lrsc.enrollment@lrsc.edu.

Upon completion of the online application, you'll receive an email giving you instructions on setting up an account in Campus Connection. This online portal gives you access to the following (and much more):

  • Check your Application Status
  • Check your To-Do List
  • Apply for Housing
  • Register for Classes
  • Pay Tuition
  • Accept Financial Aid and view Holds

If you have any previous college credits you may want to know how these credits will fit with LRSC's requirements and what courses you will need to graduate. The Transfer Equivalency Website will allow you to find course equivalencies from various schools across the United States. This database is provided for planning purposes only. The absence of a college or university on the list is not an indication that LRSC does not accept credit from that institution.

  1. Complete Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov and submit.
  2. Apply for LRSC scholarships by completing LRSC's Scholarship Application.
    • LRSC school code: 002991
  3. Payment plan options on the Forms page.

Step One - Claim Your Student ID

In order to apply for housing, you must use your claimed Student ID.  Not sure if you have claimed your new Student ID? Click on the link to verify:  http://claim.ndus.edu

Step Two - Apply for Housing

  • After claiming/verifying your Student ID, log into Campus Connection.
  • Under Self-Service,  select On-Campus Housing.
  • Follow the prompts to complete your application, or view the instructional video below.
  • Please do not use an iPad to apply or Google Chrome as your browser.

You have already applied for admission to LRSC, received your acceptance letter, and now you will need to attend a Registration Day. Registration Day is a requirement for ALL NEW students to Lake Region State College. See the following schedule for a day that works for you! Due to limited space students must pre-register. For more information on Registration Days, click HERE.

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Not the Average Student

Whether you are a transfer student, international, collaborative, or currently serving or military veteran, Lake Region State College wants to make sure you are aware of the steps involved in becoming an LRSC student. Below you will find additional information important to making decisions about your education. You can also connect with the Office of Admissions for questions or more information.

Complete the Admissions Checklist above.

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). Click here for more detailed information.
  • 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.

Lake Region State College offers students still in high school a way to challenge themselves and receive college and high school credit at the same time. Early entry allows high school students to take some of their generals while still attending their high school.

You are an early entry student, if you are a high school junior or senior and wish to get an early start on your college coursework.

Admissions Checklist:

  1. Application for Admissions - choose Early Entry Student as admit type
    • a one time $35 application fee is required
  2. High School Transcript (provided by your school)
  3. Take the ACT or ACCUPLACER as a placement assessment

Thank you for choosing LRSC! Please be advised that all documents submitted must be official, translated into English and certified as to their authenticity and accuracy.

The I-20 immigration form will not be issued by Lake Region State College until the Admissions file is complete.

  • Complete Admissions File Deadline for FALL...............................June 1
  • Complete Admissions File Deadline for SPRING..........................November 1

The Admissions process typically takes 1-3 weeks, depending on LRSC receiving required documentation. If you have any questions with any part of this process feel free to connect with LRSC International Coordinator, Kristi Hernandez at kristi.hernandez@lrsc.edu or call 701-662-1514.

Submit information to:
Lake Region State College
Attn: Admissions
1801 College Drive North
Devils Lake, ND  58301

Please complete the Admissions Checklist listed above.

​​Important Information:

There is a non-refundable $35USD application fee.

International transcripts. Official High School (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.

Complete your Financial Statement. Please send the original copy of the financial statement via postal mail. LRSC cannot accept faxed or scanned copies of the financial statement.

Provide your immunization records.

  • 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.

Fax: 701-662-1581
Email: nicole.l.dinger@lrsc.edu
Mail: Lake Region State College
Attn: Admissions
1801 College Drive North
Devils Lake, ND 58301

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.

NOTE: LRSC requires that immunizations are completed and on file with us before you attend class or live on campus.

English Proficiency Test.

  • 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.

Canadian Residents

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: ALL Canadian Provinces pay USA resident tuition 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.

Visa Information

U.S. Department of State
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services
World Education Services - wes.org
fmjfee.com

Important FAQs

How will I receive my form I-20?
Your form I-20 will come to you in the mail. You have two options for receiving your I-20:

Fed-Ex Courier: Your form I-20 will be sent via Fed-Ex Courier. It generally takes 2-7 days to receive your form I-20. You will receive a tracking number and have the ability to track the package on its way to you. The cost for this option starts at $50 and varies depending on the country. The final cost of the Fed-Ex bill will be charged to your student account and you may pay that bill when you arrive on campus.

United States Postal Service: Your form I-20 will be sent via United States Postal mail. It generally takes two weeks to several months to receive your package. Using this method, you do not have the ability to track your package. If you choose this option, you will not be billed for the shipping charge.

Questions on how to pay your I-20 fee? The fee associated with your I-20 is called the I-901 fee. Once you receive your I-20, go to www.fmjfee.com and follow the instructions to pay the $200 fee. Once you have paid the fee, print the receipt. You will need this receipt to present with your I-20 at your visa interview (or at the Canadian Border for students from Canada).

Are there scholarships for international students? Yes! International students can apply for a scholarship HERE.

Are you prepared? Check out tips for international students for information on working in the U.S., insurance, proper attire and other provisions.

Upon your arrival to Lake Region State College

Medical Insurance: All F-1 students who enroll at BSC are required to purchase a medical health insurance policy which remains in effect for the duration of study. The premium for coverage under this plan will be billed directly to the student. The annual fee must be paid in full at the beginning of the first year and prior to each subsequent year of study. The insurance will be coordinated by the International student admissions office. (Students from Canada and Norway are exempt).

Your Passport: Copy of your passport, including passport expiration date and the U.S. entry visa stamp in the passport with expiration date (except Canadians) - after a student arrives on campus.

Lake Region State College welcomes the opportunity to serve those who have served. LRSC works closely with military and veteran students to maximize their educational experience and to accommodate them with student support or disability needs. Lake Region State College offers housing accommodations, ranging from our on-campus halls to family housing just south of campus, and multiple meal plans for students to choose from to fit their needs.

LAUNCH! is a partnership between Lake Region State College (LRSC) and the University of North Dakota (UND). The program is designed to serve students who are not yet eligible for admission to the University of North Dakota, but meet eligibility requirements for Lake Region State College. 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. Classes will be held on the UND campus in Grand Forks, North Dakota. 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 student and the LAUNCH! Coordinator is located on the UND campus to offer assistance to students.

  1. Complete the Admissions Checklist above.
    • LAUNCH! Students admit type on the application is First-Year Student.
  2. Complete the UND Health Form.
  3. See Paying for College above to complete the following:
    • Complete your FAFSA
    • Complete your LRSC Scholarship application
    • See Forms for information on payment plans if you do not qualify for financial aid
  4.  

Lake Region State College collaborative students are students earning a degree from LRSC, but taking a course(s) at another North Dakota University System institution within the same term. Lake Region State College is your home institution, while the institution from which you are taking courses, but not earning a degree is your provider.

Complete the Admissions Checklist at the top of the page.

To qualify as a collaborative student, you MUST meet the following criteria:

  • Be a fully admitted student and be receiving your degree from Lake Region State College
  • You cannot have any negative service indicators preventing enrollment
  • You must be enrolled in at least one course at Lake Region State College for the term
  • You cannot exceed 18 semester hours total for the term without appropriate approval
  • You must meet all prerequisites set by the provider institution
  • Graduate level and correspondence courses are not eligible for collaborative registration

Registering as a collaborative student may be a benefit if you are using the credits for Financial Aid at Lake Region State College. Consider your collaborative registration very carefully and if you have any questions contact Paula Zielske at LRSC_Collaborative@lrsc.edu or 701-662-1671

As part of your Collaborative Registration, Lake Region State College will complete the following:

  • Credits taken at provider institutions will be combined with credits at LRSC for financial aid purposes.
  • Tuition owed to your provider institution will be added to your bill at Lake Region State College.
  • Bookstore charges will be added to your account at Lake Region State College.
  • A transcript from your provider institution will automatically be requested at the end of the semester and credits will be transferred to Lake Region State College.

Collaborative Registration Process

  1. Submit the Collaborative Course Form which is emailed to Student Affairs at LRSC
  2. LRSC reviews your request and verifies your eligibility to take the requested courses collaboratively
  3. LRSC passes the request to the provider institution
  4. Provider institution registers you in Campus Connection and emails you a copy of your schedule. You are not registered until you receive this confirmation email.
  5. Once you are registered at the provider institution a hold will be placed on your account preventing you from making any changes. To make changes to your schedule, you must email the Collaborative Coordinator at Lake Region State College.

All drop and refund deadlines at Lake Region State College will apply to this course.

*Due to the turnaround time, you are strongly encouraged to submit your registration request before the first day of classes.

Program Specific Applications Process

Some Lake Region State College programs require an additional application for admittance into that specific program. Applicants need to complete the Admissions Checklist at the top of the page, if you have not done so, in addition to the program application.

Complete the Admissions Checklist at the top of the page.

Lake Region State College is a member of the Dakota Nursing Program (DNP). DNP is a 1 + 1, Practical Nurse to Associate Degree Nurse Program.

Practical Nurse

Program Requirements

Application Requirements. Carefully read the Application Prerequisites and Checklist above before you complete the application below.

Application Prerequisites and Checklist for Practical Nursing Certificate

APPLY NOW - Application 2019-2020 The nursing applications are closed for Fall 2018. Please check back on December 1st for the Fall 2019 application materials.

Associate Degree Nurse

Program Requirements

Application Requirements. Carefully read the Application Prerequisites and Checklist above before you complete the application below.

APPLY NOW - Application 2019-2020 The nursing applications are closed for Fall 2018. Please check back on December 1st for the Fall 2019 application materials.

Complete the Admissions Checklist at the top of the page.

Prior to finishing the Admission Process read:

Peace Officer Training Program Enrollment Guidelines and Procedures
Drug Use and Criminal History Guidelines for Admission
Uniform Requirements and Supplies

Click HERE to complete the Peace Officer Training Program Application.

Application for Admission into Lake Region State College MUST be completed along with the POTP Application prior to enrollment.