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Admissions Deadlines

Most programs at Lake Area Technical College do not set deadlines for admission, however, early applications are recommended for students who want to have the best chance of being admitted to the program of their choice due to limited enrollment.

Programs that have deadlines:

Practical Nursing – Campus Based, Full-Time – Fall 2022

  • ATI-TEAS test deadline – December 1, 2021
  • Application Priority Deadline – December 1, 2021
  • Transcripts – December 1, 2021
  • Applications will be accepted for the on-campus Fall 2021 Nursing program from September 1, 2021 through December 1, 2021.

Practical Nursing – Campus Based, Part-Time – Spring 2023

  • ATI-TEAS test deadline – October 1, 2022
  • Application Priority Deadline – October 1, 2022
  • Transcripts – October 1, 2022
  • Applications will be accepted for the part-time Spring 2023 Nursing program from April 1, 2022 through October 1, 2022.

Practical Nursing – Online, Full-Time – Fall 2022

  • ATI-TEAS test deadline – March 1, 2022
  • Application Priority Deadline – March 1, 2022
  • Applications will be accepted for the online, full-time Fall 2022 Nursing program from September 1, 2021 through March 1, 2022.

Practical Nursing – Online, Part-Time – Spring 2023

  • ATI-TEAS test deadline – October 1, 2022
  • Application Priority Deadline – October 1, 2022
  • Applications will be accepted for the online, part-time Spring 2023 Nursing program from April 1, 2022 through October 1, 2022.

Practical Nursing – Capital City Campus/Pierre (Full-Time) Fall 2022

  • ATI-TEAS test deadline – December 1, 2021
  • Application Priority Deadline – December 1, 2021
  • Applications will be accepted for the Capital City Campus/Pierre Fall 2022 Nursing program from September 1 – December 1, 2021.

Registered Nursing – Campus Based, Full-Time Fall 2022

  • Application Priority Deadline – April 1, 2022
  • Applications will be accepted for the full-time Registered Nursing program on-campus Fall 2022 program from February 1, 2022 – April 1, 2022.

Registered Nursing – Online, Full-Time Fall 2022

  • Application Priority Deadline – April 1, 2022
  • Applications will be accepted for the full-time, online Registered Nursing program Fall 2022 program from February 1, 2022 – April 1, 2022.

*Note: Nursing applications may be accepted after the priority deadline if the program does not have a full class. Check with the Admissions Office for enrollment levels after the deadline.

Physical Therapist Assistant – Fall 2023

  • The application priority deadline is December 17, 2022.
  • Applications received on or after the priority deadline will be reviewed for consideration to the wait list. 

Priority Date for Financial Aid

Since funds under the Perkins, Work Study and SEOG programs are limited by institution, it is suggested that you apply prior to April 1 by using the FAFSA application. Applications signed before April 1 will be given priority for school-based aid. However, this does not affect eligibility for Pell Grant or the Stafford Loan Programs.

Deadline for Scholarships

The deadline for most Lake Area Technical College Foundation Scholarships is March 31. For a list of scholarships and more application information, check out the foundation scholarships page.