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International Students

To be considered for admission to Lake Area Technical College, international students must:

  • Rank in the upper half of their secondary school graduation class
  • Have a 3.0 (B) average if transferring from another technical school, college or university
  • Be proficient in English
  • Be financially self-sustaining

Your application will be processed when we receive ALL of the following documents and information. Please use the following as a checklist:

  • Complete and return an application form. Files for international students must be complete by May 1st for Fall Semester and September 1st for Spring Semester
  • Submit the $250.00 international application fee
  • Academic credentials (translated into English)
  • TOEFL IBT minimum score of 74 or complete the PTE Academic test. The results must be sent to Lake Area Technical College, Attention: Registrar  PO Box 730 Watertown, SD 57201.
  • Financial certification form
    Download Form | International Financial Certification Form PDF
  • Letter from financial sponsor (if applicable)
  • Bank/Employer/Broker financial statement

An I-20 cannot be issued to you until your file is complete and you are admitted to Lake Area Technical College. The form I-20 is usually necessary for admission into the United States for post-secondary attendance. The American Consulate in your country can supply detailed information on student status and required visas.

Thank you for your interest in Lake Area Tech!