Canadian admissions requirements



Freshman Admission Requirements

Canadian Freshman students must submit the following documents to be considered for admission:

1. Completed application
2. $30 application fee
3. Official secondary school transcripts
4. SAT or ACT scores
5. Personal essay

To meet admission requirements, a 65% or letter grade of "C/B," after re-calculation of core (Math, Science, English, and Social Science) courses from a secondary school of grades 9-12, is required. Grades of 60 percent or better for Ontario Academic Credit (OAC) will be considered for LTU credit.

 

Transfer Admission Requirements

Canadian Transfer students must submit the following documents to be considered for admission:

1. Completed application
2. $30 application fee
3. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
4. Official final secondary school transcripts
5. Personal essay

Architecture majors require a portfolio for transfer credit purposes. Click here for portfolio requirements.

A minimum 2.0 GPA (or "C" average) with 30 or more college credit hours completed is required to meet admission requirements to Lawrence Tech. Students with fewer than 30 college credits completed will be reviewed for admission using primarily secondary school transcripts. Upon admission to Lawrence Tech, a credit evaluation will be completed to determine which courses are transferable. Architecture majors may require a portfolio for transfer credit purposes. Click here for portfolio requirements.

Obtaining Your I-20

It is very important that you submit each of the following items in order for Lawrence Tech to issue you an I-20. All admission requirements must be completed and you must be admitted prior to an I-20 being issued.

1. Complete the admission requirements and be admitted.
2. Foreign Address: You must submit your Canadian address as a requirement for SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System). This demonstrates your connection with your home country.
3. Documentation of Support: As an international student, you must submit a current bank statement in U.S. dollars as proof that you have sufficient funds to pay for an entire year of school at Lawrence Tech. You are permitted to have sponsors for the funding, but the sponsor(s) needs to submit his/her bank statement and a letter stating that he/she is willing to provide you with financial assistance.

The amount of the bank statement for Commuter Canadian students needs to be:
  • Undergraduate: $41,600
  • Graduate Architecture & Design, Engineering, and Management: $26,684
  • Graduate Arts & Sciences: $21,014
  • Doctoral: $18,956
The amount of the bank statement for Canadians Residing in the US needs to be:
  • Undergraduate: $55,600
  • Graduate Architecture & Design, Engineering, and Management: $40,684
  • Graduate Arts & Sciences: $35,014
  • Doctoral: $32,956
3. Sponsor Letter: The sponsor letter is required for students that submit a bank statement held in another individual's name. The sponsor letter must include a statement of financial support and the relationship of the account holder to the student. The sponsor letter must be signed and dated by the sponsor. 
4. Once we receive all of the above documents, we will be able to process your I-20.

Once You Have Your I-20

After you receive your I-20, read it carefully and sign the form. You will need the pay the I-901 Fee (SEVIS Fee) at www.fmjfee.com. Once payment in complete, print the I-901 receipt. 

Crossing the Boarder

Students may enter the US up to 30 days prior to the program start date listed on the I-20. Please review the next steps on what is needed to present to the Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) official at the U.S. port of entry:

  • You must present the Form I-20
  • A valid passport
  • Form I-901 receipt

You will be required to give the international student advisor proof of medical insurance and copies of your passport upon your arrival to Michigan. Please keep your I-20 with you whenever you cross the border.

Please be advised that as of the Summer 2013 semester, all Canadian students studying at Lawrence Tech in F-1 status will be in one of the following classifications: regular F-1 student, full-time Canadian commuter student, part-time Canadian commuter student. For each classification, there are specific regulations regarding your address, how your I-20 is issued, and part-time or full-time enrollment. Details regarding each classification are provided on the following tabs.

The International Programs Office will manage your SEVIS record based on your most recent enrollment status. You may be contacted by an International Student Advisor if there are any questions regarding your status. Students classified as regular F-1 students or as full-time Canadian commuter students will not receive new documents or any additional communication. Students classified as part-time Canadian commuter students will receive a new I-20 and additional information, as their records are most affected by these changes.

You may change your classification at any time during your degree program. Please contact the International Programs Office prior to making any changes to your enrollment status or residential address so that we can review your record and advise you of how the changes will affect your classification.

  • Must reside in U.S. while attending school and provide LTU with local U.S. address.
  • Must enroll full-time (12 credits for undergraduate students, 6 credits for graduate students, doctorate students credit requirements vary by program) each fall and spring semester; summer enrollment is optional.
  • I-20 will be written for entire degree program, with expenses and funding for entire program.
  • Same SEVIS record with same SEVIS ID number for entire program.
  • I-901 fee of $200.00 USD will be paid on the same SEVIS record/SEVIS ID number; no need to transfer it to any other record.
  • Student will receive I-94 upon entering U.S. at start of program; student will retain I-94 while in U.S. and surrender I-94 at the border when departing U.S.
  • Eligible to work on campus.
  • Eligible for CPT work authorization after completing one full academic year of study.
  • Eligible for pre-completion OPT work authorization after completing one full academic year of study.
  • Eligible for post-completion OPT following completion of program of study, assuming student was enrolled for at least one full academic year.
  • All of the above is based on continuous full-time enrollment each fall and spring semester and residing in U.S. until program is completed; summer enrollment is not required. 
  • Does not need to reside in U.S. while attending school and does not need to provide LTU with local U.S. address.
  • Must enroll full-time (12 credits for undergraduate students, 6 credits for graduate students, doctorate students credit requirements vary by program) each fall and spring semester; summer enrollment is optional.
  • I-20 will be written for entire degree program, with expenses and funding for entire program.
  • Same SEVIS record with same SEVIS ID number for entire program.
  • I-901 fee of $200.00 USD will be paid on the same SEVIS record/SEVIS ID number; no need to transfer it to any other record.
  • Student will receive I-94 upon entering U.S. at start of program; student while retain I-94 throughout program while commuting between Canada and U.S. to attend classes.
  • Not eligible to work on campus.
  • Eligible for CPT work authorization after completing one full academic year of study.
  • Eligible for pre-completion OPT work authorization after completing one full academic year of study.
  • Eligible for post-completion OPT following completion of program of study, assuming student was enrolled for at least one full academic year
  • All of the above is based on continuous full-time enrollment and commuting from Canada each fall and spring semester until program is completed; summer enrollment is not required.
  • Does not need to reside in U.S. while attending school and does not need to provide LTU with local U.S. address.
  • Must enroll part-time (less than 12 credits for undergraduate students, less than 6 credits for graduate students, doctorate students credit requirements vary by program) for every fall and spring semester; student cannot enroll full-time; summer enrollment is optional.
  • I-20 will be written for one semester, with expenses and funding for one semester.
  • New I-20 on a new SEVIS record with a new SEVIS ID number will be issued to student for each semester student attends.
  • I-901 fee of $200.00 USD will be paid on the first SEVIS record/SEVIS ID number; I-901 fee will be “rolled over” by International Programs staff to each subsequent SEVIS record for each semester, as long as student maintains continuous enrollment each fall and spring semester until program is completed.
  • If student enrolls for summer semester, a new I-20 on a new SEVIS record/SEVIS ID number will be issued and I-901 fee will be rolled from preceding spring semester’s I-20 and later rolled from summer to fall semester’s I-20. If student does not enroll for summer, I-901 fee will be rolled from preceding spring semester to following fall semester.
  • If students does not enroll for any fall or spring semesters, I-901 fee will need to be paid again on new SEVIS record/SEVIS ID number.
  • Student will receive I-94 upon entering U.S. at start of program; student while retain I-94 throughout program while commuting between Canada and U.S. to attend classes.
  • After classes begin each semester, a second I-20 will be sent to them that will have a reduced course load (RCL) authorization for the duration of the semester. This RCL authorization will be due to the student’s classification as a part-time commuter student.
  • Not eligible to work on campus.
  • Eligible for CPT work authorization after completing one full academic year of study.
  • Not eligible for pre-completion OPT work authorization.
  • Eligible for post-completion OPT following completion of program of study, assuming student was enrolled for at least one full academic year.
  • All of the above is based on continuous part-time enrollment and commuting from Canada each fall and spring semester until program is completed; summer enrollment is not required.



International Programs Contact Information:

A. Alfred Taubman Student Services Center, C405
International@ltu.edu
248.204.4100

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