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Lake Area Technical College

Watertown, SD 2-Year Public
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Lake Area Tech Admissions

If you are planning on applying to Lake Area Tech, the application fee is $25.

Lake Area Tech Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Lake Area Tech's admissions stats.

Lake Area Tech 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.1
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 47%
Waitlist Yes

Lake Area Technical Institute Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Lake Area Technical Institute.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Want to Apply Early to Lake Area Tech?

Lake Area Tech does not offer early decision or early action.

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Transferring to Lake Area Technical Institute

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Lake Area Tech

Lake Area Tech has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Lake Area Tech Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Lake Area Tech

What does Lake Area Tech consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Interview Important
Academic GPA Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Application Essay Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered

Make sure to check with Lake Area Tech for more information on admission factors.

Lake Area Tech 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Lake Area Tech, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Lake Area Tech's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Lake Area Tech?

Students admitted to Lake Area Tech have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1. Lake Area Tech considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Lake Area Tech looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Lake Area Tech does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not. 47% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Lake Area Tech?

What is a Good ACT Score for Lake Area Tech?

To be most competitive at Lake Area Tech, you should strive to earn between 17 and 22 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 22 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Lake Area Tech's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 22, and three out of four students scored lower than 22 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Lake Area Tech students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Lake Area Technical Institute

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Lake Area Tech. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Lake Area Tech during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Lake Area Tech Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Lake Area Tech?

❌ Students who are admitted to Lake Area Tech must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does Lake Area Tech accept transfer credits?

✅ Lake Area Tech accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Lake Area Tech accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit • Excelsior College Examinations

Does Lake Area Tech accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

❌ Lake Area Tech does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Lake Area Tech?

✅ Lake Area Tech is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Lake Area Tech?

❌ Lake Area Tech does not offer early decision.

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Lake Area Tech Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective



Lake Area Tech Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Lake Area Tech is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Lake Area Tech is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Lake Area Tech ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

22 and Above


17 to 22


17 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Lake Area Tech is 19. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into Lake Area Tech. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 22 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Lake Area Tech SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Lake Area Tech GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Lake Area Tech, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.06. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

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