At Lakeland we have many different types of students in many different stages in life. Our admissions policies and requirements may vary depending on one's specific endeavors or background. Please review the list below to help prepare for a particular admissions process.
To enroll at Lakeland a student should submit a completed Application Form with a one-time nonrefundable fee to the Admissions Office. The general admission policy of the college does not ensure admittance to a particular course or program. Males age 18 to 26 must be registered with the Selective Service prior to enrolling at Lakeland or they will be charged the out-of-state tuition rate.
All students enrolled in a nursing and allied health program/certificate must complete a series of additional requirements that vary by program. Additional requirement may include but are not limited to standard student admission requirements as well as Health Technologies Application Form, preadmission testing, student disclosure statement, criminal background check, specific program related medical requirements.
International students must speak to the International Student Advisor, about their visa status prior to applying for admission.
To take advantage of the senior citizen tuition waiver, a senior citizen must complete a Senior Citizen Audit Form (PDF) and be certified as eligible for this service.
Once certified as eligible, seniors may register during Senior Citizen Credit Tuition Waiver Registration dates.
Students with disabilities are provided comprehensive support and accommodations at Lakeland. If you are a student in need of accommodations, please contact the student accommodation center prior to new student orientation.
Students who are transferring to Lakeland from another college where they have gained college credit must make an appointment with a counselor to have their transcripts evaluated and to determine which courses apply to their degree/certificate program. Only Lakeland Community College course grades will be used in computing the GPA. Credits will be accepted only from regionally accredited institutions.
Students who enroll at Lakeland for one term only and plan to return to their former school for continued study are encouraged to submit a transcript or statement of approval from the home institution or they may be required to participate in placement testing at Lakeland.
Named for a fifth consecutive year as a "Military Friendly School," Lakeland is a Service members Opportunity College (SOC), approved by the State Approving Agency for Veterans.
To be eligible to apply for admission to Lakeland's Weekend College, students must:
New students may enroll to take courses for personal enrichment or professional development as a non-degree students/non-certificate student. Non-degree students must be a high school graduate or have obtained a high school diploma equivalency.
Non-degree students are not required to submit high school or college transcripts and are also waived from the placement test admissions requirement.