There are many different types of students in various stages of life at Lakeland. The admissions policies and requirements may vary depending on one's specific endeavors or background. Please review the list below to help prepare for your specific admissions process.

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Standard Student

To enroll at Lakeland, a student should submit a completed application form online or in person at the Lakeland Student Service Center. 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.

Adult Learner Student

Returning to college when you are 25 or older can be challenging. It can also be one of the best decisions you ever make! Lakeland's Recruitment Center can help adult learner students navigate the enrollment process, choose an educational path, get financial assistance to pay for college, bring in transfer credits, and request credit for prior learning experience.
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Health Technologies Student

All students enrolled in a nursing or allied health program/certificate must complete a series of additional requirements that vary by program. Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to, standard student admission requirements as well as Health Technologies Application Form, pre-admission testing, student disclosure statement, criminal background check, and specific program-related medical requirements.

Each health technologies department may have specific admissions requirements.
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High School Student

College Credit Plus
Lakeland Community College's College Credit Plus Program (CCP) offers high school students the opportunity to enroll at Lakeland on a part-time or full-time basis, and earn college credit which may also be used to fulfill their high school graduation requirements.
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College Tech Prep
Lakeland Community College Tech Prep programs are offered in local high schools, career centers and at Lakeland Community College. For most programs, registration begins during the second semester of the sophomore year, and if accepted, the student will begin as a high school junior. Some approved programs may begin at the start of the senior year.
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International Student

International students should contact the International Student Coordinator for specific information and/or questions prior to applying for admission.

Application materials to be submitted include:

  • Lakeland application form
  • Final high school transcript
  • Official TOEFL score report, if applicable
    • A paper-based English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 500 minimum
    • Computer-based TOEFL of 173 minimum
    • Internet TOEFL of 61 minimum
    • Completion of English as a Second Language (ESL) level 110, or a grade of B or better at the Ordinary (O) level.

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Returning Lakeland Student

If you were a previous student (including College Credit Plus) and took some time off from attending Lakeland, we welcome you back!

If you are unsure of where you left off at Lakeland and would like some assistance in selecting classes or discussing a new degree/certificate program, please contact our counseling and advising center at 440.525.7200.

Also, if you attended any other colleges while you were away from Lakeland, please have your official transcript(s) submitted to the college. Once received at Lakeland, be sure to schedule a transcript evaluation with the counseling and advising center at 440.525.7200 to see if any of the credits you already earned will transfer towards your degree/certificate at Lakeland.

Finally, if you need to update any of your information (address, phone number, degree/certificate, name, etc.), please contact the Lakeland Student Service Center for assistance.

Senior Citizen Audit Student

Lakeland offers senior citizens 60 years or older the opportunity to audit credit courses on a space-available basis and have the tuition waived. View the tuition schedule here. Senior citizens are responsible for purchasing course materials and books in addition to the general, lab, student support service and career services fees.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Ohio resident
  • 60 years of age or older
  • Provide proof of age and residency via Ohio driver's license or state issued I.D.

To benefit from the senior citizen tuition waiver, a senior citizen must complete an Audit Request - Senior Citizen Form (PDF) to be certified as eligible.

Once certified as eligible, senior citizens may register during senior citizen registration dates, which is two business days prior to the specific part of term start date.

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Students Requiring Accommodations

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 as early as possible in the enrollment process to discuss and coordinate identified accommodations.

Transfer Student

Students who are transferring to Lakeland from another college are required to submit official transcript(s) from all post-secondary institutions attended to Lakeland even if no credit was earned. Once all transcripts are received at Lakeland, it is recommended that students make an appointment with an academic advisor to have their transcript(s) evaluated and to determine which courses apply to their degree/certificate program.

Only Lakeland Community College course grades will be used in computing a student's GPA. Credits will only be accepted from regionally accredited institutions.
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Visit Lakeland's Transfer Center for additional information on credit transfer to or from Lakeland.

Visiting (Transient) Student

Visiting students are currently attending another university or college and would like to take courses at Lakeland Community College for one term and have the credits transferred back to their home institution.

Visiting students must complete Lakeland's Application for Admissions. And, to ensure the course(s) taken at Lakeland will transfer, the Visiting Student Registration Form must be completed by the appropriate official at the visiting student's home institution. This completed form must be received by Lakeland prior to registration.

Visiting students are not eligible for financial aid at Lakeland. And, final grades are not automatically sent from Lakeland to the visiting student's home institution; an official transcript must be requested upon completion of the course(s).

Contact Lakeland's Registrar's Office for more information.

Veteran Student

Lakeland is a Servicemembers Opportunity College (SOC), approved by the State Approving Agency for Veterans and is committed to being named as a "Military Friendly School" year after year.

Lakeland is committed to helping active duty personnel, veterans, reservists, and dependents attain their personal and professional goals.
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Lakeland Community College employees do not receive incentive payments for recruiting service members. The college does not aggressively contact service members or engage in same-day recruitment and registration for the purpose of securing service member enrollments.

Non-Degree/Non-Certificate Student

New students may enroll to take courses for personal enrichment or professional development as a non-degree/non-certificate student. Non-degree/non-certificate students must be a high school graduate or have obtained a high school diploma equivalency.

Non-degree/non-certificate students are not required to submit high school or college transcripts and are also waived from the placement test admissions requirement.

  • Financial aid is not available for non-degree/non-certificate students
  • Non-degree/non-certificate students must still meet all course prerequisites
  • No developmental courses are permitted unless the student completes the placement test
  • There is no limit on the number of credits a student can earn as a non-degree/non-certificate student

Application for Non-Degree/Non-Certificate Admissions

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