At Lakeland, there are many different types of students in many different stages in life. The 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.

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Standard Student

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.

Adult Learners

Returning to college when you are 25 or older can be challenging, but it can also be one of the best decisions you ever make! Lakeland's one-stop Student Service Center can help adult 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 and allied health programs/certificates 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, preadmission testing, student disclosure statement, criminal background check, and specific program-related medical requirements.

Each health technologies department may have specific admissions requirements. Click below to select a specific department of interest.
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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 must speak to the International Student Advisor, about their visa status prior to applying for admission.

  • Lakeland Application form
  • Application fee of $15 paid by check, bank draft or money order
  • Official TOEFL score report
    • 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.
  • Students who wish to obtain an F-1 student visa should also complete an I-20 application form

Download International Student Guide [PDF]


Senior Student

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

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. (See tuition for Seniors)
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Non-Credit Courses
In addition to the Senior Citizen Credit Tuition Waiver program, Lakeland offers a wide variety of noncredit learning experiences for older adults.
View Non-Credit Courses - Continuing Education

Students with 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 prior to new student orientation.

Transfer Student

Students who are transferring to Lakeland from another college where they have gained college credit must have official transcripts from all prior institutions mailed or electronically sent to Lakeland Community College, and 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.
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More info about Veterans Transfer

Visit Lakeland's Transfer Center for additional information on credit transfer to or from Lakeland.

Visiting (Transient) Student

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.

  1. If you have not applied to Lakeland before, complete an Application for Admission with a one-time nonrefundable fee (Tuition & Fees).
  2. Complete the Transient Student Form (PDF) and have the home school dean/registrar sign the form. Fax the form to Admissions Office. This form must be submitted to avoid any holds on registration.
  3. Register at Lakeland for the approved course(s). Check for course equivalency at
  4. Complete a Request for Transcript of Record (PDF) and turn it in at the Lakeland Cashier's Office (with applicable fees) so that grades are sent back to the home school.


Veteran Student

Lakeland is a Service members 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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Non-Degree/Non-Certificate Students

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.

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

Non-Degree Application


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