Counseling Services

Admissions Counseling

Counselors are available to:

  • Discuss basic skills in math and English by reviewing scores of Lakeland's Placement Test and/or ACT/SAT and AP Scores.
  • Discuss program requirements.
  • Assist with appropriate course selection.
  • Discuss PLA options.
  • Assess your prior college coursework.
    • Please note: New students who have never attended college or who are transferring less than 15 college level credits will be required to enroll in the following courses:
      • FYEX 1000: The First Year Experience.
      • The English course based on your placement results.
Academic Counseling and Advising

Counselors are available to:

  • Assist with appropriate course selection.
  • Review Lakeland degree requirements and transfer opportunities.
  • Evaluate courses transferred from other colleges and apply transfer credits to Lakeland degrees.
  • Review the transfer module.
  • Share study skills, time management, test taking and other academic skills.
  • Provide referrals to additional campus resources.
  • Create a completion plan as required by FYEX, Financial Aid Appeals and AmeriCorps.
  • "Check-in" at the 30 credit hour mark to make sure you are on track in your degree.
  • Evaluate your degree/certificate progress the semester before graduating.
Career Exploration and Planning

If you would like to determine your interests, strengths and weaknesses, and learn how to research career fields, we offer:

  • Individual appointments.
  • Career interest testing.
  • COUN 1100 - Career Exploration: This credit bearing course will help you better understand your own values, needs, preference and interests as they relate to the world of work.
  • COUN 1200 - Employment Strategies: This credit bearing course will give you everything you need to become an expert at finding, applying for and landing the job you want.
Personal Counseling

All counselors at Lakeland hold a professional license as counselors or social workers. Our counselors are equipped to help you navigate and cope with mental, personal, social and emotional challenges. Personal concerns can have a tremendous impact on your success in college.

We can counsel you about:

  • Self-evaluation.
  • Goal-setting.
  • Stress management.
  • Decision making.
  • Personal adjustment.
  • Referrals to on and off-campus resources.
Policy and Procedure Counseling

If you are concerned about getting through "the system," we will:

  • Review the college catalog.
  • Clarify policies that affect your progress.
  • Refer you to the appropriate faculty member or administrator.
  • Assist with completion of your graduation application or certificate application, as there are strict deadlines.
Psychological Counseling

Lakeland's campus psychologist is available to help students succeed in pursuing their education when personal, emotional or family problems may be interfering with their studies. Services include:

  • Crisis intervention.
  • Assessment.
  • Short-term personal counseling.
  • Short-term couples counseling.
  • Short-term mental health treatment.
  • Referral to community and campus resources.
  • Groups and workshops on mental health.
  • Evaluation of academic and learning difficulties.
  • Mental health crisis procedures.
  • Suicide prevention services.

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