Students applying to Lakeland's Weekend College must meet two of the admission criteria to be eligible:

  • 24 years of age or older
  • Three years of post-high school full-time work experience
  • Academic standard of a minimum of eight (8) college semester credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
Additional Requirements

Prospective Weekend College students must:

  • Complete a Lakeland Community College Application Form if they are new to Lakeland. Current Lakeland students will already have the Lakeland Community College Application on file.
  • Complete the Weekend College Admission Form available from the Weekend College, Counseling or Admissions offices.
    To request a Weekend College Admission Form, please contact the Weekend College office.
  • Meet with an academic counselor.
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from either a current employer, former professor or former teacher.
  • Attend the Weekend College Orientation

During the meeting with an academic counselor, students discuss academic goals, learning style, past work and education experiences and how these relate to Lakeland's Weekend College. Students with prior college experience, whether at Lakeland or another accredited institution will need a transcript evaluation in order to determine their course of study. To schedule an appointment, contact the Lakeland Counseling Center.

Students can be admitted to the program at any point before or during the semester; however, the admission process must be completed a minimum of ten days prior to the session start date.


Once accepted into the Weekend College, students are eligible to register for Weekend College courses. The Weekend College office processes all course registrations. Students have the option to complete their registration for the entire semester at one time or submit course registrations throughout the semester. Registration for classes must be submitted to the Weekend College office no later than ten days prior to the start of the current session.


Weekend College students are required to attend an Orientation prior to the start of classes.

During Orientation, attendees meet fellow Weekend College students and discuss strategies that will assist you throughout Weekend College. Students learn ways to help maintain the balance between home, work and school. Orientation will familiarize students with campus resources, including the library and tutoring. Most importantly, during Orientation, students will have the opportunity to interact with each other and start to form the bonds that will remain long after graduation.

Orientation is held during the week prior to the start of the fall and spring semesters.