I'm a former Lakeland Community College student who would like to return. What do I need to do to get started?

Whether you stepped away for one semester or for many years, Lakeland will have your admissions records. A counselor in Lakeland's Counseling and Advising Center will meet with you, review your previous transcripts and help you with the next steps in continuing your education. To get started again, please contact the counseling and advising center to schedule an appointment at 440.525.7200.

I attended a different college and earned some credits there. Can they transfer to Lakeland so I can continue my education?

Yes, many students start at a different college, and then transfer to Lakeland Community College. Contact Lakeland's Transfer Center to see how you can make the transfer process an easy one.

I'm looking to advance my career. Does Lakeland offer professional development or some kind of program to make me job-ready in a growing industry?

Lakeland offers more than 130 degree and certificate programs as well as bachelor's and graduate degree programs through partners at Lakeland's Holden University Center. Professional development, community programs and personal enrichment opportunities are also offered. Learn more about all Lakeland has to offer adult learner students.

I work full-time. Can I take evening classes?

Lakeland offers convenient day, evening, weekend, accelerated, online and hybrid classes. View our current semester class schedule here.

I'm only interested in pursuing a degree or certificate if it's online. What programs does Lakeland offer online?

Lakeland currently offers six online associates degrees and 13 online certificates. Learn more about Lakeland's distance learning options here.

I missed the traditional fall start date. Do I have to wait until next fall to start classes?

Lakeland offers seven convenient start dates throughout the year. View important dates for each semester as well as our current academic calendar.

How much does it cost to take classes at Lakeland?

Lakeland is approximately one-third the cost of most four-year colleges and universities. Review our tuition and fees schedule to get an idea of what it will cost. Please keep in mind that most classes are between three or four credit hours.

More than 50 percent of Lakeland students receive some form of financial assistance, including federal or state grants, scholarships, loans and work-study employment. Learn more about applying for financial assistance.

I have knowledge/work experience that I would like credit for without taking additional classes. Is there a way to do that?

Yes, in certain areas of study. Lakeland Community College is an authorized College Level Examination Program (CLEP) testing location. Learn more about the CLEP test and how you can earn credit for experience you already have.

I'm a veteran and heard Lakeland can help me earn a degree, but I don't know where to begin. Who should I talk to?

Lakeland Community College is committed to helping active duty personnel, veterans, reservists and dependents attain their personal and professional goals. Lakeland's Veterans Center can help with questions about educational benefits, advice on how to fill out and complete Veterans Affairs forms and much more.

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