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Admission Policy

Office of Origin: Admissions
Date Adopted: 06-24-97
Date Reviewed: 11-27-12
Last Date Modified & Approved: 01-23-14

Policy Statement:

Lake Michigan College offers an “open door” admissions policy for individuals who are interested in and capable of benefiting from the post-secondary experience. Any person can apply for admission to Lake Michigan College who is interested in and capable of benefiting from the postsecondary experience, and who is:

1. A high school graduate or GED recipient, or

2. Eighteen years of age or older.

Individuals who are still in high school may enroll in classes at the College during regular high school hours with permission of their high school guidance officer by completing an Early College Registration form. Early College participants are to apply for admission to the College for any semester after their graduation date. Guest student status will be granted to individuals who attend other colleges and universities upon completion of the Michigan Uniform Undergraduate Guest Application. Guest students may enroll in course work for which all stated pre-requisites have been met. The College reserves the right to evaluate and document special cases and to refuse admission and/or continued enrollment if the College determines that the applicant/student is a threat or a potential danger to the college community or if such refusal is considered in the best interest of the College.

The College retains the right to deny and/or revoke admission/ enrollment of any applicant or student who was convicted of a felony or a crime requiring listing on the sex offender registry. A registered sex offender is defined as any person who is required pursuant to State or Federal Law to be registered on any Criminal Information Network and/or the National Crime Information Center Convicted Sexual Offender registry.

The College will monitor the sex offender registry list to identify persons on the list who have been convicted of a felony or a crime requiring listing on the sex offender registry and are applying for admission to or enrolled in Lake Michigan College. Individuals convicted of a felony and/or a crime requiring listing on the sex offender registry are required to inform the Vice President, Student Services of their status at the time they seek admission to the College. Failure to comply with notification requirements may result in immediate denial of admission or expulsion from the College. As required by Federal Law, Lake Michigan College will provide a link in one or more areas of its web site and in appropriate College publications to the Michigan State Police Sex Offender Registry.

A student whose admission is revoked after enrollment must be notified of the right to an appeal process and provided due process. The student whose admission is revoked is provisionally enrolled and permitted to attend classes pending the outcome of the appeal process, if the student chooses to appeal.

Responsibility: Vice President, Student Services