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New Students
A new or first time in any college student is someone who has never attended any college or university. All new degree/certificate-seeking students must apply for admission to LMC. Students who participated in LMC’s Early College program during high school are classified as new students during the first semester enrolled as degree/certificate-seeking at LMC.

Non-degree/certificate-seeking students may enroll in classes at LMC for personal interest. All non-degree/certificate-seeking students are encouraged to apply for admission before their first semester of enrollment. However, non-degree/certificate-seeking students must apply for admission before the next semester of enrollment.

Continuing Students
Any LMC student who has enrolled at any time within four consecutive semesters (excluding summer term), may return to study without applying for readmission to the College provided the student’s account is in good standing and all other obligations to the College have been met. Upon completion of the first semester enrolled at LMC, a student is classified as a continuing student and remains a continuing student until the student no longer meets the definition of a continuing student.

Re-entering Students
Any LMC student who has not enrolled within four consecutive full semesters (excluding summer) must contact the Records Office at (269) 927-8107 to determine if a new application for admission is required. These students are classified as re-entering students for the first semester of re-enrollment.

Transfer Students
Any student who has attended another post-secondary institution and will now be attending LMC for the first time as degree/certificate-seeking is classified as a transfer student during the first semester of enrollment at LMC. A transfer student must apply for admission and have official transcripts sent directly to LMC to have previously taken courses evaluated for transfer equivalency credit.

Guest Students
Students who are enrolled as degree/certificate-seeking at another institution may apply for guest status at LMC to enroll in courses intended to transfer back to the degree-seeking institution. To enroll, the student must provide proof that all prerequisites required by the specific LMC courses have been satisfied; the student is also strongly encouraged to complete a Guest Student Application through their home institution to help ensure course transferability (final course transferability is determined by the home institution only). A guest student who has previously attended LMC as degree/certificate-seeking will be re-admitted under guest student status. A guest student who wishes to be admitted as a degree/certificate-seeking student must complete an admission application. Guest students are not eligible for financial aid benefits at LMC.
For more information about becoming a Guest Student at Lake Michigan College, contact Registration at (269) 927-8119.

Early College Students
Students currently attending high school who wish to participate in the Early College program (dual enrollment or direct credit) must work with their high school counselor or the LMC Early College staff to submit the appropriate documents and approvals. Home school students who wish to participate in the Early College program should contact the LMC Academic Advising department at (269) 927-8128 to schedule an appointment for course registration.


Applicant Convicted of a Felony or a Crime Requiring Listing on the Sex Offender Registry
Upon notification that an applicant has been convicted of a felony or a crime requiring listing on the sex offender registry, a hold will be placed on the applicant's record which will prevent the applicant from registering for classes. The applicant will be required to meet with the Admission Review Panel before being approved for admission to the college.


Enrolled Student Convicted of a Felony or a Crime Requiring Listing on the Sex Offender Registry
Upon notification that an enrolled student was convicted of a felony or a crime requiring listing on the sex offender registry, a hold will be placed on the enrolled student's record which will prevent the enrolled student from registering for further classes. The enrolled student will be required to meet with the Admission Review Panel before being approved for continuation of classes.

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