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Become a Student

Your Journey Begins at the Lake

Ready to become a Red Hawk? Follow the steps below and you'll be on your way! Call or text Admissions at (269) 927-8626 if you have questions.

Step 1: Apply

Start your LMC journey by applying to Lake Michigan College. It takes about ten minutes and there's no application fee.


    • Once you apply, you will receive an email to let you know your application was received and that a member of our admissions team will be in touch. 

Step 2: Place

Send us your ACT or SAT test scores or your college transcripts. No transcripts? No problem! You can take a placement test at the testing center located on any LMC campus. Testing is free. Testing and test scores won't have an effect on your college enrollment, but it will help us figure out which classes are right for you.

  • Send Us Test Scores or Take a Placement Test 

    • ACT school code: 1976
    • SAT school code: 1137

Step 3: Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

You may qualify for financial assistance from the government or from LMC. You'll need to apply to both.

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Step 4: Talk with an Advisor and Register

An advisor will help you plan your classes based on your program of interest and skill level. All students should meet with an advisor to plan their classes in order to meet their educational goals.

Register for classes through WaveLink or stop into one of our campuses and we'll help you register.

Step 5: Attend Orientation

Learn about being successful in college, how to get help when you need it and how to make connections.

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Over 7,000 credit and non-credit students are admitted annually by Lake Michigan College.

What kind of student are you?

Of course, you're unique! But choose the link below that best describes you, and we'll do our best to provide you with the most helpful resources.

Recent High School Graduate

You have never been enrolled in a college or university, with the exception of dual enrollment while in high school.

First Time in Any College

Returing To School for Career Advancement

You are interested in enhancing your job skills to take your career to the next level.

Returing To School

Guest From Another College

You are a student at another college or university and would like to take classes at Lake Michigan College to save money and time.

Transferring to from another college

Current High School Student

You are interested in taking college classes at your high school or at an LMC campus through the Early/Middle College or Dual Enrollment programs.

High School Student

International Student

You are a citizen of another country and have a temporary U.S. visa.

International Student


If you're a U.S. veteran and are interested in college, you've come to the right place!

Veteran Student

Online Student

If you need the convenience of attending class without coming to campus, you have several options at Lake Michigan College.

Ready to get started?

Connect with us! Request more information or apply today, and we'll send you everything you need to begin your journey at LMC.

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