The placement process is one way LMC helps new students begin a successful educational journey.
Most students who are new to Lake Michigan College will be asked to demonstrate basic skills in writing, math and reading. This is done by taking a placement test before registering for classes. Placement testing and transcripts have no effect on your admission to the college, but it's important to test so our advisors can help determine which classes are right for you. Please note: If you want to send us scores from other colleges or testing centers for consideration, they require their own score release procedures; please contact the testing center or college where you tested to properly request score releases to LMC.
|E (English/Writing)||R (Reading)||M+ (100-level Math)|
|ACT*||English 18||Reading 17||Math 20|
|SAT*||Writing/Language 27 OR 5’s on all 3 Essay Subscores (Reading, Analysis & Writing)||Reading 26||Math 25.5 OR Math Composite 510|
|Unweighted Cumulative High School GPA*
(calculated AFTER junior year)
3.5 Unweighted Cumulative GPA OR
|3.5 Unweighted Cumulative GPA||N/A|
|Previous College Coursework||Transfer credit equivalent to ENGL 101 or higher||Transfer credit equivalent to ENGL 101 or higher||Transfer credit equivalent to MATH 122 or higher|
*Within the last five (5) years
- Do you have ACT or SAT test scores, or do you have previous college experience? If so, you may not need to take placement testing. See below to learn about placement testing exemptions.
- Send us your high school or college transcripts. Contact your high school, college or university you have previously attended to order your official transcripts.
- Email to email@example.com.
- Mail your transcript to:
Lake Michigan College
2755 E. Napier Ave.
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
If you don't have test scores or transcripts, schedule your placement test. See below for days, times and locations.
Are you a current student looking for out-of-class testing? Book your test here.