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Lake Michigan College Admissions


How to become a Red Hawk
in 6 easy steps

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: Talk with an Advisor

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.

Step 4: Register

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.

Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

Lake Michigan College students received $9,432,311 in federal and state financial aid during the 2016-2017 academic year, and approximately $600,000 in total scholarships are available.

  • Apply for federal financial aid

    Almost every student qualifies for some type of financial aid. Don't leave money on the table. If you need help paying for college, be sure to apply for financial aid each year you attend Lake Michigan College. Visit Financial Aid if you have questions or need to file additional documents.

  • Apply for LMC Scholarships

    Scholarships are donated by people and organizations to help students pay for college expenses. It's money that you don't have to pay back. With approximately $600,000 in total scholarship dollars available, you won't want to pass up applying for LMC scholarships.

Visit Campus

Find out what it's like at our Benton Harbor, Niles or South Haven campus. We'd love to show you around!

Apply for Housing

Beckwith Hall is located on the Benton Harbor campus an offers convenient, safe and affordable living.


Our admissions team is happy to help! Call or text admissions at (269) 927-8626 or email

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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.

Upcoming important dates + Events

Aug 18
The 2017 LMC Foundation Golf Outing at Harbor Shores
Aug 20
20 August 2018

Each year proceeds from the golf outing benefit the College’s Intercollegiate Athletics program and have helped to

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.