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Admissions Office

Whether you're an Early College student, a recent high school graduate or you're just starting or returning to college after a break, the friendly folks at the Admissions office will guide you through the admissions process. Below is helpful information about admissions.

Ready to apply to Lake Michigan College? Find out how to become a student.

Admissions Policy

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:

1. A high school graduate or GED recipient, or

2. Eighteen years of age or older.

Read the full policy.

Admissions Status

Your admissions status helps us identify what type of student you are so that we can better serve you and meet your unique needs. Find out more information below.

If you have never attended a college after high school graduation, you're considered a new student. Will you seek a degree or certificate from LMC? If so, apply to Lake Michigan College. It's free to apply and takes just a few minutes.

If you want to take classes for personal interest, you should also apply to Lake Michigan College and then register for classes.

Learn more about the different types of students at Lake Michigan College and which type of student best describes you.

If you are attending a high school and taking LMC courses, you are an Early College student. Early College students take LMC courses at their high school or tech center, or at an LMC campus. 

If you are interested in Early College offerings, please talk with your counselor or the LMC Admissions team.

Learn more about LMC's Early College program.

Continuing students are those who have enrolled in classes any time within two consecutive semesters, not counting summer term. As a continuing student, you may register for classes without reapplying to LMC. Your student account must be in good standing and other obligations must be met to be a continuing student.

If you have not been enrolled for two semesters in a row, you are a returning student. 

Contact Admissions at (269) 927-8626 to see if you need to apply to Lake Michigan College.

Learn how to use veterans' benefits as a Lake Michigan College student.

LMC is a source of education, a cultural center, a regional economic partner and a leader in diversity and innovation. International students enjoy special assistance from the International Students Office.

Learn about how to become an international student at Lake Michigan College.

If you have attended a college, university or trade school and plan to apply to Lake Michigan College for the first time, you are considered a transfer student. Learn how to become a student at Lake Michigan College. 

College students who are taking courses somewhere else are welcome to become guest students at Lake Michigan College. Guest students should start the enrollment process at their home college to make sure the courses they take at LMC will transfer to their home school.

A guest student who previously LMC as degree/certificate-seeking will be readmitted under guest student status. A guest student who wishes to be admitted as a degree/certificate-seeking student must apply to Lake Michigan College. Guest students are not eligible for financial aid benefits at LMC.

Learn more about how to become a guest student at Lake Michigan College.

Students Convicted of Crime Requiring Listing on the Sex Offender Registry

If you have to be listed on the Sex Offender Registry, you will need to meet with the Dean of Student Affairs to be approved for admission to the college.

The college will place a hold on your student account. Once you are approved for admission, the hold will be removed, and you may register for classes. This applies to all students.

The Dean of Student Affairs is to review and make admission decisions related to applicants or enrolled students who are:

  • On the Sex Offender Registry
  • Seeking to return to the college after a suspension or dismissal

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