Lakeland College

Transfer Students and Non-Traditional Students*

Every year, students from all over decide that transferring to Lakeland College is the right choice for them. Why? There isn't just one reason - there are four:

Transferability of credits at Lakeland

Transferability of credits

Lakeland has a generous transfer credit policy, accepting up to 72 credits from two-year schools and 90 credits from four-year schools.


Small class sizes at Lakeland

Small class sizes

Lakeland’s small class sizes (our Student/Teacher Ratio is 16:1) encourage meaningful faculty interactions and mentoring that continues after graduation.


Class availability and advising at Lakeland

Class availability and advising

Classes are carefully scheduled and students work closely with faculty advisers to ensure appropriate course scheduling options, enabling them to graduate on time.


Internships at Lakeland


We have full-time career development professionals focused on helping you find meaningful internships and fulltime careers in your field of study.


Interested? Find out more about transferring to Lakeland by contacting Ben Zuengler, admissions advisor, at 920-565-1000 ext. 2138 or , or fill out the form below and a Lakeland representative will contact you.


Application Checklist

Application Checklist

Thinking about transferring to Lakeland's traditional undergraduate program? Here's an easy checklist to get you started:

  1. Apply to Lakeland. Call our office to request a paper application, or complete it online. There is no fee to apply.
  2. Have your transcripts sent to us from every college you have attended. Use the mailing address below.
  3. Check with Ben Zuengler to see if you should have your high school transcript and ACT scores sent to us.
  4. Apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and list Lakeland as a receiving institution. Our FAFSA code is 003854.

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Students who wish to transfer to Lakeland from another college must be in good academic standing and must submit official academic transcripts from all other colleges attended. Only coursework which is similar to courses offered at Lakeland College and in which the student has earned a grade of "C" or better will transfer. Grades earned at other colleges are not included in the Lakeland GPA. The Lakeland credit unit is the semester hour, which is equivalent to 1.5 quarter hours. All work completed at other colleges will be converted to semester hours when evaluating transferable credits. All applicants will receive an evaluation of their transferable credits with a listing of the courses required to complete a Lakeland College degree when their application files are complete and admission decisions have been made. All transfer students must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of coursework at Lakeland College in order to earn a Lakeland degree.

Transferring from Two-Year Schools

The college-level work of students transferring from accredited two year colleges or technical schools will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. A minimum grade of "C" must be earned to receive transfer credit, unless an associates degree has been earned. Lakeland College accepts up to 72 semester hours of transferred credits from any combination of accredited two-year schools.

Transferring as an Associate Degree Graduate

Associate degree graduates from approved two-year college or technical school programs will receive approximately two years of college credit when transferring to Lakeland. Lakeland College accepts 60-72 semester hours of transferred credits from any combination of approved two-year programs when an associate degree has been earned.

Transferring from Four-Year Schools

The college-level work of students transferring from accredited four-year colleges will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Lakeland College accepts up to 90 semester hours of transferred credits from any combination of accredited four-year schools.

Transferring with a Completed Bachelor's Degree

Students who have completed a bachelor's degree at another institution and wish to earn an additional bachelor's degree at Lakeland College will be required to complete the coursework for the appropriate Lakeland major and, except for education majors, will be exempted from Lakeland interdisciplinary studies requirements. As with all other transfer students, those who are enrolling for a second degree at Lakeland must complete at least 30 semester hours of Lakeland coursework to earn a Lakeland degree.


Individuals who have earned a cumulative college GPA of 2.0 or higher will be considered for admission to Lakeland College. Students who have earned a cumulative college GPA of less than 2.0 may also be considered for admission if they have completed less than 30 semester hours of college work and would have been qualified for admission to Lakeland on the basis of their high school records. If official records are not on file at least one week prior to the start of Lakeland classes, students will be asked to obtain and submit unofficial copies of records and/or grade slips before being allowed to register. Registration for subsequent terms will not be allowed until the application file is complete

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 The scholarships on this page are limited to full-time, traditional program students who transfer to Lakeland in the 2015-2016 academic year.

2015-2016 Academic Scholarship Opportunities for New Transfer Students

Students who have attended previous colleges or universities may be eligible for an academic scholarship based upon their combined cumulative GPA as noted in the chart below.

Transfer Student  GPA    Scholarship   Annual Award
Dean's Transfer
Transfer Achievement
Transfer Success
Transfer Honor Society      ScholarshipAnnual Award
Phi Theta Kappa
PTK Scholarship

*The PTK scholarship replaces the above Academic Transfer Scholarships.  Qualifying criteria is detailed below.

If you are a member of the Phi Theta Kappa national honor society, be sure to note this on your admission application or notify Ben Zuengler. Lakeland will award a $12,000 annual scholarship to transfer students belonging to Phi Theta Kappa. The scholarship is awarded in lieu of the transfer academic scholarships listed in the upper chart (see above) and is renewable if the student maintains a minimum GPA of 3.0 at Lakeland.  Confirmation of membership in Phi Theta Kappa by notation on an official college transcript or a letter of membership must be submitted by the beginning of the student's first term at Lakeland College.

Specialty Scholarship Opportunities

Transfer students may apply for the following specialty scholarships.  Click this link to apply for the following scholarships online.

Melvin & Ellen Wagner Scholarship
Awards $2,000 per year to qualified, full-time accounting students.  Renewable.  Application deadline February 1.

Beverly Wallace Scholarship
Awards $1,000 to a full-time student transferring to Lakeland from a technical college. Combined cumulative transfer GPA of 3.0 required. Student must be either a business or education major. Strong financial need is also required. May be renewed with a minimum Lakeland 3.0 GPA.  Application deadline June 1.

Lakeland Dance Scholarship
Awards $500 per year to qualified Lakeland Dance Team participants. Open to new, full-time freshmen or transfer students. Audition or video submission required.  Renewable. Application deadline February 1.

Lakeland Debate Team Scholarship
Awards $1,000 per year to qualified Lakeland Debate Team participants. Open to new, full-time freshmen or transfer students. Audition or video submission required.  Renewable. Application deadline February 1.

See the links below for additional Lakeland scholarship opportunities

Lakeland College Art Scholarship
Awards $2,000 per year to qualified art majors; portfolio submission required. Open to new, fulltime freshmen or transfer students. Renewable.  Application deadline February 1.   
Application and portfolio information.

UCC Pastor's Scholarship
Awards $1,500 upon recommendation of UCC pastor; limited to members of United Church of Christ (UCC) Congregations. Click title for referral form. Open to new, full-time freshmen or transfer students.  Renewable.  Application deadline February 1.

Lakeland College Referral Scholarship
Awards $500 upon recommendation of current student or alumni of the college. Non-renewable. Click here for online referral form. Open to new, full-time freshmen or transfer students.  Freshman deadline: February 1.  Transfer student deadlines:  June 1 for Fall entry.  December 1 for January entry. 

Helen Boatwright Music Scholarship
Awards $1,000 per year to qualified music students. Participation in a band or choral group at Lakeland is required. Open to new, full-time freshmen or transfer students.  Renewable. Application deadline February 15.
Information regarding required audition dates.

Outside Scholarships

Consider using a scholarship search engine, such as, to assist you in your pursuit of outside scholarships.

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Transfer Advice

Transfer Advice

This information is to assist students students planning to transfer to Lakeland from a regionally accredited college or university

Expository and persuasive writing classes are required of all students.

Students should take a class from seven of the eight categories listed below:

History and Political Science

World Languages

Literature and Writing


Art, Music and Theatre

Philosophy and Religion

Natural Sciences

Social Sciences

*This information is for advising purposes only. Contact Ben Zuengler for specific course requirements. Transfer credit is awarded by Lakeland college's Registrar after a student has been accepted and upon receipt of official college transcripts*

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