Lakeland College

Admission Requirements

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Undergraduate

While no single factor determines an applicant's successful admission to Lakeland's Evening, Weekend and Online Degree Program, the college seeks adult learners that fall in the following categories:

  • The college accepts a high school diploma with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above or the equivalent of a high school diploma.
  • The college accepts transfer students who have earned at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA and are in good standing at other accredited institutions of higher learning.

**Exceptions to the above admission criteria may be granted through the conditional admission process. For additional information, please contact your admissions advisor or see the Academic Catalog.

Undergraduate Application Steps — Online, Weekends & Evenings

Step 1: Complete an application online and submit a $35 application fee online (non-refundable). Click here for the application: Apply Now.

Step 2: Submit official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended to your local Center.

Note: Students who have NOT completed 12 transferrable credits MUST submit official high school transcripts. Students who have been out of high school for less than three years MUST submit ACT scores.

Central Wisconsin Center

500 32nd St. N
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Chippewa Valley Center

770 Scheidler Rd.
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Fox Cities Center

2320 Industrial Dr.
Neenah, WI 54956

Green Bay Center

2985 S. Ridge Rd.
Green Bay, WI 54304

Madison Center

1650 Pankratz Street
Madison, WI 53704

Milwaukee Center

1135 South 70th Street
West Allis, WI 53214

Sheboygan Center

Attn: Evening, Weekend and Online Programs
P.O. Box 359
Sheboygan, WI 53082-0359

Online

Attn: Evening, Weekend and Online Programs
P.O. Box 359
Sheboygan, WI 53082-0359



Once your admission file is complete, an academic advisor will contact you regarding registration for the next semester.

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M.A.C

Lakeland College’s master of arts in counseling (M.A.C.) degree is a 48-semester-hour professional graduate training program. The M.A.C. program is dedicated to preparing students for one of three professional counseling areas: community counseling, higher education counseling or school counseling. The M.A.C. program is designed with the working professional in mind and offers opportunities for intellectual, moral and spiritual growth. Non-degree-seeking status is available.

Courses are available in 12-week semesters—in the classroom, BlendEd® and/or online. Instructors are practicing professionals—many holding terminal degrees—who blend experiential learning with in-class instruction. Practicums and internships afford ample time for observation and client contact. The M.A.C. program with a community counseling emphasis meets the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services requirements for a Wisconsin Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). The M.A.C. program with a school counseling emphasis is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and is approved for licensure and certification as a Wisconsin school counselor.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission into the master of arts in counseling program, the following are required:

  • An application for admission, including a $50 application fee
  • All previous official transcripts, including those indicating the completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Completion of an undergraduate degree in the behavioral sciences, or nine undergraduate semester hours in courses related to human services or behavioral science with grades of “B-” or above in each of the courses
  • Two letters of recommendation indicating applicant’s potential for academic and personal social success at the graduate level
  • A two- to three-page reflection paper
  • A current resume
  • Onsite formal interview

Note: International students are required to follow additional steps. See admission advisor for more information.

Upon being admitted, and with approval of the M.A.C. program director, up to 9 graduate semester hours of coursework relevant to the M.A.C. curriculum may be accepted in transfer from regionally accredited institutions of higher education. Transfer courses must have been taken within 10 years prior to application.

Students with an undergraduate GPA above 2.5 but less than 2.75 may be accepted on a probationary basis. Please refer to the Evening, Weekend and Online Catalog for moreinformation on probationary admission.

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M.Ed.

Lakeland College courses are held one night a week, allowing graduate students to choose their own pace without giving up other important aspects of their lives. Lakeland’s M.Ed. faculty is a mix of our own talented education professors and respected educators and administrators from surrounding districts.

Lakeland College offers on-site, classroom and online instruction, providing graduate students opportunities to blend learning options suited to their active lives. Teachers and school administrators will receive timely and useful instruction and tools that translate directly into better education for students.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the M.Ed. Program, a student must submit the following:

  • An application for admission and a $50 application fee.
  • All previous official transcripts, including those indicating the completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • A photocopy of a valid teaching license or consent of the Director of the M.Ed. program. Approval requires completion of foundation courses in educational psychology, human growth and development, the exceptional person and majority-minority relations
  • Two letters of recommendation indicating the student's potential for success in the graduate education program.
  • International students must also submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores. The minimum TOEFL score for graduate admission is 550 for the paper-based test, 213 for the computer-based test, and 80 for the internet-based test.

Admitted students may transfer up to nine graduate semester hours relevant to the M.Ed. program with approval from the M.Ed. program director. Transfer courses must have been taken within 10 years prior to application to the graduate program.

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M.B.A

The Lakeland College master of business administration (M.B.A.) degree, designed with the working adult in mind, provides a broad-based professional education consisting of coursework that integrates research, case studies, technology and other learning processes. Objectives include an understanding of business and economic problems, and the development of managerial skills to address these problems in the context of an ethical and global workplace. In addition to the traditional M.B.A. degree, four M.B.A. degree concentrations are also available: a concentration in accounting, a concentration in finance, a concentration in project management and a concentration in healthcare management.

Admission Requirements

  • An application for admission and an application fee
  • Typically a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 or a minimum score of 450 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required for admission. However, admissions decisions are made with consideration of the candidate’s application in its entirety.
  • All previous official transcripts, including those indicating the completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A written statement of purpose indicating how an M.B.A. educational experience would help the applicant meet professional goals and what leadership or managerial skills the applicant would bring to this program. The statement should be limited to 250 words.
  • Two letters of recommendation indicating the applicant’s potential for success in the M.B.A. program and professionally afterwards
  • A current resume

Note: International students are required to follow additional steps. See admission advisor for more information.

Admission Requirements for the MBA in addition to those listed under General Admission Requirements

  • Typically a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 or a minimum score of 450 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required for admission. However, admissions decisions are made with consideration of the candidate's application in its entirety.
  • A written statement of purpose is required, indicating how an M.B.A. educational experience would help the applicant meet professional goals and what leadership or managerial skills the applicant would bring to this program. The statement should be limited to 250 words.
  • A current resume must also be submitted.
  • Complete online application (including $50 application fee, non-refundable):
  • Two letters of recommendation indicating the applicant's potential for success in the M.B.A. program and professionally afterwards. Recommendation form:
  • MBA student checklist:

Students may transfer up to nine semester hours of graduate credit from other regionally accredited M.B.A. programs, provided the coursework is relevant to the Lakeland College program, and that a minimum grade of “C” was earned for formal coursework actually taken. These courses must be approved by the M.B.A. program director. Transfer courses must have been taken within 10 years prior to application to the graduate program. Transfer grades will not be included in calculating the applicant’s Lakeland GPA.

Applicants can register for one graduate course prior to being formally admitted to the program. Registration in subsequent courses is contingent upon acceptance to the program.

Foundation Courses

Course work of a “C”or better in the areas of economics, statistics, finance and accounting preferred. If no evidence of completed course work is provided, students have the option to complete two courses at the graduate level focusing on economics/statistics and finance/accounting to meet these requirements. Students also have the option to take undergraduate courses to fulfill these requirements.

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Admission Deadlines (Spring 2015)

Completed application and all admissions materials must be received (or postmarked) by the following dates:

  • Undergraduate
    • New students - January 2, 2015
    • New students for conditional acceptance – December 29, 2014
    • Re-entry students - January 2, 2015
    • Re-entry student for Conditional Acceptance - December 29, 2014
    • *Re-entry student who left on Suspension - December 22, 2014
  • ***Late entry available for 7 week courses beginning on February 25, 2015. Typically application materials for this entry will be due February 20, 2015.

  • Graduate
    • Master of Art in Counseling - December 29, 2014
    • Master of Education - December 29, 2014
    • Master of Business Administration - December 29, 2014
    • *Re-Entry Graduate student who left on Suspension - December 19, 2014

***Late entry available for 7 week courses beginning on February 25, 2015. Typically application materials for this entry will be due February 18, 2015.

Academic

  • Continuing Student
    • Immediate Continuing Suspended Student - January 2, 2015
    • Student on Suspension that has not FOE - January 2, 2015
    • **Graduate Student on Suspension that has not FOE - December 19, 2014

**FOE (Fallen out of Enrollment): Has not completed or passed a course in 3 terms.

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  • PHONE: 1 (800) 569-2166
    FAX: 920-565-1206
  • MAIL: PO Box 359, Sheboygan, WI 53082-0359
  • DIRECTIONS: W3718 South Drive Plymouth, WI 53073-4878

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