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Every year, transfer students and non-traditional students find themselves rethinking college. And every year, more of you decide that Lakeland University is the right choice for you. It’s not always just one thing that wins you over, but quite a few factors actually. Take a look…
Transfer up to 72 CreditsLakeland has a generous transfer credit policy, accepting up to 72 credits from two-year schools and 90 credits from four-year schools.
Small Class SizesWe keep it personal and meaningful with a 15:1 student-to-teacher ratio. That adds up to countless ways to benefit from one-on-one faculty interactions, and encourages mentoring that lasts a lifetime.
Class Availability = On-time GraduationClasses are carefully scheduled and students work closely with faculty advisors to ensure the best possible scheduling options…all so you can graduate on your timeline.
Internships and Job OpportunitiesOur full-time career development professionals are focused on helping you find meaningful internships, on and off-campus jobs, and fulltime careers in your field of study.
Land Here!Find your best reason to transfer, and land at Lakeland. Contact Ben Zuengler, admissions advisor, at 920-565-1000 ext. 2138 or
Thinking about transferring to Lakeland's traditional undergraduate program? Here's an easy checklist to get you started:
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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 University 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 University 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 University in order to earn a Lakeland degree.
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 University accepts up to 72 semester hours of transferred credits from any combination of accredited two-year schools.
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 University accepts 60-72 semester hours of transferred credits from any combination of approved two-year programs when an associate degree has been earned.
The college-level work of students transferring from accredited four-year colleges will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Lakeland University accepts up to 90 semester hours of transferred credits from any combination of accredited four-year schools.
Students who have completed a bachelor's degree at another institution and wish to earn an additional bachelor's degree at Lakeland University 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 University. 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
The scholarships on this page are limited to full-time, traditional program students who transfer to Lakeland in the 2015-2016 academic year.
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.
*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 University.
Transfer students may apply for the following specialty scholarships. Click this link to apply for the following scholarships online.
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.
Lakeland University 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.
Lakeland University Referral Scholarship Awards $500 upon recommendation of current student or alumni of the university. 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 vary between $500 - $3,000 per year to selected, qualified music students. Annual audtion required, along with participation in a band or choral group at Lakeland . Open to new, full-time freshmen or transfer students. Renewable. For priority consideration, audition by February 27. Information regarding required audition dates.
Consider using a scholarship search engine, such as fastweb.com, to assist you in your pursuit of outside scholarships.
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
Literature and Writing
Art, Music and Theatre
Philosophy and Religion
*This information is for advising purposes only. Contact Ben Zuengler for specific course requirements. Transfer credit is awarded by Lakeland University's Registrar after a student has been accepted and upon receipt of official college transcripts*
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