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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.
The college-level work of students transferring from accredited two year colleges or technical schools will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Lakeland College accepts up to 60 semester hours of transferred credits from any combination of accredited two-year schools. Students majoring in Early Childhood through Middle Childhood Education will be allowed to exceed the 60-semester-hour limitation on transfer credit from two-year institutions providing such credit is completed after their initial entry into Lakeland College and is part of their Early Childhood Education requirements.
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 up to 60 semester hours of transferred credits from any combination of approved two-year programs.
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.
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 general 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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