Finlandia University to Lakeland University

Finish Your Degree

Finlandia University

We are saddened to learn that Finlandia University in Hancock, Mich. is closing at the end of this semester. We know this must be hard for you, especially as you consider your future, and we'd like to help.

Transfer to Lakeland University

Finish What You Started

Lakeland University is committed to your success, and will grant all current Finlandia students in good academic standing guaranteed admission to Lakeland University. Students will be able to complete their degree in the same amount of time, and Finlandia students will pay the same or less tuition to attend Lakeland University.

At Lakeland, we’re equipped to help you finish what you started. We’ll do everything we can to make transferring to Lakeland as easy as possible. Our admission counselors are here to work with you, one-on-one, to discuss your options and create a personalized plan.

Finlandia University


Why Lakeland?

Students transferring from Finlandia University to Lakeland University will receive the following benefits:

  • Guaranteed admission. Lakeland University will provide 100% transfer of all credits.
  • Cost will be the same or less than what you would pay at Finlandia University (i.e. tuition, residence expenses, fees, etc.) to complete courses and other requirements necessary to graduate.
  • Complete your program on the same timeframe (or sooner) as was possible at Finlandia University.
  • Students in licensure programs will be supported in obtaining an equal or comparable license.
  • Personalized admission and academic advising.
  • Support to help students launch and advance their careers.


Lakeland has a tradition of serving students from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and would love to share how Lakeland can help find a pathway that fulfills your academic, personal and professional goals.

We have identified 14 Finlandia degree programs that will transfer seamlessly for students to complete their degree in the same amount of time it would have taken at Finlandia.

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Innovative Education

Lakeland University offers innovative ways for students to earn their academic degrees and make their career goals a reality.

Lakeland was recently honored by U.S. News & World Report on its annual rankings lists of Best Colleges for being among the top schools in the Midwest region in advancing social mobility for its students.

A few other reasons why students choose Lakeland:

  • Our award-winning Cooperative Education program
  • Our popular BlendEd and BlendEd Live platforms 
  • Our 21 NCAA/Varsity athletics teams
  • Our student-designed program
  • Seven convenient locations around Wisconsin 
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Lakeland University Cooperative Education student

Experiential Education

We Value Work!

At Lakeland University, we value work and the learning that takes place outside of the classroom. Many students return to the classroom with a wealth of knowledge and experience from their professional lives. Whether you have prior work experience, want to get work experience but have a busy schedule or are interested in being part of our Cooperative Education program through our traditional Main Campus program, there is an abundance of opportunities to get credit for your work!

Contact us today to learn how you can earn credit for current and/or prior work experiences, and shorten the time it takes to earn your degree!

Student Experience

Lakeland University provides a variety of ways to earn your degree (traditional undergraduate, adult degree completion and graduate programs) by creating a myriad of customized, yet shared student experiences. Learn about each, then select the one that best fits your goals.

Our admissions counselors are ready to work with you, and make this transition as seamless as possible. Fill out the form below, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

  • Main campus in Plymouth, Wis.
  • 80+% residential campus
  • Mostly full-time students
  • Classes mostly delivered face-to-face, during the day
  • Cooperative Education
  • 30+ majors offered
  • 21 NCAA/Varsity ahletic teams
  • 15:1 student-to-teacher-ratio
  • 700+ on-campus students
  • 42 clubs and organizations

Lakeland is an innovative university that works with students to turn their goals into reality.

We value hard work, and our award-winning Cooperative Education program is providing a new way for students to earn a bachelor’s degree while minimizing student-debt.

Our flexible learning options give students the freedom to:

  • Work
  • Participate in athletics and clubs/organizations
  • Create lifelong relationships

Innovation is nothing new for LU. Since our founding in 1862, we have been a leader in finding ways to help students make their dreams come true.

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    For more than four decades, Lakeland University has been a leader in offering non-traditional students innovative pathways to earn their academic degrees and make their career goals a reality.

    Today, Lakeland offers a number of pathways and programs for students, especially those who are juggling work and family:

    • LU’s BlendEd and BlendEd Live platforms allow students to decide weekly if they want to attend class in a traditional classroom or access class online. It’s among the most flexible platforms in higher education, and our students love it.
    • Lakeland offers 12- and/or 7-week courses during the fall, spring and summer semesters
    • Lakeland’s student-designed program allows students to earn academic credit for projects they are doing on the job, cutting down the time to graduation and making their learning relevant to their career advancement.
    • Lakeland offers evening classes at seven centers around Wisconsin for those students who prefer to learn face to face in real time.
    • Lakeland has offered online courses for 20+ years, and was one of the first colleges in the United States to fully offer a degree online.

    Innovation is nothing new for LU. Since our founding in 1862, we have been a leader in finding ways to help students make their dreams come true.

    Want to learn more? Fill out the form at the bottom of the page or email us at!


    Lakeland University offers four Graduate Degrees with unmatched flexibility in formats that are convenient for you. Graduate courses typically meet once per week during the evening hours over 12-week semesters in the fall and spring and over 10-week semesters in the summer. Additionally, most Lakeland graduate courses are offered in the BlendEd® format, meaning you have the option of attending class in-person or accessing your course(s) and completing your work entirely Online — thus selecting a format that meets your personal needs and fits your life schedule during any given week. 

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    Apply to Lakeland University! After completing the application form, an admissions advisor will contact you to discuss what else may be needed. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Note: enter code "FINNU" to waive your application fee.