College Night 2017 : Join us on October 4th, 2017 from 6:30-8:00pm in the Auxiliary Gym at Lakeland High School for College Night. There will be representatives from colleges, universities, community colleges, vocational schools, financial aid institutions, and the military. This is a great opportunity for parents and students to learn about many different post-secondary options at one time.
- Easy Registration for College Info : Instead of waiting in line and filling out a postcard with all of your personal information at each both, register online and bring your student barcode with you. College reps will scan your barcode to instantly receive your contact information in order to send you more information about their school.
- Participating Organizations : More may still be added prior to the event, though this is who is coming thus far.
Ivy League Presentation : Austin Leonard, a 2014 L.H.S. graduate and current Harvard student, returned to Lakeland to share his experience applying to Ivy League schools and talk about what life at an Ivy League school has been like so far.
College Websites : Almost all of the information you would ever want to know about a specific college can be found by visiting that school's website. Find information on admission requirements, scholarships, financial aid, and much more. Each college will have their own online application located on their website. To find a school's website, simply Google the name of the college. Here are a number of college websites for popular schools that Lakeland graduates have attended in the past:
- Michigan State University
- Oakland University
- University of Michigan
- Central Michigan University
- Western Michigan University
- Eastern Michigan University
- Saginaw Valley State University
- Grand Valley State University
- Ferris State University
- Northern Michigan University
- Wayne State University
- Oakland Community College
College Preparation Checklist : Produced by the federal government. This checklist helps to identify what students should be doing to prepare for college and ways to afford paying for school.
Sallie Mae : A website produced by Sallie Mae, a financial services company that provides student loans and educational savings plans. This page has many free resources focused on preparing, selecting, applying, paying, deciding, and financing for college. There is also a free scholarship search service.
Campus Tours : A web-based guide to colleges, universities, and community colleges throughout the country and world. This website contains campus information as well at many virtual campus tours.
College Week Live : The ultimate virtual college fair. This website connects colleges with students, parents, and counselors live online.
- Going to a College Fair : Take a look at this guide for tips on how to make the most of a college fair, what questions to ask of college representatives, and how to make the best use of your time.
Michigan Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers : Check out this website with links to Michigan college websites, Michigan college applications, and calendars for upcoming college nights throughout Michigan.
2017-2018 College Visits : College representatives visit Lakeland all the time!
- Sign up in the Counseling Office to get a pass.
Trade Schools, Colleges, and Universities : Use this website to explore different career programs with a greater emphasis on trade schools and degrees.
S.A.T. : All juniors will take the S.A.T. in the Spring as part of the M.M.E. (Michigan Merit Exam). There is no need to sign up for this test since it is provided through Lakeland. However, if you are interested in taking the S.A.T. early or if you want to retake the S.A.T., visit their website to find information on test dates and registration.
A.C.T. : Students in the State of Michigan will no longer be taking the A.C.T. through their high school. This test is still available for students to take and use as part of their college admissions process. Students who are interested in taking the A.C.T. should visit their website to find out about test dates and location.
Other College Resources : Here are some more resources that may be useful for some students, but are not applicable to all students.
N.C.A.A. Eligibility Center : Are you a college-bound student who wants to play sports at a Division I or II school? You must register with the N.C.A.A. Eligibility Center in order to play sports next fall for a Division I or II school.
- N.C.A.A. Guide for College-Bound Athletes 2017-2018 : Here is a guide on how to make sure your student-athlete is eligible to play in college.
- N.C.A.A. Eligibility Quick Reference Guide : Here is a snapshot of N.C.A.A. requirements to be eligible to play a sport your freshman year in college.
College Transitioning : A guide developed by the Michigan Rehabilitation Services to provide resources and information to perspective college students with disabilities. This guide is intended to explain the transition process by :
- Giving an overview of postsecondary support service
- Familiarizing the reader with the procedures for requesting and receiving services
- Identifying the appropriate documentation to qualify
A.S.V.A.B. Test : The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery was originally designed to predict future academic and occupational success in military occupations. The A.S.V.A.B. now incorporates a career exploration and planning program that uses your A.S.V.A.B. results to help explore the world of work.