Ivy League Presentation : Austin Leonard, a 2014 LHS 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:
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.
College Answer : A website produced by Sallie Mae, a financial services company that provides student loans and educational savings plans. College Answer has many free resources focused on preparing, selecting, applying, paying, deciding, and financing for college. There is also a free scholarship search service.
Know How 2 Go Michigan : Resources and suggestions for students beginning in middle school on how to best prepare for college.
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.
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.
2014-2015 College Visits : College representatives visit Lakeland almost daily!
Trade Schools, Colleges, and Universities : Use this website to explore different career programs with a greater emphasis on trade schools and degress.
ACT : All juniors take the ACT in the Spring as part of the MME (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 ACT early or if you want to retake the ACT, visit their website to find information on test dates and registration.
Michigan Post-Secondary Handbook : A great resource to use while searching for different educational options including 4-year universities, community colleges, trade schools, and other unique programs in the state.
EduTrek : Use this website to search for colleges and majors, or create a profile to have information sent to you from matching schools.
OTHER COLLEGE RESOURCES : Here are some more resources that may be useful for some students, but are not applicable to all students.
NCAA 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 NCAA Eligibility Center in order to play sports next fall for a Division I or II school.
SAT : Most students do not need to take the SAT. Most colleges only request ACT scores. However, there are many colleges (especially out of state) that want SAT scores. Check with the colleges you are considering to see if they require that you take the SAT. If they do, visit their website to find information on test dates and registration.
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 :
ASVAB Test : The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery was originally designed to predict future academic and occupational success in military occupations. The ASVAB now incorporates a career exploration and planning program that uses your ASVAB results to help explore the world of work. The ASVAB test is open to 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. ASVAB testing takes place this year on February 12th, 2015.