** Click this link to access Student Services' Counseling Corner, where you can schedule an appointment with your school counselor, social worker, and psychologist. There are also good resources related to mental health and social-emotional wellbeing **
- Senior Year Planning Guide: A resourceful guide to your senior year. Includes important and helpful information related to college and postsecondary exploration. Updated for Class of 2022 Seniors!!!
- Senior Presentation: See what the counselors presented to all seniors. Updated for Class of 2022 Seniors!!!
- College Visits : Updated for the 2020-2021 school year! Check back often, as more visits will be added! To add these College Visits to your Google Calendar, follow this link.
- Junior Year Planning Guide: A resourceful guide to your junior year. Includes important information about exploring post-secondary options including 4-year, 2-year, trade/technical schools, and military.
- Junior Presentation: See what the counselors presented to all juniors (Class of 2023)!
- 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.
- Virtual College Fairs : More may still be added. Check back often!
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.
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 2020-2021 : 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.
- NCAA COVID Update FAQs
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.