Established in 1962, Lake-Sumter Community College maintains three campus locations including Leesburg, South Lake, and Sumter. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Lake-Sumter Community College offers more than 30 degree, certificate, and diploma programs.
The college offers several associate degrees, including associate in arts (AA), associate in science (AS), and associate in applied science (AAS). The AA degree is designed to prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions where they pursue a bachelor’s degree. The AS degree provides students with a strong knowledge base which they may use to enter the workforce; or, they may use to transfer to a four-year college or university. The AAS, on the other hand, prepares students for immediate entry into the workforce. As part of the AS or AAS degree program, students can also earn technical certificates in specific fields through short-term career education which prepares students for entry into the workforce within two years.
Other programs available include distance learning, as well as computer institute and continuing education. Lake-Sumter Community College also offers dual enrollment for academically challenged high school students seeking both high school and college credits simultaneously. In addition, the Sumter campus has a new fire station which is used for hands-on training for students pursuing a degree in Fire Science Technology.
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Lake-Sumter Community College is open to all students including high school graduates, transfer students, transient students, international students, as well as high school students who would like to get a jump start on their college education.
Prospective students are required to have a high school diploma or equivalent in order to apply. Interested students should fill out and submit an admissions application either on line or in person. There is a $25 non-refundable application fee when applying to Lake-Sumter Community College. In addition, prospective students are required to take a college placement test and schedule a student orientation.
International students must complete and submit a paper application along with a $70 non-refundable application fee to the Admissions and Records Office. For additional admissions information and requirements, go to the International Student Services website.
Lake-Sumter Community College offers several options for financial assistance including grants, scholarships, student loans, and work study programs. All students are required to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for financial assistance. The deadline for submitting a FAFSA is April 15. In addition, qualifying students must have their entire financial aid file completed by the following semester dates: fall semester—June 1; spring semester—November 9; and, summer semester—April 12. For additional information on aid availability, as well as detailed descriptions of each aid option, go to Lake-Sumter Community College’s website.
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Lake-Sumter Community College is a two-year college which serves a wide range of commuting students through three campuses, including Leesburg campus, South Lake campus, and Sumter campus.
There are a variety of opportunities for students to get involved in campus life. The college has over 20 student clubs and organizations, student government, a student newspaper, fitness and wellness center, intramural sports, a student run radio station, intercollegiate sports, and a student fine arts magazine. In addition, the college has a student bookstore and a library on each campus.
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Lake-Sumter Community College Lakers compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the Mid-Florida Conference of the Florida Community College Activities Association (FCCAA). The Lakers are represented in the following intercollegiate sports: women’s volleyball, and softball; and, men’s baseball.
Scholarships are available to qualifying student-athletes who have excelled in athletics during high school and who have maintained academic excellence simultaneously. To inquire about scholarship opportunities and requirements, contact the Athletics department directly.
Lake-Sumter Community College also offers intramural sports including table tennis, golf, dodgeball, volleyball, basketball, ultimate frisbee, and billiards.