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For over 151 years, Lake Erie College has been educating students for the world after college. We combine a liberal arts education with practical "real-life" experiences.  The steps to gather information about Lake Erie College are easy. What you will discover may benefit you for a lifetime.




Critical Languages Consortium

Lake Erie College participates as a charter member of the Critical Languages Consortium (CLC) of northeastern Ohio. The CLC consists of one public university (University of Akron) and six private colleges (Lake Erie College, Hiram College, John Carroll University, Notre Dame College of Ohio, Siegel College of Jewish Studies and Ursuline College) that collaborate to provide synchronous distance learning in modern languages that are federally defined as "critical." Contact the Office of Academic Affairs for further information.

Preferred Interview Status - NEOUCOP

Lake Erie College and the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Pharmacy (NEOUCOP) have a Memorandum of Understanding whereby Lake Erie College students qualify automatically for an interview for admission to NEOUCOP, provided the student has completed at least 30 SH of instruction at Lake Erie College; has maintained a 3.50 GPA; and has scored in the 75 percentile or higher on the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT). In recent years, NEOUCOP has offered personal interviews to only about one-half of all applicants. Students interested in this Preferred Interview Status are encouraged to contact the Office of Academic Affairs as early as possible during their undergraduate career.

Early Admission Agreement Between Lake Erie College and Duquesne University Law School

Lake Erie College (LEC) and Duquesne University Law School (DULS) have established a 3+3 Program in which a student completes three full years of study at LEC, followed by three years at DULS, culminating in a baccalaureate degree from LEC after the fourth full year of study and the J.D. degree from DULS after the sixth full year of postsecondary study. DULS will accept for regular admission all candidates from LEC who meet the following eligibility requirements:

- cumulative GPA of 3.50 or above for three years (96 cr.);
- completion of one undergraduate major program of study and all general education requirements;
- minimum LSAT score in the 60th percentile, taken by the end of the fall term of junior year;
- recommendation by a jointly administered Selection Committee;
- completion of DULS Office of Admissions protocols and application.

Please direct any questions concerning the Law School Early Admission Agreement to the Associate V.P. of Academic Affairs in the Office of Academic Affairs.

Lake Erie College Partnership with Rochester Institute of Technology for Accelerated MBA Program

Lake Erie College and the Rochester Institute of Technology E. Phillip Saunders College of Business have established an agreement which allows qualified students, who have earned a bachelor's degree at Lake Erie, to accelerate their progress through the RIT College of Business MBA program.

Through the agreement, Lake Erie College graduates who are accepted to the RIT MBA program will have the opportunity to waive select MBA courses given that a student earns a "B" or better grade in the required undergraduate courses. A maximum of four MBA foundation courses may be waived for a period of up to five years from the time the undergraduate course was completed. This agreement offers Lake Erie College graduates an opportunity to complete the RIT MBA program in as few as five academic quarters.

Lake Erie College students must demonstrate an overall strong potential for success in graduate business study based on their GMAT scores and undergraduate academic performance before being admitted to the E. Phillip Saunders College of Business.

Founded in 1829, RIT is an internationally recognized leader in professional and career-oriented education and enrolls more than 15,000 students in eight colleges.

Lake Erie College Partnership with Mount Carmel College of Nursing for combined degree program

Lake Erie College and Mount Carmel College of Nursing have established an agreement that will enable students to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Lake Erie College after three and a half years of undergraduate work and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Mount Carmel in three additional semesters through its Second Degree Accelerated Program. The degree path at Lake Erie will incorporate a highly focused program which allows students to take all prerequisites needed before entering the intense 13-month Second Degree Accelerated Program.

The agreement between Lake Erie and Mount Carmel offers 15 slots in Mount Carmel's accelerated program to qualified Lake Erie College students. As an added benefit, the combined degree program also offers students the ability to immediately enroll in graduate-level courses at Mount Carmel with provisional admission to the master's program, which offers a Master of Science degree with tracks in nursing administration, adult heath and nursing education.

To advance to Mount Carmel, Lake Erie College students must maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average and complete an interview. For more information, contact the Lake Erie College Office of Admissions at 800.916.0994 or visit

Lake Erie College Partnership with Auburn Career Center

Lake Erie College and Auburn Career Center in Concord Township, Ohio have established an agreement that enables students completing the Auburn Career Center Business Program to receive academic credit at Lake Erie College for ET 201 Fundamentals of the Enterprise (4 SH) upon enrollment at Lake Erie College as a degree-seeking student. Contact the Registrar's Office for additional details.

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