The following admissions requirements must be met in order for a student to be accepted to Great Lakes. No student will be permitted to attend classes until documentation of all admissions requirements are received and the applicant has toured the campus.

Most academic programs must meet general admissions requirements, while certain programs have additional requirements that must be met prior to entry.

General Admissions Requirements

  1. Valid high school transcript, GED, or diploma as proof of high school completion.
  2. Minimum score on the Wonderlic SLE. Minimum score for Cosmetology Operator is 10; Minimum score for Surgical Technologist is 17. Minimum score for Practical Nursing is 18. All other programs are 14. Applicants who have previously attended an accredited post-secondary institution may be exempt and may be eligible for acceptance based on the submission of an official transcript reflecting successful completion of the equivalent of 30 credits. Practical Nursing students are required to take the Wonderlic exam, regardless of any previous education.

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Ultrasound) Program Admissions Requirements

The following additional requirements apply to applicants to the Diagnostic Medical Sonographer program only.

  1. Provide documentation of prerequisite coursework taken at the post-secondary level, reflecting a grade of B (80%) or higher on an official transcript from an accredited institution.
    • College algebra, statistics, or higher mathematics
    • General physics or radiographic physics
  2. Write and present a Career Exploration research paper to a panel committee.
  3. Complete an 8-hour Job Shadow, at the hospital or imaging facility, shadowing an Ultrasound Technician with registry in general or abdominal sonography.
  4. Conduct a personal interview with the Program Director to discuss an educational plan and career goals.

Practical Nursing (LPN) Program Admissions Requirements

The following additional requirements apply to applicants to the Practical Nursing program only.

  1. Students are required to take the TEAS entrance exam and receive a grade no lower than 80%. If previously taken, must have been taken within one year of enrollment.
  2. Results of a 9-panel urine drug screen