Iowa Lakes has an Open Door Admission Policy

If you have a high school diploma (or GED equivalent), you will be admitted into a transfer, career option, technical or vocational program at Iowa Lakes Community College.

If you do not have a high school diploma, you may be admitted on an individual basis to some programs. Iowa Lakes also offers programs to assist you with high school completion or GED testing.

Admission is granted on a continuous first-come basis as applicants complete the following processes:

  1. Complete an application form and submit it to the Admissions office. At that time, you will be notified if there are additional requirements. No application fee is required.
  2. Send a final high school transcript. (It will not affect acceptance for admission.) Iowa Lakes Community College will review the high school transcript. If Iowa Lakes has a reason to believe that the transcript is not valid or was obtained from an entity that does not provide secondary education, we will contact the student for more information.
  3. A visit to the college to speak with the program advisor is highly encouraged, although not required.

Admission to the college does not necessarily mean you are admitted to all programs offered at Iowa Lakes Community College. The college reserves the right to guide the placement of students on the basis of counseling,

examinations, pre-enrollment interviews and past academic achievement, as well as available space in programs.

You will be notified of your admission to the college by the Director of Admissions.

Iowa Lakes Community College offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:

  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Health
  • Industrial Technology
  • Social & Human Services
  • Technology

It is the policy of Iowa Lakes Community College not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status.

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact a title IX coordinator for Iowa Lakes Community College, Administration Building, 19 South Seventh Street, Estherville, IA 51334, telephone: 712-362-0430,, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 FAX: (312) 730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email: