The Laker Profile is used by prospective students to complete an Intent to Enroll and/or register for events. To log into your Laker Profile, use the personal email on your account and the password you created. To reset your password or if you experience difficulties logging in, call 217-234-5434.
The Laker Hub is used by admitted and current students to access their Laker Mail, IRIS, campus announcements, important dates, and much more! To log into your Laker Hub, use the log in information that was included in your welcome packet or click on the “What’s my username?”/”What’s my password?” links on the log in screen. To reset your password or if you experience difficulties logging in, call 217-234-5261.
Check out our Student Email FAQs page for more information.
If you did not include your social security number or included an incorrect social security number on your Intent to Enroll, you should complete the Social Security Number Correction form to prevent issues with the processing of financial aid and/or your academic record. Return this completed form to the Admissions and Records office by mail, fax, or in-person. Do not email this form.
Change or update your address through the Laker Hub > My IRIS > Student Demographics > Address Change.
Change or update your legal name through the Request to Change Legal Name form. You will also need a government issued photo ID or driver’s license with your new legal name when submitting the form to the Admissions and Records office.
Change your chosen/preferred name through the Chosen Name Request form. Requesting a chosen/preferred name does not change your legal name on official academic records such as transcripts and diplomas but does change your first name on most records used for college purposes only.
Change or update your legal gender marker through the Request to Change Legal Gender Marker form. You will also need a government issued photo ID/driver’s license, revised birth certificate, or court order with your new legal gender marker when submitting the form to the Admissions and Records office.
Change your chosen/preferred gender marker through the Chosen Gender Marker Request form. Requesting a chosen/preferred gender marker does not change your legal gender marker on official academic records but does change your gender marker on most records used for college purposes only.
You can change your residency status with the College at the Admissions and Records office. You will need to bring a valid a government issued photo ID or driver’s license and a copy of your lease or piece of postal mail that includes your in-district address to complete the process.
Opt-in or out of text and email notifications for class cancellations, critical incidents/emergencies, weather closings, and general college announcements from the College through the Laker Hub > My IRIS > Communication > Text Messaging and Email Notification.
Stop by the Bookstore or Kluthe Center during normal business hours with a valid picture ID (i.e. driver’s license or passport) to get your Lake Land Student ID made. There is a $10 fee for replacement IDs.
Per Credit Hour:
In-District Residents: $137.67
Out-of-District Residents: $265.13
Out-of-State/International Students: $458.53
Check out our Tuition and Fees page for more information.
Find out the estimated cost of attending Lake Land College, including tuition and fees, books, supplies, etc.
Apply for the FAFSA using Lake Land’s school code of 007644.
Check your status through the convenient self-service portal in your Laker Hub > My IRIS > Financial Aid > Financial Aid Checklist.
Check out our Financial Aid page for more information.
The Lake Land College Foundation Scholarship application allows students to automatically be matched with applicable scholarships. Apply from November 1 – February 1 for the following academic year in your Laker Hub > My IRIS > Foundation Scholarship.
Check out our Scholarship Opportunities page for more information on all scholarships offered through Lake Land College.
Request a student loan in your Laker Hub > My IRIS > Financial Aid > Request a Student Loan.
Check out our Student Loans page for more information.
Apply for federal work study in your Laker Hub > My IRIS > Financial Aid > Federal Workstudy Application.
Check out our Federal Work Study page for more information.
View and pay your bill in your Laker Hub > My IRIS > Financial Information > View Account and Make Payments.
Note: we use a solely electronic billing system here at the College. Therefore, you will not receive a paper bill in the mail.
Grant access to your parent or another third party to your billing details in your Laker Hub > My IRIS > Financial Information > Parent Payment Portal Setup. Parents can then log in to the portal here.
Set up a payment plan for your costs in your Laker Hub > My IRIS > Financial Information > Set Up My Payment Plan.
Check out our Nelnet Payment Plan page for more information.
Sign up to receive your refund electronically via direct deposit in your Laker Hub > My IRIS > Financial Information > Student Refunds – Bank Information.
Deadlines to sign up for direct deposit each semester on listed on the Laker Calendar.
Access your 1098-T forms in your Laker Hub > My IRIS > Financial Information > View my 1098-T Forms.
In order to continue to receive Financial Aid, you must make satisfactory progress towards completion of your degree. Check the status of your Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in your Laker Hub > My IRIS > Financial Aid > Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
Spring 2020: January 13
Intersession: May 18
Summer 2020: June 8
Fall 2020: August 24
Spring 2021: January 11
Intersession: May 17
Summer 2021: June 7
Fall 2021: August 23
Spring 2022: January 10
Intersession: May 16
Summer 2022: June 1
Academic advisement is required prior to registering each semester. View your advisement information in your Laker Hub > My IRIS > Registration > Advisement Information.
Search for classes in your Laker Hub > My IRIS > Registration > Search-Only for Classes. Prospective students can search through the online course schedule.
After you complete academic advisement for the upcoming semester, you can register for classes in your Laker Hub > My IRIS > Registration > Search & Register for Sections.
Drop/withdraw from classes in your Laker Hub > My IRIS > Registration > Drop Sections.
If you drop a class prior to the published refund date, you will not be charged for the course. After the refund date, you can still withdraw from a course until the withdrawal deadline. Tuition and fees apply.
You will not be eligible to register for classes, print your textbook list, or acquire a transcript if you have a past-due balance on your account and have not established a payment plan or have not completed academic advising for the upcoming semester.
You can check your account blocks in your Laker Hub > My IRIS > Registration > Advisement Information.
You may request a verification of your enrollment in your Laker Hub > My IRIS > Academic Profile > Enrollment Verification Request.
To pick up your course materials at the Bookstore, you must have your Student ID card and textbook list.
Print your textbook list in your Laker Hub > My IRIS > Registration > Print My Booklist.
View your currently rented textbooks in your Laker Hub > My IRIS > Registration > Textbooks Rented.
View your class schedule in your Laker Hub > My IRIS > Registration > My Class Schedule.
Schedule an appointment to take your placement test by calling 217-234-5301 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a documented disability, you can make arrangements for test accommodations by contacting the Office of Student Accommodations at 217-234-5259.
Note: students applying to special admission programs should consult with their program’s specific requirements for test scores.
If you have taken the ACT or SAT tests, you may choose to use your scores instead of taking the Lake Land College Placement Tests. In order to use ACT/SAT scores, you must request that a copy of their scores be sent to Lake Land College directly from ACT/SAT.
Lake Land College’s ACT code is 1055. Lake Land College’s SAT code is 1424.
Proctoring services are available Monday through Thursday on campus and vary by location at the extension centers in Effingham, Pana, and Marshall. Proctoring can be scheduled in your Laker Hub > My IRIS > Proctored Test Scheduler.
Tutoring is free to all students and is available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and later by appointment. To ensure there is a tutor available for the particular area you are needing help, an appointment is necessary. Call 217-234-5287 or visit the Tutoring and Testing Center to make an appointment.
View your official grades for each semester in your Laker Hub > My IRIS > Academic Profile > Grades. While many instructors utilize Canvas to post grades throughout a semester, please note the grades posted in Canvas may not be current and are not considered official college grades.
GPA is calculated by: (grade point value) X (course credit hours) = total grade points for the course. Add up grade points for all of your courses and divide by your total number of credit hours to arrive at your GPA.
Only grades for courses at the 040 level or above are used to compute grade point average.
Minimum acceptable standards of cumulative grade point average (GPA) to remain in good academic standing are as follows:
Failure to remain in good academic standing may impact your enrollment in courses and your ability to receive scholarships and financial aid.
Official transcripts can be requested by completing the Transcript Request form. This form is also available in the Admissions and Records Office or at the Effingham Kluthe Center.
Current students can also request transcripts through the Laker Hub > My IRIS > Academic Profile > Transcript Request & Status.
If you are unable to complete the requirements for a course during the scheduled time period due to illness or other extreme circumstance, you may request the instructor to assign a grade of “I” (Incomplete) and be allowed to complete the course during the next scheduled term (excluding summer).
Check out the Request an Incomplete page to learn more.
Student Planning allows students to plan and track progress towards degree completion. You can plan courses, register for classes and even see how your credits would fit into a different degree program. Access Student Planning in your Laker Hub > My IRIS > Registration > Student Planning & Register.
Lake Land College has transfer agreements and guides with many institutions! Check out our Transfer Agreements and Transfer Guides to see what fits best for you.
A degree audit determines courses needed to complete a specific degree or certificate program. This official evaluation includes any applicable credits that have been earned at Lake Land College, courses transferred in from another college or university, and military credit that applies to the student’s current program of study. Request a degree audit in your Laker Hub > My IRIS > Degree Audit & Graduation > Degree Audit or on our Transcript Evaluation page.
As you begin your last semester of your degree or certificate, you will need to file an Intent to Graduate. This can be done in your Laker Hub > My IRIS > Degree Audit & Graduation > Intent to Graduate or in person at the Admissions and Records Office.
Check the Laker Calendar for deadlines to file each semester. More information on graduation can be found on our graduation checklist.
Get help with your resume, cover letter, and interview techniques from Career Services and become familiar with Lake Land College’s system for posting job notices.
Decided to change your major? Complete the process in your Laker Hub > My IRIS > Student Demographics > Change of Major.