Enrollment Home

Whether you're a recent high school grad, training for a new career, or just want a better future, here is how to get started at LCC.

Quarter You
Want to Start
You Should
Apply Before
Submit Financial
Aid* App. Before
Due Date
Spring 2021 February 22, 2021 February 22, 2021 March 30, 2021 April 5, 2021
Summer 2021 May 21, 2021 May 21, 2021 June 29, 2021 July 6. 2021

For additional academic deadlines, please view our academic calendar.

To get started, choose from the options below:

1. Apply!

The online admissions application is currently unavailable while we launch our new application system. The new application will be available at 10:00 am on Tuesday, February 2. If you have questions or need assistance, visit our Virtual Welcome Center.​

Any Online admission applications “in progress” and “not yet submitted” will need to be restarted using the new Online Admission Application Portal.

  • Application for new students and those who are returning after 2+ years.

  • If you would like to apply in person, visit the One-Stop Center located in the lobby of the Admissions Center, during regular business hours. Please bring photo ID.

  • After you apply, you should receive an email within four business days, pending holidays and high volume periods. This email will contain your ctcLink ID number.

2. Begin the New Student Orientation to learn about:

  • Financial Aid
  • Scholarships
  • Placement Assessments
  • Transcripts
  • Degree Exploration
  • Campus Resources

Returning to LCC after less than two years?

  • Visit the Advising Page for details on how to register for classes.
  • Visit the Class Schedule page for the current schedule of classes.

Students who plan to study in the USA on a student visa or who are already in the USA on a student visa and wish to transfer their I-20 to Lower Columbia College, are considered International Students.

View your Steps to Apply and get enrolled.

Choose the statement that best reflects your status:

Choose the statement that best reflects your status, and click on the link to find out more:

Washington College Grant

Are You Interested in Attending College for Free?

With the new Washington College Grant, you may be eligible to attend college for free. Learn more about the landmark legislation that makes higher education possible for more Washington families.

*Once your FAFSA or WASFA is submitted, remember to regularly check the Financial Aid portal for updates and the status of your financial aid application. You may need to submit additional documents before financial aid can be awarded. The financial aid office communicates what documents they need using the Financial Aid portal.

Need assistance getting started at LCC?

Visit the One-Stop Center for one-on-one assistance.

Contact Registration & Entry Services

Registration and Entry Services located in the Admissions Center. Make an appointment to discuss your future by calling the Entry Center at (360) 442-2311. Walk-ins welcome during regular business hours.

  Entry Center

  (360) 442-2311

  Registration Office

  (360) 442-2370

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