⚠Additional Steps to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
March 20 - April 14 campus will be closed to all students/visitors, and all events are canceled. Spring quarter will run April 20 - June 18, and instruction will be delivered online as much as possible. - Learn More.
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.
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|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.
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.
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.
I am looking for an educational recovery program for young adults (age 16-21) who left high school without a diploma. Career Education Options (CEO)
I am over 18 and want to earn a high school diploma and transition into college level coursework. High School+ (HS+)
I am looking for the General Education Development (GED) test.
I would like to improve my reading or math skills. Transitional Studies
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.
Visit the One-Stop Center for one-on-one assistance.