Completing the admissions process is the second step towards becoming an LCC student. For assistance with the process please contact a Veterans Services representative listed at the bottom of this page.

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Steps to Complete the Admissions Process

Step 1

Apply for Admission to Lower Columbia College

Apply for Admission


Step 2

Complete Placement Testing

  lowercolumbia.edu/placement

  • Placement testing is administered at the Testing Center located in the Admissions Center.
  • Placement testing helps tailor your needs and interests to the appropriate level of English and math courses, and helps your advisor recommend the best course of study.
  • Veteran students who plan to earn a degree or certificate need to complete Placement testing before meeting with an advisor or registering for classes at Lower Columbia College. However, if you already have math and/or English credits, you don't have to take the corresponding test(s).
  • Study/prep materials available at the Testing Center or click the link above to access them online.

Step 3

Attend New Student Orientation

After completing your Placement test you will be scheduled to attend New Student Orientation. This is a mandatory orientation for all new students.

New students will receive assistance with registration and other tasks during New Student Orientation. Advisors will help you register for your classes and provide necessary enrollment related information and instructions.

Please bring your program planners and placement test scores. Prepare yourself ahead of time by browsing the class schedule, and mapping out the time you have available for class, work and studying.


Step 4

Bring your class schedule to the Veteran Services window in the Admissions Center

  Please complete this step!

If you do not bring your class schedule to the Veteran Services window, you will not be certified through the VA to receive benefits.


Step 5

Apply for Financial Aid

  lowercolumbia.edu/financial-aid

It is optional, but strongly recommended that you apply for Financial Aid

Financial Aid does not count your GI Bill as income against you, meaning you may still qualify for financial aid grants. Note: grants are not the same as loans

Please be aware of all financial aid deadlines listed on the Academic Calendar.

For assistance with the FAFSA or other financial aid processes please see Career and Employment Services located in the Admissions Center. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome during regular business hours.


Contacts for Veterans

 Admissions Center

For general inquiries, GI Bill Applications, etc.

  360.442.2395
  vaworkstudy@lowercolumbia.edu

VA Alliance Representatives

 Mary Kate Marthaller, Director, Disability Support Services & Special Populations
 360.442.2341
 mmarthaller@lowercolumbia.edu

 Lisa Kay, VA Coordinator/SCO
 360.442.2393
 lkay@lowercolumbia.edu

 Connie O'Brien-Larsen, Vet Corps Navigator 
 360.442.2346
 cobrienlarsen@lowercolumbia.edu

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