Easy to apply - no fee required
Lower Columbia College (LCC) is an open admissions college. That means there are no
minimum academic standards required to become an LCC student. We don't charge a fee,
or require standardized test scores or essays for admission. You can apply anytime,
year round, although we recommend applying at least six weeks before you're ready
to start. Depending on where you are in your academic journey, you can start off in
college level classes, or prepare for college level studies through our College and
Career Preparation program. You can start taking College and Career Preparation classes
anytime. Other programs start at the beginning of each academic quarter.
Plan to submit your application at least six weeks before the quarter starts, especially
if you are applying for financial aid.
See our financial aid webpage for dates and deadlines.
Apply if you are a new student or returning to LCC after two or more years away.
Apply online through the ctcLink Online Admissions Application Portal. There are three steps.
Review Washington's Community and Technical College Online Admissions Application Portal
instructions for guidance.
After you apply, you will receive an email containing your LCC Student ID number and
additional information about what to do next.
Connect with our Outreach Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 442-2495 if you have questions, need assistance, or would like to schedule a campus tour.
Please see our future students homepage for more information and a link to the scholarship application to cover the cost
of tuition, fees and books for College 101 (College Success), a required course for
entering degree and certificate students. Please note that this scholarship is only
available in the summer.
Some LCC programs have their own admissions requirements and entry procedures. Those
programs are nursing, medical assisting, and the college's Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) programs. While you still need to fill out LCC's general online admissions application to
get started, you also need to apply to the specific programs and follow their instructions
before you can enroll.
Contact our Outreach Team at email@example.com or call (360) 442-2495.
You can also get help in-person in our Admissions Center, or via Zoom at our One-Stop
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Select an option below if you are a running start or international student, or want
to enroll in College and Career Preparation. If you are taking classes with us to
supplement coursework at your home college or university, please take a moment to
complete the Visiting Student Form, below, after submitting your LCC admissions application.
Applying for Financial Aid is not required to attend LCC, however, it is strongly
recommended. There is no fee to apply. Submitting your FAFSA or WASFA is the first step in applying
for financial aid and scholarships. It is highly recommended that you submit your
FAFSA or WASFA as soon as possible after October 1 and no later than 6 weeks before
you plan to begin at LCC. LCC's school code is 003782.
Learn more about who to contact at LCC, and policies and practices that protect LCC
students at Undocumented Students/DREAMers.
Stop by the Admissions Building, One-Stop Center, where you can drop in and use a computer.
Registration services are located in the Admissions Center. Walk-ins welcome during regular business hours.
(360) 442-2322 firstname.lastname@example.org
(360) 442-2370 email@example.com
(360) 442-2495 firstname.lastname@example.org