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Lower Columbia College (LCC) is an open admissions college. That means there’s a place for you here no matter where you are on your journey. There is no application fee, and we don’t need any standardized test scores or essays to know you belong at LCC!

Additional requirements for specific programs


Some LCC programs have their own admissions requirements and entry procedures. 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 listed here and follow their instructions before you can enroll.


Not applying as a new or transfer student?

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, after submitting your LCC admissions application.


Want to learn more about your options?

View our job market data page to learn about the 90+ program options in eight career pathways offered by LCC.


Waiting for your admissions letter? Here's what you can do next.

After submitting your admissions application, you should receive a followup email (to the address used in your application) containing next steps within a few days. If you don't hear back for 10 business days, please contact admissions. While you wait, you can still complete the following action(s).

Mailing Options

Apply for Financial Aid

Applying for Financial Aid is not required to attend LCC but 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. Submit your FAFSA or WASFA at least 6 weeks before you plan to begin at LCC.

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Learn more about who to contact at LCC, and policies and practices that protect LCC students at Undocumented Students/DREAMers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions?

Contact our Outreach Team at outreach@lowercolumbia.edu or call (360) 442-2495 for assistance. You can also get help in-person in our Admissions Center, or via Zoom at our One-Stop Center.

Campus Hours

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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One-Stop Center

The One-Stop Center provides one-on-one assistance to new and returning students who are going through the admissions process at Lower Columbia College.

 Admissions Building

 Current Building Hours Mon-Friday: 8am-5pm, Wednesday open until 7:00pm