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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.

Have questions?

Contact our Outreach Team at or call (360) 442-2495.

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.

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, below, after submitting your LCC admissions application.

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

Mailing Options

Apply for Financial Aid

  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.

Need access to a computer to work through these steps?

Stop by the Admissions Building, One-Stop Center, where you can drop in and use a computer. 

Fill out my online form.

Contact Registration

Registration services are located in the Admissions Center. Walk-ins welcome during regular business hours.

  One Stop Center

  (360) 442-2322

  Registration Office

  (360) 442-2370

  Outreach Team

  (360) 442-2495