Whether you're a recent high school grad, training for a new career, or just want a better future, here is how to apply for admission and get started at LCC.
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|Fall 2021||Deadline extended||Deadline extended*||September 7, 2021||September 20, 2021|
*The anticipated processing time for financial aid applications is four to six weeks. Students who submit their applications after August 10 may not have financial aid in place for the start of fall quarter. This could mean not having books and supplies up front and/or getting dropped from your classes. Please contact us at (360) 442-2322 or join us on Zoom to discuss alternative financial options, such as our payment plan.
For additional academic deadlines, please view our academic calendar.
Need help with the application? Get step-by-step help in ctcLink.
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.
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm