Welcome to Lower Columbia College! To get started, select step one below. If you get stuck, call us at (360) 442-2311. Running Start Students: Your steps are different! Call Running Start at (360) 442-2442 for more information.


Have you applied for admission? If not, that's your first step! Check out our application options to find the best fit for you!


  1. Wait at least four hours after getting your acceptance email before trying to retrieve your username and password. This gives our system time to create your account!
  2. Use the Get Your Username & Password form to get your LCC username, password, and student email address. This username and password will get you into most systems at LCC.
  3. Log in to your student Gmail using the email address and password you just got. All official LCC communication will be sent to this email, so check it often! Find more information about logging into your account on our Gmail Help page!

Your New Student Orientation is in Canvas, our Learning Management System. Depending on the quarter you selected to start, your orientation course may not be available yet. Before trying to log into Canvas, check this list to make sure it’s time to start your orientation! When you're ready, click the link to your course and follow the steps below!

  1. If you’ve checked to make sure your course is available, log into Canvas using your LCC username (the first part of your LCC email address before the @ symbol). Your password for Canvas is your 9-digit Student ID number!
  2. Click on the New Student Orientation course card on your Canvas Dashboard. The Dashboard is the first page you see after logging in. A sample course card is pictured below, but yours may be a different color. If you do not see a New Student Orientation on your Dashboard, contact the Entry Center at (360) student orientation course card
  3. Complete your New Student Orientation! You must be logged in to take the short quizzes in the course.
  4. At the end of the orientation, fill out the Google Form to request an appointment with an advisor to select courses for your first quarter! Our advising team will contact you soon after you submit the form.

 Stuck on something? Not sure what to do next? Call our Entry and Registration Services team at (360) 442-2311 or email

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