If you are a first-time college student, or returning after an absence of two+ years, follow these steps to enroll and register for classes at LCC.

In order to help students complete their course of study in a timely manner, the opening of registration is staggered. Current students are invited to register first, followed by new students. The Academic Calendar, along with the Advising staff, are your best resource for when you should register. New students pursuing a degree or certificate are required to attend a New Student Orientation.

  For assistance please visit the Entry Center located in the lobby of the Admissions Center during regular business hours, email entry@lowercolumbia.edu, or call 360.442.2311.

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Step 1

Apply for Admission

If you have never attended Lower Columbia College before, and plan to register for classes leading to a degree or certificate, you must apply for admission to Lower Columbia College.

Step 2

Apply for Financial Aid

Submitting your FAFSA or WASFA is the first step in applying for financial aid, including grants, scholarships, loans and other types of aid.

Step 3

Determine your Program

Careful career planning is one of the first steps in achieving your educational goals. Browse available programs of study or contact the Career Center to meet with a career specialist.

Step 4

Complete Placement Testing

Start your college classes at the right level! Placement testing helps us evaluate your Math and English needs, so you can get started and save on tuition. After testing your advisor will recommend the best Math and English courses for your program.

Step 5

Attend New Student Orientation

You will be assigned to a New Student Orientation session after completing your Placement Assessment (Step 4). This two-hour class will get you started at LCC as well as register for your first quarter of classes.

Step 6

Pay your Tuition and Fees

Tuition due dates are posted on the Academic Calendar. A Tuition Payment Plan is available for students who are interested in making smaller, more convenient monthly payments.

Step 7

Buy your Books

Take your student schedule to the LCC Bookstore or order your books online.

Step 8

Attend Class!

Congratulations. You have registered for classes at Lower Columbia College. Please see the Academic Calendar for important dates during the quarter.


Contact Advising & Entry Services

Advising and Entry Services is conveniently located in the lobby of the Admissions Center. Make an appointment to discuss your future by visiting the Entry Center in person during regular business hours, email entry@lowercolumbia.edu, or call 360.442.2311. Registration and Financial Aid counters open at 10 am on Fridays.

General Education Advising

 Traci Fuller

  360.442.2351
  tfuller@lowercolumbia.edu

 Shalaina Williams

  360.442.2355
  swilliams@lowercolumbia.edu

Health Careers Advising

 Leszek Cromwell

  360.442.2425
  lcromwell@lowercolumbia.edu

Advising and Testing Manager

 Chad Meadors

  360.442.2354
  cmeadors@lowercolumbia.edu

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