LCC is operating - we're just doing things differently.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, most programs and services are still operating remotely. Select "learn more" to access a list of face-to-face and hybrid classes for fall quarter. Applications for emergency funding assistance are still being accepted for fall quarter, which starts September 21. - Learn More.


Welcome to Lower Columbia College!

Click each step below to read more information.

If you made it to this page without applying for admission, that's your first step! If you haven't applied, check out our application options to find the best fit for you.

You'll be using your new ctcLink ID# to activate your account and can find it in your acceptance letter. You can also retrieve your ID# online by using this Get Student ID form.

  1. Using Google Chrome, activate your ctcLink account by going to the ctcLink login screen and selecting "First Time User" in the lower right hand corner and following the prompts.
  2. Write down your new ctcLink password during the activation process. The password is case sensitive!
  3. Close your browser, then open Google Chrome again and log in to your new ctcLink account.
  4. Check your personal details. If you see missing or inaccurate information, please contact Registration:

Helpful tips:

  • Use the navigation arrows in ctcLink, not your browser, to move around in ctcLink.
  • Download the ctcLink mobile app. (On Google Play or Apple Store)
  • Need help? Join us here via Zoom:

You'll need your ctcLink ID number, which was sent to your email after you applied.

Use the Get Username & Password form to retrieve your username and password.

We'll talk more about what this username and password is used for in your New Student Orientation course, but for now, know that you'll use it to log into your student email account!

Note: Please wait at least 6 hours after getting your admissions letter and ID number to retrieve your email username and password. You can move on to the next step, Online New Student Orientation, while you wait!

Remember: Log into Canvas using your ctcLink username and password!


Starting in Fall? Access your orientation here!

Starting in the Winter? Hang on! The orientation opens Oct. 1st. In the meantime, check out Navigate, a tool to help you manage your next steps and organize college.


University Student? If you are only taking classes before returning to your university, fill out this form so we can review it and let you know your next steps to enroll.

After you've completed the entire New Student Orientation, you will be contacted to schedule a New Student Advising Appointment. During this appointment you will discuss goals, classes and get registered. If your advising appointment is virtual or over the phone, you must be in front of a computer.

Have you applied for admission?

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

Are you a Running Start Student?

Your steps are different! Call Running Start at (360) 442-2442 for more information.

University Student?

If you are only taking classes this summer before returning to your university this fall, fill out this form!

International Student?

Your steps are different! Learn about your next steps on the International Students page.

If you have questions or need help, call us at (360) 442-2322

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