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

Due to an extension of the 'Stay at Home' order, LCC will continue to operate remotely through May 31. Medical Assisting, Nursing, Machining and Welding will resume limited lab activity on May 5. Applications for emergency funding assistance are still being accepted. - Learn More.

Welcome to LCC!


Getting Started at Lower Columbia College - First Steps for New Students

  1. Apply for Admission

    • No fee to apply.
    • Apply online or in person at the LCC Entry Center.
    • Returning to LCC? If it's been 2+ years you will need to re-apply.
    • Apply online at lowercolumbia.edu/apply.
  2. Apply for Financial Aid

    • Submit your FAFSA at fafsa.gov or WASFA at readysetgrad.org/wasfa.
    • The FAFSA is the first step in applying for grants, scholarships, loans, and other types of aid.
    • Need extra help? Workshops/appointments are available - call 360.442.2330.
    • Find more information at lowercolumbia.edu/finaid.
    • You may be eligible for additional assistance - visit startnextquarter.org to find out.
  3. Determine your Program of Study

    • LCC offers a wide variety of certifications, vocational & transfer degrees.
    • Undecided? Meet with a Career Specialist - call 360.442.2330.
    • For a complete list of programs visit lowercolumbia.edu/programs.
  4. Practice and take a Placement Assessment 

  5. Transferring credits to LCC?

    • Send your official transcript to LCC Registration.
    • Fill out and submit a Transcript Evaluation Request.
    • For more information visit lowercolumbia.edu/transcripts.
  6. Attend New Student Orientation

    • Required for all new and returning students.
    • Get the tools you need to be a successful student.
    • Register for your classes at the orientation.
    • Advisors will be available on-site.
    • For more information visit lowercolumbia.edu/nso.
    • Call 360.442.2353 to sign up.
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