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New Students

Planning to attend LCC?
Here's what you need to do
Apply for Admission
Need Help?
Contact the Entry Center

Admissions Center - Main Lobby
Toll-free 1.866.900.2311
M-Th 8 am - 5 pm
10 am - 5 pm
Non-degree seeking students do not need to apply for admission. See Corporate and Continuing Education for information about non-degree options.


Thank you for your interest in Lower Columbia College! Here's what you need to know to get started.

Apply for Admission

It's a simple process!

Once your application is  approved you'll receive an email containing your acceptance letter and Student ID number. Please allow up to four business days.

Apply for Financial Aid

If you plan on applying for Federal Financial Aid you need to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Take Placement Tests

Students who plan to earn a degree or certificate, or transfer to a four-year institution need to have their English and Math skills assessed.

Attend New Student Orientation

Schedule your spot in a New Student Orientation!

Contact the Testing Center at 360.442.2353.

More Resources for New Students

Why Choose Lower Columbia College?

It’s well known that students who live at home and complete their first two years of college at Lower Columbia College save substantial costs, $20,000 per year or more. But did you know that Washington students who transfer from a two-year college to a four-year school do just as well as those who begin studies at a university? LCC transfer students earn a 3.34 GPA on average in their junior and senior studies at Washington’s public universities.

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