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Student Success & Support Program

New Students Start Here!

Congratulations on taking the first steps
toward your educational goals
by applying to Los Angeles City College.


Please follow the steps in the New Students Checklist below if:

  • ​You have never applied nor attended a school in the Los Angeles Community College district, including Los Angeles City College and
  • You have graduated or discontinued enrollment from high school prior to entering college.

(If you are currently in high school and want to take classes at LACC, please go to the High School Student Checklist.)

Below are the steps to get you on the road to becoming a successful student at LACC.
Be prepared to discuss your choice of Major and educational goals when you meet with LACC academic counselors.


Step 1
Step 1: Applications for Admission and Financial Aid

Complete the FREE LACC online application.

​Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
the CADAA (California Dream Act Application).

  • FAFSA is also available at each of our college campuses. 
  • To be eligible for various grants, you must submit your FAFSA application by March 2.
  • To learn more, please contact the Financial Aid Office or via email at
Step 2
Step 2: Attend Orientation

New students must attend orientation in order to receive priority registration.

Complete either an online Orientation through the Student Information System
complete orientation in-person by scheduling an appointment.

Step 3
Step 3: Assessment Testing

New students must complete assessment testing in English and Math in order to receive priority registration. You must have your Student ID Number before test date.

Assessments are available on a Drop-In basis with the Assessment Office. A Test Schedule is available.

  • For students taking the ENL (English As a Native Language), English only, or Math only test, go to the Drop-In Center, SSB-2F.
  • For students taking the ESL (English as a Second Language) test  ONLY, schedule an appointment.
Step 4
Step 4: Educational Plan
  • Make an appointment to meet with a counselor who will guide you through class selections according to degree requirments.
  •  During your second semester of attendance (or after), contact the Counseling Office to schedule a counseling appointment to complete a comprehensive student educational plan.
Step 5
Step 5: Register for Classes

Once you have completed Orientation, Assessment and created an educational plan, you are ready to register for classes. Log in to to begin registering for classes.

Starting with the Fall 2017 Semester, registration for classes will take place through a new and improved Student Information System. Please visit the Registration Help page for information and tutorials on the new system.

Step 6
Step 6: Pay Fees

Your enrollment will be cancelled for some or all of your course(s) unless payment is made in full by the due date. This due date is posted in your student portal for easy reference.

Fees can be paid online with a credit or debit card. Cash, money orders, and USD cashier’s check payable to Los Angeles City College may be delivered in person to the Business Office located in the Student Services Building, Second Floor.

Step 7
Step 7: Apply for Support Services

LACC offers its students additional assistance and support through our 29 unique Student Services departments.

All new students are encouraged to enroll in the First Year Experience Program, which helps students be successful in their first year of college. This includes The Los Angeles College Promise Program which provides one year of free enrollment to all qualifying LAUSD graduates.

Specialized Support Programs are also available for many of our students. Contact the Welcome Center to see which programs and services you qualify for.

Assistance and specialized instruction for students with verified disabilities is available through the Office of Special Services.

 Contact Us

Student Services Building, 2nd Floor

Los Angeles City College
855 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029

 Enrollment Questions?

Please contact the Welcome Center

Student Services Building, Room 180
(323) 953-4000 ext 2455

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Phone: 323.953.4000


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