New/Prospective Students

If you are looking for a college where your professors and counselors are friendly, compassionate and knowledgeable, you belong at Los Angeles City College! In our atmosphere of support and learning, you can train for a new job, update your current job skills, earn an associate's degree, or complete the first two years of your bachelor's degree transfer curriculum.

You are considered a new student if you have never applied nor attended a school in the Los Angeles Community College district, including Los Angeles City College. Come join us at LACC as a new student by following these easy steps:
 
 
GETTING STARTED AT LACC
   

All first-time college students are required to complete the matriculation "Steps to Success." Completing the steps will assist with priority enrollment. Below are the steps to get you on the road to being a successful student at LACC.

 

   

STEP 1             

 

(If you have already applied to the college go to Step 2)
Online: Apply Online
For questions call: (323) 953-4000 extension 2104
 
 Note: If taking a course at the college while in high school, you are considered a current high school student.  If you graduate or discontinue enrollment from high school prior to entering college, you are considered a  new student.
   
   

STEP

2                 

    

Assessment
The Assessment Instrument is used to identify your skill level for English or ESL & Mathematics course placement.
To find testing schedule of times test is offered: Schedule
For assistance in person: Assessment/Matriculation Office, AD 103 (1st floor of the Cesar Chavez Administration Bldg)
Schedule appointment online: Assessment Appointment System
For questions call: (323) 953-4000 extension 2264
*Note: You must have your Student ID Number before test date
   
   

 

STEP 3             

 

 
Orientation
New students should attend orientation after completing their assessment testing. This session combines a basic orientation to college with information on how to develop a one-semester course plan
Schedule appointment online: Orientation
For assistance in person: Assessment/Matriculation Office (1st floor of the Cesar Chavez Administration Bldg)
For questions call: (323) 953-4000 extension 2264
*Note: You must have your assessment results at orientation
Coming soon: LACC will begin offering online orientations
   
   

STEP

4              

Online: Chat with a counselor or Online Advising (online advising is for distance education students only)
Choose your classes with a Counselor in a educational planning session. During your second semester of attendance (or after), contact the Counseling Office to schedule a counseling appointment to complete a comprehensive student education plan.
Schedule appointment online: Counseling
For assistance in person: Assessment/Matriculation Office (1st floor of the Cesar Chavez Administration Bldg)
For questions call: (323) 953-4000 extension 2250
   
   

STEP

5               

Register for Classes
Online: online registration
In person: Admissions Office, AD 100 (1st floor of the Cesar Chavez Administration Bldg)
 
   
   

STEP

6             

Pay Enrollment Fees
Financial Aid (optional). Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available at each of our college campuses or you can apply online at  www.fafsa.ed.gov. To be eligible for various grants, you must submit your form by March 2. To learn more, please contact the Financial Aid Office.
Online Assistance: finaid@lacitycollege.edu
In person: Financial Aid Office, SSV 117 (Student Services Village)
For questions call: (323) 953-4000 extension 2010

 

 

  

Submit Official Transcripts  

You can have your official, sealed transcript and/or score report mailed directly to our college from your previous college/university.

  • Bring official transcripts from all high schools, colleges and trade schools attended. With these reports, you may be able to:    
    • Clear prerequisites for advanced language courses
    • Meet transfer requirements
    • AP score reports may also help you receive college credit; consult a counselor to learn more.

 

    • Advanced Placement (AP) and/or International Baccalaureate (IB) credit shall be used toward meeting General Education requirements and graduation competency for the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Degrees. Students must receive a passing score (3, 4, or 5) on an AP exam to receive the credit. Proof of any AP credit should be taken to the Admissions Office in AD 100, and appropriate credit will be reflected on your transcript.

 

Apply for Financial Aid

  • Financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fee waivers, work study and student loans are available.
  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available at each of our college campuses or you can apply online at  www.fafsa.ed.gov. To be eligible for various grants, you must submit your form by March 2. Applications are available at the campus Financial Aid Office. To learn more, please contact the Financial Aid Office. 
  • The Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOP&S) department also offers a variety of resources such as book grants to qualified low-income students. For more information, please contact EOPS.

   

Wait...don't forget!

 

  • Be sure to pay by the date given. You can pay online through the Student Information System. If you have any questions, contact the Admissions or Business Office.
  • There are a multitude of services available to students, such as:
    • First Year Experience- Offers first time students a unique approach to help you succeed in college. Peer mentors will be assigned to assist you in the classroom. Increased teacher/student interaction is provided. Academic counseling is offered to all participants. For more information call (323) 953-4000.
    • Guardian Scholars- Designed to support current and former foster care participants and joins together with additional support services on campus. Assists with the admissions; assessment, educational planning and Personal Development classes are just a sample of help provided to students. For more information call (323) 953-4000 ext. 2236