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Apply & Register

1. Apply Online

The online application is the first step to becoming an LACC student. After you apply, check your email. If you do not receive an email within two business days of applying, contact the Admissions Office by phone at 323.953.4000 ext. 2104 or email at

Apply Online

2. Enroll at LACC

In order to receive priority registration, all new students need to complete an Orientation, Assessment, and Educational Plan. We want all credit and noncredit students to promptly define their educational and career goals, complete their courses, persist to the next academic term, and achieve their educational objectives in a timely fashion.

To do this all new students must complete the following three steps:

Complete Orientation

Assessment & Course Placement

Create an Educational Plan

3. Register for Classes

After you have been accepted to be an LACC student and have completed your Orientation, Assessment, and Educational Plan, you may register for classes. You are responsible for registering yourself into classes based on your Educational Plan and course availability in the Schedule of Classes.

After logging in, select "View Reg Appt." Set the system to the specific semester you wish to register into. All students, new and continuing, are assigned a registration appointment for each semester. You may register on or after your assigned date and time. You must have the five-digit class numbers from the Schedule of Classes to be able to register. Section numbers are course, time, and day specific.

Register for Classes

Student Checklists

The process to apply and register at LACC can be slightly different for each category of student. For a thorough step by step guide to the process please select from the categories below.

New Students
You will be 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.

Continuing Students
A continuing student is one who attended classes at LACC in one of the two previous semesters.

Returning Students
You are considered a returning student if you have been previously enrolled at Los Angeles City College, but had a break of more than two semesters between enrollments at LACC.

High School Students
You are considered a high school student if you are over the age of 13 and/or entering 10th grade or above.

Other Useful Apply/Register Info:

If a Class Is Full

If the class you want is full, these are your options:

  1. Choose a different course or section.
  2. Show up to the first day of class to ask the instructor for permission to add; often there will be additional seats available.
  3. Try to keep adding the course. If someone drops, space may become available in the class.
  4. If the class is online, send an email to the instructor directly to request permission to add.
  5. Register into a class at another school in our District. Your application at City College allows you to enroll anywhere in the LA Community College District.
Prerequisite Clearance

A prerequisite is a course you are required to pass with a grade of C or better before you will be allowed to enroll in the next level. You may clear prerequisites through the English and Math Assessment exam or by showing proof of prerequisites completed at other colleges. Prerequisites completed at another college must be approved by the Counseling Office. An official or unofficial transcript is required for this purpose. Please see the Schedule of Classes for a listing of prerequisites.

Financial Aid

If you need assistance paying your tuition or the other costs associated with attending college, the Financial Aid Office can help you access resources such as fee waivers, grants, scholarships, and school loans.

Pay Fees

All mandatory fees are due in full at the time of registration and must be paid no later than 20 days after a class is added. This due date is posted in your student portal for easy reference.

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

Fees can be paid online with a credit or debit card. Checks and money orders should be made to LA City College and may be delivered in person to the Business Office located in the Administration Building.

If you were awarded a fee waiver or other financial aid, make sure to verify your fees have been paid by logging on to the Student Information System and selecting “View & Pay Fees.”

Student ID Card:

Make sure to bring your registration receipt issued by the Business Office to the Welcome Center in the Student Services Building to get a student picture ID card. This card is necessary for access to all student services.

Books and Course Materials

The LACC Bookstore has everything you will need for your classes, including textbooks, notebooks, and supplies. The store is located in the Cub Center, south of Da Vinci Hall. For more information, call 323.953.4000 ext. 2141, or visit the Bookstore website.

Parking Permits

Parking permits can be purchased through the Business Office online or in person.