Become a Student
Steps to Enrollment
Step 1: Apply for Admission
Admission is open to anyone 16 or older, and the best part is, there’s no fee. If you’d like assistance, you’re welcome to come in person to the Student Services Center – we’re happy to help! Got questions? Call 719-336-1588.
Step 2: Sign up for the College Opportunity Fund (COF)
Why pay more for your college education? The College Opportunity Fund, or “stipend,” is money set aside by the state to invest in your education. Currently, you’ll save $64 per semester credit hour when you sign up, and that adds up to BIG $$. To be eligible, you must be a qualified Colorado resident. Sign up today – it’s easy and it’s fast! To apply go to http://cof.college-assist.org.
Step 3: Apply for Financial Aid
Getting financial aid for college is easier than you think – the trick is getting your application in early. All it takes to apply for all different kinds of financial aid, including grants, loans, scholarships and Student Staff programs, is a single application form, called the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). But the earlier you get your application in, the better your chances to qualify for a good financial aid package. So get started today – apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, or pick up an application at the Educational Opportunity Center. Need help? Speak to one of our Financial Aid Advisors at 719-336-1590.
Our school code is 001355 when filling out the FAFSA.
Step 4: Apply for Housing
Step 5: Take the Placement Assessment
This is one test everybody aces. It’s a quick evaluation of your basic skills that helps your advisor, and you, know where your college education should start. If you have ACT or SAT scores already, or if you’ve taken college classes before, you might not need a placement test. But to be on the safe side, contact the Testing Center today at 719-336-1590.
Step 6: New Student Orientation
Orientation is offered at the beginning of each semester. It is an opportunity to meet faculty, staff, and other students; get your Student ID and parking sticker; register for classes; get familiar with campus; and much more.
Step 7: Career Planning & Advising
As an LCC student, you are entitled to professional academic advising. Your advisor will guide you through your degree plan and assist you with building your class schedule. Refer to your admissions letter or Lope Access (student tab, academic profile) to find your advisor.
Call 719-336-1590 for an appointment, or just drop in.
Step 8: Register for Classes
Your application is in, you’ve completed your placement test, and you’ve spoken to an advisor – what’s next? Registration! Here’s where you book your classes and set your schedule in place. You can register online or in person at the Educational Opportunity Center. If you need help, just call 719-336-1590.
Step 9: Pay for Classes
Pay your tuition & fees in full by the payment deadline. If you’re receiving financial aid, make sure your award is enough to cover your charges. You may set up a monthly payment plan on Lope Access. Activate your CCCS Refund Card to select your refund preference once you receive the card in the mail.
For further information, contact the Cashier at firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-336-1590
Step 10: Buy Books
Visit the LCC Campus Bookstore for guidance with textbooks or call them at 719-336-1620. Ask them about textbook rental options.
Lamar Community College’s goal is to meet the educational needs of youth and adults in academic, technical, and occupational fields. We provide two-year transfer programs that qualify students for admission to their junior year at four-year colleges and universities as well as programs of personal and occupational education for adults.
LCC’s admission procedures are available in the Getting Started section of LCC’s General Catalog