LCCC Enrollment Services
Bass Library/Community Resource Center
Room LC 158
365-5222 ext. 4032
Fax # (440) 366-4640
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Hours of Operation
Monday and Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
|Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
LCCC Application for Admission
NOTE: Additional application requirements for Allied Health & Nursing programs
LCCC Enrollment Services, located in the Bass Library/Community Resource Center, assists prospective, new and returning students with college admission, advising and class registration. All enrollment services, including academic advising, are available to students on a walk-in basis. If you are unsure about your career goals or college major, Enrollment Services is the best place to start.
If you're considering attending LCCC and you would like to learn more about the college's programs and services, we invite you to meet with one of our academic advisors. For more information, phone 1-800-995-LCCC (extension 4032) or dial direct at 440-366-4032. (note: replacing LCCC with ext 4032 will not reach LCCC, you will receive a business. Please dial 1-800-995-5222 and wait for the prompt to input ext. 4032).
Admissions Procedure for New Students
The Admissions/Applications Checklist
Complete an Application for Admission by clicking here, or pick up an application from Enrollment Services. Return your completed application to Enrollment Services or mail to: Records Office, Lorain County Community College, 1005 North Abbe Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035.
To see if you qualify for federal student aid, complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form. To obtain a form, click here or visit the LCCC Financial Services Center. Return your completed form to the Financial Services Center or mail to: Financial Services Center, Lorain County Community College, 1005 North Abbe Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035. Click here for more information on financial aid programs.
Ask your high school to send an official copy of your transcript to the LCCC Records Office. American College Test (ACT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) results are recommended but not required for admission. If you have taken the ACT or the SAT, ask your high school to send the results to LCCC. If you're 18 years old or older and have not received a high school diploma, please request that your official General Education Development (GED) transcript be sent to the LCCC Records Office. Students who are under 18 years old cannot enroll without a GED or Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) application.
If you have previously attended another college or university, ask all colleges and universities you have attended to submit your official transcripts to the LCCC Records Office. Note: If you are not in good standing at the last institution you attended, your admission to LCCC is subject to review by the Committee on Scholastic Standing. You may be admitted as a probationary student. Click here for the LCCC Transfer Center.
Visit Enrollment Services to plan your Placement Assessment process.
The Placement Assessment Process
Most applicants are REQUIRED to participate in a placement assessment process. The placement assessment includes, but is not limited to, an evaluation of reading, language usage and mathematical skills. Based on the results of the placement assessment process, placement in courses commensurate with a student’s academic achievement is mandatory. This assessment must be completed prior to enrolling in the following:
- Any mathematics course
- ENGL 161
- Any science course with mathematics as a prerequisite
- More than six credit hours per semester
- Any combination of courses that would result in the accumulation of 13 or more credit hours
It is the policy of LCCC that applicants (exclusive of English as a Second Language (ESL) students) who achieve placement assessment scores of 30 or above in both language usage and reading skills are eligible to enroll in credit courses at the college.
Applicants with scores of 28-29 on either language usage or reading skills may be admitted on probation, and are limited to six (6) credit hours per semester until a grade point average of 2.0 has been achieved in twelve (12) credit hours of graded courses.
Scores of 0-27 on either language usage or reading skills make an applicant ineligible to enroll for credit courses. Those who score in this range will be advised to seek alternative educational/training options. They may be retested after one year.
Situations involving a wide variance between or among scores will be addressed on an individual basis. Exceptions to the placement assessment include but are not limited to:
- A student who has completed an associate’s degree or higher at an accredited institution recognized by LCCC
- A transient (taking classes and attending college elsewhere) student in good standing
- A student with an ACT English score of 18 or SAT English score of 430
A student with an ACT Mathematics score of 22 or SAT Mathematics score of 510
- A student with an ACT Reading Score of 21 or SAT Reading score of 490
A student with all ACT subtotal scores of 22 or higher earned prior to August 1995
all ACT subtotal scores of 24 or higher earned September 1995 or later
- A student with an SAT total score of 1,100 or higher earned prior to August 1995;
- an SAT total score of 1,110 or higher earned September 1995 – 2005 or a total score of 1665 or higher for SAT taken 2005 or later
- A senior citizen
- A student registering for audit
- A Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education (NOCHE) cross-registration student
Students wishing to enroll in advanced courses in mathematics or certain science courses will be required to complete the Mathematics section of the COMPASS Assessment. Additional information can be obtained in Enrollment Services.
Why Be Assessed?
If your levels of achievement are not measured before you sign up for classes, one of two things may happen to you: you will register for courses that are too easy for you, leading to boredom and lack of fulfillment, or you will register for classes that are too difficult for you, leading to discouragement and poor grades.
New Assessment Lab Makes Process Easy!
A new COMPASS (Computer-adaptive Placement Assessment and Support System) laboratory at LCCC makes completing your assessment process easy. Simply walk into the lab and complete the reading, language usage and numerical skills portion of the process on your own. The entire process takes about two hours, so you're reminded to schedule accordingly.
Click here for Testing Center hours
You can, if you wish, take the reading, language usage and numerical skills portion of the assessment process section by section. When your results are available, you still meet with a counselor or academic advisor to schedule your classes. Also, sample assessments remain available to you. Want more information? Phone Enrollment Services toll-free at 1-800-995-LCCC (extension 4032) or dial direct at 366-4032.
After completing the COMPASS Assessment, visit Enrollment Services and meet with an academic advisor to review your COMPASS score, select classes for the upcoming term and receive approval for class prerequisites.
New Student Orientation
All new students are required to participate in the Career Advantage New Student Orientation before registering for classes.
Click here to learn more.
Other Information for New and Returning LCCC Students
- To obtain your LCCC student identification card, take your class schedule to the LCCC Library.
- To purchase your textbooks, take your class schedule to the LCCC Bookstore, located in the College Center building. New and used text books are available one to two weeks before classes begin. Forms of payment accepted by the bookstore are cash, deferments, financial aid, credit cards and checks.
- For career counseling, career testing, personal counseling or long-term goal planning, call extension 4033 to schedule an appointment with a career counselor.
To help you get the most from your LCCC experience, continuing students are reminded that the college provides many support services, including help with class scheduling, career assessment, transferring and life-planning strategies. We also provide heavy doses of individual attention, including tutoring, remedial help, and personal counseling. You may also want to check out LCCC child care, Campus Security, Women's Link and the Disability Services.
Returning Students Click Here for Online Registration
Need to verify the enrollment of a student at LCCC?
LCCC has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to act as our agent for all verifications of student enrollment. Please visit the National Student Clearinghouse online at http://www.studentclearinghouse.org/ or contact them by phone at 703-742-4200.