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LCCC Learning Centers

LCCC provides Learning Centers in convenient locations to provide better access for students. Click on the links below to learn more.

New Student Orientation
All new students must complete the Career Advantage New Student Orientation before registering for classes.
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Steps to Success

What you need to know to start at LCCC.
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LCCC Registration Tip Sheet
Get the best selection of days and times for your courses when you register early.
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Transferring to LCCC?
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Save on Tuition!

Register for 13 to 18 credit hours and pay for only 13.
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Academic Withdrawal
What students need to know
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Bass Library/Community Resource Center
Room LC 158
440-366-4032 or
365-5222 ext. 4032
Fax # (440) 366-4640
Live Chat:  Click the live chat icon (right) to chat with an LCCC representative. 

Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.






Allied Health and Nursing Students
Click here for additional application requirements for Allied Health & Nursing programs 

Enrollment Services assists prospective, new and returning students with college admission, advising and class registration.  Services 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.

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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


 Click here to complete the application for Admission online


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 College Credit Plus 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:

  • More than one course (three or four credit hours in length)
  • Any mathematics course
  • ENGL 161
  • Any course requiring college-level reading and/or English
    161 as a prerequisite or corequisite
  • Any science course with mathematics as a prerequisite

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.
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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 or contact them by phone at 703-742-4200.



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