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Student Outreach and Recruitment

Promise Pathways Program

How to Prepare for Early Bird 2017

- High School Senior Guide -

  1. Apply to Long Beach City College for the Fall 2017 semester
  2. Complete the Promise Pathways Agreement
  3. Sign up Early Bird before coming. Sign up starts 12 days before the Early Bird date.
  4. Attend Early Bird to complete Assessment, Orientation, and a Student Educational Plan. Please note that students missing any of the requirements listed in this step will not qualify for priority registration.

IMPORTANT: To attend one of our Early Bird events you must sign up before the event.

Early Bird Dates:

Saturday,  February 25 Saturday, April 1
Saturday, March 4 Saturday, May 6
Saturday, March 18 Saturday, May 20

Sign Up Now.
Please click here.

***Please note that sign-up opens 12 days before each date below.***

Questions and Answers

What does Early Bird include?
A counseling appointment to plan courses for Fall 2017, the LBCC Assessment, new student orientation, campus tour, College Majors and Student Resources Fair.

What should students have completed before Early Bird?
See "How to Prepare for Early Bird 2017" above and follow the 4 step process.

When should students arrive at LBCC's Liberal Arts Campus (LAC)?
Registered students should arrive no later than 7:30am.

When should students expect to be finished with all components of Early Bird?
Early Bird typically ends at 3pm.

Where should students arrive to sign in at LBCC LAC?
Students will check-in in front of Building L at LAC. A parking permit is required and will be provided upon sign-up for Early Bird. Refer to the attached campus map.

Will students need to bring a lunch?
No, Long Beach City College will be providing complimentary lunch for all Early Bird participants.

What should students bring?
Each student should bring a photo I.D. (CA I.D., Driver's License, Passport or official High School I.D. ), #2 pencil, LBCC student I.D. Number.

Who can participate in Early Bird?
Promise Pathways participating districts including ABC, Long Beach, Bellflower, Los Alamitos, Paramount, Port of Los Angeles, and St. Joseph.

Alternative to Early Bird


What should I do if I miss Early Bird?
Students who were unable to attend Early Bird can still complete orientation, assessment, and obtain an educational plan prior to starting at LBCC. Please follow the steps below. Note that counselor availability is limited over the summer.

All students that complete the steps below before the published deadline will receive priority registration.

  1. Complete the Online Orientation
  2. Complete the Assessment
  3. Complete a Student Educational Planning Workshop after the assessment.

All steps must be complete by May 26, 2017

Tips Before Attending Early Bird

  • Eat breakfast
  • Get plenty of sleep the night before
  • for the assessment

Following these tips will ensure that you perform your best on the assessment. Preparing for the Assessment in advance often improves your placement in English, Reading, and Math. Higher placements may reduce your time to graduation or transfer.

Click below for link to assessment test prep site


For Additional Information about Early Birds Contact:

Elijah J. Sims
SSSP Intervention Coordinator
Student Success and Support Program

Sonia De La Torre
Student Success and Support Program

For Additional Information about the Promise Pathways Program Contact:

Sean Cully
Outreach Assistant