Dual Enrollment Students
Take college courses while in high school

Post
A high school student in a green cap & gown holding a sign.

Through dual enrollment, Long Beach City College is pleased to offer high school/K-12 students the opportunity to accelerate in their college and career pathways by earning college credit before completing high school. Dual enrollment provides opportunities for advanced academic or vocational work for high school students and is not intended as makeup work.

Students must be currently enrolled in a K-12 school and may enroll in up to 11 units in each Fall and Spring semester, or 5 units in Winter and Summer semesters. A GPA of 2.0 or better at LBCC is required to continue as a dual enrollment student. Please note that Long Beach City College reserves the right to restrict the enrollment of high school students.

There are two different tracks for high school students who wish to enroll at LBCC: Individual Dual Enrollment students and Early College Pathway Partnership students.

Individual Dual Enrollment  

Individual dual enrollment is for high school students desiring to enroll at LBCC on their own and outside of a coordinated program between LBCC and the K-12 district/high school. Individual dual enrollment students may enroll in any available course if pre-requisite requirements are met. 

Step 1:  Complete the Admissions Application 

All First-time and Returning Dual Enrollment Students

Fill out the CCCApply online application and follow the instructions carefully when creating your account. After applying, you will be sent an email with your LBCC Student ID number and instructions for creating your Viking Student Portal account on the LBCC website. Please note that the login information for CCCApply is different from the login information you create for the Viking Student Portal and will not work on the LBCC website. You must create a login for the Viking Student Portal in order to access all of the enrollment services.

To aid you in the application process we have created an Application Assistance Handout with specific guidelines for high school students.

STEP 2: Complete the Online Orientation

High school students will need to log into the Viking Student System and complete the online orientation.

    STEP 3: Take the Assessment Exams

    The assessment exam is not required, unless the course you plan to take has a pre-requisite.  You can check the schedule of classes to determine if a class has a pre-requisite.  If so, you must complete the assessment exam and place at the required level prior to enrolling in the course. You can check the Assessment & Orientation Schedule for available dates and times.

    Step 4: Submit the Dual Enrollment Form

    Complete and submit the signed HS Dual Enrollment Form.

    STEP 5: Register for Classes

      High school students can register through the Viking Student Portal during the open registration period.

      STEP 6: Paying Your Fees

      If approved, only your enrollment fees will be waived. You are responsible for paying the Student Health Services Fee, Parking Fee, and College Services Card Fee.

      Textbooks & Materials

        High school students are responsible for purchasing required textbooks and materials for their courses. You can find your required course items through the Barnes & Noble Viking Bookstore.

        Early College Pathways Partnership (ECPP) Program

        ECPP dual enrollment is for high school students desiring to enroll at LBCC as part of a coordinated program between LBCC and the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD). ECPP students participate in specially-selected courses and student support services designed for college and career preparation. ECPP is open to LBUSD students in the 11th and 12th grade. Please review the course list and schedule for each term. If you are interested in applying to the ECPP, please review the following steps.

        For more information, you can attend one of our Information Sessions.

        ECPP Course List

        Step 1:  Complete the Admissions Application 

        All First-time and Returning Dual Enrollment Students

        Fill out the CCCApply online application and follow the instructions carefully when creating your account. After applying, you will be sent an email with your LBCC Student ID number and instructions for creating your Viking Student Portal account on the LBCC website. Please note that the login information for CCCApply is different from the login information you create for the Viking Student Portal and will not work on the LBCC website. You must create a login for the Viking Student Portal in order to access all of the enrollment services.

        To aid you in the application process we have created a Application Assistance Handout with specific guidelines for high school students.

        Step 2: Submit the ECPP Application & Dual Enrollment Form

        Complete and submit an ECPP Program Application. Please review the course list to identify your first, second, and third choice courses. You will also need to upload a completed and signed HS Dual Enrollment Form

        Step 3: Take the Assessment Exams

        ECPP students are not required to take the assessment exam prior to enrolling in any course that is part of the ECCP program.

        You must complete and submit a new dual enrollment form for every semester you are dually enrolled.

        Step 4: Register For Classes

        ECPP students will be automatically enrolled in the course(s) they selected as a part of the ECCP program. You will receive course placement confirmation from the ECPP Program Coordinator. 

        Step 5: Paying Your Fees

        If approved to participate in ECPP, your enrollment fees and health fees will be waived. The Parking Fee and College Services Card Fee are optional.

        Textbooks & Materials

        ECPP students may be exempt from some of the outlined enrollment requirements and/or certain fees. Please follow the directions from your specific program representative regarding these items. If you are unsure if you are a part of such a program, please inquire at Career Pathways Support Services.