Early Bird Registration
High school students can get a jumpstart on registering for classes


Preparing for Early Bird Registration

  1. Apply to Long Beach City College for the Fall semester by completing the online application.
  2. Complete the Promise Pathways Agreement.
  3. Sign up for Early Bird Registration before coming. Registration for the Early Bird program begins 12 days before the Early Bird date.
  4. Attend the Early Bird session 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does Early Bird Registration include?

A counseling appointment to plan courses for the incoming Fall semester, the LBCC Assessment, new student orientation, campus tour, and attendance to the College Majors and Student Resources Fair.

What should students have completed before Early Bird?

Students need to complete all the steps as outlined in the registration process before attending.

When should students arrive at LBCC’s Liberal Arts Campus (LAC)?

Registered students should arrive no later than 7:30 am.

When should students expect to be finished with all components of Early Bird? 

The Early Bird program usually ends around 3:00 pm.

Where should students arrive to sign in at LBCC LAC? 

Students will check in at the front of Building L at the LAC campus. A parking permit is required and will be provided when you sign up for Early Bird registration. Please refer to the LAC campus map for directions.

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 valid photo ID (California ID, Driver’s License, Passport or official High School ID), pencil or writing instrument and their LBCC student ID Number.

How should I prepare for the Assessment Test?

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.

You can get help preparing for the assessment test by visiting our Assessment Test Prep site for more information.

Who can participate in the Early Bird program?

Promise Pathways participating districts include ABC, Long Beach, Bellflower, Los Alamitos, Paramount, Port of Los Angeles, and St. Joseph. A full list of high schools can be found on the Participating High Schools section under the Long Beach Promise section of the website.

What should I do if I miss Attending the Early Bird program?

Students who were unable to attend the Early Bird program 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. All steps must be complete by May 26, 2017
  • Complete the Online Orientation by logging into the Viking Student System and clicking on the Comevo – Student Orientation link under LBCC Online Services.
  • Complete the Assessment.
  • Complete a Student Educational Planning Workshop after the assessment.