Admissions & Records FAQs


Where can I apply to become an LBCC student?

Welcome you to the LBCC family. In order to apply to LBCC, you must first create an OpenCCC account and will need the following:

  • Social security number
  • Names and dates of all high schools and colleges attended
  • Unofficial transcripts from high schools and colleges attended or English, Mather and Reading placement exams
  • A valid email address that you check often
  • Permanent resident card (if applicable)

How to Apply?

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Who is eligible to apply to LBCC?

You are eligible to apply to LBCC if you:

  • Graduated from high with a high school diploma or possess the equivalent
  • Are a nonresident who possesses a high school diploma or have the equivalent
  • Over the age of 18 without a high school diploma or equivalent
  • A minor under the age of 18 enrolled through Dual Enrollment and Credit-by-Exam

Are there residency requirements?

Every student applying to a California community college must be classified as a resident or nonresident. Resident fees are reduced through support from the taxpayers of this community college district and the state of California. Nonresidents are required to cover the full costs of their student fees and therefore pay a higher rate.

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Who can I contact about using my veteran education benefits?

As a veteran-friendly college, we are excited to help you pursue your educational goals. Our Veterans Services Office walks you through the services you are entitled to, find them at their office located at LAC, A-1029 or reach them at (562) 938-4162.

What happens after I apply?

Once you complete the CCCApply process, you will be issued a CCCID. This is a unique student ID number that will allow you to access your Viking Student Account for the first time and set it up.

Your LBCC ID will be issued 24 hours after you apply. Save this number because you will need it to log in to your Viking Student Account to enroll in classes, view financial aid awards, make payments, and access additional services. Before you apply, here are a few tips that will help you through the process:

Have your Social Security Number (SSN) ready for Financial Aid and tax purposes. If an SSN is not submitted, know that the processing of the application may be delayed.

For English, Math, and Reading placement have your unofficial transcripts from high school or previous colleges. Please refer to our New Student Checklist for additional steps.

I am a returning student at LBCC, do I have to submit another application?

If you have not taken courses at LBCC for two or more semesters you will have to submit an application.  When resubmitting an application, please use the credentials used from the first time you were a LBCC student to avoid duplicate profiles in the system. 

How will I know when I can register for classes at LBCC?

Long Beach City College has a list of important deadlines for payments, refunds and adding/dropping classes. You can find a list of deadlines here.

For more assistance contact our Admissions and Records Office located at LAC, A-1075 PCCGG-102- or contact them at (562) 938-4858, or

Will I be dropped for non-payment?

Students will be dropped from courses for Non-Payment. Find important drop deadlines here.

I am a current high school student. How do I apply?

Long Beach City College has an Early College Pathway Partnership and Individual Dual Enrollment process.  If you have questions on the High School Dual Enrollment form, you may contact our Admissions and Records Office located at LAC, A-1075 PCCGG-102- or contact them at (562) 938-4858, or

Am I able to change my name to a preferred name?

Long Beach City College will permit any student who wishes to choose to identify themselves within LBCC information systems with a preferred name in place of their legal name. To change your preferred name, please follow these three simple steps:

  1. Go to your Viking Student Portal
  2. Choose your Primary or Preferred Name under Personal Information in the Student Center.
  3. Click Names and Add a New Name.