Matriculation FAQs




Online Orientation is MANDATORY for ALL new students. Orientation provides an introduction to Long Beach City College and important information about the many educational options at LBCC, general education requirements, graduation proficiencies, and student support services.

Using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, log into your Viking Student System and click the online orientation link located in the LBCC Online Services box 


Do I make an appointment with a counselor before having my placement results available?

No. Long Beach City College recommends that you wait to have your placements results in your Viking Student System before you schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor. At your counseling appointment, your placement results will be used to inform the creation of your educational plan (the semester-by-semester guide you will follow to achieve your educational goal).

I was sent a card stating that I have been placed in ESL, but I speak English. What does this mean?

We would like you to be successful and even though you may be familiar with English, your test result indicates that you will benefit from English as a Second Language course. These are intended to improve your English skills and assist you in achieving your academic goals.

What is PCC and where is located?

Long Beach City College is one school with two campuses: LAC (4901 E. Carson St., Long Beach, CA 90808) and PCC (1305 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90806). As an LBCC student, you are able to enroll in classes and utilize the services at both campuses.

Does LBCC administer the Ability to Benefit (ATB) test?

NO, unfortunately at this time LBCC does not administer the ATB test.

Does LBCC administer the GED Test?

No, unfortunately at this time LBCC does not offer any type of GED testing.