First Time College Student
You've never attended community college or a university
Welcome to LBCC!
By completing all of the steps below, you will be admitted to the First Year Experience (FYE) Program and receive free tuition through the Long Beach College Promise or Viking Advantage Program.
STEP 1: Apply to LBCC
First, create an OPENCCC account and complete the online application below for the Summer/Fall or Winter/Spring semester at LBCC.
You will receive a welcome email with your LBCC student ID number approximately 48-72 hours after you apply.
STEP 2: Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships
We recommend that you submit a Financial Aid Application.
- If you are a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete the FAFSA application.
- If you are not a US Citizen or permanent resident but meet AB 540 criteria, you may be eligible for the California Dream Act.
Please make sure to list LBCC, our code is 001219.
STEP 3: Complete the New Student Orientation
(Please note a hold will be placed on your registration until this step is completed.)
STEP 4: Complete the Guided Placement Tool
Your placement will help you determine which Math, English or ESL courses you should register for.
STEP 5: Complete the Participation Agreement
STEP 6: Meet with a Counselor to Create Educational Plan
Before registering for classes, schedule an appointment with the counselor below to discuss your desired educational goal and create a Student Educational Plan (SEP) to reach it.
If you need assistance, please visit LBCC Counseling Office.
STEP 7: Register for Classes
Now that you’ve completed your educational plan, you can register for classes during your registration date & time.
STEP 8: Pay Student Fees
After completing your online registration, students can pay for their student fees through your Viking Student Portal. Students are required to pay for their account balance prior to the due date to avoid being dropped from their classes.