Your journey as a first-time college student begins here
Congratulations! You have chosen to pursue your college education at one of California’s premier community colleges. Long Beach City College welcomes all first-time college students and supports them through the entire application and enrollment process.
Step 1: Complete the Admissions Application
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.
If you wish to have classes from other colleges evaluated, please bring an official transcript to Admissions & Records. Evaluations can take up to one month to be completed, so be sure to start this process as early as possible.
Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid
Get help paying for your enrollment fees at LBCC by visiting Financial Aid to learn about the financial aid options available to you.
Step 3: Complete the Online Orientation
Log into the Viking Student System and complete the online orientation and all the necessary steps to officially become an LBCC student.
Step 4: Take the Assessment Exams
The Assessment tests are mandatory before you can register and help determine which Math and English classes you should enroll in. All assessments test are open and do not require an appointment. You can visit the Assessment Center for more information.
Step 5: Attend an Educational Planning Workshop
Attend a workshop for new students and learn about what Long Beach City College has to offer. During this time you will have a chance to meet with a Counselor and complete a Student Educational Plan that will list the courses you can register for during your first semester. You can also visit Assessment & Orientation to sign up for a workshop.
Step 6: Register for Classes
You can register for classes through the Viking Student Portal. Be sure to check online for your registration appointment and that all your prerequisites have been met. Returning students who did not attend the previous semester should verify that they are term activated for the current semester.
If you have a hold on your account, you must contact the department listed to clear the hold before you can register.
Step 7: Pay Your Fees
You can pay your enrollment fees through the Viking Student Portal or by visiting the Cashier’s Office on either campus.
Step 8: Pick up your College Services Card
After paying the fee for College Services, you can take your validation sticker to the Student Center and have your picture taken for your LBCC Student ID card.