Your journey as a 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.
At this point, you should have received your CCCID after completing the CCCApply registration process and creating an account in the Viking Student System. If you have not created an account in the Viking Student System, you will need to do so before continuing with the admissions process.
Step 1: Apply for Financial Aid
If you are a student who is not a US Citizen or permanent resident, you may be eligible for financial aid through the California Dream Act. Apply online and submit your California Non-resident Tuition Exemption Request with the required documents to Admissions and Records. For assistance with this step stop by the Welcome Center and DREAMER Services.
Step 2: Complete the Online Orientation
Log into the Viking Student System to complete the online orientation and all the necessary steps to officially become an LBCC student.
Step 3: Check Your Course Placement Information
When you complete your application you will be asked to provide information from your high school transcripts such as your last English and Math courses. This information is used to determine your course placements in English, Reading, Math or ESL. You can check your course placements under My Placement Results in your Viking Student System. If you have additional questions regarding Assessment & Placement, please visit the Matriculation Office.
Step 4: Meet with a Counselor to make a plan to achieve your goal
Meet with a Counselor to discuss your desired educational goal and create a Student Educational Plan (SEP) to reach it. During your meeting with a Counselor, you can select the classes needed to graduate or transfer to a university.
Step 5: Enroll in Classes
You can enroll in classes through the Viking Student System. When you log in, check for your registration appointment window (located on the right-hand side of your Viking Student System). If you need assistance with registration, stop by the Welcome Center on either campus.
Step 6: Pay Your Fees
Step 7: Pick up your College Services Card
After paying your fee for the College Services Card Sticker, you can take your validation sticker to the Student Affairs Office (LAC, E Bldg. or PCC, EE Bldg.) to take your picture for your LBCC Student ID card.
Step 8: Purchase books & class materials
You can view and purchase your books through the Viking Student System under LBCC Online Services or by going directly to the LBCC College Bookstore website. Books can also be purchased in the bookstores at the LAC and PCC campuses.
Step 9: Attend the first day of class
Once enrolled, it is imperative that you the first meeting of each or your classes. Students who do not attend the first day of class are subject to being dropped without notice. If you have an emergency that may prevent you from attending the first day of class, you must notify the instructor ahead of time. Contacting the instructor about the missed attendance does not guarantee your placement on the class roster and is at the discretion of the instructor.
If you are on a waitlist, you will need to attend the first day of class and request a permission number from the instructor to complete registration. Students on the waitlist are not guaranteed placement on the class roster and are based on availability.