Incoming Transfer Student
You've completed courses and/or earned a degree from another college or university

Incoming Transfer Student at LBCC

Welcome to Long Beach City College!

Consider visiting the Welcome Center for application assistance, new student orientations, and other onboarding services. For transcript evaluation, contact the Transfer Center.

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.

How to Apply to LBCC as a Transfer Student?

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.

If you need assistance, please visit LBCC Financial Aid Office and Scholarships.

STEP 3: Send Official Transcripts to LBCC Admissions & Records

Submit your high school and college transcripts from all schools you’ve attended in order to get credit for the courses you completed. All transcripts should be submitted to the Admissions & Records office. The evaluation of an official transcript will only take place when the Student meets with an LBCC counselor and creates a Student Educational Plan.

Please Note: Students will receive an email when their transcript is received and has been routed for evaluation. This process may take approximately two weeks. For more information contact: Transfer Center at, or call (562) 938-4670/3916.
Electronic Delivery Mail Delivery Long Beach City College – ATTN. Admissions & Records Office
4901 East Carson Street Long Beach, CA 90808

STEP 4: Meet with a Counselor to Create Educational Plan

Before registering for classes, meet with a counselor to discuss your desired educational goal and create a Student Educational Plan (SEP) to reach it.

Schedule a Counseling Appointment

How to Meet with a Welcome Center Counselor
How to View Educational Plan

If you need assistance, please visit LBCC Counseling Office.

STEP 5: Register for Classes

Now that you’ve completed your education plan, you can register for classes during your registration date & time. Please note, LBCC required all students taking in-person classes to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and upload proof of vaccination.

How to Register for Classes
How to View Registration Appointment
How to Add a Class with an Add Code
How to Email Professor Add Code

View important Registration Dates and Drop Deadlines.

STEP 6: 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.

How to Pay for Student Fees