Individual Dual Enrollment (IDE)


Individual Dual Enrollment is for middle and high school students desiring to enroll in LBCC courses on their own and outside of their high school class schedule. Individual Dual Enrollment students may enroll in any LBCC available course if prerequisite requirements are met. Visit LBCC Course Schedule.

IDE Course Recommendations

Academic Eligibility

  • Active middle or high school student
  • No minimum GPA requirement


  • Free college courses
  • Access to LBCC student support services
  • Reduce time of college completion

Enrollment Steps

Dual Enrollment Registration Checklist

1. Apply for Admission
  • Complete the free online application by creating an OPENCCC account and completing an application for the Summer/Fall or Winter/Spring semester at LBCC.
  • Only first-time students will receive a college acceptance email with an LBCC Viking ID number approximately 48-72 hours after applying.
  • Students must reapply if they stopped attending LBCC for two consecutive main terms – Fall & Spring.
2. Submit Your Dual Enrollment Form
  • Once you receive your Viking ID number, complete the High School Dual Enrollment Form.
  • Submit the form to LBCC’s Admissions Drop Box OR in-person at the Admissions & Records (A&R) office at LAC, A-1075 or PCC, GG-102.
  • You will get an email from the LBCC A&R team that your form has been processed within 48-72 hours.
  • Important: The form must be fully complete with all required signatures to be approved by the LBCC A&R office. Form only needs to be submitted one-time for dual enrollment participation. 
3. Set Up Viking Portal & Complete New Student Orientation - 
  • Using your Viking ID number, set up your Viking Portal through the Viking Student Login.
  • Click “New/Forgotten Password” to create a password.
  • Access the New Student Orientation in the “Student Service” tile, then click on “My Orientations” tab.
  • To receive credit, you must complete the “New Student Orientation” and complete the final test with a passing score of 80% or higher.
  • Your account hold will be removed after 3 hours of successful completion. This is a requirement to register for classes.
4. Register for Classes

First-time students must receive a message from LBCC A&R confirming that the dual enrollment form has been processed.

  • Eligible dual enrollment students will be able to register for classes during LBCC’s open registration (See LBCC’s Registration Dates).
  • To access your Ed Plan (Degree Planner) click on the “Build Schedule” tab, then click on “My Ed Plan (Degree Planner)”.
  • To register for those classes, select “Class Search and Enroll” also located on the left menu column.

Important Reminders

  • Students may register in a maximum of 11 units in the Fall & Spring Term and 5 units in the Summer Term.
  • Student fees (excludes Enrollment fees) apply each academic term – approximately $42 Fall/Spring and $30 Summer/Winter. See LBCC’s Student Fees.
  • If a student needs prerequisite clearances, please make an appointment with a counselor. 
  • Per Federal Educational Privacy Laws (FERPA), parents/guardians will not have access to the student’s records, including grades & transcripts, without their written consent. See FERPA FAQs page.
  • All students, including dual enrollment students, must adhere to the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy to be eligible for financial aid upon enrolling as an entering freshman at LBCC. See LBCC SAP Policy.
  • Eligibility for the Long Beach College Promise will not be affected by taking college courses.

Petition & Clearance Forms

Unit Max Petition Form

Complete this form to submit a request for increasing the amount of college units you take as a dual enrolled student at LBCC.

Prerequisite Clearance Form

Complete this form if you satisfy a prerequisite to enter a college course.

*PLEASE NOTE: Some college courses require a prerequisite (a course or assessment that must be satisfactorily completed before a higher level course may be taken).

Prerequisite Checklist

Foreign language clearances are done with the World Languages department

Students must: complete the Prerequisite/Corequisite Challenge Form , and email (1) High School Transcripts, an(2) the Prerequisite/Corequisite challenge form to Regina Montufar at