Use your GI Benefits to begin your education
Long Beach City College welcomes all military veterans and supports them through the entire application and enrollment process. As a veteran-friendly college, we are excited to help you pursue your educational goals.
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 Your Veterans Benefits
Submit all the necessary Veterans Education Benefit forms to Veteran Services at LAC, A-1029 including the following:
- Submit an application for VA Educational Benefits.
- Submit a copy of your DD 214 (if applicable).
- Submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility or 1905 (for Chapter 31 students).
- If you have ever attended any other institute of higher learning, an official copy of your transcripts are required.
- Complete the Veterans Services Educational Data Sheet.
- Sign the Veterans Services Requirements Agreement .
Step 2: Request Certification of your VA Benefits
Complete the Request for VA Benefits to verify your benefits. Certification is not automatic so be sure to complete the Request for Benefits every semester after you enroll in courses.
You can pay your enrollment fees through the Viking Student System or by visiting the Cashier’s Office on either campus.
Step 3: Apply for Financial Aid
It’s important to complete the FAFSA to maximize the financial assistance you are eligible. You can learn more about financial aid options by visiting the Financial Aid Office.
Step 4: 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 5: 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 Welcome Center.
Step 6: Meet With a Counselor to Make an Educational Plan
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 7: 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 8: Pay Your Fees
You can pay your enrollment fees through the Viking Student System by using a debit card, credit card or your financial aid award or by visiting the Cashier’s Office on either campus.
Step 9: 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 10: 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 11: 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 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.