Lorain County Community College Catalog


Lorain County Community College is committed to assisting all who desire and can benefit from a college education. LCCC’s open-admission policy provides that anyone can take classes, within the guidelines below and with appropriate scores on LCCC’s placement assessment. Special admission programs are also available to current high school students, international students, transfer students, transient students, incarcerated students and many others.

The Enrollment, Financial and Career Services division serves as a one-stop for credit and non-credit students, whether they are potential, new or returning students. This one-stop approach provides an array of enrollment, financial and career services that include admission, advising, counseling and registration. Student service representatives and advising teams are prepared to provide not only general information, but also College Credit Plus, College Tech Prep, University Partnership, veterans, English as a second language and international student information.

High school graduates

Graduates from high schools recognized by the Ohio Department of Education (includes chartered, non-chartered, home school, private or public), or the Department of Education from the student’s state of legal residence if not Ohio, are admitted based on their high school diplomas. All admitted students are REQUIRED to participate in the assessment placement process unless qualifying as an exception (see information on Placement Assessment). High school graduates (under the age of 18 at time of enrollment) must provide a high school transcript that indicates their date of graduation or a General Education Development (GED) certificate. This must be provided along with the LCCC application for admission in order for enrollment to be processed.

Non-High School Graduates

Applicants 18 years old or older who are not high school graduates must earn a General Education Development (GED) or diploma and request that their official GED scores or diploma be sent to the LCCC Records office before enrolling for the 13th hour of credit classes.

Students in this category interested in available scholarships should contact the Financial Aid office for criteria requirements. Applicants under 18 years of age who do not have a high school diploma or GED will not be admitted to the College except under College Credit Plus programs. All admitted students are REQUIRED to participate in the placement assessment process unless qualifying as an exception.

Application procedure

All applications for admission must be made on an official application form. Applicants must request high schools to forward official, final transcripts to the Admissions office. For those 18 years or older who did not earn high school diplomas, official GED scores must be sent from the state GED office to the Admissions office. All Lorain County Community College admission requirements must be met. All students who do not enroll within two calendar years from the indicated date of desired admission must submit another official application form and new materials REQUIRED for a specific admission status.

New student requirements

LCCC’s new student requirements are part of the LCCC Career Advantage for success and completion. These requirements provide students with important information they need prior to beginning classes and include information about resources, services, policies and procedures at Lorain County Community College. Students are required to: 

  • Participate in the New Student Orientation prior to registering for college coursework. 
  • Complete the College Student Inventory (CSI), an online questionnaire, to identify students’ strengths for completing educational goals. 
  • Meet with an academic advisor or academic counselor to schedule first semester courses and develop a Career Advantage Plan (MyCAP).

Students who are non-degree seeking and registering for three or fewer hours, transient students, and students registering for audit are exempted from these requirements.

Orientation can be completed either in person or online and details are located at www.lorainccc.edu/orientation.