Selective Service

Under the provisions of Section 3345.32 of the Ohio Revised Code, most men between the ages of 18 and 26 attending a state-assisted university/college in Ohio are REQUIRED to register with the Selective Service system or be exempt from registering on the basis of one of a list of exceptions (see this chart for exceptions). Failure to provide a Selective Service number prior to the official first day of the semester will result in the imposition of the nonresident tuition surcharge, regardless of the student’s state of residence. To register online, visit

Exceptions include:

  • Those on active duty with the armed forces of the United States (other than training with a reserve or national guard unit)
  • Nonimmigrant aliens lawfully in the U.S. in accordance with Section 101(A)(15) of the Immigration and Naturalization Act
  • Permanent residents of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands or Northern Mariana Islands who are not U.S. Citizens.

The State of Ohio requires Lorain County Community College to determine registration status in order to properly assess fees and determine eligibility for state financial aid programs. Students may register for Selective Service in the year they become 18 and must have registered within 30 days after their 18th birthday. They may register at any U.S. Post Office or on the web at:

It is a student's responsibility to provide LCCC's Records office with his Selective Service Registration number.  Failure to do so will result in the assessment of non-resident (out-of-state) fees. Students are expected to make full payment (including non-resident fees) by their appropriate payment due date. Payment deadlines may not be waived or extended while a student’s residency status is under review or while the student is waiting to receive a Selective Service registration number.

To provide a Selective Service Registration number or for more information, contact our Records office at (440) 366-4067.