First-Year Students Your journey begins here!

If you are a high school senior, have already graduated from high school, or earned a GED and have attempted fewer than 14 transferable semester college credits, you should apply as a freshman applicant.

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How to Apply

1. Apply


The online application takes about 10-15 minutes to complete and is free to submit. Be prepared to create a 'Be a Warrior' account before you begin the online application. This will allow you to log back in any time to complete the online application, upload admission documents, and check your status.

Wondering what it takes to be accepted? See our Admissions Standards here!

2. Submit Test Scores

Academic students under 21 years of age should submit either an ACT or SAT score. Official scores for the SAT (code: 4385) or ACT (code: 009200) are sent directly from the Collegeboard (SAT) or ACT website.

Academic students over 21 years of age are not required to submit test scores for admission. However, it is recommended that you take the LCSC Placement Exams for course registration.

Career and Technical Students can submit ACT or SAT scores or can take the LCSC Placement Exams.

Take a look at our Placement Test Flowchart to see which test you should take.

3. Submit Official Transcripts or GED scores

If you graduated from high school, ask your high school to send your official transcript to the LCSC Admissions Office: 500 8th Avenue Lewiston, ID 83501.

If you enrolled in any college courses while in high school, those transcripts must be submitted as well.

If you received your GED, official scores need to be sent directly from the GED Testing Service.

Official transcripts must arrive in a sealed envelope or in official electronic format from the issuing institution to be valid. Photocopies of records are not official.

*You can be tentatively admitted off unofficial or working transcripts. Unofficial transcripts may be sent to Unofficial college transcripts must include your full name, institution, grade points, credits, and grade point average. Working transcripts indicate you are currently enrolled in classes. After your grades and/or degree are posted, you will need to have official transcripts sent to the Admissions Office. Full admission will be granted once we receive all official transcripts.

4. Track Your Application

When you finish your application, feel free to check your application status.

Once all admission documents are received, you will be notified of your acceptance in one to two weeks. After receiving your acceptance letter, you should check out the admitted student process.


Frequently Asked Questions

I submitted everything, now what?

You will receive notification of your admission status (i.e., accepted for regular, tentative, or provisional admission, probation, and denial) via mail as soon as we receive all admission documents from you.

How soon after I apply will I hear if I have been accepted?

Decisions on completed freshman applications are made on a rolling basis. Normally, this process takes about one to two weeks but can take up to four weeks depending on the volume of applications that are being received at that time. If you are accepted, check out our Already Admitted website to check out what's next.

What are the Admission Standards for freshman students?

Check out our Admission Standards here. Notice that the standards vary for academic degree-seeking applicants and career and technical education degree-seeking applicants and by age.

Please note that if you are a high school senior who plans on starting Fall 2021 and majoring in an academic program, the ACT or SAT is not required for admission. However, an ALEKS math test and Writing Placement Exam are required for course placement.

Career and Technical Students will need to take the ALEKS math test and Writing Placement Exam.

What if I was home schooled or attended a non-accredited high school?

Not all of our students come from a traditional high school background. We're excited you're interested in LCSC, so check out our Admission Standards here.

Where do I find scholarships and other financial aid information?

All financial aid forms and applications can be accessed through the Financial Aid website. We highly recommend submitting a General Scholarship application. You will also want to submit your FASFA (FASFA school code: 001621), which will determine your eligibility for federal and state aid. You should submit all financial aid forms and applications by our March 1st priority deadline for priority consideration.

Have questions about financial aid? Visit our Financial Aid FAQ website.

For more information regarding the specific types of financial aid available to you, please contact the Financial Aid office at or (208) 792-2224.

Do I have to live on-campus? What about off-campus options?

As a freshman, you are not required to live on-campus, so choose what will work best for you! On-campus housing and assignments are based on the date deposits are received. Once on-campus housing is full, students can continue to apply and be placed on a waitlist. Visit the Residence Life website to learn about on-campus and some off-campus options.

If you have questions about housing, please contact Residence Life at or (208) 792-2053.

How do I register for classes?

All new LC students attend STAR (Student Advising and Registration) to select first semester classes. Once admitted, you will register to attend a STAR session. STAR provides information about financial aid, payments, what to expect from college, and how to register. STAR provides new students with an opportunity to ask questions about programs and career goals.

If you are not sure if you are admitted, contact the Admissions Office at or (208) 792-2210 or (208) 792-2378. If you have been admitted, but have not received your STAR email, please contact The Advising Center at (208) 792-2313.

How to Register:

  1. Be certain that you have all holds cleared. Students with holds (Library, Security, etc.) will not be allowed to register.
  2. Meet with your academic advisor. Once you have been advised, your advisor will ‘release’ an electronic hold that will allow you to access Web registration.
  3. Log on to WarriorWeb and complete the Conditions of Registration.
  4. Access Student Planning in WarriorWeb.

If you experience technical difficulty (logins, passwords, etc.) contact the Helpdesk at (208) 792-2231. If you have concerns regarding content (credits, courses, etc.), contact the Registrar and Records Office at or (208) 792-2223.

I have some questions that are very specific to me and my application. Who should I reach out to?

If you have questions that are specific to you and your application to LCSC, please contact the Admissions Office at or (208) 792-2210 or (208) 792-2378 or directly from Meet the Admissions Specialists page.

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- Fall Semester August 8
- Spring Semester January 8

Financial Aid 
- Priority deadline for Fall Semester is March 1

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