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Steps for new students

These steps are for students with long-term goals, those who are pursuing a certificate or degree at LMC. If you just want to take a few classes for personal enrichment or to enhance job skills, and do not plan to obtain a certificate or degree, follow the easy steps on our New or Returning for Personal Enrichment page.


Are you a first time student at any college?




Here's how to get started at LMC:


Step 1: Submit an application for admission to LMC

Complete and submit an application for admission.

If you have not submitted a college application for admission, please do so as soon as possible.

Step 2: Take assessment tests

Take your English and math assessment tests, if necessary.

Assessment means finding out what your strengths and weaknesses are in certain basic college skills. All new students planning to earn an associate degree or transfer to a 4-year college or university must take the assessment tests. Your assessment scores will assist you and the counselor you meet with at your New Student Workshop to determine which courses are appropriate for you. Find out whether you need to take the assessment tests.


NOTE: If you are a graduating high school student from a local area high school, please contact your school’s Career Center or a school counselor early in the spring semester to schedule appointments to attend an LMC Outreach information session. Assessment testing instructions for high school seniors will be given at that time. A schedule of high school visits will be posted on the high school Calendar of Important Dates page in February.


Step 3: Attend New Student Orientation

Attend a New Student Orientation (first-time college students only)

The New Student Workshop will provide you with important information about college programs, services, policies, procedures, and requirements, and is essential for new students. There are four options to choose from:


New Student Workshop: A free 3-hour workshop. A counselor will be present to help you select first-semester classes and provide a brief orientation. Sign up for a New Student Workshop.


Orientation to College and Careers: A free 8-hour orientation for new and returning students interested in job training certificates and degrees that lead directly to employment. Visit the college and careers website to register for an orientation.


Orientation Class: (COUNS 030 - 1 unit) Enroll in this class, taught by a counselor, for the best and most complete orientation. Sign up for COUNS 030 through WebAdvisor.


Online Orientation: Provides a brief but convenient orientation that should be followed by an appointment with a counselor. Click here for the Online Orientation.


NOTE: If you are a graduating high school student from a local area high school, please contact your school’s Career Center or a school counselor early in the spring semester for information about New Student Orientation exclusively for graduating seniors.


Step 4: Register for classes and pay fees

Register for classes and pay fees

You may register for your classes (registration instructions) within two working days after attending New Student Orientation. Registration is online through InSite/WebAdvisor; view the instructional video at the top of the page. Fees should be paid at the time of registration. Los Medanos College does not drop for non-payment of fees. Your registration privileges will be held for the following semester if your current term fees have not been paid. Additionally, transcripts or enrollment verifications for the current term will be withheld until fees are paid. Fees may be paid on WebAdvisor, check, cash, VISA, MasterCard and Discover.


Don’t have money for fees?

Visit the Financial Aid Office to find out whether you are eligible a fee waiver. You may also be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant or for scholarships. See Financial Aid or Scholarships for more information.