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Steps for new students

Are you new to college? Do you have a long term goal; that is, would you like to achieve a certificate or degree at LMC or transfer to a 4-year institution? If so, these steps are for you! Please note: You must complete steps 1 through 4 to qualify for priority registration.


Important notice about priority registration

The deadline to complete assessment, orientation and an educational plan, and receive an earlier registration date for Spring 2014 is Friday, December 19 at 4:00 p.m.


Are you a first time student at LMC?



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 the Online Orientation

Take the Online New Student Orientation

The brief and convenient Online New Student Orientation will provide you with important information about college programs, services, policies, procedures, and requirements, and is essential for new students. Take the online orientation

Step 3: Take assessment tests

Take your English and math assessment tests

Your assessment test results will inform your counselor of your proficiency in English and Math so they can guide you in choosing classes. Sign up here for assessment testing at the Pittsburg Campus or Brentwood Center. Some students are able to fulfill part or all of the assessment requirement by submitting a high school or college transcript. See Alternatives to Taking the Assessment Tests.


Local graduating high school seniors can take the assessment tests at their high schools. Contact your school's career center or a high school counselor early in the spring to make an appointment. A schedule of high school visits will be posted on the high school Calendar of Important Dates page in February.


Step 4: Create an educational plan

Select one of the following options:

The first three of these options provide further important information about being a college student and include a meeting with a counselor to create an educational plan. You will post your educational plan online on the Student Planning tool in InSite/WebAdvisor where you will be able to refer to it and modify it at any time, and even register for your classes from it.

  • New Student Workshop: A free 3-hour workshop. A counselor will be present to help you create an educational plan and provide a brief orientation. Sign up for a New Student Workshop.
  • Orientation Class: (COUNS 030 - 1 unit) Enroll in this class, taught by a counselor, for the best and most complete orientation. Includes creation of an educational plan. Sign up for COUNS 030 through InSite/WebAdvisor.
  • New Student Orientation for Graduating High School Seniors only: If you are graduating from high school, sign up in the spring for New Student Orientation exclusively for graduating seniors.
  • Create an ed plan online without the assistance of a counselor (not recommended): Log into InSite/WebAdvisor and create your own educational plan without the assistance of a counselor, using the Student Planning tool in the Academic Profile menu. Instructions


Step 5: Register for classes and pay fees

Register for classes and pay fees


  • Register online through InSite/WebAdvisor (The video above provides instructions).
  • Fees should be paid at the time of registration, on WebAdvisor, in person or by mail. VISA, MasterCard, Discover and checks are accepted.
  • 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.