Applying for Admission



Print a step by step enrollment guide below based specifically on your admission category.


First-time Student     (A student who has not attended another college or university) 
Transfer Student    (A student who has attended another college or university) 
Transient Student    (A student who currently seeks a degree from another college / university but wishes to attend Lawson State Community College for one semester.) 
Readmitted Student    (A former Lawson State Community College student who previously attended but has not enrolled for a period of time or during the previous fall or spring semester.) 
International Student    (A foreign student who wishes to attend Lawson State Community College while in the United States). International students may only attend the Birmingham campus. 







 Apply online now to Lawson State Community College in Birmingham, ALMethod 1: An Online Application  (Watch a video on how to apply online here.)

Online Application General Information:

Dual enrollment applicants or International student applicants should not apply for admission using the online application for admission
There is no application fee.
Complete each required field on each page. When prompted, please print / sign the signature page (page 2) and mail / deliver pages 1 and 2 to one of our office locations.  If page 2 fails to print, sign, and email (admissions@lawsonstate.edu) or mail this form
Please click the "Submit" button or your application will be incomplete.
If you receive a message indicating that you already have a record on file, please complete a paper application for admission.  You may print one here.
If you attended a closed institution in Alabama and need to request the transcript(s), click here.
Please do not fax applications for admission, copies of ID, or transcripts to our office.
Mail a copy of your ID to one of our office locations or scan it / snapshot it using your mobile telephone and e-mail it to admissions@lawsonstate.edu    
Click here to review the acceptable types of identification.  You cannot be admitted until the identification has been provided.


Method 2: Paper Application for Admission (See mailing addresses below.)

 

Lawson State Community College
Birmingham Campus 
Admissions Office
3060 Wilson Road, S.W.
Birmingham, AL 35221

       






Lawson State Community College
Bessemer Campus
Admissions Office
1100 9th Avenue S.W.
Bessemer, AL 35022 













Paper Application General Information:

  • Print the application (click here), complete it, and mail or deliver it to either Admissions Office location.
  • International students must use a paper admission application to apply for admission.
  • Please do not fax applications for admission, copies of ID, or transcripts to our office.
  • Please remember to sign and date your admission application.
  • Your ID information must accompany your application.
  • Also, it and the ID information may be emailed as a graphic file format or PDF format to admissions@lawsonstate.edu
  • Click here to review the acceptable types of identification.
  • You cannot be admitted until the identification has been provided.
  • If you attended a closed institution in Alabama and need to request the transcript(s), click here.
  • If you earned a GED, find additional acquisition information here. Please have your official high school transcript or GED score report mailed to our office. 
  • To register for selective service or print proof of selective service registration, click this link.  



    Dual Enrollment   
    Learn about Dual Enrollment opportunities for Alabama high school students

    Applicants to the Dual Enrollment / Accelerated High School Students Program should apply for admission using a special, dual enrollment / accelerated high school admission application.  Click on the link above to begin the Admissions Process.  Students wishing to take General Education courses must have a 3.0 GPA and must secure both school and Superintendent approval to participate.  NOTE: Career Technical students must have a 2.5 GPA.  Some school districts pay for Dual Enrollment student tuition.  See your high school counselor to determine your eligibility. 


    What Happens Next? 
    Lawson State Community College will contact you if your application for admission has been accepted

    Once your ID information, and application for admission information have been received by our office, you will receive an acceptance letter or additional admissions correspondence by U.S. mail. 

    Some programs such as Nursing require additional steps and documents for admission into their programs.  If you seek federal financial aid, please read comprehensive information on our Financial Aid section. Check out the general Enrollment Guide.  This helps you navigate the remaining enrollment steps.
    Review the New Student Orientation Information. (New students and transfer students only, please.  (Returning students, dual enrollment / accelerated high school and non-degree students need not attend.)

    Once your ID information, and application for admission information have been received by our office, you will receive an acceptance letter or additional admissions correspondence by U.S. mail.  Some programs such as Nursing require  for admission into their programs.  See Acceptance letters include information about registration, placement testing (Compass) and new student orientation.    If you seek federal financial aid, please read comprehensive information on our section. 


    Compass Placement Assessment Information

    Accepted students at LSCC must take the Compass Placement TestOnce your ID information, and application for admission information have been received by our office, you will receive an acceptance letter or additional admissions correspondence by U.S. mail.  Some programs such as Nursing require  for admission into their programs.  See Acceptance letters include information about registration, placement testing (Compass) and new student orientation.    If you seek federal financial aid, please read comprehensive information on our section.  (New students and transfer students only, please.  (Returning students, dual enrollment / accelerated high school and non-degree students need not attend.)

    Unless exempt, first term, first time students must take the Compass placement assessment or use their valid ACT scores for placement (Valid ACT scores are those no older than three years from the date of your intended enrollment.).  This information is used to place you into the appropriate level of math, reading, and English courses.  For more information, click here.

    Your ACT scores may be on file either because you requested they be sent to our office from ACT or because they appear on your official high school transcript, or you provide us an official Compass Score Report.

    You have the option of taking the Compass assessment instead of having your ACT scores used for course placement.  We will use ACT scores whenever they are available unless otherwise directed by you.

    • If you transfer equivalent math, reading, and / or English courses as required by your curriculum, you do not need to take the Compass Placement assessment. (See Exemptions)
    • Unless exempt, or unless you transfer these courses, you must be placed by your Compass scores or ACT scores BEFORE you may register.
    • The ACT option saves time and enables you to register for classes more quickly.  
    • Call us if you need more information or to determine whether or not we currently have your valid ACT scores on file.

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    Contact the Admissions Office at LSCC