Applying for Admission

 Spring, Summer & Fall 2022 Admissions Applications are open.  Please email questions and concerns to or text questions to (205-707-6422). Your health and safety are extremely important to us, please be sure to wear your mask when visiting the campus. Thank you for choosing Lawson State. 

Read the applicant descriptions below to determine your student type. Click here to view our Application Checklist  

First-time Student
A student who has not attended another college or university.
Transfer Student   A student who has attended another college or university.  You must provide all official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities.
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).Birmingham campus only. 
Non-Degree Student   A student who enrolls in up to 7 semester hours per semester for personal enrichment and who is not seeking a formal academic award.
Student Appealing Admission    A student who is on academic suspension from the last institution attended and wishes to appeal LSCC for admission.  

You may apply for admission online by selecting the image below. We are actively accepting applications for the Spring, Summer and Fall  2022 Semesters.

Apply online now to Lawson State Community College in Birmingham, AL

There is no application fee.

Please click the "Submit" button or your application will be incomplete.

If you attended a closed institution in Alabama, click here to order your transcripts

Please do not fax copies of ID, or transcripts to our office.

Upon completion of your application please email a copy of your ID to .Please list your Full Name and  ID for Admissions in the subject line of  your email (Ex. Jane Doe ID for Admissions)

Click here to review the acceptable types of identification.  You cannot be admitted until the identification has been provided.

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.  

If you need assistance completing your application for admission please watch this application walkthrough video by clicking the image below

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

Physical Location:
Birmingham Campus (West)
Academic Success Center 1st floor



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

Physical Location:
Bessemer Campus
Building A
Student Services Suite





What Happens Next?  
  • Understanding Your Admissions Status:

  1. Pending Acceptance: You have completed an application, but need to submit a primary form of identification ( Text or email a copy of your ID to

  2. Conditional Acceptance: Students who have not submitted all required documentation may be admitted as conditional status. Failure to provide documentation by the end of the first semester, will prevent a student from future registration and official transcript release.

  3. Unconditional Acceptance:  Students who have submitted all required documentation may be admitted as unconditional status.
  • 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.

  • Once your ID information, and application for admission information have been received by our office, you will receive an acceptance letter and additional admissions correspondence by email.  Some programs such as Nursing require  for admission into their programs.  

  • Newly Admitted students can view and adhere to the New Student Registration Checklist to complete their enrollment process.