Applying for Admission to Lawson State Community College 

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

Method 1: Submit your admission application online by clicking on the "Apply Online" icon above.  Watch a video on how to apply online here.

  • Click the link above and carefully follow the instructions provided on each screen.  There is no application fee.
  • Complete each required field on each page.
  • Print the application pages when prompted, sign the last one and mail / deliver it to one of our office locations.  Your signature is required on the on the second page of the application.  Please mail both the first and second pages to our office.  If one / both pages fail to print, you may print, sign, and mail this form.
  • Finally, please click the "Submit" button or your data will not transmit successfully.
  • If you receive a message indicating that you already have a record on file, please use method 2 instead.
  • Please do not fax applications for admission, copies of ID, or transcripts to our office.
  • Mail a copy of one primary type of ID to one of our office locations or scan it as a graphic format file (such as .jpf or PDF) and email it to admissions@lawsonstate.edu.  
  • Click here to review the acceptable types of identification.  You cannot be admitted until the identification has been provided.
  • Please contact the Student Records office of each previously attended college or university and have official transcripts mailed to our office.  Have official transcripts from each previously attended college / university sent to our office, including your high school transcript and / or GED score report to Lawson State Community College.  Official transcripts are those mailed directly from your previous institution(s) to our office. If you attended a closed institution in Alabama, 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.
  • Males age 18 through 25 must provide proof of selective service registration.  To register for selective service or to print selective service registration proof, click this link. 
  • After submitting your application for admission, you should schedule your Compass placement assessment unless exempt.  See information below.  

Method 2:  Print / complete / mail a paper admission application to either office location:

Submit your community college application by mail to Lawson State 

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 

 

  • Print the application (click here), complete it, and mail or deliver it to either Admissions Office location.
  • Please do not fax applications for admission, copies of ID, or transcripts to our office.
  • The mailing addresses for each campus are noted above.
  • Please remember to sign and date your admission application.
  • Your ID information may accompany your application.
  • Also, it 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.
  • Please contact the Student Records office of each previously attended college or university and have official transcripts mailed to our office.
  • Official transcripts are those mailed directly from your previous institution(s) to our office.
  • If you attended a closed institution in Alabama, 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. 
  • Males age 18-25 must provide proof of selective service registration.  To register for selective service or print proof of selective service registration, click this link.  

    After submitting your application for admission, you should schedule your Compass placement assessment unless exempt.  See information below.  


    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 only Method 2 please.  Click on the Apply Now button 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 for this program.  All Dual Enrollment students must pay for their own books.  For more information on the Dual Enrollment Program, Click here


    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 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