Classes and Registration

Summer 2024 class registration is now available! The summer semester begins May 22nd. 

Find everything you need to register for classes and get help along the way.

Registration Checklist

Get Ready to Register

As a new applicant to Lawson State, you can review and confirm your admission status in your application portal. For additional questions about your admission status contact the Admissions Office.
As a newly admitted student to Lawson State, you are strongly encouraged to attend New Student Orientation. This will introduce you to our school, tools, resources, and more. Be prepared for classes and learn more about the registration process.
Follow these steps for getting registered for the term.

Register for Classes FAQ

 

As you register, pay attention to the types of classes you're signing up for. We offer: 

  • Face-to-face (ground) classes (100% on campus).  Students must attend on campus at pre-set times and non pre-set days.
  • Hybrid classes (50% on campus and 50% online).  Students must attend on campus when classes meet physically. and must participate virtually when class meets online.  Instructor is responsible for creating the schedule.
  • Flex classes are ground classes that meet on campus weekly.  All llex classes are streamed out live.  Students, though, facing temporary emergencies or work or child care issues can join class via video streaming means.  
  • Online classes (100% online with 24/7 course access).  Class is conducted online 100% of the time.
  • Virtual classes (online but delivered via video conferencing on specific days and times).  Classes meet virtually online at set     days and times.  Students must have reliable Internet, a computer and camera to engage in class weekly.

Speak with an advisor if you are not sure what types of class is best for you.

Equipment needs for the type of classes you elect to register for vary.  They are listed below.

Face-to-face classes:  You will need a computer with Microsoft software and a strong, reliable Internet connection for most face-to-face classes to complete and submit work.  

Hybrid Classes:  You will need a computer with Microsoft software and a strong, reliable Internet connection for hybrid classes.

Virtual Classes:  You will need a computer with Microsoft software, a strong, reliable Internet connection, and a computer camera.  Students are expected to join class virtually with their cameras on.

Flex Classes:  You will need a computer with Microsoft software, a strong, reliable Internet connection, and a computer camera.  Students are expected to join class on campus or  virtually if they experience transportation issues with attending class or have a temporary conflict (work, child care, etc...).

Online Classes:  You will need a computer with Microsoft software and a strong, reliable Internet connection.

Lawson follows an Academic Schedule.  This schedule is posted online and outlines important start and end dates per semester as well as other relevant dates (e.g., drop/add dates, final withdrawal deadlines, etc...).  Click here to view the Academic Calendar.

If you have any holds, call 205-929-2000 for help.

If you are receiving financial aid, you must clear your unsatisfied requirements and authorize your Pell Grant to pay for classes, if applicable. Follow this guide sheet for help. Reach out to us if you need help or have questions.

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Get In Touch

If you have any questions or concerns as you register for classes, reach out for help.

Location

Bessemer Campus
Building A
Advising Center, Room 194
1100 9th Avenue, SW
Bessemer, AL 35022

Birmingham Campus
Academic Success Center
Advising Center, Room 250
3060 Wilson Road, SW
Birmingham, AL 35221

Hours

Monday - Tuesday
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Wednesday - Friday
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Contact Information

Help Desk (Monday-Friday 8:30a-5p)
(205) 929-2000

Advising Help
(205) 929-3549

Email:
help@lawsonstate.edu
advising@lawsonstate.edu