Applying for Admission


Print an admission guide below based on your admission category.  In addition, print an enrollment guide here.


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).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 or by using the paper application for admission.  See below:


 Apply online now to Lawson State Community College in Birmingham, AL
Online Application  (Watch a video on how to apply online here.) The ID no longer must be notarized before it is submitted. 

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, click here to order your transcripts

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.



Paper Application for Admission General Information
Mail your application to the campus you will primarily attend.



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

Physical Location:
Birmingham Campus (West)
Administration Building
Building A, 2nd 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



 













 











 

  • 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

    Print an enrollment guide here.


    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. 
    Review the Pre-enrollment orientation information. (First-time students, 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. 


    Placement Assessment Information

    Click Icon for Placement Assessment Information

    Accepted students at LSCC must take the Compass Placement Test      

     

    Contact the Admissions Office at LSCC