Applying for Admission

 Summer & Fall 2022 Admissions Applications are open. Admissions Acceptance/Decision letters can be viewed and downloaded in your admissions application portal, a copy of admissions decision letters will also be emailed to all applicants. Please email questions and concerns to admissions@lawsonstate.edu 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 Summer and Fall  2022 Semesters.

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

Points to Remember: 

On March 4th Lawson State moved to a new application system. Applicants who applied for Spring, Summer or Fall 2022 admissions prior to March 4th, may still access their application information through their MyLawson Student portal, Applicants who applied on or after March 4th can access their admissions decision letters and application checklist items by logging back into their application portal. Please contact the admissions office for questions. 

There is no application fee to apply for general admissions to Lawson State.

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. You can upload and attach a copy of your ID directly to your admissions application after successful completion. Applicants can also email a copy of your ID to admissions@lawsonstate.edu  If emailing a copy of your ID, 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.  

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.  



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. Conditional Acceptance: Students who have not submitted all required documentation will 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. Required admissions documents can be viewed by logging back into your admissions application portal. 

  2. 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, and you can access a copy of your acceptance/decision letter in your application portal.  

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

  • International student applicants and  Transient student applicants will be admitted as Pending until all required admissions documents are received.