Applying for Admission

 All 2023 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 or text questions to (205-707-6422). Thank you for choosing Lawson State. 

Read the applicant descriptions below to determine your student type. Click here to view our Registration 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. Lawson State will not be admitting International students for the Fall 2022 semester, we will resume acceptance and enrollment of international applicants for the Spring 2023 semester. 
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 & Fall 2023 Semesters.

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

Points to Remember: 

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

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.

  • 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.