Admissions

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Admission is open to anyone who is at least 18 years of age, is a high school graduate, or has the equivalent of a high school diploma. Admission is also open to most high school students. Once you've decided to attend Lake Tahoe Community College, the first step is to apply.

 
5 Steps to Enrollment 

                 

U.S. Students         International Students      High School Students

You’ll begin the online application process by creating an OpenCCC account.

During this process you'll be asked for your intended major and an educational goal, along with some basic personal, educational and residency information.

After applying, you’ll receive your Student ID Number to the email address provided in your application.

*If you experience login or technical difficulties, please contact the toll-free OpenCCC Apply Technical Support Hotline: 1-877-247-4836 or e-mail: support@openccc.net

New student orientation is your chance to get to know Lake Tahoe Community College and to learn about the information, resources, and tools you need to be successful. For a more detailed description of what orientations include, as well as upcoming dates and contact information, please view our Orientation page.

We offer an Online Orientation for students who are enrolled in Distance Education.

Orientation is REQUIRED if you intend to work toward one or more of the following:
- Certificate
- Associate's Degree
- Transfer program to earn a Bachelor's degree
- You are currently undecided on your educational goal, but are considering one of the goals above
 
Orientation is NOT REQUIRED if:
- You have already completed an Associate's degree or higher
- You are taking courses for personal interests, to upgrade/enhance job skills, to maintain a certificate or license, or to complete credits for high school. 
Note: Students who qualify as exempt should contact the Counseling Office
 

English, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and math placement tests are a way to help you enter college at the right level. Placement tests assess your math, and reading and writing skills. Your counselor will use this information to help you choose the right Math and English classes.

Assessment tests are administered on a first come first serve basis.

Location: Student Lab and Assessment Center (Room D121)

Hours: 
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
   
What to have: 
- Verifiable photo ID with full name and recent photo
- LTCC Student ID number
- At least 1 hour for the Math Assessment and 1.5 hours for the English Assessment
Counselors are here to help you navigate your educational experience and reach your goals. When you meet with a counselor you’ll discuss your placement results, select the courses that are right for you, and create a thorough educational plan to help you map out your academic experience.
Once you’ve completed steps 1-4, you’ll be issued your registration date. Please note that you will only be able to register for classes on or after your registration date. Visit Passport to register for classes, pay fees, view grades, and access your student email.

 

Transcripts


The following students are REQUIRED to submit official transcripts from all accredited institutions:

• Veterans
• International Students
• Students receiving financial assistance
• Participants in intercollegiate sports
• Students planning to complete an A.A. degree or certificate at LTCC who have units from other institutions that will apply towards the requirements
 

All new students are encouraged to submit transcripts from any college to inform academic advising and verify completion of required prerequisite coursework. Students are also encouraged to submit high school transcripts.

Please contact your previous institution(s) to have your official transcripts sent to LTCC.  The mailing address is:

Lake Tahoe Community College
ATTN: Enrollment Services
One College Drive
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

To send a Lake Tahoe Community College transcript, we must have your written authorization to release your records. You may request your transcript online via your Passport account. Requests are also accepted in person at One-Stop (Room A102), by mail (to the address listed below), or by fax to (530) 542-1781. You may complete our Transcript Request Form (PDF) or submit a request with the following information:

• Your current name and all other names used (printed, so it is legible)
• Your LTCC Student ID number Note: If you did not use a student ID number when you attended LTCC, you may choose to include your Social Security Number as an alternate form of identification
• Your date of birth
• Your current address
• The name and address where the transcript should be sent (incomplete or inaccurate addresses may be undeliverable)
• The approximate dates of attendance at LTCC
• A day time phone number where you can be reached for questions
• Payment of applicable fees
• Your signature at the end of the request

• Faxed requests must include a VISA or MasterCard account number and expiration date with authorization for the charge.

To request a transcript by mail, write to:
Lake Tahoe Community College
Enrollment Services
One College Drive
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-4524

To pick up a transcript
If you request to pick up your official transcript, you will be notified when the request has been processed. No transcripts will be issued/released for student pickup without all of the following:

• Photo ID
• Signature or written release from the student
• Fee paid, if necessary
 

It usually takes 3-4 weeks after the last day of final exams for each quarter before grades are posted to official transcripts. Depending on the length of the course, summer session grades may be posted as late as the 3rd week of fall quarter. If your instructor has already entered grades for your class, you may be able to view the unofficial grades via Passport prior to the transcript posting date for all classes.

Graduation information including degree and date awarded is posted to the transcript by August 31st of each year for students who graduate in June with a spring conferral. Students must complete all course requirements prior to the deadlines for completion in order for the degree to be posted.

The first two official transcripts ever requested by a student at One-Stop will be provided without charge. Each additional transcript is $5.00. Normal processing time (depending on the time of year) is 7–10 business days. Rush service (processed in 2-4 business days) is an additional $10 per transcript request form submitted. If you request transcripts to be mailed, please allow additional transit time for mail delivery. All fees are payable in advance.

If you are paying by check, please note that processing time may be delayed if the check is written for the wrong amount.

Grades, transcripts, diplomas and registration privileges, or any combination thereof, shall be withheld from any student or former student who has been provided with written notice that he or she has failed to pay a proper financial obligation due to the Lake Tahoe Community College District. This could include, but is not limited to: library fines, defaulted emergency loans, returned checks, and non-payment of fees. Any item or items withheld shall be released when the student satisfactorily meets the financial obligation (Education Code Section 72237.) 

If you would like to review your transcript but do not need an official copy, you may view or print a free unofficial copy at any time through your WebAdvisor account. Visit Passport, our online portal, to access WebAdvisor.

Please note that coursework completed prior to the mid-1990's is not computerized and can not be viewed through WebReg. Copies of these records can be obtained from the One-Stop office.