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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.

6 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:

Apply for Financial Aid through the FAFSA website.

Learn more about requirements and eligibility on our Financial Aid page.

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 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 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)

August 14 - September 14
Monday - Thursday 10am to 4pm
Fall Quarter
Monday - Thursday 10am - 7pm
Friday - 12pm - 4pm
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 1-5, 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.


Transferring to LTCC

Are you transferring to Lake Tahoe Community College from another institution? Getting started is easy!

1. Apply as a new student (follow the 6 Steps to Enrollment)

2. Send transcripts to LTCC

Contact your previous institution(s) and request to have your official transcripts sent to:

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

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 required to submit transcripts from any college to verify completion of prerequisite coursework. Students are also encouraged to submit high school transcripts.

3. Meet with a counselor to have previous credits evaluated. Please contact Enrollment Services for an appointment (530) 541-4660 x 211.