Steps to Enroll for Prior College

Steps to Enroll for "Prior College" Students 

The deadline to complete all the REQUIRED steps to Enroll for Spring term was March 28.

The deadline to complete all the REQUIRED Steps to Enroll for Fall term is September 26. The deadline to complete all the REQUIRED Steps to Enroll for Summer term varies according to the session you plan to attend. You must complete the following steps by the start of the session you plan to attend. For Summer session start dates go here. The earlier you complete all of the REQUIRED steps, the earlier you can register. Completing the REQUIRED steps may take 4-10 days.

Step 1: Complete the online Admissions form  REQUIRED!

Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid

  • Due to the unprecedented increase in the number of financial aid applications being processed, it is taking 4-12 weeks to process aid awards once all documents have been received.  We urge you to submit your financial aid application immediately.

Step 3: Submit your official transcripts to Enrollment and Student Financial Services

  • Complete this step if you plan to earn a degree or certificate from Lane.

Step 4: Decide on your need to take placement tests  REQUIRED!

If you have completed a writing composition course with a grade C- or higher at a previous college, you do not need to take the reading/writing placement test. Proceed to Step 5.

If you have not completed a writing composition course at a previous college, or you earned a grade lower than a C-, you must take the reading/writing placement test before you can register. Go here to make a placement test appointment before proceeding to Step 5.

If you have not completed a math course within the past four terms (with a C- or higher), then schedule your math placement test now.

The Placement Testing deadline for Fall term is Thursday, September 25.

The Placement Testing deadline for Summer term varies according to the session you plan to attend. You must complete testing by the start of the session you plan to attend. For Summer session start dates go here.


Step 5: Initiate your myLane account and complete the New Student Information Session (not compatible with tablets and mobile devices)  REQUIRED!

Step 6: Drop-in for a New Student Academic Advising Session  REQUIRED!

  • Find out when Prior College academic advising sessions are available.
  • The last week to drop-in for your Fall term Session is the week of September 22.
  • The last week to drop-in for your Summer term Session varies according to the session you plan to attend. You must drop-in for your New Student Academic Advising Session by the start of the session you plan to attend. For Summer session start dates go here.

Step 7: Register for classes on myLane

  • Under the myEnrollment tab, choose the "When Can I Register?" link to be sure you are cleared to register. If you have any holds follow the instructions given.


If you have any questions about academic advising or programs offered at Lane Community College, contact the Counseling Department: