Preparing for College
ABSE is a great way to start at Lane. Good thinking, Titan!
Step 1: You have earned your high school diploma or GED and want to improve your skills and prepare for college.
Students improve their placement scores by taking our low cost/no cost courses.
Step 2: You have completed the new student orientation.
(If you are a returning student you will need to be sure fees from the previous term have been paid. Then complete a current term registration form in ABSE and reserve your spot in class.)
Step 3: You have determined when and where you will take your classes.
See Class Schedules.
Adult Skill Development (ASD) courses offer instruction in reading, writing and/or math that focus on preparing college bound students for college placement testing and success in college classes.
Everything You Want to know About College Before You Start is a noncredit, pre-college admission class that will help those exploring college develop knowledge about starting classes, identifying key campus resources, understanding important college systems and operations, and developing strategies for succeeding academically.
Student Fees: ABSE/GED students enrolled at the Main Campus and Downtown Campus will be charged the current LCC Transportation fee of $27. This will allow students at these two locations to obtain a LTD Bus Pass at no additional cost. All other ABSE/GED sites will remain free of charge and students will not be eligible for a free or discounted bus pass through Lane CC.
In addition to our college preparation classes, ABSE has several resources available to help you transition to college classes once you're academically ready.
6-credit Tuition Waiver: Graduates of our GED preparation classes are eligible to apply for a 6-credit tuition waiver. To receive the waiver students must:
- Attend Lane's GED Preparation program at least 40 hours over the course of a 10-week period and complete pre- and post-testing
- Complete the GED in English or Spanish
- Complete a college preparation class at Lane Community College
- Score at least 68 on Lane's reading college placement test
- Meet with an Academic Advisor to complete an Academic Plan
- Complete the GED Tuition Waiver Application and submit it for consideration within 3 terms of completing the GED
Scholarships are available to outstanding GED preparation and Core College Connection students. Scholarship eligibility requirements and information are available through the LCC Foundation office, with an online application process for the following scholarships:
- The William & Betty Forest Scholarships
- ABSE Shining Star Scholarship
Lane offers a wealth of information to guide you in your pursuit of a career. Career Pathways is a great place to start. Visuals help you chart your course from one-year certificates, to two-year associate's degrees, four-year degrees and beyond in high-demand occupations.
Worksource Lane is always a good place to match your skills to occupations and learn about jobs that are for you.There is also help in job-ready skills, like resume writing, interviewing, networking and searching for job leads.
Lane's Career and Employment Services offers advising and counseling to help you identify your aptitudes, obstacles, and possibilities while you map your future. They can help you choose a career path or major program of study, and help you integrate our career goals with your life plan.
For more information
Call the main campus Adult Basic and Secondary Education (ABSE) office at (541) 463-5214. We are open Monday through Thursday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or Friday 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.