College Preparation

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. 

College Preparation and Transition: These courses prepare learners who need to build or brush up on college readiness skills for postsecondary education, including math, reading, writing, and student success principles. Students learn how to successfully navigate the college system, explore career/degree options, practice time/self-management, while completing coursework aligned to credit level programs.

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 Mary Spilde Downtown Center 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.  

Please Note: Spring Term 2020 Transportation fees have been waived due to campus closure and online class delivery.

Scholarships & Tuition Waivers 

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

Scholarship Opportunities at Lane - The Lane Community College Foundation offers many scholarship opportunities for students.

Career Explorations

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.

For more information

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page, or call or visit a Lane ABSE site near you.

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 3:30 p.m. or Friday 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.