Steps to Enroll for Students with Prior College Experience

Welcome to Lane! We're glad you've chosen to enroll as a credit student at Lane. By following these Steps to Enroll, you will continue to fulfill your academic dreams! Remember, when you enroll early, your chances of getting the classes you need increase. So please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.

If you previously pursued a degree at another college, you're in the right place! If your only prior college experience was taking college courses while in high school, you should use the First Time in College steps.

Admissions Application

Start by submitting your application at least six business days before the start of your session.

Once you complete your application, you'll receive a confirmation email. Within one to three business days you'll receive your L Number (Student ID Number) and a temporary password. You'll need your L Number to complete the rest of the steps.

To be eligible for financial aid, complete the FAFSA. Apply early, as it can take 4-12 weeks to process aid awards once all documents have been received.


  • An email address you have access to
  • Your Social Security Number, if you'll be applying for financial aid

Course Placement

Course Placement can help you ensure you’re successful in your classes. We'll use the courses you've taken at your previous college to help you determine what courses to take. if you didn't take either a math or a writing course, we can use your high school GPA, prior college courses, AP, or IB scores, Smarter Balance scores, or other measures to determine your placement. You'll also have the option to take a placement test to help determine an appropriate math and writing placement. You may be able to complete your course placement and New Student Orientation on the same day online. 


  • AP, IB, Smarter Balance, GED, SAT, or ACT scores, if you have them and if you haven't taken both a writing and a math course
  • Your prior college transcripts
  • Your high school GPA
  • Your L Number

Claim Your Student Email and Satisfy the Requirements of LCC’s Vaccination Policy

If you're applying for Summer, after you've claimed your student email account in ExpressLane, we'll email you a link to complete the vaccination status reporting form. This link will be unique to you, so be sure not to share it with anyone else. Find the latest information on our COVID-19 vaccination page.

If you're applying for Fall, there is no need to complete the vaccination status reporting form. But be sure to sign in to ExpressLane to claim your email. This will be the primary email address we use to communicate with you while you’re a student.


If you’ve attended college after graduating from high school or earning your GED, or have military college experience, you’ll submit your prior college transcripts to your advisor via email to get orientation waived. New student orientations for summer term are ongoing. 


  • Your prior college transcripts


That's it! You're ready to register! Sign into myLane to register for classes.