Success to Academic Readiness (STAR)

The Success to Academic Readiness (STAR) program supports students who have tested below program level writing or math and who identify as first-generation, low-income, or underrepresented students on their higher education journey at Lane Community College.

Important Dates:

  • Application Deadline for Fall 2024

    • "Early Bird" - July 15, 2024

    • Priority - August 7, 2024

    • Last day to apply - September 4, 2024

  • Mandatory Orientation for New Students: September 17 - 20, 9 am - 2 pm

Apply for STAR

Fill out the Application Form!

STAR Student Benefits:

  • Individualized Academic and Success Support
  • Academic Tutoring
  • Tuition Waivers for Program Level Writing and Math Courses

STAR Student Expectations*:

  • Students must meet with STAR Program Advisor regularly and complete and Academic Plan
  • Students must submit their grades to the STAR Program Advisor at midterm for every term.
  • Students must be enrolled in writing and math every term until they reach program-level requirements.
  • Students must meet with a tutor at least 3 times a term

*All commitments must be met in order to receive tuition waivers.

Eligibility Requirements

Writing and Math Requirements:

You must be enrolled in or placed below program level writing or math during the first term in the STAR Program:


  • non-credit ABSE writing levels D or E
  • non-credit ESL level F
  • credit level writing classes: WR 097
  • WR 115*
    *only if your program of study requires WR 121


  • non-credit ABSE math levels D or E
  • credit level math classes: MTH 010 or 020
  • below MTH 105 or 111 (if completing an AAOT) 
  • additional math classes may qualify depending on individual program requirements

Additional Requirements:

You must not have completed an associate’s degree or higher.

You must not be enrolled at LCC on an international student visa.

You must belong to or identify with one of the following groups:

First-Generation Student

  • A student neither of whose biological or adoptive parents received a baccalaureate degree
  • A student who, prior to the age of 18, regularly resided with and received support from only one parent and whose supporting parent did not receive a baccalaureate degree
  • An individual who, prior to the age of 18, did not regularly reside with or receive support from a biological or adoptive parent.

Low-Income Student

  • A student on SNAP, TANF, SSI, WIC, or other low-income state or federal benefits
  • A student who falls under the federal poverty line

Underrepresented Students

  • Hispanic/Latinx
  • Black or African American
  • Asian
  • American Indian or Alaska Native
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Contact Success to Academic Readiness (STAR)