Mar 30, 2023  
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Get Started: Admissions and Registration

Who May Enroll in Credit Classes?

Anyone who is at least 18 years of age may enroll in Lane credit classes. A high school diploma is not required. Students planning to use financial aid to attend Lane must have a high school diploma, a GED certificate, or completed home schooling at the secondary level prior to the term the student wishes to receive aid. For more information about financial aid, contact Financial Aid at 541.463.3400.

Anyone under age 18 must be a high school graduate or follow one of the procedures listed below in order to enroll in credit classes at Lane.

  • Students who have not graduated and who are not enrolled in high school must have a GED certificate to enroll in credit classes at Lane, or
  • Students who are under the age of 18 at the time they are applying to Lane to become a credit student need to complete the online admissions application. To finalize the admission process, students under the age of 18 without a high school diploma must complete and submit to Enrollment Services the “Student/Parent-Guardian Consent Signature” form included in the online admission process. Students under the age of 18 attending Lane will not be considered as regularly admitted students until they reach the age of 18 or they have demonstrated that a high school diploma or GED has been earned.

Residency: More information about residency, including tuition rates and documentation requirements, is provided in the Tuition, Financial Aid and Payment section. Students are considered indistrict* if they

  • have maintained a permanent residence within the college district for at least 90 continuous days prior to the first day of the term.
    * In-district includes Lane County, the Monroe Elementary District, and the Harrisburg Union High School District.
    Students are considered in-state (out-of-district) if they
  • have maintained a permanent residence within the state for at least 90 continuous days prior to the first day of the term.

Students who are in-district, in-state or permanent residents of Washington, Idaho, Nevada, or California pay in-state tuition at Lane.

Please be aware that being designated as an Oregon resident at Lane Community College does not guarantee the same status with any other two-year or four-year institutions, either within or outside the state of Oregon. It is vital that you review the residency requirements at all institutions to understand their in-state residency requirements.

How to Enroll

From, go to the Apply and Enroll tab at the top left, select Apply Now.


We accept all students age 18 or older and students under the age of 18 with a high school diploma or GED. Admissions are “rolling” throughout the year, but close one week before each term starts. If you are a new credit student, you must complete all of the “Steps to Enroll” prior to the beginning of a term, or wait until the next term. To apply, complete the admissions process online at

International Programs Admissions

Building 11, Room 235, 541.463.3434

Lane welcomes students who want to come to the USA to study on student visas to both the International English Program (ESL) and college-level programs.

Students applying to Lane need to complete the international application online (processing fee required) and submit the following documents electronically: copy of passport, transcripts from most recent school attended and proof of financial support. Other or original documents may be required in some cases. Go to to apply.

At Lane, a TOEFL score is not required for admission. All students will be tested for English proficiency upon arrival and class placement will be based on the results. Students will be placed in ESL courses or college-level credit classes based on the outcome of the placement test. Students who complete all classes in level F of the ESL program with a C or higher are eligible to take credit classes.

College major and International ESL students are admitted for fall, winter, and spring terms. For additional information on summer term please see International students must be at least 17 years of age to be admitted.

Students who are transferring to Lane from another college, university or language school need to have at least a 2.0 GPA and be eligible to transfer their I-20 to be admitted to our regular program. Students with less than a 2.0 GPA, or those who have been academically disqualified from their current school, will be enrolled in the International “Success Program.” Success Program students will have additional requirements to ensure they get the support they need to succeed. Students who have earned more than 180 quarter credits need to identify a specific degree plan and specific number of credits needed to graduate before they can be admitted. All students must be in status with immigration. Students with a terminated I-20 are not eligible to transfer to Lane.

For more information about Lane’s International ESL Program, see

Programs with Special Admission Procedures

Health Professions Programs

Many Health Professions degrees and certificates have special admission requirements. Students must be officially admitted to these programs. Contact the Health Professions Application Center for more information

Limited Enrollment Programs

The programs listed below are limited enrollment requiring that the program be listed as the major or requiring a special application for acceptance listing as the major. Contact the department for information.

Program Department
Apprenticeship Trades Apprenticeship
Automotive Technology Advance Technology
Early Childhood Education Social Science
Energy Management Technician Science
Fitness Specialist Health and Physical Education
Flight Technology Aviation Academy
Graphic Design (the second year)Arts  Arts Division

Physical Exams and Immunizations

Some academic programs and student activities such as varsity sports have special requirements for physical exams and immunizations. Students can get specific information from the sponsoring department.

Registering for Classes


Registration begins each term using a staged process over several days according to the cumulative number of Lane credits earned through studies at Lane (transfer credits do not count). Students can easily check their registration date and see if they have any holds or restrictions preventing registration by going to myLane under the myEnrollment tab and When Can I Register link. For information, visit the website at For questions, email

Class Schedule and Schedule Changes

The online class schedule is available at

Students may add full-term classes through Monday of the second week of the term.  Students can withdraw from a course through the eighth week of the term using myLane. Schedule changes could result in additional tuition and fees.

Some classes require the instructor’s consent to enroll. myLane will inform students of this requirement when attempting registration.

Increasing the number of credits for a variable credit class can be processed using myLane through the last week of regular classes, prior to the beginning of finals week. Additional tuition and applicable fees will be charged to the student’s account, and payment policies will apply.

Deadline to Drop a Class

Students who drop a class and meet the refund deadline of Sunday midnight of the first week of the term for classes that meet 11 weeks will be refunded all of the tuition. Tuition is not prorated. Students who withdraw after this deadline will not receive a refund. More information about the refund process is provided in the Refunds section.