Admissions Policies and Requirements
Luzerne County Community College has an open-door admissions policy. Any student with a high school diploma or graduate equivalency diploma (GED) will be accepted to the college. Individuals who are 18 years of age or older, without a high school diploma or GED will be accepted based on their ability to benefit from pursuing a postsecondary education. Students eligible for the Early College Program will also be accepted to the college. Entrance examinations, such as the SAT and ACT are not required for admission. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to academic programs or courses which have specific enrollment requirements.
Any person who is not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States is considered an International Student. International students applying for F-1 student visa must meet the requirements for international admission.
- Application for Admission
- Official high school transcripts or GED certificate (if intending to receive Financial Aid)
Transfer Students- Applicants planning to transfer college credit to LCCC must submit an official copy of their transcripts from all previous colleges and universities. Submit official college transcripts to the LCCC Registrars Office. An official evaluation of transfer of credit to LCCC will be provided upon admission.
Health Sciences have separate admission requirements. Please refer to the college catalog or Health Sciences Admission Information for selective admissions requirements.
If you do not have a high school diploma or graduate equivalency diploma (GED) you still may be eligible to receive Financial Aid trough the Ability-to-Benefit Program.
What is Ability-to-Benefit (ATB)?
Ability-to-Benefit (ATB) is an alternative path to eligibility for Federal student aid for students who do not have a high school diploma or GED. In order to gain eligibility through ATB, a student must complete the following steps:
- Complete the LCCC Application for Admission
- Pass the required Ability to Benefit Test. At LCCC, this is College Placement Test (ACCUPLACER)
- Complete the Ability-to-Benefit Test Results form and submit it to the LCCC Financial Aid Office
- Enroll in an eligible career pathway program at LCCC