First-time Students, Transfer Students, and Re-Admits
(students who have missed one semester or more)
Instructions For Completing LCCC Application Form
Full-Time and Part-Time Students

Please complete the following procedures for admission to Luzerne County Community College.

  1. Application for Admission
    Complete the application for admission. Applications are accepted up to the first day of class each semester.

  2. Transcripts
    Submit an official copy of your high school transcript or GED. Request that your high school send an official copy of your transcript to the LCCC Office of Admissions.
    • 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 to the student upon admission.

  3. Certification of Residence
    You are required to provide proof of residency as outlined on the application for admission. Tuition is based on your residence. View Tuition & Fees.

Submit information to Office of Admissions, Luzerne County Community College, 521 Trailblazer Drive, Nanticoke, PA 18634-3899.

Important: Failure to submit the information listed above will delay your notification of acceptance to Luzerne County Community College.

LCCC requires all students to take the Placement Test prior to their first semester of enrollment. The purpose of this placement testing is to assist Academic Advisors and Counselors in determining proper course placement to optimize student success. Transfer Students who have successfully completed college courses at another post-secondary institution, and submit official transcripts to the Registrar's Office may be exempt from placement testing. Applicants with SAT scores of 500 Verbal and 450 Math or ACT scores of 20 English and 20 Math are exempt from placement testing.

Health Sciences programs have separate admission requirements. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to specific Health Sciences programs. Selective admission is required due to the limited number of clinical facilities available. All applicants will be placed in the General Studies program pending acceptance into a Health Sciences program. Applicants interested in Health Sciences programs must complete and submit all admission requirements by the deadlines for each Health Sciences programs. Please refer to the college catalog or website for selective admission requirements. The Department of Health Sciences requires all students admitted to a Health Sciences program receive clearance on criminal background checks before final acceptance into a program within the College.


First Friday in January – Deadline to apply and submit all required application materials for Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Surgical Technology, and Respiratory Therapy.

Luzerne County Community College is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE or the Commission) Luzerne County Community College accreditation status is posted on the institution's Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS) website,

The Commission's most recent action on the institution's accreditation status on June 21, 2021 was to reaffirm the College's accreditation status. MSCHE is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education to conduct accreditation and pre-accreditation (candidate status) activities for institutions of higher education including distance, correspondence education, and direct assessment programs offered at those institutions. The Commission's geographic area of accrediting activities is throughout the United States.

Luzerne County Community College does not discriminate in its education programs, activities, or employment practices based on race, color, religious creed, ancestry, age, gender, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, union membership, use of a guide or support animal because of blindness, deafness or physical handicap of an individual, or any other legally protected classification. The College further prohibits all forms of retaliation. LCCC complies with all federal and state laws which prohibit discrimination, including the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Civil Rights Act of 1991; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

If you plan to attend LCCC while on any visa, please complete this application » International Admissions Application

If you are a US Citizen, Permanent Resident, or not in the US on a visa, please click on 'Admissions Application' below.