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  • Online at OR in person in Admissions on 3rd floor of library.
  • Information available online: Admission Requirements. Admissions can be reached by phone at 409-882-3364.
  • Turn in Copy of Driver’s License.
  • Submit meningitis shot records for those under 22 years of age through MedProctor at at least 10 days prior to first day of classes.
  • Dental Assisting, Pharmacy Tech, and Emergency Medical Services require preadmission testing and/or additional application process.

    For more information visit Health, Workforce, and Technical Studies.
  • Send all Transcripts to Admissions:
  • Official High School/GED – See additional info needed if you do not have High School Diploma or GED or if you are an International Student.
  • Official Colleges/Universities.
  • TSI Assessment for programs with 42 hours or more, if not complete or exempt. See LSCO Catalog for exemptions.
  • TSI waived for programs with less than 42 hours (Level I Certificate). See an advisor for more information.
  • Apply online at
  • Visit Financial Aid for additional info. You may visit the Financial Aid Office on the 3rd floor of the library or call 409-882-3317.
  • Inquire about Scholarships.
  • Verify status with financial aid prior to payment due date.
  • Visit Click on the Quick Links drop down bar and select “Username/Password Maintenance.”
    • Need R800, DOB-MMDDYY format.
    • Help Desk 409-882-3033 M-F 8am-5pm or visit room 101 in the Academic Center.
  • MyGator is your portal to Blackboard, Gator Self Service, Microsoft 365 email, and more!
  • What is Blackboard? Includes campus announcements and access to course content.
  • What is Gator Self Service? Check grades, holds, online registration, request transcripts, check account balance, make payments, and more.
    • Visit Click on the MyGator portal.
    • After signing in to MyGator, click on Gator Self Service.
  • For pre-advisement prior to registration dates.
  • During registration dates to be advised and/ or to register for classes.
    • Walk-in advising held on the 1st floor of the library.
    • Bring copies of transcripts, TSI assessment, or DD214, if applicable.
    • Be aware of classes needed at any schools you plan to transfer.
  • Inquire about college credits through classes taken at other colleges/universities, AP, CLEP, or other credit by exams.
  • If you have no holds and have over 15 hours, we recommend you meet with your Program Director or Division Director in the area of your study and you may register yourself. It is important to develop a relationship with the faculty in your field of study.
  • Register yourself for classes through Student Services. Refer to course recommendation sheet or DegreeWorks planner from your advisor.
  • Pay by due date
    • Online on MyGator.
    • Cashiers on the 3rd floor of library or call 409-882-3371.
    • See Cashier’s Office regarding installment plan, if needed.
    • If you are on financial aid, verify it will pay by due date. If not, see Cashier’s Office for short term loan.
    • Louisiana residents need to sign a Louisiana Reciprocal Exemption for in-state tuition. Call 409-882-3364 for more info.
  • Pay tuition and provide license plate number and ID for Parking Permit.
  • Call 409-882-3340 for dates and times.
  • Located on the 2nd floor of the Ron E. Lewis Building or call 409-882-3373.
  • If you are a student with a disability and want to request accommodations, you can do so by completing the Accommodations Request form online or in person with the Accessibility Coordinator. For more information, you can contact the Accessibility Coordinator in the Advising Office at (409) 882-3340, or in person on the first floor of the Ron E. Lewis Library.

Remember, you can visit with an advisor for any questions or concerns you may have throughout the semester!

Contact Info

Admissions & Records

Phone: (409) 882-3364
Ron E. Lewis Library, Room 341

Academic Advising

Academic Advising
Phone: (409) 882-3340
Ron E. Lewis Library, Room 355

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