Matriculation (assessment & orientation)
Student Success and Support Program Office (formerly Matriculation)
The matriculation process includes services that help students navigate through the education process, including:
- Assessment (testing)
- Academic advisement
8 Steps to Becoming a Los Angeles Southwest College Student
Submit an application for admissions
Submit your application and supplemental form to the Admissions Office. Apply online or in-person at the Student Services Building, #102. Click here for Admissions & Records
Attend new student orientation
Learn about student support services, our campus and programs. You may complete your New Student Orientation online at www.lasc.edu.
Questions about orientation? Contact the Student Success and Support Program (formerly Assessment/Matriculation) Office at 323-241-5361.
Take your computerized English or ESL, reading comprehension, and math placement tests in the Student Services Building, #204.
NOTE: All students must have a current application on file and a valid student ID number before they can test.
When taking the Assessment Test, students:
- Should attend New Student Orientation and present proof of attendance prior to taking the assessment test;
- Have a current Southwest application on file;
- Must show a photo ID;
- Should prepare to test for approximately two hours. Students must complete their test in one session;
- The English and math assessment tests are administered at the same time (with the exception of K-12 students).
If you are not a first-time college student or if you are taking only one class (not Math or English), you may be eligible for an exemption from the Assessment Test. Please click here for exemption criteria.
You must see a counselor for assistance with completing your student educational plan. The counselor will assist you with selecting the appropriate classes that meet your educational goals.
IMPORTANT: All financial aid recipients must declare a major and have a student educational plan on file.
Counselors are available in the following locations:
- General Counseling, SSB 227
- EOPS, SSB 218
- DSPS, SSB 117
- CalWORKs SSB 217
- International Student Services, SSB 116
- TRIO Scholars and TRIO STEM, SSB 228
Register for classes
You may register online or in-person at the Admissions & Records office (SSB #102). Registration instructions are also posted inside the Schedule of Classes.
Apply for a fee waiver in the Financial Aid office located in SSB #104. If you qualify, the waiver can be used to pay your fees for the entire academic year.
IMPORTANT: The waiver cannot be used to pay your $11 health fee. Visit the Financial Aid Office for more information.
Pay your Fees
Go to the Business Office (SSB #103) to pay your health fees, purchase a parking permit and pick up your fee receipt.
IMPORTANT: You must bring a copy of your fee receipt (which lists your classes) and a photo I.D. (driver's license or California ID) to get your Student I.D.
Take your Student ID Photo
Once you have registered for classes, you can pick up your free student I.D. You must bring a copy of your fee receipt and a photo I.D. to the Student Success and Support Program office (SSSP office) located in Student Services Building #204.
Student Learning Objectives for SSSP
After students meet with SSSP Counselors and attend Early Alert Workshops they will learn about tutoring resources, online resources, campus resources, academic and progress probations, consequences of being on probation, and tips for college success.