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New students

In order for us to help you find your success, all new students must plan ahead and complete the following steps. Registration is by priority assignment for students completing all of the Los Rios Steps to Success by April 1 (for summer/fall terms) or November 1 (for spring term).

Step 1

Complete Application

If you are a new or returning student to Los Rios, you must fill out and submit your online application starting Feb. 1 (for summer/fall terms) or starting Sept. 10 (for spring term).


Student ID Number

After you have successfully submitted your online application you will receive a "welcome" email that includes your personalized student ID number. You will use this number to access all of our services.

Look up Your Student ID Number

Step 2

New Student Orientation

Complete the online orientation as soon as you receive your student ID number.


Step 3


All first-time college students and those who plan to register/enroll in English writing, English reading, ESL (English as a Second Language), or math courses receive placement results based on assessment tests completed at the college, or their high school academic records, and in some cases both assessment tests and academic records. Placement results are used by academic counselors to determine readiness for specific courses and programs .


Step 4

Create an Education Plan

All students should meet with a Counselor to choose their first-semester classes. Students work closely with counselors to create a pathway to a degree or certificate.


Degrees and Certificates

It is important to identify a degree and/or certificate program that aligns with your educational and career goals.

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Schedule of Classes

Step 5

Enroll in Classes

Students can register/enroll for classes online by logging into their eServices account. Students needing assistance with enrollment are encouraged to visit the eServices Registration Lab.

For important deadlines check out the Academic Calendar.

Enrollment Appointment

Students will be assigned an appointment date & time to enroll online. Students log into their eServices account and look on the right-hand side for the box labeled Enrollment Appointments. Students can enroll during their scheduled appointment or anytime afterward.

Pay Today

Don't Delay

Payment is due immediately upon registration, or you will be dropped. This is true even if you are enrolling in a late-start class or from a waitlist. Fees and Payment If you no longer want the class you need to drop prior to the drop deadlines.

There are a variety of Financial Aid options for students, including the Board of Governors Fee Waiver.