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Out of State Students
LTCC welcomes students from outside of California. Tahoe provides a beautiful environment and incredible recreational activities to enjoy while you pursue your education. LTCC has strong academic programs and transfer agreements with many four-year institutions.
The first step is to apply for admission. Most admission applications are processed within two business days, so you'll know quickly whether you've been accepted. Apply now!
As an out-of-state student, you will be charged non-resident tuition in addition to the enrollment fees. For current fees, please view our fee chart. To calculate your total fees, you may want to consider that a typical full-time student takes 12-15 units per quarter.
Did you know that you may be able to use your prepaid tuition from another state to attend LTCC? This option is available to students who enroll at least 3/4 time (9 units in fall, winter, and spring or 4.5 units in summer) and meet other eligibility criteria. Contact the Admissions & Records Office for more information.
Current Programs Accepted
If you have a different plan, you may request to have it reviewed for use at LTCC.
If you are only in California to attend college, you will retain residency in your home state. However, you can take steps to establish residency if you intend to remain in California after college. To qualify as a California resident at Lake Tahoe Community College, you must:
For more information and a tip sheet on changing residency status, please visit our residency page. If you are under 19 and unmarried, your residency is usually based on the parent with whom you lived last. Determining residency can be very complicated. The Admissions & Records office can provide additional information on your individual situation. Documentation is generally required to change your residency status.
LTCC is a great place to start if you plan to transfer to a four-year university. For more information about transfer admission agreements, visit our transfer page.