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Frequently Asked Questions

General - (FAQs)

Any person who is a high school graduate or equivalent thereof, or who is eighteen years of age or older and who can profit from the instruction, is eligible to apply for admission to Las Positas College.

We encourage students to use our online admission application system via CCCApply.

Las Positas College does not charge an application fee.

You are eligible to attend Las Positas College if you are a high school graduate or equivalent, or eighteen years of age or older.

No. Students who are enrolled for the current term are considered continuing students and may have priority registration privileges for the following registration period.

Yes. If it has been more than one year since you last attended Las Positas College or Chabot College, you are considered a returning student. You must complete an Application for Admission via the CCCApply website before you can take another class.

After applying for admission via CCCApply, allow 24 - 48 hours for processing your application before attempting to register. Once your application has been processed, you can register online using CLASS-Web, with your Student ID Number and PIN.

Your Student ID and PIN numbers are used to access services on campus and are also used to log in to the online registration system, CLASS-Web. Please refer to the Student ID Numbers web page for detailed information about your student ID number.

To get your Student ID W#:

  1. Go to CLASS-Web.
  2. On the "Welcome to CLASS-Web" page, click on "Sign on to CLASS-Web" at the top left.
  3. On the User Login page, enter your SSN in the User ID field, and enter your default PIN NUMBER (this is automatically preset to your birth date, in the following format - MMDDYY (two digits for the month, two digits for the day, and two digits for the year), and click LOGIN.
  4. The next page may say "your pin has expired" - You will enter your birth date in the OLD PIN field, and then enter your own six numbers (no letters) into the NEW PIN field.
  5. On the next page, re-enter your NEW PIN number, then use the pull down menu to select a security question, enter an answer, and click SUBMIT.
  6. The next page may say "Terms of Usage" - read the page and click CONTINUE.
  7. When the page comes up and says "Welcome (your name) to CLASS-Web", go down to item #1 and click "What is my W Number".

After applying for admission via CCCApply, you can register for classes using CLASS-Web on or after your assigned registration date. Be sure to pay your fees online, by mail, or in-person within 10 days after registration.

Yes. You can visit the online bookstore to get the right textbooks, right now. Order your class schedules, catalogs, and textbooks online today. It's the easiest way to ensure you get what you need. Check out the LPC Bookstore website.

Fees and tuition are determined primarily by residency. Please visit the Student Fees and Tuition page for information about cost of attendance.

In determining tuition and enrollment fees, students fall under two categories: Residents and Non-Residents. Please visit the Admissions Requirement web page for detailed information about residency.

Las Positas College is authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. International students with an F-1 visa can review information on admission and eligibility requirements at the International Students website.

Please visit the Transcripts web page for detailed information about ordering official transcripts.

Grades are no longer mailed out via standard mail. Students may see their grades when they are available by logging into their college account on CLASS-Web.

Please visit the Distance Education website for information about our online courses. Should you need technical assistance or a question answered about Distance Education, contact LPC Distance Education Support at or 925.424.1142.

Noncredit - (FAQs)

In general, credit classes are designed for students who are interested in earning college credits towards an associate degree, certificate, or transfer to a four-year college or university.  Students who take credit classes receive a letter grade (A, B, C, D or F) at the end of the semester or term.

Noncredit classes are intended for students who want to gain general knowledge, learn a new skill, upgrade existing skills, enrich their understanding about a topic, or develop personal interests.  Noncredit classes are also a way to enhance learning in credit classes.  Upon completion of a noncredit class, students may receive a grade of Pass (P), No Pass (NP) or Satisfactory Progress (SP).  Some noncredit classes do assign standard letter grades (A, B, C, D, or F).

Noncredit classes are NOT applicable towards an associate degree, certificate of achievement or certificate of accomplishment.  Upon completion of a series of required noncredit classes, students may earn a noncredit vocational certificate of completion or competency.

Anyone 18 years of age or older.  Students holding F1/F2 and B1/B2 Visas are not allowed to enroll in noncredit classes.  High school and Regional Occupation Program (ROP) students who may benefit from instruction and have permission from both their high school district or ROP, and their parent/guardian also may attend.  High school students who fit into this category must follow the Concurrent Enrollment procedures.

Noncredit classes assist students seeking to improve English or math proficiency, increase literacy and job skills, support access to higher education, and advance employability.

Noncredit classes will not appear on the official transcript.  However, if students are awarded a certificate of competency or completion, that certificate will appear on the official transcript.  Additionally, students may print a student history via CLASS-Web, the student online portal to show all of the noncredit classes taken, if desired.  Students may also be able to request a separate noncredit transcript to reflect their noncredit classes work taken.

No, Las Positas College student identification number (W#) is the same for all Las Positas College classes, both credit and noncredit classes.

Yes, students may register for noncredit classes online only after successfully submitting an admission application to Las Positas College.  Once admitted, students may register for noncredit classes online through CLASS-Web, the student online portal.

Students will find noncredit classes listed by area of noncredit in Las Positas Searchable Class Schedule. Noncredit courses are numbered between 200-299. Noncredit class and program descriptions may be found in the Las Positas College Catalog.

Yes.  As long as a student is in good academic standing with Las Positas College they may enroll in both noncredit and credit classes at the same time.

Grades are not required in noncredit classes.  However, instructors may decide to award grades (A, B, C, D, or F) or Pass (P), No Pass (NP), or Satisfactory Progress (SP) to students.  Certificates of competency do require that students who pass the program have a specific level of competency.  Review specific details of each class or program by reviewing the Las Positas College Catalog.

Some noncredit classes do meet all 17 weeks of each semester.  However, other noncredit classes and meet for a specific number of days or weeks.  Consult the Las Positas College Class Schedule for specific details about class scheduling.

No.  Federal financial aid is not available for noncredit classes.  The California College Promise Grant (fee waiver) does not apply to noncredit classes because classes are free.  Students are responsible for purchasing textbooks, supplies, tools, equipment, uniforms, and mandatory student fees.  Financial aid is not available to assist with these items and fees nor with any other associated expenses.

Each certificate program is different and requires a specific sequence of classes and/or level of competency.  This information may be found in the Las Positas College Catalog.

There is no limitation as to how many noncredit classes a student may take.

Students may repeat a noncredit class without limitation.

Noncredit classes may have other noncredit classes as prerequisites depending on class content and curriculum design.  Some credit classes may have noncredit classes as prerequisites for enrollment.  Consult the individual class or program description for specific details about noncredit and credit class prerequisites by reviewing the Las Positas College Catalog or Class Schedule.

The majority of noncredit classes do not require a placement or assessment test, and are chosen through guided self-placement.  However, some Noncredit English as a Second Language (ESL) classes may require an assessment test for proper placement.  Review each class description for details by reviewing the Las Positas College Catalog or Class Schedule.

No, noncredit classes are not transferrable.

Some short-term vocational programs may be recognized by industry partners.  Consult the Las Positas College Catalog for more information on specific noncredit certificates of competency or completion.

It depends on the student’s availability and the availability of noncredit classes being offered.  Not all noncredit classes are offered each semester or term.

Yes, students are responsible for purchasing textbooks if required by the noncredit class.

Yes, students are responsible for paying fees including, but not limited to, the student health fee, student representation fee, and the transportation fee.  Other fees may apply.

Students should contact the appropriate academic division office for the noncredit class or program.