Priority registration dates are now available on
WebAdvisor! This year, of all years, you'll want to
take advantage of your priority registration date. The
state budget woes continue to challenge the
community college system and LMC is no exception.
As a continuing student, you have earned the ability to
register before many others. Check WebAdvisor to find out your scheduled appointment time.
The Spring 2010 Course Schedule is also available
online now, so this is a good time to begin planning
your spring classes. See a counselor if you have any
questions about what classes you should take.
Don't wait to register for Spring 2010. Plan now
and get ready to jump on enrollment!
Registration for Spring 2010 begins this month. For
the best selection of courses, we recommend you
register early! See dates below.
More important dates
- November 9 — Veteran's Day Holiday,
- November 20 — Last day to withdraw from
2009 classes; a "W" will appear on transcript
- November 23 — Spring semester priority
registration begins for EOPS, DSPS, and qualified
- November 26-29 — Thanksgiving Holiday,
- November 30 — Registration for continuing
students begins, by appointment; check WebAdvisor for your priority registration date.
||Student Services News
Assessment Center News
Assessment Center is now open for Spring 2010
testing with some new policies in place. Because of
the state fiscal crisis and related cuts to the Student
Services budget, students are now allowed to test only
once per academic year. You are encouraged to
prepare by reviewing the appropriate study guides available on the
Assessment web page.
Do you need to take the assessment tests? Maybe
not! To determine whether assessment is required of
you, click here.
Assessment is offered on a drop-in basis during specified hours. Testing
is also available at
Ask the Career Center
Do you know that
you can now access many Career Center services
online? Our new "Ask the Career Center" service
allows you to contact a live Career Development
Specialist and receive by e-mail:
- Information regarding career resources, vocational
education requirements, and labor market trends
- Explanation of online informal career assessment
- Assistance to identify what resume format is right
- A critique of your resume
- Advice about how to answer specific interview
- Referrals to campus and community resources
Please note that not all Career Center services are
available online. For formalized career assessments,
resume writing, or interview coaching, call (925) 439-
2181, ext. 3252 to make a phone or in-person
Transfer Center News
California State University (CSU) and the
University of California (UC) are both accepting
transfer admission applications through November
30th. Apply to CSU on CSU Mentor
and to UC on the UC website. The Transfer Center is available to
LMC Counselors can answer your questions
transferring. Call the Counseling Office at (925) 439-
2181, ext. 3334 for drop-in hours or to make an
Scholarship & Transfer Essay Workshop
Are you stressing over that essay required for your
scholarship or transfer application? Come to a free
workshop, "How to Write Scholarship and Transfer
Essays" on Wednesday, November 4th from 12:00 to
1:00 p.m. in room CO-304 (The CORE: Center for
||Financial Aid and Scholarships
Financial Aid Updates
You still have time to apply for the 2009-2010
Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver. The
2009-2010 BOG Fee Waver covers the cost of
($26 per unit). Stop by the Office of Financial Aid, room
431, or complete the BOGFW application online. The Office of Financial Aid will process your BOG
Fee Waiver and handle general financial aid
questions at the front counter.
Federal financial aid is also available to
with the cost of your education expenses. Just fill out
FAFSA application online. For assistance with the
FAFSA process, sign up for a financial aid workshop.
Federal Work Study (FWS) is awarded to students
who demonstrate a high need. FWS allows students
to work and earn money for other educational
expenses, while gaining skills that will enhance their
future careers. For more information, visit the Office of
Financial Aid, room CC3-431, or call (925) 439-2181,
SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress) workshops
will be held in January. Call the Office of Financial Aid
beginning November 16th to sign up for the next
Be sure to check WebAdvisor for your financial
aid award status, priority registration date, and all of
your student records.
of Diablo Valley is offering a scholarship of up to
$5,000 for community college graduates transferring
to junior-level status at a four-year college or
university. Visit the Scholarships web page
for more information. For an application packet, see
the Diablo Valley Assistance
League website. Apply by March 1, 2010.
||Student Life Events
The Student Life Office is
hosting a blood drive on Thursday, November 12,
2009 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. For
more information or to schedule your donation
appointment, please contact the Student Life Office at
925-439-2181, ext. 3266 or sign up online at
www.bloodheroes.com, click on "Donate Blood"
and enter Sponsor
Code + losMC.
||A Message From Your Student Trustee
"Hello, I am Christina Cannon, the
student trustee of
our district for the 2009-2010 academic year. My job is
to advocate for all CCC, DVC, and LMC students. To
represent you better, I am interested in your thoughts,
concerns, and needs on campus. Please take five
minutes to fill out a district-wide student survey. The survey will be available
for the entire month of November."
||Occupational Education News
Find out how Los Medanos College can help you get
started on a new career in Fire Technology or
Emergency Medical Services (EMT). Come to an
information session to learn about these LMC
programs, careers they prepare you for, employment
outlook, and more.
- When: Wednesday, December 2, 12:00 to
- Where: Library Conference Room 1
- Sign up: RSVP to Catherine at 925-439-
2181, ext. 3276 by December 1st
||Umoja Scholars Program News
Times Are Tough And USP Wants To Help!
The Umoja Scholars Program is having its 2nd
Annual Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway. We will begin
taking signups on November 4th. LMC students
interested in receiving a basket can sign up on the
sign-in sheet posted on the door of MA-122 or email
Limited Space Available For Spring!
Did you miss your chance to join the Umoja
Scholars Program this semester? It's not too late!
We have a few spaces available in the following
cohorts. You must be eligible for both classes.
- Aya: Math 34 & English 220
- Sankofa: Math 25 & English 90
Interviews will be held during the month of November.
Space is limited so get your applications in now! For
more information and to print out an application, visit
online or Contact A'kilah Moore at 439-2181, ext.
3243. We look forward to meeting you soon!
The Umoja Scholars
Program welcomes Linda Brown, an advocate for
AIDS awareness, who will be speaking on November
18th from 11:00 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. in the Library Community Room. A local
community organization will also be here to share
information with our community about AIDS. Please
join us for this informative, touching and real
discussion, and remember to bring a friend.