Los Medanos CollegeJune 2012


Summertime is here at last! It's also time to check out these important summer announcements, dates and deadlines in the June issue of our monthly e-news.  


Important Dates      
  • June 3 - August 3:  Campus closed on Fridays
  • July 4:  Independence Day holiday, college closed
  • June 18 - July 26:  Six-week summer session
  • July 2 - 26:   Four-week summer session
  • August 17:  Fall classes begin
 For more important campus dates, as well as to view all LMC athletic game listings, visit the campus calendar online.

Department relocations


Many Student Services departments will be relocating or have relocated during the 2012/2013 academic year due to a large Student Services remodeling project.  Please consult our website for current office locations and closures.


clockLMC programs and services hours of operation


For information on the hours of operation for the various departments during the summer semester, please consult the Summer 2012 LMC Programs and Services listing.


Parking permits enforced beginning June 25    
 Don't forget to buy a parking permit for the six-week summer session!  

Beginning June 25, Police Services will begin issuing parking tickets to vehicles parked in the Pittsburg campus lots without summer 2012 parking permits showing. Permits can be purchased through WebAdvisorMore parking information can be found online.  

Summer add and drop dates


Keep in mind that, just as summer sessions are shorter than semesters, deadlines for adding and dropping summer classes are much earlier. Drop by the Admissions Office or call (925) 439-2181, ext. 7500 for add and drop dates for specific classes.


Class cancel pageClass cancellations online


If you are new to LMC, you may not know that you can check online to see whether one of your classes has been cancelled for the day. The online Daily Class Cancellations web page provides a solution to the frustration of getting up early on a summer morning and rushing to the college, only to find out your instructor had to report for jury duty. Why not bookmark this page on your computer for daily check-ins? A link to the Daily Class Cancellations page can also be found on the LMC homepage.


You have InSite!


Every LMC student has a portal to access all official college communications in one place, including WebAdvisor, instructor messages, Financial Aid and Admissions notifications and reminders, and much more!  If you are a new student or a continuing student who has not yet done so, be sure to go to InSite and activate your new e-mail account right away.  Click on the InSite/WebAdvisor logo on the LMC homepage to get started today!


Why must you check your InSite page regularly?
All communications from the college will either be delivered to your InSite Mail or posted on your InSite portal page, including: 
* Online payment receipts 
* Schedule changes 
* Notification of Eligibility to Register from the Waitlist 
* All communications from faculty 
* Reminders of class start dates 
* Urgent messages from the college (emergencies, etc.) 
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Admissions and Records Updates



Important dates



  • July 1:  Last day to apply for Summer 2012 graduation


  • June 25: Begin registration for new non-matriculating students - WebAdvisor


 Important Admissions & Records information


Admissions & Records will be moving to their new interim space in July and will be closed from July 10 -17. During this time computer access to run official transcripts or register students will not be available, as there will be no computers or phones. Please plan accordingly. On July 18 Admissions & Records will re-open in Room CC3-821, between the Bookstore and Cafeteria.


Spring and summer graduation information:

  • Students who completed their academic requirements in spring should receive diplomas by September 15.
  • The last day to apply for summer graduation is July 1.
  • Students who are completing academic requirements in summer should receive diplomas by October 15.

Please be sure the Admissions & Records office has your current address as your diploma will be mailed to the address we have on file for you. 


Please sign our memory book  

We would love to hear your thoughts on your time at LMC. Please sign our memory book.


Bookstore News 

BooksLMC Bookstore hours through August 3


Regular summer hours:  

  • Monday - Thursday, 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Extended hours: 

  • June 18 - 21 & July 25 - 26
  • 7:45 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The LMC Bookstore will be closed Thursday, June 28 for inventory and Wednesday, July 4 for Independence Day.


Textbook buyback


Sell your textbooks back to the LMC Bookstore on July 25 and 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Textbook rental return deadline


Don't forget! Your summer textbook rentals are due back to the store no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 26.  


Check our website for all the latest information!  
Financial Aid Updates






Financial AidOn December 23, 2011 the Consolidated Appropriations Act was signed into law which significantly impacts Federal student aid programs effective July 1, 2012.  


Pell Lifetime Eligibility Limit

Effective with the 2012-2013 award year, the duration of a student's eligibility to receive a Federal Pell Grant is 12 full-time semesters (or its equivalent). The calculation of the duration of a student's eligibility will include all years of the student's receipt of Federal Pell Grant funding. Once a student has received a Federal Pell Grant for 12 full-time semesters (or its equivalent), the student will no longer be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant for future semesters.


High School Graduation Requirement

Effective July 1, 2012, students who do not have a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent (e.g., GED), or do not meet the home school requirements, will not be eligible to receive Federal student aid. Students may qualify for Federal student aid under one of the Ability-to-Benefit Test (ATB) alternatives IF the student was enrolled in a federal student aid eligible program prior to July 1, 2012. The ATB alternatives include the student passing an independently administered, approved ATB test or successfully completing at least six credit hours of postsecondary education.


Direct Loan Grace Period Interest Subsidy

Effective July 1, 2012, students with Direct Subsidized Loans originated/disbursed on or after July 1, 2012 and before July 1, 2014 will be responsible for payment of interest accrued during the six month grace period.


Financial Aid Repeat Course Policy

Effective July 1, 2011, the Department of Education required colleges to limit how many times students can repeat a course and still receive financial aid for that course. Once a student earns a passing grade for a course, that student can only repeat the course one more time and still receive financial aid.   A passing grade is defined by the college as a D- or better. If a student enrolls in a previously passed course for a third time, this course will not count for financial aid purposes. 


The policy allows a student to receive financial aid under the following situations:

  1. To repeat any failed or withdrawn course until a passing grade is received. 
  2. To repeat one time any course in which you previously received a passing grade. 

 *NOTE:  The repeat course policy for financial aid is separate from institutional academic polices regarding repeat courses. 


Satisfactory Academic Progress workshops*


Online registration is required for the SAP workshop.  Please go to our webpage, take the short quiz, and register for one of the workshops listed below.  

  • June 26 (Tuesday), 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
  • June 28 (Thursday), 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. BRENTWOOD CAMPUS, RM 14
  • July 19 (Monday), 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

NOTE:  Summer 2012 SAP workshops are ONLY for students who are enrolled in the Summer 2012 semester.  For students enrolling in the Fall 2012 semester the SAP workshops will start in August.


 *All SAP workshops will be held in SC-136 


General Financial Aid workshops


Summer 2012 general financial aid workshop dates are posted on the Financial Aid website.


Transfer Center Events

Summer campus representative visit schedule


Campus representatives will be taking appointments this summer. Please call or stop by the Transfer Center to schedule an appointment.


UC Berkeley

  • June 25 (Monday), 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (drop-ins only)
  • July 9 (Monday), 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (drop-ins only)
  • July 26 (Monday), 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (drop-ins only)

CSU East Bay  (by appointment only)



  • June 20 (Wednesday), 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. PITTSBURG
  • June 28 (Thursday), 9:40 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PITTSBURG
  • June 28 (Thursday), 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.    BRENTWOOD


  • July 12 (Thursday), 9:40 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.    PITTSBURG
  • July 12 (Thursday), 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.     BRENTWOOD
  • July 19 (Thursday), 9:40 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.     PITTSBURG


  • August 2 (Thursday), 9:40 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.    PITTSBURG
  • August 2 (Thursday), 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. BRENTWOOD
  • August 9 (Thursday),  9:40 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PITTSBURG   


Transfer Center 2012 Summer Hours


Monday - Thursday,  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Start planning for your successful transfer today!

Stop by or call the Transfer Center to make an appointment. 

(925) 439-2181, ext. 3124.


Student Life Happenings  

Join LMCAS Join the LMC Student Government!  
The Los Medanos College Associated Students (LMCAS) has positions open for student government senators. Join the student government and help plan fun events, provide valuable services to students, and most importantly be the "voice" of your student body. Fall application deadline is Monday, September 24, at 4:00 p.m.   Applications are now available online.  

Blood Drive 


Student Life and Blood Centers of the Pacific will be hosting a blood drive on campus on Wednesday, July 11 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Library Community Room (L109). For more information or to schedule your donation appointment, contact the Student Life Office at 925-439-2181, ext. 3266 or sign up on line, click on "Donate Blood" and enter sponsor code = losMC.      

Vocational and Industrial Technology Career Academy 

Vocational and Industrial Technology Career Academy  

Los Medanos College (LMC) is offering a unique, focused Vocational and Industrial Technology Career Academy during the upcoming fall semester. The Academy will introduce students to careers in automotive repair, electrical appliances, heating and air conditioning, welding, process technology and electrical/instrumentation technology. The Academy also provides instruction in basic math and English designed especially for vocational and industrial careers. This program is free to those who qualify for a Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGFW) and meet certain English requirements.


The LMC Career Academy is part of the East Bay Career Advancement Academies, a regional workforce development initiative led jointly by the Contra Costa and Peralta Community College Districts. Together, the seven colleges have created a regional academy system with over 20 short-term career training programs that target low income adults, 18 to 30 years old, who face academic and personal barriers to employment and training, and who may not have a GED or high school diploma. Funding is provided by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Grant No. 10-0091.


For more information about the program, go online or contact David Wahl by e-mail or by phone 925-439-2181, ext. 3214. 


In This Issue
Important Dates
Admissions and Records Updates
Bookstore Updates
Financial Aid Updates
Transfer Center Events
Student Life Happenings
Vocational and Industrial Technology Career Academy
Quick Links