Los Medanos CollegeDecember 2013

Congratulations on almost completing Fall Semester! This month's e-news presents alerts and reminders to help you get organized for spring semester, a preview of exciting activities coming with the start of classes in January, links to applications for some of the best scholarships available in Contra Costa County, and more.

 Important Dates   
  • December 12-18 -- Final exams 
  • December 18 -- Last day of instruction
  • December 21-January 2 -- Winter recess, college closed 
  • January 13 -- Classes begin
  • January 13-24 -- Late enrollment with instructor signature or late add code
  • January 15 -- First day to submit early Summer 2014 graduation application to receive early registration appointment for Summer 2014
  • January 20 -- Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Holiday, college closed
  • January 24 -- Last day to add full-term classes

  More important dates      


Admissions Updates


Get Ready for Spring 2014

Make sure you are registered!

Once you have registered for classes, go to "My class schedule" in WebAdvisor to confirm that the correct classes and sections are listed on your schedule. 


If you haven't registered for classes, check WebAdvisor "Search and Register" or "Search for Sections" to find the most up-to-date information on what classes are still available. On your appointment time (My Priority Registration Dates), you may register on WebAdvisor for your class. 


Waitlists and Late Adds

If a class you want is full, you may put your name on a waitlist.  Once you are on a waitlist, make sure to check your InSite email frequently for notification of permission to enroll. The waitlist runs throughout the holiday break and gives you 3 calendar days to enroll in the class once you have been given permission. If the waitlist is full, keep checking back for available spaces. 


Once classes begin on January 13, you can no longer put your name on a waitlist. You must then attend class to see if the instructor will allow you to enroll. If so, he/she will give you a late add code.  In WebAdvisor, go to  "Late Registration (using Add Codes)" to register for your class.  You must officially register by the last day to add classes (January 24 for full-semester classes). You do not need to stand in line if you have a late add code. Always go to "My Class Schedule" to verify that the late add code worked and that you are officially enrolled in the class.


Check your email! 

All official communication from the college goes to your InSite email account. Don't miss out! You can forward your email to your personal email address through the InSite portal and never miss an important message again.


Fall and Spring Graduation 

If you applied for Fall 2013 graduation, you should have received notification of your status by now. 


If you are planning to apply for Spring 2014 graduation, you may apply after you have registered for your spring classes.  The deadline to apply is March 1, 2014. Be sure to see your counselor to make sure you are ready to graduate. You can also run "Program Evaluation" in WebAdvisor to check your progress.


Early Petition for Summer 2014 Graduation 

Beginning January 15, you can submit an early petition for graduation if you plan to complete your academic requirements in Summer 2014.  Applying one semester early allows you to receive an early registration appointment for summer, giving you a much better chance of getting into the last classes you need for graduation. For more information, review the Graduation Policies page on the website. If you want to walk in the Spring 2014 commencement ceremony, an additional form will be available in mid-April. Watch the website for more details.


Got Questions?

Many students call the Admissions & Records Office to ask for information that is contained on the website.  We want you to have the information you need and that is why we have worked hard to make our website as complete and informative as possible.  So please check the Admissions webpages first -- before you call -- as most answers are contained there.

 Bookstore News

Textbook Buyback  

  • December 12 (Thursday), 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • December 13 (Friday)   9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 16th-18 (Mon.- Wed.)  9:00AM - 7:00PM

Remember to bring all CDs, DVDs and other supplemental materials that were purchased with your textbooks.


Textbook Rentals Due

Fall 2013 textbook rentals are due back to the Bookstore no later than 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 19.


Spring 2014 Textbooks

Spring 2014 textbooks will be available for purchase in the store starting January 8.   Students may begin purchasing their books online at www.lmcbookstore.net starting January 3.


Regular Store Hours:  

  • Monday - Thursday, 7:45 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday, Closed

 Extended Store Hours:  Jan 11th - 18th     

  • Monday - Thursday, 7:45 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.              
  • Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.             
  • Saturday (1/11& 1/18 only), 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Spring Textbook Refunds and Exchanges

The last day for Spring 2014 textbook refunds and exchanges for any reason is Tuesday, January 21. Original receipt is required and books must be in original condition. The last day for refunds due to dropped classes is Monday January 27, with original receipt, current student schedule and books in original condition.  


 Transfer Center Update

The Transfer Center wishes everyone a great New Year! Check back in February for tour schedules, workshops and university representative visits. 


Meanwhile, the Transfer Center is open and staff are here to help you through December 19th, and we will reopen after Winter Break on January 6th. Feel free to stop by for help with the transfer process or to get answers to any questions you have!


 Scholarship News

Scholarship season is here!
Now is the time to apply for most Fall 2014 scholarships. Last year, over 200 LMC students received scholarships! To see the complete list of scholarships available to LMC students, visit the Scholarships webpages.  Here are a few great ones you can apply for now.


The Kennedy-King Memorial Scholarship

The Kennedy-King Memorial Scholarship application for 2014 is now available. This scholarship was founded in in 1968 in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Senator Robert F. Kennedy. $8000 scholarships are awarded to students from minority groups under-represented at California's four-year colleges and universities with financial need, who have demonstrated academic success at one of the three community colleges in Contra Costa County.  The application is due February 3, 2014.   Application and information


LMC Brentwood Center Scholarship

The $500 Brentwood Center Scholarship is awarded to a Brentwood Center student who plans to continue their education at the Brentwood Center in the Spring 2014 semester. Qualifications and application


Diablo Vista Scholarship Foundation-CalRTA Scholarships

The Diablo Vista Scholarship Foundation-CalRTA (California Retired Teachers Association) will award several $5,000 scholarships to LMC and DVC students transferring to four-year colleges or universities. At least one scholarship is reserved for a student pursuing a career in the teaching profession and at least one will go to a re-entry female student. The deadline to apply is February 13, 2014. Qualifications and Application


CalWORKs Portraits of Student Success

Portraits of Student Success is a publication of the CalWORKs Association designed to recognize the outstanding achievements of CalWORKs students as they overcome life's challenges. The CalWORKs Association is actively seeking the stories of current and former CalWORKs students for this annual publication. Scholarships in the amount of $500 to $1,000 are also awarded. Please complete the documents below and follow the directions for submission. Deadline is January 31, 2014. CCCWA-Portraits-of-Student-Success-Scholarship-Application


LMC Foundation Scholarships

LMC Foundation Scholarships are now open!  Visit the LMC Scholarships website for the complete list. The deadline for submission is February 13, 2014. 

 Student Life Events 


Mustangs Got Spring Fever!

Join us during the first three of weeks of school, January 13 through 31, for festive activities to kick off the spring semester!!  Check out the Student Life Activities & Events page for more information. Sponsored by The Student Life Office and 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. Weekly meetings are held on Mondays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in L-105. Applications for the spring semester are now available online. Application deadline: Monday, February 24, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.  


Club Leader Orientations

Club leader orientations will be held during the first three weeks of classes for students wishing to charter a club in the spring semester. Check the Student Life Activities & Events page for more information. 


Blood Drive

Student Life and Blood Centers of the Pacific will be hosting a blood drive on campus on Tuesday, January 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in L-109. For more information or to schedule your donation appointment, 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. 


Black College Expo

The Black College Expo, an informative college fair featuring Historically Black College and Universities, college workshops and a step show and dance competition, will be held on Saturday, January 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Oakland Marriott Convention Center. Admission is free and transportation will be provided.  Students may register in person at the Student Life Office, by phone at 925-439-2181 ext 3266 or by email at studentlife@losmedanos.edu. The deadline to register is Wednesday, January 22, 2014.


Inter-Club Council Meetings

ICC is the coordinating body for all clubs and organizations on campus. ICC promotes engagement in community and college activities. If your club is a member of ICC, it is imperative that your ICC representative attend the meetings on a regular basis. The first ICC meeting of the spring semester will be held on Monday, January 27, 2014 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in L-106. 


 Services at Brentwood Center 
You probably know about the LMC Brentwood Center, especially if you attend classes there, but you may not know that Brentwood Center offers many of the same academic and student services offered at the Pittsburg campus.  
Student Services

The following student services are offered at the Brentwood Center:
  • Admissions & Records 
  • Assessment testing by appointment   
  • Bookstore services during the first two weeks of each semester
  • Academic and transfer counseling
  • Counseling workshops for probation and reinstatement
  • DSPS counseling and test proctoring
  • Financial Aid appointments
  • Library Services - textbook reserve, library book pick-up and drop-off
  • Transfer Center workshops

Academic Services 

These academic services are available at the Brentwood Center:
  • General tutoring
  • Reading and writing assistance through the Center for Academic Support
  • Math Lab, Room 15
For more information about student or academic support services in Brentwood,  stop by the Student & Administrative Services Office or call the Brentwood Center at (925) 513-1625. 
Need English 90?

Need English 90? Need math? The Academy for College Excellence, (ACE) is a full-time program that meets Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Email Tue Rust at trust@losmedanos.edu for more information. 


ACE is academic, personal and professional. We team you up with three great teachers who meet every week to do everything possible to help you succeed. Our Math 27 class prepares you for Math 34: Statistics in just one semester. You no longer need to take Math 4, 12, 25 and 30! ACE classes help you to focus your mind and show you how your unique strengths can be used in school and on teams. 


Finally, ACE teaches high level, professional leadership skills usually reserved for the wealthy few. You'll be amazed at what you can accomplish in a semester! To join, simply register for the following five sections: 0110, 0111, 0113, 0198 and 2676. We'll do the rest!


In This Issue
Important Dates
Admissions Updates
Bookstore News
Transfer Center Update
Scholarship News
Student Life Events
Services at Brentwood Center
Need English 90?
Quick Links
Academic Dates
Financial Aid
Transfer Center
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