Los Medanos CollegeNovember 2014

Only a month remains of Fall Semester and you are undoubtedly focused on final projects, papers and exams.  If you are wondering when your finals are, check out the online final exam schedule (but be sure to confirm the dates with your instructors, as well). This is also the time to plan for Spring 2015 classes and the Spring Class Schedule is now available online. If you haven't checked WebAdvisor for your Spring 2015 priority registration appointment date, now is the time to do so.

This is also the time to apply for scholarships, financial aid, EOPS and the Transfer Academy.  Check out the details below, along with news about some great events and important dates. 
Important Dates  
  • November 21 -- Last day to withdraw from classes with a "W"
  • November 24 -- Spring 2015 registration for continuing students begins. See WebAdvisor for your priority registration appointment date.
  • November 27-29 -- Thanksgiving Day holidays, college closed
  • December 11-17 -- Final Exams
  • December 23-January 2 -- Winter Recess, college closed


More important dates      


 Admissions & Records News


Graduation Updates

If you applied for Fall 2014 graduation, you should have received notification by email to your InSite account. If you have completed all graduation requirements, you will receive your diploma or certificate by February 15. If you have questions, please contact Admissions and Records at (925) 473-7500.  


If you plan to graduate in Spring 2015, you may apply once you have registered for spring classes. The deadline to apply for spring graduation is March 1. See your counselor to make sure you are on track.


Spring 2015 Priority Registration

Priority registration appointments begin on November 24. Check "My Priority Registration Appointment" on InSite/WebAdvisor for the earliest date you can register.  For the best selection of classes, register on your registration date! 


Priority Registration Requirements   

If you were new to LMC for Fall 2014 and did not complete orientation, assessment and a student educational plan, you did not receive a priority registration appointment for Spring 2015. If you have not completed these three items, however, you may do so during the Fall 2014 term and your registration date will change to priority in about 2 working days. See Steps for New Students


Registration Appointment Appeal 

Students who have over 100 degree applicable units or who are on second semester probation or dismissal received a later registration date. Students who qualify may file a Registration Appointment Appeal. See the instructions on the form for more information.


LMC Career Services is Open!

Career services are once again available at LMC!  Career Counselor Kristen Freeman is available in CC2-224 at the following times to assist you with career exploration and preparation:



10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon (By Appointment)

12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. (Open Lab & Drop-In)



10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon (By Appointment)

12:00 noon - 3:30 p.m. (Open Lab & Drop-In)



10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon (Open Lab & Drop-In)

12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. (By Appointment)


Make an appointment. Visit the Career Services website for more information.


Extended Opportunity, Programs & Services (EOPS) is now accepting applications for the Spring 2015 Semester. EOPS is a state-funded student support program that offers special services to qualified students. EOPS students receive extra counseling services, calculator and textbook loans, priority registration, book vouchers and more.

Apply now (online only). Qualifications and services 


Financial Aid News

It's not too late to apply for Financial Aid! 

Are you currently enrolled for the Fall 2014 semester and/or planning to enroll in the Spring 2015 semester? It's not too late to apply for financial aid. Go to http://fafsa.gov/ to complete the FAFSA.


Applied for financial aid, but unsure of your status?  

If you are currently enrolled for the Fall semester and completed the FAFSA, you may still be eligible for a Pell Grant. Check Insite for a an email about your financial aid status.You may also check your "Missing Information Letter" on InSite/WebAdvisor to see if there is information still needed to process your application. Contact the Office of Financial Aid if you have any questions at (925) 473-2575.


Pell Lifetime Eligibility Limit  

Did you know there is a time limit on how long you can receive the Pell Grant? It's called the "Pell Lifetime Eligibility Limit". Effective with the 2012-2013 award year, the maximum duration of a student's eligibility to receive a Federal Pell Grant is 12 full-time semesters (or equivalent). The calculation of the duration of a student's eligibility includes all years during which a student received Pell Grant funding. Once the 12 full-time semesters limit has been reached, the student is no longer eligible for Pell Grant funding. More information 


Important 2014-2015 Deadlines 


Board of Governor's Fee Waiver (BOGW) 2014-2015
May 20, 2015
FAFSA Application 2014-2015
June 30, 2015


Upcoming Events 

Fall 2014 General Financial Aid Workshops

Paying for college can be a big challenge. That's why the Office of Financial Aid is here -- to help you take advantage of all the financial assistance resources available to you.  


The general financial aid workshop will provide you with information about all of the FREE Federal and State grants available to students pursuing higher education.  Our staff will also assist you to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the Web. We welcome you to join us! Sign up on the Financial Aid workshops page.     

Date: Wednesday, December 10, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Location: FAFSA Lab, PS2-27 


"Get Smart About Your Credit" Workshop

Hosted by a Wells Fargo professional

It's never too early or too late to learn the money skills you need for life, and one of the most important things to know is how to manage credit. Join us at a special event where you can learn about credit and take part in an interactive demonstration. Professionals will be there to guide you.


Date:  Wednesday, November 19th, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. 

Location: Library Room 109 


Scholarship News 

LMC Scholarships Available! 

If you are planning to continue at LMC or transfer to a 4-year university in Fall 2015, don't miss out on the opportunity to apply for scholarships!  With more than 50 LMC Foundation scholarships to choose from, there is something for everyone. And it may only take ONE application!  The deadline to apply for LMC Foundation scholarships is February 12, 2015.  See the complete list of LMC scholarships online.  


Kennedy King Scholarship Application Workshop 


Need help completing the Kennedy-King Scholarship application?  Come to the following workshops:


Completing the Application
Friday, November 21
12 noon
How to Write a Winning Essay
RSVP: (925) 473-7590
Tuesday, December 2
3 - 4 p.m.
How to Write a Winning Essay
RSVP: (925) 473-7590
Tuesday, January 20
3 - 4 p.m.


Learn how to put your best foot forward and increase your chances of winning.  RSVP is required for the essay writing workshop; call (925) 473-7590.  


Transfer Academy Accepting Applications


The Transfer Academy is now accepting applications for its Spring 2015 cohort. If you are eligible for English 100 or 221 and Math 34 or higher, and are planning to transfer to a 4-year college or university, this is a great opportunity to get the support you need to achieve that goal.   


The Transfer Academy provides a dynamic academic experience with strong support inside and outside of the classroom, like academic counseling, academic support, workshops, leadership development, and campus tours. The academy is a community of students, faculty, and staff working together to keep you on target to transfer as quickly and successfully as possible. 


This cohort is filling up quickly, so apply online now!  


Student Life News

Microsoft Office Loadfest

Join Student Life on Tuesday December 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in L-109 for a Microsoft Loadfest. Microsoft is providing LMC students, faculty and staff with the ability to download Microsoft Office 2013 for FREE. Bring your laptop, notebook, tablet, or other mobile devices to the event.  Don't have a mobile device, come to the event and learn how to install Microsoft Office 2013 on your home computer. We will have pizza and refreshments.  For more information, contact the Student Life Office.   

Brentwood Center News


Tutoring & Reading/Writing Assistance

General peer tutoring is available in Brentwood Center Room 13 on a drop-in basis in a variety of subject areas. Drop-in tutoring hours 


Get help with your reading and/or writing assignments in any subject by scheduling a 30-minute one-on-one appointment with a faculty consultant.  Call the Brentwood Center at (925) 513-1625 to schedule an appointment. Reading and writing consultant schedule 


For more information about tutoring or reading and writing assistance, call the Brentwood Center at (925) 513-1625.


New and Continuing Student Services

  • Counseling appointments through December 17 are still available by calling the Brentwood Center at (925) 513-1625. 

 Transfer News   

  • Brandman University is tabling at the Brentwood Center monthly. Their next visit is Thursday, December 11 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the main hallway.
  • Appointments are still available for the CSU East Bay Rep's last visit for Fall 2014 on Thursday, December 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Transfer Counselor David Reyes will be at the Brentwood Center all day on Tuesday, November 18 to assist transfer students.  There will be a combination of individual appointments,  CSU  and UC application workshops, and express drop-in hours.  Call the Transfer Center at (925) 473-7444 for more information and to schedule an appointment.  Additional information can also be obtained by calling Sharen McLean at the Brentwood Center, (925) 473-6902.


CalWORKS Coming to Brentwood Center

CalWORKS is coming to the Brentwood Center soon!  CalWORKS students will be able attend CalWORKS appointments and workshops at the Brentwood Center.   For information and dates, call Catherine Fonseca in the CalWORKS office at (925) 473-7482.



Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) counseling appointments, as well as classroom and testing accommodations are available at the Brentwood Center.  Please call the DSPS Office at (925) 473-7471 for more information or to schedule an appointment.


It's Scholarship Season!  

Two local Brentwood Scholarships are being offered this year, the Brentwood Rotary Scholarship and the LMC Brentwood Center $500 Scholarship. Check out the Scholarships website for a list of all available scholarship opportunities, applications and deadlines ASAP! 


Food Drive  

Please help local families in need this holiday season by participating in the LMC Brentwood Center Food Drive, hosted by the Food Bank of Contra Costa County.  The collection barrel is located in the Brentwood Center entryway.


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LMC Career Services is Open!
Financial Aid News
Scholarship News
Transfer Academy Accepting Applications
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