LOS MEDANOS COLLEGE STUDENT SERVICES
Student Services building and fountain


New Student Services Center Opens
Our new Student Services Center is open!  No more long, winding detours to get to class. No more searching all over campus for the Transfer Center. Most of the services you need are now in one convenient location, at the top of the stairs overlooking the outdoor quad! 

Some of the services you will find there are Admission & Records, Assessment Center, Career & Transfer Services, Cashier, Counseling Services, DSPS, EOPS/CARE/CalWORKS, Financial Aid/Employment Services/Scholarships, Welcome Center, Welcome Desk (formerly Information Center) and more. See our web page listing all the offices and maps to their new location. 

The President's OfficeStudent Services deans and Office of Instruction have also moved to new offices on the 4th floor of the Student Services Center. The Bookstore and Student Life Office will remain in their current locations. 

Thanks for your patience during construction. Come visit us in our beautiful new  Student Services Center soon! 



Important Dates  
  • January 12 - First day of Spring 2015 classes
  • January 12-23 - Late enrollment on space-available basis
  • January 15 - First day to submit early Summer 2015 graduation application to receive early registration appointment for Summer 2015
  • January 19 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday holiday, college closed
  • January 23 - Last day to add full-term classes or drop full-term classes in person to receive a refund
  • January 25 - Last day to drop full-term classes on WebAdvisor with refund or credit
  • January 30 - Last day to drop full-term classes in person without a "W"
  • February 1 - Last day to drop full-term classes on WebAdvisor without a "W"
  • February 6 - Last day to request Pass/No Pass (P/NP) on courses marked SC (Student Choice)
  • February 13-16 - Presidents holidays, college closed

 More important dates   

 

 

Admissions & Records News

New for Spring 2015: Class Schedules by Email 
No more confusion on the first day of the semester because you lost or forgot to print out your class schedule! Prior to the start of classes, you will receive an email containing your class schedule, as well as the drop dates for each class. Additionally, when you log into InSite, your will see your class schedule on the left side of the page under "Manage my security settings".

Wait List Reminders

Once classes begin on January 12, you will no longer be able to add your name to a wait list. However, you may attend a class to see whether the instructor will give you a Late Add Code. To use a Late Add Code, go to WebAdvisor and select "Late Registration (using Add Codes)" to register for your class.  

 

You must officially register by the last day to add 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 you are officially enrolled in the class.

 


Are you receiving important emails? 
All official communications from the college go to your InSite email account. The best way to make sure you don't miss any important email is to forward your InSite email to your personal email address. You can set up email forwarding on the InSite Portal.
Got questions?

Many students call the Admissions & Records Office to ask for information that is contained on the website. Before you contact Admissions & Records, please check the  Admissions & Records website as most answers are contained there. 

 

Graduation Updates 

If you applied for Fall 2014 graduation, you have already been notified of your status. If your graduation requirements were complete, you can expect your diploma to be mailed no later than February 15. To make sure you receive it, check WebAdvisor to see if we have your correct address on file. 

 

If you plan to graduate in Spring 2015, you may apply once you have registered for spring classes. The deadline to apply for Spring 2015 graduation is March 2. Please be sure to see your counselor to make sure you are ready to graduate. You can also review your progress in Student Planning through WebAdvisor.
 

Early Petition for Summer 2014 Graduation

Beginning January 15, you may submit an early petition for graduation if you plan to complete your graduation requirements in Summer 2015. By applying in the spring semester, you can receive an early registration appointment for summer to ensure you can get 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 2015 graduation ceremony, you will need to submit an additional form in mid-April. Watch the Admissions & Records website for more details. 
 
LMC Career Services is Open! 
The Career Center is now open on the second floor of the new Student Services Center. Career Counselor Kristen Freeman is available in SS4-438 at the following times to assist you with career exploration and preparation:

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

 

 


Monday

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
(By Appointment)

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



Tuesday

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
(By Appointment)

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



Wednesday

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

12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
(By Appointment)




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!  If you are enrolled in at least 5 units, take a moment to look at the LMC Scholarship website. You're sure to find something! And you only need to fill out one general scholarship packet to apply for all of the LMC Foundation scholarships for which you qualify. The deadline to apply for LMC Foundation scholarships is February 12, 2015.  See the complete list of LMC scholarships online.     

     

 

Kennedy King Scholarship

The prestigious Kennedy-King Memorial Scholarship is available for students of minority groups under-represented at California's 4-year colleges, who are transferring to a 4-year institution in Fall 2015 or Spring 2016.  A scholarship writing workshop will be held on Tuesday, January 20 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Center for Academic Support (CORE).  For more information, call (925) 473-7590.  Deadline to apply: Friday, February 2, 2015. Application     

 

 

Movie Matinee: "Selma"
Grab some popcorn and join us for a matinee! In honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, we are pleased to announce the free screening of the film "Selma" on Friday, January 23 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Maya Cinema. You must reserve your free ticket on the Student Life website. The first 50 people to RSVP will receive a movie snack pack!!
Spring Fever 2015
Mustangs got Spring Fever! Join us during the first two weeks of school 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, LMCAS and the HSI EXITO Grant.
Coaches vs. Cancer
Basketball Game
Join the LMC basketball teams for a game against breast cancer on Saturday, January 17 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the gym. Watch our Mustangs take on the Contra Costa Comets as we raise funds for the American Cancer Society. There will be contests for best pink outfit at both games. Sponsored by the LMC Athletics Department and Student Life.
FREE Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus for Students

Microsoft is providing LMC Students, faculty and staff with the ability to download Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus for FREE. You must be currently enrolled.  Download the instructions  

 

For more information contact Student Life at (925) 473-7684 or drop by the Student Life Office

 

Join the LMC Student Government!
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. Application deadline: Tuesday, February 17 at 5:00 p.m.  Applications for the spring semester are now available online.
Blood Drive
Student Life and Blood Centers of the Pacific will host a blood drive on campus on Wednesday, February 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in L109. For more information or to schedule your donation appointment, sign up online at www.bloodheroes.com; click on "Donate Blood" and enter sponsor code = losMC. 
Financial Aid News

Satisfactory Academic Progress

After each semester, The Office of Financial Aid must check to see if students have met minimum academic and progress requirements for the previous semester. This is called the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP).  

 

At the discretion of the Financial Aid Office, students who have met the minimum academic requirements of the SAP Policy while on Financial Aid Probation for the Fall 2014 semester, may be considered for automatic continuance of their "probation" status for the Spring 2015 semester. An automatic continuance of probation means you do not need to submit an appeal for the Spring 2015 semester. If you received financial aid in Fall 2014, look out for an email regarding your SAP status this month. See more information about the CCCCD SAP Policy.  

 

Spring 2015 Appeal Dates

The Office of Financial Aid will begin accepting appeals on January 20.  The Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) quiz will also become available on that date. The deadline for all appeals and the SAP quiz is April 6, 2015.

 

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

Are you enrolled or planning to enroll for Spring 2015 semester classes? It's not too late to apply for financial aid!

Apply online at FAFSA.ed.gov.       

 

Spring 2015 General Financial Aid Workshops

Paying for college can be a big challenge, but the Office of Financial Aid is here to help!  At the General Financial Aid Workshop, you will learn how to take advantage of all the financial assistance resources available to you, including free Federal and State Grants.  Get hands-on assistance to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the Web.  

 

Spring 2015 workshops will be held in the FAFSA LAB, SS-309 (Student Services Center), from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015
  • Wednesday, March 18, 2015
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015
  • Wednesday, May 13, 2015
  • Wednesday, June 18, 2015

Sign up for a General Financial Aid Workshop     

 

Looking Forward to 2015-2016

2015-2016 FAFSA 

Are you ready to do your FAFSA for the next academic year? The 2015-2016 FAFSA application is now available and the priority deadline is March 2.  

Apply online at FAFSA.ed.gov.  

 

Cal Grant GPA Requirement

The deadline to file for the Cal Grant award is March 2. Download and print the appropriate Cal Grant GPA Verification form.

 

California Dream Act Application

The California Dream Act application is now available. Visit the  California Dream Act website for more information.  

   

Chafee Grant for Foster Youth 

If you are or were in foster care, you may be eligible for a Chafee Grant of up to $5000 per year in addition to any other federal or state aid.  To qualify for the Chafee Grant, you must be enrolled at least half time and maintain good grades.  A Social Security number is not required.   More information about the Chafee Grant 

 

 

Bookstore News

Extended hours

January 12 to 17

Monday - Thursday, 7:45 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (January 17th only)

 

Regular hours

Monday - Thursday, 7:45 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 



Brentwood Center Book Sales 

January 8 - 22

Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m.  - 7:00 p.m. 

Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  

 

 

Textbook Buyback 

January 28 & January 29  

9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

 

Payment and Refunds 

Payment is accepted in cash or by Visa or Mastercard. Only book sales are available at Brentwood Center. Refunds and exchanges must be made at the Pittsburg campus.

 

Deadline to return books for any reason and receive a refund is January 20. Books must be in original condition and original receipt is required.

For dropped classes only, the refund deadline is January 26.

Books must be in original condition. Original receipt and current class schedule are required.

 

Brentwood Center News

Parking Reminders 

Parking at the Brentwood Center is free, but space is limited.  Please allow plenty of time to find a parking space so you can get to your class on time.  As always, remember to lock your car and store valuables out of sight.

Brentwood Mustang Day 
Mustang Day in Brentwood, hosted by Student Life, will be held on Wednesday, January 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Kick off the spring semester with free pizza and learn about student clubs and activities!

Textbooks in Brentwood 

The Brentwood Center Bookstore is open Thursday, January 8 through Thursday, January 22 during the following hours:

 

Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Friday,  8:30 a.m - 2:00 p.m.

 

The Textbook Reserve Library is located in the front office.  You may reserve a textbook free for two hours at a time throughout the semester.  Textbooks for most Brentwood classes are available.

Blood & Bone Marrow Drive 

Alpha Gamma Sigma is sponsoring a blood and bone marrow drive on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Bloodmobile that will be parked in the Brentwood Center parking lot.

 

To sign up for your life-saving appointment, visit www.bloodheroes.com, click 'Donate Blood' and enter Sponsor Code: "LMCBrentwood"; or contact Sharen McLean at (925) 473-6902 or smclean@losmedanos.edu

 


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