August 2017
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Los Medanos College Ranked the #6 Best Community College!!

LMC ranks _6 in the nation

Los Medanos College has been ranked the #6 Community College in the nation by College Choice in their list of "50 Best Community Colleges for 2016-2017." 

LMC also came in as #2 in California, and is the only northern California Community College to make the list.

College Choice , an independent online publication, considered several factors, including tuition, retention, and graduation rates, credentials awarded, and diversity factors.

Los Medanos College President Bob Kratochvil commented, "This award is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our faculty, staff and students. We are proud of our success in improving the quality of life for our students, while enhancing our communities and our economy."

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  • August 1 - First day to apply for Early Spring 2018 Graduation
  • August 11 - Classes begin
  • August 11-25 - Late Enrollment - space available basis
  • August 24 - Last day to drop full-term classes with eligibility for fee refund or credit
  • August 25 - Last day to add full-term classes
  • September 1 - Last day to drop full-term classes, in person, without a "W"
  • September 2 - College Closed-No Saturday Classes
  • September 4 - HOLIDAY - Labor Day - College Closed
  • September 4 - Last day to drop full-term classes, on WebAdvisor, without a "W"

Welcome back Mustangs! Throughout the week of August 14, the Office of Student Life and LMCAS will welcome new and returning students with Mustang Week - fun, activities, giveaways and free food - all in the Outdoor Quad. For more details, visit Activities and Events.

Welcome Week August 14-17th
Monday: Beat the Heat 

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
We know you're still feeling the summer heat, so we've got you covered with a free and tasty Jamba Juice giveaway. Just follow #lmcstudentlife on Instagram to earn yourself some Jamba! 

Tuesday: Club Day
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Want to get involved on campus? Want to meet new friends who have common interests? This is your chance to check out 30+ student clubs. Stop by to get all the information you will need.

Wednesday: The Big Freeze
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Grab some ice cream and cool down before you head to your evening class. Enjoy some treats while getting information on campus involvement.

Thursday: Administrator Meet & Greet
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Want to meet your college administrators? They'll be handing out free hot dogs, chips and drinks to all! Drop by and say hi as you pick up your free food.

At the Brentwood Center

Wednesday:  Mustang Madness and Student Services Fair 
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
We're going to the Brentwood Center to provide information on how students can get more involved. Student Services departments will also be on hand to provide resources to help you succeed. Stop by for some swag giveaways and for free pizza!

Questions? Contact: John Nguyen

We sill have classes

Looking for open classes?
We still have them! If you are needing one extra class or couldn't decide for sure if you could fit that interesting class in you might still be able to do so. Check either the Pittsburg or Brentwood campus for  last minute open classes.

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Graduation updates
Spring 2017 graduates
Your diplomas will be mailed to your address by September 15. Contact Admissions & Records if you have any questions.
Summer 2017 graduates
The summer term has just ended, so we will be working on your diplomas and sending them to your address as soon as they are available. Make sure your address is correct in WebAdvisor.  Summer diplomas will be mailed by October 15.
Fall 2017 graduates
We will begin accepting fall graduation applications on August 11 and will continue taking applications through October 1. You may check your status using "Student Planning" and by speaking to a counselor. 
For more information refer to graduation policies .
Adding classes with Late Add Codes
If the fall class you want is already full, or you are wait listed  when it starts, you will need to go to the class on the day and time your class begins. If the instructor adds you to the roster, you will be given a Late Add Code. Only instructors have Late Add Codes, so you will need to go to class to request one.  If it is an online class that you wish to add, you must email the instructor the day the class begins and request a Late Add Code that way.  You will then use the Late Add Code in WebAdvisor in order to enroll in the course.  For full-term courses, the last day to add is August 25, so be sure to be properly enrolled by that day. 

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Bookstore Hours
Regular hours
Monday - Thursday, 7:45 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Extended bookstore hours
August 11 - 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. - 1:00 p.m. (August 12 only)

Book sales at the Brentwood Center
August 10 - 28
Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Cash, Visa, and Mastercard accepted
Sales only; refunds, exchanges & rentals must be done at the Pittsburg campus.

Refund deadlines
Refund deadline for any reason - August 21
Books must be in original condition and the original receipt is required.
Refund deadline for dropped classes - August 25
Books must be in original condition, and the original receipt and class schedule are required.

Textbook buyback - Pittsburg Campus
Wednesday & Thursday, August 30 & 31, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Important: Be sure to bring all CDs, DVDs and other supplemental materials that were purchased with your textbooks.

Purchase books online at
Financial Aid

Submission Dates and Deadlines 
 August 14 - November 6
* Fall Financial Aid Appeals
* Direct Loan Request Form
* Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Quiz

FAFSA Checklist on WebAdvisor
Financial aid is still processing FAFSA and Dream Act applications.   Processing may take between six to eight weeks depending on the volume of applications received.  To check the status of your application, you are encouraged to review your Financial Aid Checklist on WebAdvisor. Also, please submit any outstanding documents to ensure application completion.

For assistance with FAFSA or Dream Act applications, visit the Office of Financial Aid during our Lab hours:

2017-2018 Financial Aid Disbursement
Check out the Financial Aid disbursement dates for the Fall semester here 2017-18 Financial Aid Disbursement Calendar.    Financial Aid will be paid to you in the disbursement method of your choice. You can choose your preferred method of payment at:

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
Students are required to meet minimum academic and progress requirements to receive financial aid.
The Office of Financial Aid will be reviewing grades and SAP from Summer 2017 to determine if students meet the requirements. Students will be notified in early August 2017 via InSite email if they did not meet SAP.

For more information on our SAP Policy, please click CCCCD SAP POLICY

For more information about our Appeal process please visit:

Receiving your scholarship funds
High school or outside organization scholarship recipients
Once LMC receives your scholarship funds and verifies enrollment, the Foundation will automatically issue you a check for the full amount. The check will be mailed directly to the address on file with the college.

LMC Foundation 2017-18 scholarship recipients
To receive your scholarship funds, submit your Fall 2017 class schedule to the Scholarship Program Specialist in the Financial Aid Office. Your funds will be mailed directly to the address on file with the college. Please note, recipients must meet the criteria outlined in their Scholarship Offer Letter to be eligible for funds. Your funds will be available through June 30, 2018.

Scholarship Opportunities
Mike Truitt Memorial Scholarship - Amount: Varies - Deadline to apply: September 7
The Mike Truitt Memorial Scholarship is in memory of Mike "Bear Cub" Truitt, an Antioch Police Officer who served and protected his community for 26 ½ years.
* Must be accepted and currently enrolled in the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department Academy.
* Intend to pursue a career in law enforcement
* Must maintain GPA of 3.0 or better
* Must have a financial aid need
* Applicant cannot be affiliated with any sponsoring agency
For more information and to apply visit:

For additional scholarship opportunities, visit:

Parking Information
Parking is free at the Brentwood Center, but there are some restricted areas. Please review the parking map to see where you may park. 

There is also ample off-site parking on the nearby streets, Business Center Drive and Technology Way ( see alternate parking map). Please plan to arrive early for classes, anticipating that you may need to park across the street and make the short walk to the Center.

You will notice that after the first few weeks of the semester, parking eases up a bit, which makes finding a parking spot near campus a little easier. 

Book sales at the Brentwood Center
August 10-28
Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Cash, Visa, and Mastercard accepted
Sales only; refunds, exchanges & rentals must be done at the Pittsburg campus

Brentwood Center Student Services Office
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Located inside the front entry  

Student Services include:
  •  Academic counseling
  •  Admissions & Records
  •  Bookstore during the first three weeks of each semester
  •  DSPS counseling and accommodations
  •  Financial Aid
  •  Library Services - textbook reserve
  •  Technical Support for the Computer lab, Student Printing, and WIFI
Cooperative Work Experience (CWEE) Workshops
Wednesday, Aug 16, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, Aug 24, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
Located in Room 9
CWEE is a program where students, employers, and college faculty work together to combine academic study and the student's current work experience. CWEE students may earn up to 4 units per semester while developing marketable career skills. All are welcome. No appointment is needed.

Mustang Madness
Wednesday, August 16
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Visit the Student Life table in the Brentwood Center's main hallway to learn about Student Life Activities, Leadership Programs, Clubs, and More! Become Involved! Make a Difference! Get free pizza!!

Students at the Brentwood Center