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January 2017
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Spring 2017 Welcome Week
Calling all students to come out and join your fellow Mustangs as we kick off the Spring 2017 semester! Student Life is sponsoring four days of activities at both the Pittsburg Campus and the Brentwood Center. With so many opportunities for fun surprises and exciting give-a-ways,  be sure to come out, have fun, and show your Mustang pride!

For details and more information, please contact Student Life

Happy Jumping Students

We still have many classes available for Spring 2017! 

Have a bit of room in your schedule? Graduate faster! Immerse yourself into your college experience. Sign up for another class today!!!!


  • January 16 - HOLIDAY: Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday - College Closed
  • January 17- First day to submit early Summer 2017 Graduation Application to receive early Summer 2017 registration appointment
  • January 21 - Spring classes begin


  • February 3 - Last day to add semester length classes, to drop semester length classes with eligibility for fee refund/credit, and to drop without a W if dropping in person
  • February 5 - Last day to drop semester length classes without a W, if dropping on InSite
  • February 16 - Last day to request Pass/No Pass (P/NP) on courses marked SC
  • February 17 - 20 - HOLIDAY: Lincoln/Washington Birthdays - College Closed
  • February 28 - Last day to submit Early Summer 2017 Graduation Application


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Assessment Center 
Changes in English & math placement    

Recent changes to English and math pathways have prompted the Assessment Center to develop the new Multiple Measures Placement form, which can be filled out online through the Assessment Center web link. 

For those of you who received placements prior to the latest changes to English and math course sequencing, and are no longer certain what courses to take, you may want to  take a minute to fill out the new Multiple Measures Placement form and update your English and math placements.

Be assured that your current placements are still valid. The Multiple Measures Placement form is just the latest tool that you, as an LMC student, can use to make sure you're registering for the right courses.



Upcoming Campus Tours 
Each semester, Transfer & Career Services arranges visits to a variety of transfer institutions, and for Spring 2017, we have some great schools lined up. We have plans to visit UC Davis; Sonoma State; University of Nevada, Reno; and tour the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). For dates, information, and to register, click here:

Are you getting ready to transfer?
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To make sure you're as prepared as you can be:
  • Complete your FAFSA/Dream Act application by March 2
  • Create portals for all CSUs
  • Submit all required supplemental applications and Fall '16 transcripts
  • Apply for graduation with Admissions & Records to verify general education completion, AA/AS/AS-T degrees and grade point average (GPA).
Meet with a University Rep
Want to learn more about a university? Make an appointment to meet with a representative from UC Berkeley, UC Davis and CSU East Bay.
Make an Appointment

It's time to apply for summer jobs and internships
If you need to work on your resume or gain skills to make your best first impression, visit Transfer & Career Services to learn more about resume development, job applications, interviewing and more.  
For information or assistance, contact Rachel Anicetti, Coordinator, Transfer & Career Services, (925) 473-7443.

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It's Baseball, Softball and Basketball Season   
It may still feel like winter outside, but our LMC Baseball and Softball teams are gearing up to begin their spring seasons. And of course, both our Women's and Men's Basketball teams are steaming right along!!

Baseball kicks off with a season home opener on January 27 and Softball has an opening game on February 3.  We all know that baseball & softball are great American pastimes, so grab some peanuts and Cracker Jacks and root, root, root, for your fellow Mustangs!

Our basketball teams are doing well and have some home games coming up. The men have home games on Feb 1, 3 and 10, while the women will play onsite Feb 1 and 10. Join us to cheer 'em on to victory! 




Important Spring Submission Dates

Financial Aid appeals
January 23 - April 3
SAP online quiz
January 23 - April 3
Direct Loan Request form
January 23 - April 3
Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver Appeal (Spring 2017)  
Ends May 12
Board of Governors (BOG) Application (2016-2017)
Ends May 26
FAFSA Application (2016-2017)
Ends June 30

*Students are responsible for meeting all deadlines. All Financial Aid correspondence is sent to each student's InSite email.

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Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Did you know that to continue to receive Financial Aid in Spring 2017, you have to meet minimum academic and progress requirements during Fall 2016?

In accordance with the college's SAP Policy, Financial Aid will review academic standings and determine which students meet the requirements. Students will be notified in January 2016 via InSite email if they do not meet SAP requirements. For more information:

District SAP Policy
SAP Appeal Process

Loss of BOG Fee Waiver Eligibility 
Effective Fall 2016, students receiving the Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOG) must meet minimum academic and progress standards. To be eligible for the program, students must:
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0
  • Successfully complete at least 50% of all units attempted
If a student does not meet any combination of these standards for two consecutive semesters (Fall and Spring), the result will be BOGFW ineligibility. For more information:

BOG Fee Waiver Program Changes

Apply for 2017-2018 FAFSA Today!
2017-2018 FAFSA applications are now being accepted, and you are encouraged to apply prior to the March 2, 2017 priority deadline. Students need not wait for W2's or to file taxes because on the 2017-2018 FAFSA, students and parents will report 2015 tax information, not 2016 tax information.  
CAL Grant Requirements 
To be eligible for a 2017-2018 Cal Grant award, you must complete these requirements 
by March 2, 2017: 
Financial Aid General Workshop  
This workshop will provide all options to students pursuing higher education. We provide hands-on assistance for all aspects of the FAFSA application process.

All workshops will be held in the FAFSA lab, in the Student Services Center. To view dates and to register, click here:

General Workshops

Spring Extended Lab Hours (Pittsburg Campus)
January 2 - March 3
Tuesday, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Thursday,  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Note: For identity protection and privacy, we require all students to provide photo identification at the time of each visit.
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Kennedy-King Memorial $5,000 Scholarship - Apply by February 3, 2017 
The Kennedy-King Memorial Scholarship Fund awards a number of two-year scholarships of $5,000 per year to students who transfer in the Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 from Contra Costa County community colleges to junior standing in four-year accredited institutions.

Other Scholarship Opportunities
The following scholarship deadlines are approaching:
  • CALRTA - $5000 Transfer Scholarship - Deadline: 02/01/17
  • CCCSFAAA - $500 Scholarship - Deadline: 02/03/17
  • Los Medanos Foundation Scholarships - Deadline: 02/10/17
For more information and to apply for these and additional scholarships, visit:  

Accessing your LMC Foundation Scholarship funds 
If you have received a scholarship, congratulations! Just be advised that, beginning this Spring 2017 semester,  the process for using your scholarship funds has changed. Please check your InSIte email and/or visit for more information.
Scholarship Workshops and Resources
If you need advice or assistance with the scholarship process, application and essay workshops are currently available. For dates, times, and locations visit: 

Questions? Contact Tammy Oranje, Scholarship Coordinator, in the Financial Aid Office, Student Services Center, Level 3,  (925) 473-7518  
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Pittsburg Campus

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

Extended Bookstore Hours - January 21-27 
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 (January 21 only) 
Textbook Buyback
Tuesday, February 7 & Wednesday, February 8, 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. 

Refund Deadlines   
The refund deadline for any reason is Tuesday, January 31. Books must be in original condition, and the original receipt is required.

The refund deadline for dropped classes is Friday, February 3. Books must be in their original condition. The original receipt and a current class schedule are also required

Brentwood Center

Spring Textbook Sales - January 19 - February 3
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, and rentals must be done at the Pittsburg campus.

For more information and to purchase textbooks online, go to  
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Student Parking 
While student parking at the Brentwood Center is free, there are "No Parking" and "Employee Parking" zones in the adjacent lot and surrounding business areas that are strictly enforced.
For detailed parking information and maps of acceptable parking areas, click here:
Brentwood Parking Information

For parking questions or concerns, contact Brentwood Center Police Services at (925) 473-6919.

Student Services

Located just inside the front entry, on-site services include:

  • Admissions & Records
  • Assessment
  • Counseling
  • Bookstore
  • DSPS
  • EOPS
  • Financial Aid
  • Library- Textbook reserve
  • Tutoring
For assistance or information about all services, contact the front office,  Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., and Fridays, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., or call ( 925) 513-1625.  

Scholarship  Workshops
Scholarship Application 
Date: Thursday, February 2
Time: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Brentwood Center. Room 5 

Scholarship Essay Writing 
Date: Thursday, February 2
Time: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Brentwood Center. Room 5   
This workshop is designed to assist students in writing essays tailored for the LMC Foundation Scholarships and the Kennedy-King Scholarship.
Deadline to apply for LMC scholarships in general is February 10, 2017.

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Cooperative Work Experience Education (CWEE)
For students interested in receiving college credits for current work experience, attend a CWEE orientation for information.

Dates:  Thursday, January 26, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, February 2, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Room 9
Brentwood Bookstore 
Spring Textbook Sales: January 19 - February 3
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, and rentals must be done at the Pittsburg campus.

Transfer Advising - CSU East Bay 
CSU East Bay reps visit each semester to meet with students to discuss transfer options. Scheduled dates are: February 6, March, 6, April 18 and May 9.

CSU East Bay Transfer Rep Appointment

New Brentwood center coming in 2020