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January 2018
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Happy New Year and welcome to a new spring semester at LMC! The beginning of a semester can be an exciting and hectic time as you finalize your class schedule, purchase books, order your parking permit, and so much more!

As you read on, make sure to take note of the important dates and deadlines we have coming up, so you can make a great new start!

Welcome to LMC Spring 2018

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Many Classes Available for Spring 2018! 
Do you have a bit of room in your schedule? Are you thinking about the possibility of graduating or transferring sooner? Immerse yourself fully into your college experience, and sign up for another class today!!


  • January 16 - First day to submit early Summer 2018 Graduation Application 
  • January 19 - Student Services reduced hours, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., for staff meeting 
  • January 20 - Spring classes begin
  • January - February 2 - Late enrollment with late add codes


  • February 2 - Last day to add semester length classes, drop semester length classes with eligibility for fee refund/credit, and  drop without a W if dropping in person
  • February 4 - Last day to drop semester length classes without a W, if dropping on InSite
  • February 15 - Last day to request Pass/No Pass (P/NP) on courses marked SC
  • February 16 - 19 - HOLIDAY: Lincoln/Washington Birthdays - College Closed
  • February 28 - Last day to submit Early Summer 2017 Graduation Application


Get Ready for Spring Semester!

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Your class schedule
As a reminder, you will receive an email, sent to your InSite email address, with your class schedule prior to the start of classes. This email will also list the drop dates for each class. Also when you log into your portal, your class schedule will show on the dashboard.

All official communication from the college goes to your InSite email account. You may forward your email to your personal email address through the InSite Portal.

Wait Listing  & Late Add Classes - Don't Miss Out!!
Once classes begin on January 20 (for Saturday and online classes) or January 22 (for full-term classes), you can no longer put your name on a wait list. You must then attend class to see if the instructor will let you in. 
If the instructor lets you in, he/she will give you a Late Add Code. In WebAdvisor you will use "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" (or check on the portal) to verify that the Late Add Code worked and you are officially enrolled in the class. It is your responsibility to make sure you are properly enrolled in the course by the deadline.
If you applied for Fall 2017 graduation you have already been notified of your status. For those who complete academic requirements, diplomas will be mailed no later than February 15, 2018. Make sure your address is correct in WebAdvisor.
Students who are planning to apply for Spring 2018 graduation can apply once you have registered for classes. The deadline to apply is March 1. 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 the InSite Portal.
Early Graduation Petition for Summer 2018 Graduation
Beginning January 15th, you can submit an early petition for graduation if you plan to complete your academic requirements in Summer 2018.  By applying one semester early, you can get 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 will want to walk in the Spring 2018 commencement ceremony, you may fill out an additional form in mid-April. Watch the website for more details.

For all Admissions & Records information, check the website at  as most answers are contained there. 

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Student Art Show

Show Dates: Tuesday, Jan 30th-Tuesday, Feb 27th
Reception: Thursday February 8th, 4-6pm. 

Award ceremony with Art Guild of the  Delta at 5pm.


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Get Ready for Baseball/Softball Season   
It may still feel like winter outside, but the warm days of spring are on the way and our LMC baseball and softball teams are preparing for winning seasons.

Baseball kicks-off the Spring 2018 season with a home opener against Modesto Jr. College on January 26, and Women's Softball has an opening game against DeAnza College on January 27.  So, why not  plan to come on out to a ballgame and show your team spirit by cheering on your fellow Mustangs?!!

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Don't Delay! Submit Your 2018-2019 FAFSA TODAY!
The 2018-19 FAFSA Priority Deadline of March 2 is fast approaching. While students can submit an application after the priority deadline, March 2 is the date students must file their FAFSA to receive priority consideration in the financial aid awarding process.
It's Not Too Late! Complete the 2017-18 FAFSA or Dream Act Application
If you need some financial support Spring 18 semester, you can still submit a 2017-18 FAFSA or Dream Act application. But remember, classes are about to start soon, so avoid long lines and delayed processing times by being proactive. To apply, go to   FAFSA or Dream Act today!

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
Did you know that to continue to receive financial aid in Spring 2018, you have to meet minimum academic and progress requirements during Fall 2017? In accordance with the college's SAP Policy, LMC's Financial Aid staff will review academic standings and determine which students meet the requirements. Students will be notified in January via InSite email if they do not meet SAP requirements. 
For more information: 

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 BOG Fee Waiver ineligibility. View the  BOG Fee Waiver Program Changes  for more information.

Use Your Checklist
For students who have applied, but have not received payment, please access your Checklist on InSite, and submit all requested documents and/or information to complete the financial aid process in a timely manner.
To access your Checklist follow the steps below :
  • Log into the InSite Portal and click on Financial Aid (2017-2018) under Quicklinks .
  • Review the Checklist to identify which forms or documents you need to submit.
  • Visit the Financial Aid Office during our office hours (listed below) to submit the documents requested.
Students can also visit the Office of Financial Aid in the Students Services building, Room 309, to check their financial aid status. For identity protection and privacy, we require all students to provide photo identification at the time of each visit.
Pittsburg Lab Hours 
January 3 - February 2
Student Services Center, Level 3, Room 309
Tuesday  2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Spring Extended Lab Hours (Pittsburg Campus)
Wednesday, January 24, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 21, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 21, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 18, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 16, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Brentwood Center Drop-In Hours
Beginning February 6
Financial Aid Office, Brentwood Center
Monday & Thursday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. 
Friday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
During Drop-In hours, you can receive assistance with:
  • Creating a FSA ID and password
  • New FAFSA or renewals
  • California Dream Act Application
  • Submit Forms and Documents
  • Check your Financial Aid Status                            
For more Financial Aid Information go to the Financial Aid web page at,

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Need Money for College? 
Scholarships, ranging in award amount from $100 to $10,000, are available to both continuing and transferring LMC students!  Eligibility criteria, award amounts, application deadline dates differ depending on the donor/organization, so read on to learn more about upcoming opportunities.
LMC Foundation Scholarships
These Scholarships are open to current LMC students with an established GPA of 2.0 or higher.   Apply for LMC Foundation Scholarships online through the  Scholarship Application Portal After applying, students will be auto-matched to and/or recommended for scholarship opportunities.  LMC Foundation Scholarships Deadline - Friday, February 9.

Transfer Scholarships
Cal RTA Diablo Vista Scholarship  $5,000
Kennedy-King Memorial Transfer Scholarship  $10,000
Community College Students Scholarship  $4,000
Charles & Jo Lupsha Memorial Scholarship  $5,000
Additional Scholarship Opportunities
Spotlight on You  $3,000
Welder Training Scholarship  $1,000
Chicana / Latina Foundation Scholarship  $1,500
Latina Leadership Network  $500
For more information regarding scholarship opportunities, application workshops, application tips, etc, 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 22-27
Tuesday - 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 27 only) 
Textbook Buyback
Tuesday, February 6 & 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 Monday, January 29. Books must be in original condition, and the original receipt is required.

The refund deadline for dropped classes is Friday, February 2. Books must be in their original condition. The original receipt and a current class schedule are also required

Brentwood Center

Spring Textbook Sales - January 18 - February 5
Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.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, the "No Parking" and "Employee Parking" zones in the adjacent lot and surrounding business areas are strictly enforcedFor detailed parking information and maps of acceptable parking areas, go to:  
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
  • Counseling
  • Bookstore
  • DSPS Counseling and Test Center accommodations
  • EOPS Counseling
  • Financial Aid
  • Library - Textbook reserve
  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, January 25
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Brentwood Center. Room 9

For more Scholarship Workshop information and to make an appointment, go to:

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

Dates: Wednesday, January  24, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. & Thursday, February 1, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Room 9

For information, go to:    
Brentwood Bookstore 
Spring Textbook Sales: January 18 - February 5
Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (closed for lunch each day from 2:30 - 3:30 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  the Brentwood Center each semester to meet with students to discuss transfer options. Scheduled dates are: February 6 and March 8.

CSU East Bay Transfer Rep Appointment

New Brentwood center coming in 2020