There is still time to register for Spring Semester classes! Add a late-start class or two and get closer to your goals be it reaching the Commencement stage, transferring, or getting hired at your dream job. Learn more. Late-start classes, such as Theater 100 and Anthropology 132, begin April 12.
Students should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by the Tuesday, March 2, Cal Grant deadline to be eligible for the most aid opportunities. Check in with our Financial Aid team to learn more.
In the interest of furthering the educational objectives of students, LASC's Library will make available a Google Chromebook or Surface GO for one academic year for LASC students actively enrolled at the college. Learn more.

March is Women’s History Month and the LASC Library celebrates by sharing women-focused sources. The Library invites you to explore its featured biographies, e-books, and selected videos. Connect with its resources by clicking here.
Housing openings are available for students of all genders from 18 to 30 years old. Students will be provided with room, food, Wi-Fi, academic counseling, tutoring and mental health services. For more information and to apply, visit Shower of Hope or Opportunity House - LA Room and Board.
Need housing? Need a job? Need a break? Join our Gaining Access Through Education, Work, and Yielding Stability (GATEWAYS) program counselors at upcoming spring informational workshops. Learn more.
LASC's Associated Students Organization has openings for executive board and commissioner positions. Also, applications are being accepted to serve as the student trustee on the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Board of Trustees. Learn more.
The Student Health Center invites all students to join its weekly support group. This is a chance to chat casually with other students about issues that concern you, whether they are academic, environmental, personal, or something else. The center has two professional facilitators, one male and one female, one of whom is Spanish speaking. Learn more.
LASC's Career Pathways & Jobs Center can connect you with life-changing opportunities such as resume workshops, teacher assistant job openings, summer internships and so much more. Learn more about the center here.
LASC's theater students have created a powerful and haunting piece of theater with their new virtual project titled "George Floyd." The "George Floyd" project is a combination of text, movement, and music, all woven into a ritual of release and healing. NBC-4 profiled the performance on Feb. 26.
LASC’s Extended Opportunity Programs and Services office's goal is to help everyone who wants to have access to quality education with the resources needed to succeed. Apply today.
LASC's NextUp and Guardian Scholars programs welcome you to read its latest newsletter that details the benefits of joining, meet the team, and more. You can view the newsletter here. Also, check out this flyer to meet Carlos Borrayo, NextUp and Guardian Scholars newest Career Guidance Counselor Assistant (CGCA).
Hip Hop Congress represents the merger of artists and students, music and community. Its mission is to use Hip Hop culture to inspire young people to get involved in social action, civic service, and cultural creativity. Fill out this interest form and they will contact you!
LASC's Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) program is accepting applications for Spring Semester. If you meet the eligibility requirements, apply today. Read more.
Did you know that LASC has the only TRiO STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) program in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD)? Are you interested in transferring to a college or university in a STEM or STEM-affiliated major? Then considering joining the TRiO STEM Scholars Program at LASC! Learn more.
LASC's science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs are actively involved in bringing more opportunities to students related to their career. The STEM programs' first newsletter is where a student can find information and opportunities to further his or her education. Read more.
Students will be able to channel their emotions into a masterpiece at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, at the "Paint & Breathe" event on Zoom. LASC's art faculty member Santos Vazquez will lead the session. Learn more. The first 30 students who register will receive art supplies.
In celebration of Black History Month, LASC's Art Gallery is pleased to present “Agency: Reclamation of Our Stories” -- a solo virtual exhibition by Gena Rynae Smith. To view the exhibition, visit the Gallery's Facebook page.
Do you want to transfer to a four-year university? Learn how being a TRiO Scholars program participant can help you achieve your educational transfer goals from 10-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through March 17 on Zoom. Learn more.
LASC's Multipurpose Room 127 in the SoCTE Building will serve as a polling place for the state Senate District 30 election. Voters can cast their ballots from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Monday, March 1, as well as from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, March 2. Candidates running to fill this seat can be viewed here.
LASC's Dream Resource Center in collaboration with the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) will be providing free immigration legal consultations in the Spring Semester. Consultations include assistance with applications for DACA, citizenship, pathways to legalization, and more. Book your appointment here.
To provide students with reliable, high-speed internet access — and in keeping with social-distancing directives issued by county, state, and national officials — LASC is launching “Drive-Up Wi-Fi.” Drive to LASC, park in our parking lot and get FREE Wi-Fi! Learn more.
The filing period to petition for 2021 Spring Semester graduation or a Certificate of Completion lasts through March 26. Contact your LASC counselor to learn more at lasc.edu/counseling.
LACCD’s African American Outreach Initiative program presents the 2021 Virtual Black Graduation Celebration: A Cultural Ceremony Honoring Students! The celebration is from 3-5 p.m. May 25. Learn more.
LACCD's Lavender Graduation Celebration will be at 4 p.m. May 17 celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) student graduates. More information to follow! Learn more.
LASC's Disabled Students Program & Services and NEXTUp offices will host Student Resource fairs throughout March and April. Stop by to learn about LASC and our incredible community partners. Learn more.
All LASC students can receive free academic tune-ups on a variety of subjects that are all just a mouse-click away with online tutoring on NetTutor in two ways:
  • Through Canvas by clicking on the "NetTutor" link in any Canvas shell
  • Click "Online Tutoring" once you've logged in here.
LASC's Student Success Center provides free academic support services online to enhance student learning and achievement in a student-centered environment. Learn more here. The center will also be hosting workshops this week. Check them out here.
LASC's Spring Semester information guide for students details support and resources available such as tutoring, health and technology. Learn more.
LASC has initiated a hotline for
students to get answers to questions or concerns they might have related to LACCD or LASC operations as well as the impact of COVID-19. Contact the FreshDesk/FreshCaller hotline from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays to Fridays at (323) 274-1680 or by emailing

LASC students can live chat with our support programs this Spring Semester by visiting this link. Information on resources such as housing, WiFi, and food accessibility are also available here.
LASC's Financial Aid Office encourages students to utilize GetAnswers, an online library of short 60-90 second videos accessible on-demand. GetAnswers' videos detail complex financial aid information in an easy to understand style. Learn more.
If you need some support with Canvas, this video gives a nice overview of how to navigate it. Also, Canvas has some helpful guides to answer your questions. Have more questions about Canvas? Students should send an email to LASC-DEhelpdesk@lasc.edu.
Canvas support is available for all students on Zoom from noon to 1 and 3-4 p.m. Mondays; noon to 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays; and 9-10 a.m. Saturdays. Learn more.
Microsofts has created a "Blacks at Microsoft" (BAM) scholarships. The BAM Scholarship was created to enable Black and African American students to attend college and pursue a career in technology. The goal is to empower future generations to do and be more. The deadline is March 31. Learn more.
Martin Luther King Community Medical Group is making COVID-19 vaccines available to seniors living within a five-mile radius of the Martin Luther King Community Medical Group East Compton and Wilmington clinics. Appointments are required and the cost is free. No walks-ins. Learn more.
LASC knows there are a lot of questions that students have about the impact the COVID-19 outbreak will have on the college. President Dr. Seher Awan is inviting all students to a virtual town hall at 11 a.m. every Friday on Zoom at tinyurl.com/LASCStudentTownHall. Dial in by calling (669) 900-6833. The meeting ID is 938 4354 5859. Receive updates and chat your questions directly to Dr. Awan.
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