LASC's Financial Aid Office encourages students to utilize GetAnswers, an online library of short 60-90 second videos that are accessible on-demand. GetAnswers' videos detail complex financial aid information to current and prospective students in an easy to understand style. Learn more.
The 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is open for completion. Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so make sure to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible to be eligible for the most aid. Learn more.
The petition process to qualify as a Fall 2020 graduate or to receive a certificate will finish this Thursday, October 8. Review your graduation eligibility with a college counselor as your petition will only be accepted if signed or approved by a counselor. If you have questions, contact a counselor via live chat.
LASC is updating its Strategic Education Master Plan for the next five years and the opinions of students is important during this process. On Wednesday, October 7, from 10 a.m. to noon, LASC's Academic Affairs Office is hosting a Zoom open forum for students to discuss how to improve the college. All students are welcome to participate. Learn more.
Students who need immediate support with questions such as those related to Canvas, Zoom, Distance Education learning and more can contact our FreshCaller/FreshDesk hotline from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday by calling (323) 274-1680 or by emailing
Have questions for LASC's Information Technology (IT) Department? Students can reach the IT Department at studenthelp@laccd.edu or (213) 460-3164.
LASC's Student Success Center will present a workshop at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 6, titled "7 Reading Strategies You Should Know!" This workshop on Zoom will introduce strategies and discuss techniques for processing what you read and recalling information after you read and more. Learn more.
Have questions about transferring? 
EOPSCARE, and NextUP in collaboration with the Transfer Center will have a transfer workshop at noon on Wednesday, October 7, to answer student questions and concerns about preparing to transfer to the university system. Learn more.
LASC's Trio Scholars Program's goal is to assist students in obtaining their associate's degree and transfer to a four-year college/university of their choice. The program will have Zoom orientations at noon on Monday, October 5, and Wednesday, October 7. All are welcome to check them out. Learn more.
With LASC's short-term classes, you can achieve your long-term goals. These classes last just eight weeks and start October 26. Check out the schedule that includes interesting classes such as Administration of Justice 1 (Section 19739) and Administration of Justice 2 (Section 18964). Learn more.
Come join us for ¡Bienvenidos! In celebration of Latinx Heritage Month, Apple invites you to join and listen to Latinx employees as they share their diverse career journeys at a Career Panel Discussion at 11 a.m. October 15. Learn more.
Have you ever felt overwhelmed when it's time to read a chapter of your textbook? The Student Success Center's 1 p.m. Thursday, October 8, workshop will introduce strategies to support you in best reading your textbook. Learn more.
LASC's Counselors will host all-day Zoom sessions from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the month of October. Reach out to a counselor and get the support you need. Learn more.
Do you prefer to Tweet, Snap, Like or Pin? Or, do you do it all for the ‘gram? No matter what you’re using, we want to know! Learning how our students consume media helps us reach out to others and grow our college! Want to help? Share your feedback and you could win a $100 gift card to LASC's Bookstore! Learn more.
Want to play some women's basketball with the LASC Cougars and Head Coach Cortney Booker? It's not too late for anyone interested in playing in 2021. The journey begins by enrolling in the Kinesiology Athletics 552 course that starts Wednesday, October 10. For more information, contact Coach Booker at bookercl@lasc.edu or (562) 206-9118.
Amazon is hosting its first-ever career enrichment summit "Represent The Future Summit: Success Is Inclusive" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. October 20-21 to uplift Black, Latinx, and Native American professionals of all backgrounds and experience levels. Amazon has extended a priority registration invitation to LASC prior to the public announcement. Space is limited so register today. The access code is rtf2020
LASC's Dream Resource Center will host a series of informational events throughout the Fall Semester. Learn more about them here. All are invited to participate and connect. On Tuesday, October 6, the center and the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights will offer legal consultations from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The center embraces and celebrates diversity in all forms and aims to be a resource for undocumented immigrant students and their families.
LASC's Behavioral and Social Sciences Department will host its Media Literacy Project to educate LASC students in methods to better access, analyze, evaluate, and create media. The next talk is "Fake News, Privacy and Democracy" at 5 p.m. October 14 with LASC Sociology Professor Dr. Kristine Wright. Learn more.
Nursing students should check out Films on Demand's Nursing Video Collection, which is provided by LASC's Library, and contains online videos covering core clinical skills, patient care, anatomy and physiology, diet, pharmacology, lifespan development, diseases and infections, ethical, legal, and safety issues. Learn more.
The Guided Pathways Student
Workgroup wants to hear what LASC can do to help and guide students on their path to success. The next meeting is at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, October 8, on Zoom. All students should be heard! RSVP here or learn more.
Loaner laptops will be available for LASC students for the Fall Semester! Fill out an application for a loaner laptop here. Students will be contacted once the laptops are available to be picked up.
LASC's Associated Students Organization will host comedy and karaoke at 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 7, on Zoom. It’s time to bring the fun to the semester! Take a break from your busy day of lectures, discussion posts and emails to let your mind unwind and let this event put a smile on your face with special guest comedian Lewis Dix. All are welcome to attend. Learn more
LASC's Winter Session is a great way to finish school quicker and reach your goals sooner. Check out the schedule that was just released and plan to register. Winter Session classes last just five weeks from January 4, 2021, to February 7, 2021. Learn more.
CalFresh is a sustainable solution for hunger that provides monthly food benefits to individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. Calfresh is federally mandated in California and is state-supervised and county-operated. Learn more. To receive CalFresh support, visit this link.
Hip Hop Congress represents the merger of artists and students, music and community. The Hip Hop Congress mission is to use Hip Hop culture to inspire young people to get involved in social action, civic service, and cultural creativity. Get involved! Join Hip Hop Congress! Fill out this interest form and they will contact you!
LASC's Sociology Club gives you an opportunity to meet other students, learn about sociology careers, network, discuss ideas, practice leadership, contribute to the community, and improve your resume. The club meets once a month virtually through Zoom. Join in! Learn more.
The Student Success Center provides free academic support services to enhance student learning and achievement in a student-centered environment. Check out the center's Fall Semester schedule.
Need support with math? LASC's online Math Lab is available from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays as well as 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays on Zoom. This opportunity is free for all LASC students. Learn more.
The Los Angeles Community College District and its nine colleges, including LASC, will deliver all classes for the 2021 Winter Session and 2021 Spring Semester in primarily remote/online learning environments for the remainder of the academic year. Learn more.

LASC's Lakin Center will serve as an in-person voting center from October 24 to November 3 for the upcoming General Election. Voters will be able to cast their ballots in-person or drop-off their mail-in ballots from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. October 24 to November 2 and from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Election Day, November 3. Register to vote here. Interested in being a #LAvotes poll worker? Register here.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, LASC's campus is closed to the public, but almost all classes are offered in a remote learning (online) model using Canvas and all student services and business operations will be offered online. Keep up with the latest CVOID-19 news with LACCD's FAQ page.
LASC has a wealth of virtual classroom support available for students this Fall Semester. Learn more. Also, students can live chat with our support programs by visiting this link. Resources such as housing, WiFi, and food accessibility are also available to students here.
If you have any questions about the LASC's services or classes, call (323) 274-1680 or email LASCStudentSupport@laccd.edu from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays to get them answered by our friendly support team.
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LASC's Academic Senate and College Council committees provide leadership for the overall direction and support of the college. Take a moment to review the committees' 2020 Fall Semester meeting schedules. All students are welcome to attend the meetings.
This Fall Semester, LASC will have an “Administrator On Duty” on Zoom from 5-8 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays to ensure everything is running smoothly with our online instruction and support services. If you encounter any issues, contact the administrator on Zoom and they will provide assistance. 
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There are many employment opportunities available in our surrounding community. Take a moment and check them out.
One of the best and often most underused ways to get money for college is through scholarships! You could receive hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in national, statewide, and local scholarships. 
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.