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2017 Fall Student Handbook [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Important Dates (Academic Calendar)


Fall 2017 Semester (16 Weeks)
Fall 2017  Minisession 1
Fall 2017  Minisession 2
Fall 2017 Session (12 Weeks)
Fall 2017 Second Start Session (8 Weeks)

 

Fall 2017 Semester (16 Weeks)

August 7 - December 7, 2017

Fall 2017 Registration
  • March 20 - August 6, 2017 and August 7 - 15, 2017 -  Fall 2017 registration online or in person

Financial Aid Deadlines for Fall 2017 Semester

  • 2017-2018 Federal student grants/loans for students attending fall semester priority FAFSA deadline to apply April 21, 2017.  Completed files will be eligible for authorized book vouchers for the fall and classes will be secured.
    • 2017 Spring students
    • 2017 Summer students  
    • 2017 Fall Transfer, New, Freshman students
  • 2017-2018  Priority FAFSA Verification document submission deadline: July 14, 2017.  All documents must be submitted by this date to be considered for an award letter and eligible for a bookstore voucher.
  • 2017-2018  Priority Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progression Appeal Timeline: April 24 - July 14, 2017 - Appeal and supporting documentation must be submitted by deadline in order to be reviewed in time to secure classes.
  • 2017-2018  Last date to submit Satisfactory Academic Progression Financial Aid Appeal - Friday, September 15, 2017 - Appeal and supporting documentation must be submitted 9/15/2017 in order to be considered for Fall 2017 financial aid funding. Students who miss the priority appeal deadline must be prepared to pay for tuition and books with some other means of payment, but may be reimbursed if financial aid appeal is approved, all other required documents are processed, and funding is available after tuition and fees have been paid. Students will not be eligible for a bookstore credit.

August

  • 4, Friday - Deadline to submit Academic Suspension appeal for Fall 2017 / 3 p.m. Online payment deadline for in person regular registration
  • 6, Sunday, 12 noon - Online payment deadline - schedules must be secured and/or paid to prevent being deleted
  • 7 - 15, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - Late registration online
  • 7 - 8, Monday - Tuesday - College Faculty/Staff Convocation
  • 9, Wednesday - First day to use bookstore credit - books may be purchased using bookstore voucher for students who are eligible if financial aid has been processed and authorized for at least 48 hours
  • 9 - 11, Wednesday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Late registration in person
  • 12, Saturday - CLASSES BEGIN
  • 13, Sunday, 12 noon - Online payment deadline - schedules must be secured and/or paid to prevent being deleted
  • 14 - 15, Monday - Tuesday, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Late registration, drop/add in person
  • 15, Tuesday, 6 p.m. - Final date to add courses, change sections, change from credit to audit or audit to credit / Last date for admission to the College for Semester
  • 20, Sunday, 12 noon - Online payment deadline - schedules must be secured and/or paid to prevent being deleted
  • 21 - 25, Monday - Friday - Nightly payment deadline - schedules must be secured and/or paid to prevent being deleted
  • 21, Monday - Last day to use bookstore credit
  • 22, Tuesday - Deadline for 100% tuition adjustment
  • 28, Monday  
    • 12 noon -  Final payment deadline - schedules must be secured and/or paid to prevent being deleted
    • 4:30 p.m. - Official 14th Class Day / Last date to drop without “W” on student transcripts for the regular semester only
    • Deadline for 50% tuition adjustment - after this date, no adjustments are given - students are responsible for full tuition and fee rates after this date, regardless or withdrawal or attendance
  • 30, Wednesday - First Financial Aid Disbursement to LoLA student accounts to begin refund process. Refunds will take up to 14 school days to process. Federal regulations require that the College delay delivering the proceeds of educational loans to first-time borrowers until 30 days after the start of classes. Therefore, student loan funds for first-time borrowers will not be disbursed to their accounts until September 18, 2017.

September

  • 4, Monday - Labor Day holiday, no classes 
  • 15, Friday - Installment payment due
  • 15, Friday - Last date to submit satisfactory academic progression financial aid appeal - Appeal and supporting documentation must be submitted in order to be considered for Fall 2017 financial aid funding - transfer and late registration students-no more appeals will be taken after this date.
  • 18, Monday - disbursement date for (16 week) first-time borrowers - refunds can take up to 14 school days to process
  • 22, Friday 
    • LCTCS Conference day, no classes
    • 4:30 p.m. - Second deadline to apply for December graduation. After this date a “late fee” will be assessed.
  • 25 - 30, Monday - Saturday - Midterm exams

October

  • 3, Tuesday, 1 p.m. - Midterm grading period ends / Final date for completion of non-traditional credits
  • 6, Friday 4:30 p.m. - Last date to apply for May Graduation applications received after this date will be processed for May graduation 
  • 15, Sunday - Installment payment due
  • 14 - 17, Saturday - Tuesday - Fall holiday, no classes
  • 16, Monday - Staff Convocation
  • 16 - January 7, 2018, Monday - Sunday, 24/7 - Spring 2018 registration online
  • 16 - December 8, Monday - Friday - Spring 2018 registration in person
  • 30, Monday - Accepting Spring 2018 Satisfactory Academic Progression Appeal applications

November

  • 1, Wednesday, 6 p.m. - Final day for dropping Fall Semester courses with a “W” or withdrawing from College
  • 3, Friday, 4:30 p.m. - First priority deadline to apply for May 2018 graduation
  • 15, Sunday - Final installment payment due
  • 14, Tuesday, 6 p.m. - Last date for reinstatement to be processed in Registrar’s office
  • 22 - 26, Wednesday - Sunday - Thanksgiving holiday, no classes
  • 27, Monday - Last day of class
  • 28, Tuesday, 8 a.m. - Beginning of final exams

December

  • 1, Friday, 12 midnight - Final grades due for final exams given on Tuesday, November 28 and Wednesday, November 29
  • 2, Saturday - Final exams for Saturday classes
  • 4, Monday, 12 midnight - Final grades due for final exams given on Thursday, November 30; Friday, December 1; and Saturday, December 2
  • 5, Tuesday, 11 p.m. - End of final exams; final grades due for online courses
  • 6, Wednesday, 1 p.m. - Final grading period ends; final grades due for final exams given on Monday, December 4 and Tuesday, December 5; grade books due in divisional offices
  • 7, Thursday, 4:30 p.m. - End of Fall Semester
  • 8, Friday - Last day to submit Spring 2018 Satisfactory Academic Progression Appeal applications as priority to receive bookstore credit
  • 11, Monday - accepting Spring 2018 Satisfactory Academic Progression Appeal applications - no bookstore credit
  • 13, Wednesday, 10 a.m. - Commencement
Fall 2017 Semester Tuition Adjustment Schedule / Withdrawal From College/Reduction in Credit Hours

Through August 22 - 100%
August 23 - 28 - 50%
After August 28 - NONE
 


Fall 2017 Minisession 1

August 14 - September 29, 2017

  • Follows full-term registration
  • Classes begin: August 14
  • Official Census Day: August 19
  • Last day to drop courses with a “W”: September 14 by 4:30 p.m.
  • Final Exams: October 2
  • Tuition Adjustment Schedule / Withdrawal from College / Reduction in Credit Hours:
    • ​Through August 16 - 100%
    • August 17 -19 - 50%
    • After August 19 - NONE

 


Fall 2017 Minisession 2

October 4 - November 27, 2017

  • Registration: August 9 - 10
  • Classes begin: October 4
  • Official Census Day: October 11
  • Last day to drop courses with a “W”: November 7 by 4:30 p.m.
  • Final Exams: November 28 - December 5
  • Tuition Adjustment Schedule / Withdrawal from College / Reduction in Credit Hours:
    • Through October 7 - 100%
    • October 8 - 11 - 50%
    • After October 11 - NONE

 


Fall 2017 Session (12 Weeks)

September 11 - December 7, 2017

August

  • 29 - Sept. 6, Monday - Friday - Fall 2017 12-Week Session registration

September

  • 6, Wednesday, 12 noon - Deadline to secure classes
  • 7 - 8, Thursday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Late registration in person
  • 7 - 10, Thursday - Sunday - Late registration online
  • 11, Monday - CLASSES BEGIN
  • 11 - 12, Monday - Tuesday - 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Late registration drop/add online / 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Late registration drop/add in person
  • 12, Tuesday, 6 p.m. - Final date to add courses, change sections, change from credit to audit or audit to credit / Last date for admission to the college for session
  • 13, Wednesday, 12 noon - Final deadline to secure classes
  • 18, Monday - Census Day / Last date to drop without a “W” on student transcripts (until 12 noon in person; until 4:30 p.m. online)
  • 22, Friday - LCTCS Faculty/Staff Conference day, no classes

October

  • 14 - 17, Saturday - Tuesday - Fall holiday, no classes
  • 18, Wednesday, 8 a.m. - Beginning of midterm exams
  • 20, Friday - End of midterm exams for 12-Week Session
  • 23, Monday, 1 p.m. - Midterm grading period ends

November 

  • 7, Tuesday, 6 p.m. - Final day for dropping courses with a “W” or withdrawing from College
  • 14, Tuesday, 6 p.m. - Last date for reinstatement to be processed in Registrar’s office
  • 22 - 26, Wednesday - Sunday - Thanksgiving holiday, no classes
  • 27, Monday - Last day of class
  • 28, Tuesday, 8 a.m. - Beginning of final exams

December 

  • 2, Saturday - Final exams for Saturday classes
  • 5, Tuesday, 11 p.m. - End of final exams
  • 6, Wednesday, 1 p.m. - Final grading period ends; grade books due in divisional offices


Tuition Adjustment Schedule / Withdrawal from College / Reduction in Credit Hours

Through September 14 - 100%
September 15 - 18 - 50%
After September 18 - NONE


Fall 2017 Second Start Session (8 Weeks)

October 4 - November 27, 2017

  • Registration: August 29 - September 27
  • Deadline to secure classes: September 27 by 12 noon
  • Late registration: September 28 - October 4
  • Classes begin: October 4
  • Final deadline to secure classes: October 6 by 12 noon
  • Census Day: October 11
  • Last day to drop courses with a “W”: November 7 by 4:30 p.m.
  • Final Exams: November 28 - December 5
  • Tuition Adjustment Schedule / Withdrawal from College / Reduction in Credit Hours:
    • Through October 7 - 100%
    • October 8 - 11 - 50%
    • After October 11 - NONE
  • Financial aid information:
    • Disbursement: October 13
    • Disbursement for first-time borrowers: November 13
    • SAP appeal timeline:
      • September 25: Deadline to submit appeals for priority processing.
      • October 13: Last date to submit SAP appeal and supporting documentation must in order to be considered for financial aid funding.