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2015 Spring Student Handbook 
    
2015 Spring Student Handbook [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Important Dates (Academic Calendar)


Priority Registration for Spring 2015 Semester

October 20 - December 12, 2014 - Spring 2015 registration in person for continuing, new, transfer, and re-admit students

October 20, 2014 - January 9, 2015 - Spring 2015 registration online for continuing, transfer, and re-admit students

Financial Aid Deadlines for Spring 2015 Semester

  • 2014-2015 FAFSA Spring Priority Deadline: Monday, October 20, 2014 FAFSA must be processed by the federal government by this date.
  • 2014-2015 FAFSA First Spring Document Deadline: Friday, November 14, 2014 All documents must be submitted by this date to be considered for an award letter and eligible for a bookstore credit.
  • First Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progression Appeal Deadline: December 12, 2014 Appeal and supporting documentation must be submitted by deadline in order to be reviewed in time to secure classes (no bookstore credit).
  • Last date for Satisfactory Academic Progression Financial Aid Appeal Deadline: January 9, 2015 Appeal and supporting documentation must be submitted by deadline in order to be considered. Students who miss the first appeal deadline must be prepared to pay the entire balance out of pocket, but can be reimbursed if Financial Aid appeal is approved and processed. 

 

SPRING 2015 SEMESTER

JANUARY 12, 2015 – MAY 14, 2015


JANUARY


5 - 9 Monday – Friday Spring 2015 priority registration in person for continuing, transfer, re-admit and new students
9 Friday

3 p.m. - In person priority registration payment deadline

4:30 p.m. Last date for Satisfactory Academic Progression Financial Aid Appeal Deadline Students can submit their Satisfactory Academic Progression Appeal Application; however, in order to secure classes, students will need to pay out of pocket. If the student is denied, he/she will have to continue to pay any scheduled payments on the payment plan.  If students are approved, they will need to continue to pay any scheduled payments on the payment plan until funding is posted to student account.

11 Sunday, noon Online priority registration payment deadline (LoLA payments only)
12 - 13 Monday - Tuesday College Faculty/Staff Convocation
14 Wednesday First day to use bookstore credit
14 - 15 Wednesday – Friday
   8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
   9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Online registration
In person registration
16 Friday, 3 p.m. In person last chance registration payment deadline
18 Sunday, noon Online last chance registration payment deadline (LoLA payments only)
17 Saturday CLASSES BEGIN
19 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, no classes
20 - 21 Tuesday - Wednesday
   8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
   1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Last chance registration, drop/add online
Last chance registration, drop/add in person
21 Wednesday, 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.
27 Tuesday

Last day to use bookstore credit

28 Wednesday Deadline for 100% tuition adjustment

FEBRUARY


 3 Tuesday

Official Fourteenth Class Day - last day to drop without “W” on student transcript

Deadline for 50% tuition adjustment

4 Wednesday

Last date to submit Satisfactory Academic Progression Appeal Application – transfer and late registration students-no more appeals will be taken after this date.

Initial Disbursement Date

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 February 23, 2015.
14 - 18 Saturday - Wednesday Mardi Gras holidays, no classes
23 Monday, 9 a.m. Accepting Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progression for the SPRING SECOND START-appeal and supporting documentation must be submitted in order to be reviewed in time to secure classes (no bookstore credit).
24 Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Final day for dropping Minisession One courses with a “W”
27 Friday, 4:30 p.m. Second deadline to apply for May graduation. After this date a “late fee” will be assessed.

MARCH


6 Friday LCTCS Faculty/Staff Conference Day, no classes
10 Tuesday, 8 a.m. Beginning of midterm exams
11 Wednesday Minisession One final exams
13 Friday, 4:30 p.m. Last date to apply for May graduation.  Applications received after this date will be processed for December graduation.

Last date for Satisfactory Academic Progression Financial Aid Appeal Deadline SPRING SECOND START – Students can submit their Satisfactory Academic Progression Appeal Application; however, in order to secure classes, students will need to pay out of pocket. If the student is denied, he/she will have to continue to pay any scheduled payments on the payment plan.  If students are approved, they will need to continue to pay any scheduled payments on the payment plan until funding is posted to student account.
16 Monday End of midterm exams
Minisession Two classes begin
Second Start classes begin
16 - May 22   Summer/Fall 2015 registration in person or online for continuing, transfer, re-admit, and new students
17 Tuesday, 1 p.m. Midterm grading period ends

Final date for completion of non-traditional credits for semester
23 Monday, 9 a.m.

Initial Disbursement Date

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 April 16, 2015.

APRIL


2 - 5 Thursday - Sunday Spring holiday, no classes
6 Monday, 4:30 p.m. First priority deadline to apply for December 2015 graduation
7 Tuesday, 6 p.m. Final day for dropping Spring Semester courses with a “W” or withdrawing from College
15 Wednesday, 6 p.m. Final day for dropping Minisession Two and Second Start courses with a “W”
27 Monday, 4:30 p.m. Last date for reinstatement to be processed in Registrar’s Office

MAY


1 Friday Minisession Two ends
4 Monday Last day of class
5 Tuesday, 8 a.m. Beginning of final exams
8 Friday, 12 midnight Final grades due for final exams given on Tuesday, May 5 and Wednesday, May 6
9 Saturday Final exams for Saturday classes
11 Monday, 12 midnight Final grades due for final exams given on Thursday, May 7;  Friday, May 8; and Saturday, May 9
12 Tuesday, 11 p.m. End of final exams
13 Wednesday, 1 p.m. Final grading period ends; final grades due for final exams given on Monday, May 11 and Tuesday, May 12; grade books due in divisional offices
14 Thursday, 4:30 p.m. End of Spring Semester
19 Tuesday, 10 a.m. Commencement
25 Monday Memorial Day holiday, College closed

SPRING 2015 MINISESSIONS

MINISESSION 1: January 20 – March 11 Registration: January 14 - 16
Last day to drop courses with a W: February 24
Final exams: March 11
MINISESSION 2: March 16 – May 4 Registration: January 14 – 16 and March 9 – 13
Last day to drop courses with a W: April 15
Final exams: May 5 - 12

SPRING 2015 SECOND START SESSION

SESSION: March 16 - May 4

Registration: February 4 - March 13
Last day to drop courses with a W: April 15
Final exams: May 5 - 12


Refund Schedule: 100% through March 16
                                   50 % - March 17 - 19
                                   NONE after March 19

 

THINK AHEAD! FALL 2015 REGISTRATION

March 16 - May 22, 2015 - Fall 2015 in person for new, continuing, transfer and re-admit students

March 16 - August 7, 2015  - Fall 2015 online for continuing, transfer, and re-admit students