May 21, 2022  
2016 Spring Student Handbook 
    
2016 Spring Student Handbook [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Important Dates (Academic Calendar)


Spring 2016 Registration

October 19 - December 11, 2015 - Spring 2016 in person

October 19, 2015 - January 8, 2016  - Spring 2016 online

January 13 – January 15, 2016 - Spring 2016 in person

January 10 – January 15, 2016  - Spring 2016 online

Financial Aid Deadlines for Spring 2016 Semester

  • 2015-2016 Federal Student Loans: To apply for an educational loan to help pay the cost of attending school - Spring 2016 only students - you must have received a response to your FAFSA. The priority deadline to apply for a loan is October 30, 2015. (Fall 2015 students, who attended in the fall, do not need to complete another FAFSA for Spring 2016, unless you were not packaged for the academic year.)
  • 2015-2016 FAFSA Spring Document Deadline: Friday, November 13, 2015 - All documents must be submitted by this date to be considered for an award letter and eligible for a bookstore credit.
  • Spring 2015-2016 First Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progression Appeal Timeline: November 9 - December 11, 2015 - Appeal and supporting documentation must be submitted by deadline in order to be reviewed in time to secure classes.
  • Spring 2015-2016 Last date to submit Satisfactory Academic Progression Financial Aid Appeal - Application Deadline: January 8, 2016 - Appeal and supporting documentation must be submitted by January 8, 2016 in order to be considered for Spring 2016 financial aid funding. Students who miss the priority or first appeal deadline date of December 11, 2015 must be prepared to pay the entire balance out of pocket, but can be reimbursed if financial aid appeal is approved and all other required documents are processed. Students will not be eligible for a bookstore credit.

 

SPRING 2016 SEMESTER

January 11, 2016 – May 12, 2016


January


4 - 8 Monday – Friday Spring 2016 registration in person
8 Friday

3 p.m. – In person regular registration payment deadline.

Deadline to submit academic suspension appeals for Spring 2016

Last date to submit Satisfactory Academic Progression Financial Aid Appeal Application. Appeal and supporting documentation must be submitted. Students who miss the priority or first appeal deadline date of December 11, 2015 must be prepared to pay the entire balance out of pocket, but can be reimbursed if financial aid appeal is approved and all other required documents are processed. Students will not be eligible for a bookstore credit.

10 Sunday, 12 noon Online payment deadline - schedules must be secured and/or paid to prevent being deleted.
11 - 20 Begins Monday 8 a.m. Online late registration
11 - 12 Monday - Tuesday College Faculty/Staff Convocation
13 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.
13 - 15 Wednesday – Friday
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
In person late registration
16 Saturday CLASSES BEGIN
17 Sunday, 12 noon Online payment deadline - schedules must be secured and/or paid to prevent being deleted.
18 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, no classes
19 - 20 Tuesday - Wednesday
1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Late registration, drop/add in person
20 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.
24 Sunday, 12 noon Online payment deadline - schedules must be secured and/or paid to prevent being deleted.
25 - Feb. 1 Monday - Monday, 8 p.m. Nightly schedule purges - schedules must be secured and/or paid to prevent being deleted.
26 Tuesday Last day to use bookstore credit.
27 Wednesday Deadline for 100% tuition adjustment.

February


2

Tuesday

Official Fourteenth Class Day

3 p.m. - Schedules must be secured and/or paid to prevent being deleted.​

4:30 p.m. - Last date to drop without “W” on student transcripts


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 of withdrawal or attendance.
3 Wednesday

First Financial Aid Disbursement to LoLA student accounts to begin refund process. The expected HigherOne refund date for this disbursement is February 17; however, refunds can take up to 14 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 February 18, 2016
3 - March 14 Monday - Friday Second Start Registration
5 Friday

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

6 - 10 Saturday - Wednesday Mardi Gras holidays, no classes
15 Monday Payment Plan installment due.
18 Thursday First-time borrower disbursements to LoLA student accounts to begin refund process. The expected HigherOne refund date for this disbursement is February 26; however, refunds can take up to 14 days to process.
22 Monday Accepting Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progression Applications for the SPRING 2016 SECOND START- appeal and supporting documentation must be submitted in order to be reviewed in time to secure classes (no bookstore credit).
23 Tuesday, 6 p.m. Final day for dropping Minisession One courses with a “W”
26 Friday, 4:30 p.m. Second deadline to apply for May graduation. After this date a “late fee” will be assessed.

March


4 Friday, 4:30 p.m. Last date for Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progression Appeal Application - SPRING 2016 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.
7 Monday, 12 noon Second Start Payment Deadline - Schedules must be secured and/or paid to prevent being deleted.
8 - 11 Monday, 8 a.m. Second Start Late Registration add/drop in person and online.
8 Tuesday, 8 a.m. Beginning of midterm exams
11

Friday

12 noon - Second Start Late Registration Payment Deadline - Schedules must be secured and/or paid to prevent being deleted.

4:30 p.m. - Last date to apply for May graduation. Applications received after this date will be processed for December graduation.

14 Monday End of midterm exams
Minisession Two classes begin
Second Start classes begin
15 Tuesday, 1 p.m. Midterm grading period ends
Final date for completion of non-traditional credits for semester
Payment Plan installment due
16 Wednesday, 12 noon Second Start Late Registration Final Payment Deadline - Schedules must be secured and/or paid to prevent being deleted.
21 - May 29 Begins Monday 8 a.m. Summer 2016 registration online
21 - August 7 Begins Monday 8 a.m. Fall 2016 registration online
21 - May 27 Begins Monday 8 a.m. Summer 2016 registration in person
21 - August 5 Begins Monday 8 a.m. Fall 2016 registration in person
22

 

Tuesday

Second Start disbursements to LoLA student accounts to begin refund process. The expected HigherOne refund date for this disbursement is Aprill 1; however, refunds can take up to 14 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 April 1, 2016.
24 - 27 Thursday - Sunday Spring holiday, no classes

April


1 Friday, 4:30 p.m. Second Start First-time borrower disbursements to LoLA student accounts to begin refund process. Refunds can take up to 14 days to process.
4 Monday, 4:30 p.m. First priority deadline to apply for December 2016 graduation
5 Tuesday, 6 p.m. Final day for dropping Spring Semester courses with a “W” or withdrawing from College
13 Wednesday, 6 p.m. Final day for dropping Minisession Two and Second Start courses with a “W”
15 Friday LCTCS Faculty/Staff Conference day, no classes

Final Payment Plan installment due
25 Monday, 4:30 p.m. Last date for reinstatement to be processed in Registrar’s Office
29 Friday Minisession Two ends

May


2 Monday Last day of class
3 Tuesday, 8 a.m. Beginning of final exams
6 Friday, 12 midnight Final grades due for final exams given on Tuesday, May 3 and Wednesday, May 4
7 Saturday Final exams for Saturday classes
9 Monday, 12 midnight Final grades due for final exams given on Thursday, May 5; Friday, May 6; and Saturday, May 7
10 Tuesday, 11 p.m. End of final exams
11 Wednesday, 1 p.m. Final grading period ends; final grades due for final exams given on Monday, May 9 and Tuesday, May 10; grade books due in divisional offices
12 Thursday, 4:30 p.m. End of Spring Semester
17 Tuesday, 10 a.m. Commencement
30 Monday Memorial Day holiday, College closed

Spring 2016 Minisessions

Session 1: January 19 – March 15

Registration: January 13 – 15
Last day to drop courses with a “W”:  February 23
Final Exams: March 9 - 15
Tuition Adjustment Schedule / Withdrawal from College / Reduction in Credit Hours:
Through January 22 - 100%
January 23 - 26 - 50%
After January 26 - NONE

Session 2: March 14 – May 2

Registration: January 13 – 15 and March 7 – 11
Last day to drop courses with a “W”: April 13
Final Exams: May 2
Tuition Adjustment Schedule / Withdrawal from College / Reduction in Credit Hours:
Through March 17 - 100%
March 18 - 21 - 50%
After March 21 - NONE


Spring Semester Tuition Adjustment Schedule
Withdrawal From College/Reduction in Credit Hours
Through January 27 100%
January 28 – February 2 50%
After February 2 NONE


Spring 2016 Second Start Session

Session: March 14 - May 12

SAP Appeal applications due: March 4
Registration: February 3 - March 14
Last day to drop courses with a “W”: April 13
Final Exams: May 3 - 12

Spring Second Start Tuition Adjustment Schedule

Withdrawal From College/Reduction in Credit Hours
Through March 17 100%
March 18 - 21 50%
After March 21 NONE