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2020 Fall Student Handbook 
    
2020 Fall Student Handbook [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Important Dates (Academic Calendar)


Fall 2020 Semester (Regular Term)
Fall 2020 Minimester Schedule
Fall 2020 Minisession 1
Fall 2020 Minisession 2
Fall 2020 Winter Session
Fall 2020 Tuition Adjustment Schedule At-A-Glance
Fall 2020 Financial Aid Deadlines

Fall 2020 Semester (Regular Term)

August 10, 2020 - December 9, 2020

August

  • March 9 - August 7 - Fall 2020 Semester registration in person
  • 10 - 14 - Registration online
  • 10 - 11, Monday - Tuesday - College Faculty/Staff Convocation
  • 11, Tuesday - 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
  • 15, Saturday - CLASSES BEGIN
  • 16, Sunday, 12 noon - Late registration online
  • 17 - 18, Monday - Tuesday - 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Late registration, drop/add in person 
  • 18, Tuesday, 4:30 p.m. - Final day to add courses, change sections, change from credit to audit or audit to credit 
  • 24, Monday - Last day to use bookstore credit
  • 24 - 28, Monday - Friday, 8 p.m. - Nightly payment deadline - schedules must be secured and/or paid to prevent being deleted
  • 25, Tuesday - Deadline for 100% tuition adjustment *Extended to Friday, August 28*
  • 31, Monday - Official Census Day *Extended to Wednesday, September 2*
    • Last day to drop without “W” on student transcripts - by 12 noon in person and 4:30 p.m. online
    • 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
    • 2 p.m. – Final Payment deadline - schedules must be secured and/or paid to prevent being deleted

September

  • 7, Monday - Labor Day holiday - no classes
  • 25, Friday, 4:30 p.m. - Second deadline to apply for December graduation - after this day a “late fee” will be assessed
  • 28, Monday, 8 a.m. - Beginning of midterm exams

October

  • 6, Tuesday - Midterm grading period ends at 1 p.m. / Final day for completion of non-traditional credits
  • 8, Thursday - LCTCS Faculty/Staff Conference Day - no classes
  • 9 - January 8 - Spring 2021 Semester registration
  • 9, Friday - 4:30 p.m. - Final deadline to apply for December graduation - applications received after this day will be processed for May 2021 graduation
  • 10 - 13, Saturday - Tuesday - Fall Holiday, no classes
  • 12, Monday - Staff Convocation
  • 23, Friday - Last day for admission to the College for Semester

November

  • 4, Wednesday, 6 p.m. - Final day for dropping courses with a “W” or withdrawing from College
  • 6, Friday, 4:30 p.m. - First priority deadline to apply for May 2021 graduation
  • 17, Tuesday, 4:30 p.m. - Last day for reinstatement to be processed in Registrar’s office
  • 25 - 29 - Thanksgiving Holiday, no classes
  • 30, Monday - Last day of class

December

  • 1, Tuesday, 8 a.m. - Beginning of final exams
  • 4, Friday, 11:59 p.m. - Final grades due for final exams given on Tuesday, December 1 and Wednesday, December 2
  • 5, Saturday - Final exams for Saturday classes
  • 8, Tuesday, 11:59 p.m. - End of final exams / Final grades due for all courses
  • 9, Wednesday, 1 p.m. - End of Fall Semester / Grade books due in divisional offices
  • 15, Tuesday, 10 a.m. - Commencement

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

  • Through August 25 - 100%
  • August 26 - 31 - 50%
  • After August 31 - NONE

Fall 2020 Minimester Schedule

Minimester

Term A
August 17 - October 6

Term AB*
October 7- December 8

Term B
October 7 - December 8

Registration

Follows full term registration

August 12 – 14

September 1 – 30
*Begins September 3*

Late Registration

Follows full term registration

N/A

October 1 – 8

Classes Begin

August 17

October 7

October 7

Census Day

August 24
*Extended to August 26*

October 19

October 19

Last day to drop courses with a “W”

September 17

by 4:30p.m.

November 10

by 4:30p.m.

November 10

by 4:30p.m.

Last day to reinstate course

September 24

November 17

November 17

Final Exams

September 28 -October 6

December 1 - 8

December 1 - 8

*Term AB is only available for specific programs. Please contact your division to see if this term is available for your program.


Fall 2020 Minisession 1

September 21 - October 16, 2020

  • September 1 - 18 - Online registration *Begins September 3*
  • September 18 - Friday, 12 noon - Last day to register / Payment deadline 4 p.m.
  • September 21 - Monday - Classes begin / Bookstore credit available for those who qualify
  • September 23 - Census Day / Last day to withdraw without a “W” / Bookstrore credit ends
  • October 7 - Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. - Last day to drop courses with a “W”
  • October 9 - Friday, 4:30 p.m. - Last day to reinstate a course
  • October 10 - 13 - Fall holiday, no classes
  • October 14 - Wednesday - Last day of class
  • October 15 - Thursday - Final Exams
  • October 16 - Friday, 4:30 p.m. - Final grades due

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

  • Through September 22 - 100%
  • September 23 - 50%
  • After September 23 - NONE

Fall 2020 Minisession 2

October 26 - November 18, 2020

  • October 1 - 23 - Online registration *Begins September 3*
  • October 23 - Friday, 12 noon - Last day to register / Payment deadline 4 p.m.
  • October 26 - Monday - Classes begin / Bookstore credit available for those who qualify
  • October 28 - Census Day / Last day to withdraw without a “W” / Bookstore credit ends
  • November 11 - Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. - Last day to drop courses with a “W”
  • November 13 - Friday, 4:30 p.m. - Last day to reinstate a course
  • November 16 - Monday - Last day of class
  • November 17- Tuesday - Final Exams
  • November 18 - Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. - Final grades due

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

  • Through October 27 - 100%
  • October 28 - 50%
  • After October 28 - NONE

Fall 2020 Winter Session

December 14, 2020 - January 13, 2021 

October 

  • October 26 - December 11 - Online registration 

December 

  • December 4 - Friday - Financial aid deadline - all documents must be submitted to be considered for financial aid
  • December 11 - Friday, 12 noon - Last day to register / 4 p.m. - Payment deadline 
  • December 14 - Monday - Classes begin / Deadline for 100% tuition adjustment / Bookstore credit available for those who qualify
  • December 16 - Wednesday - Census Day / Deadline for 50% tuition adjustments / Last day to withdraw without a “W” / Bookstore credit ends
  • December 24 - January 3 - No classes

January 

  • January 5 - Tuesday, 4:30 p.m. - Last day to drop courses with a “W”
  • January 7 - Thursday, 4:30 p.m. - Final day for reinstatement to be processed in the Registrar’s office
  • January 11 - Monday - Last day of class
  • January 12 - Tuesday - Final Exams
  • January 13 - Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. - Final grades due

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

  • Through December 14 - 100%
  • December 15 - 16 - 50%
  • After December 16 - NONE

Fall 2020 Tuition Adjustment Schedule At-A-Glance

Semester / Term

Fall 2020 
Semester

Fall 2020
Minimester
Term A

Fall 2020
Minimester
Term AB

Fall 2020
Minimester
Term B

Fall 2020
Minisession 1

Fall 202
Minisession 2
Fall 2020
Winter Session

Start Date

August 15

August 17

October 7

October 7

September 21 October 26 December 14

100% Tuition Adjustment

Through August 25

Through August 19

Through August 25

Through October 14

Through September 22 Through October 27 Through December 14

50% Tuition Adjustment

August 26 - 31

August 20 - 24

August 26 - 31

October 15 - 19

September 23 October 28 December 15 - 16 

No Tuition Adjustment

After August 31

After August 24

After August 31

After October 19

After September 23 After October 28 After December 16

After tuition adjustment period, students are responsible for full tuition and fee rates, regardless of withdrawal or attendance.


Fall 2020 Financial Aid Deadlines

The Financial Aid Fall Payment Period includes Regular Term, Minimester Term A, Minisession 1, Minimester Term B, Minisession 2, and Winter Session.

  • Thursday July 16 - 2020-2021 Priority FAFSA Deadline for Regular Term and Minimester Term A - FAFSAs submitted by this date will be reviewed before first payment deadline.
  • Thursday, July 23 - 2020-2021 Priority Financial Document Deadline for Regular Term and Minimester Term A - All documents submitted by this deadline will be reviewed prior to the first payment deadline.
  • Tuesday, September 1 - First Financial Aid Disbursement for Fall Payment Period for Regular Term and Minimester Term A - Refund process can take up to 14 business days before students receive refund. Federal regulations require that the College delay delivering loans to first-time borrowers until 30 days after the start of the payment period.
  • Monday, September 14 - First Disbursement for First-time Loan Borrowers Enrolled in 6 Hours for the Fall Payment Period - Refunds take up to 14 business days before students receive refund.
  • Friday, September 18 - 2020-2021 Priority FAFSA Deadline for Minimester Term B - FAFSAs submitted by this date will be reviewed before first payment deadline.
  • Thursday, September 24 - First Financial Aid Disbursement for Minisession 1 - Refund process can take up to 14 business days before students receive refund. 
  • Friday, September 25 - 2020-2021 Priority Financial Aid Document Deadline - All documents submitted by this deadline will be considered for an award letter before first payment deadline.
  • Tuesday October 20 - First Financial Aid Disbursement for Minimster Term B - Refund process can take up to 14 business days before students receive refund. 
  • Thursday, October 29 - First Financial Aid Disbursement for Minisession 2 - Refund process can take up to 14 business days before students receive refund. 
  • Friday, October 30 - Final Deadline to accept loans and complete Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling - Students who miss this deadline must complete a loan revision form to have loans considered to be reinstated
  • Monday, November 2 - Second Disbursement for Fall Payment Period Only Loan Funds for the Fall Payment Period - Refunds can take up to 14 business days before students receive refund.
  • Friday, December 4 - 2020-2021 Priority Financial Aid Document Deadline for Winter Session - All documents submitted by this deadline will be considered for an award letter before first payment deadline.
  • Thursday, December 17 - First Financial Aid Disbursement for Winter Session - Refund process can take up to 14 business days before students receive refund. Federal regulations require that the College delay delivering loans to first-time borrowers until 30 days after the start of classes.
  • Friday, January 29 - 2020-2021 Final Fall Document Deadline - All documents must be submitted by this date to be considered for Fall 2020 financial aid.