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LCC Says Hi!

Thank you for being interested in LCC.

This page will help you learn about LCC and the issues around starting college.

Note: This page does not remember any of your choices. Please feel free to click on the buttons just to learn about LCC.

We do lots. What are you interested in?

Wonderful! LCC is great for this. You can read about our College Now and Early College programs.


We can help! LCC is great for this. You can read about the steps here.


Great! LCC is great for this. We have career technical programs that work like traditional college classes. We have continuing education classes for earning licenses not eligible for financial aid (like nursing). You can look at exactly what is required for each here.


Great! LCC is great for this. You can read more here.


Great! LCC is great for this. This page of programs has cute icons. LCC also offers a general Associate of Science that may be appropriate if you wish to transfer to another school.


Great! LCC is great for this. PASS Lane and ABSE are your friends.


Great! LCC is great for this. The ESL program is wonderful, and has an international portion if that is what you need.


No problem! LCC is happy to help. Our dual enrollment works especially well with UO. If you are an international student wanting dual enrollment, read this too.


Got it! You can read more here.

Time for a question about you. What pace and style are you interested in?

Great! LCC is great for this. As a heads up, being a part time student anywhere can make using certain types of financial aid more tricky.


Got it. For some subjects LCC is good at this. As a heads up, being a part time student anywhere can make using certain types of financial aid more tricky.


Great! LCC is great for this. If you have time management issues please get help. LCC knows how to help students balance studying with the rest of life. Here is a sample individualized academic plan so you know what that phrase means. You will work with an academic advisor to create a first draft of your own individualized academic plan.


Got it. For some subjects LCC is good at this. If you have time management issues please get help. LCC knows how to help students balance studying with the rest of life. Here is a sample individualized academic plan so you know what that phrase means. You will work with an academic advisor to create a first draft of your own individualized academic plan.


No problem! Please keep using this webpage to learn about what LCC does, and what issues surround starting college.

People thinking about college often worry about money.

We do! Most (all?) are designed to help students be fully prepared for future classes by learning about study habits, navigating college, and preparatory writing and math.


Sure. For help with grants visit the LCC Foundation. Most grants are handled by the State of Oregon, as described here. These include the Oreogn Opportunity grant, the Oregon Promise grant, and others. There were (are?) also KickStart Grants offering emergency help. International students and disabled students can get some other scholarships and grants too.


The financial aid office can help. Most LCC students have Federal Pell Grantsgrants.


It is! The STEP at Lane program provides extra help to students currently receiving SNAP benefits. You can also get a waiver for 6 credits of free tuition by completing LCC's GED preparation classes.


No. That's the No Cash Clothing Stash. Tell your friend that they are a poor practical joker and a pervert.

How do you want to learn more about LCC?

Of course. There is a Zoom room named the Lane Support Hub that works like the kind of line in a bank where people are directed to the type of employee they need to talk to: advising, tutoring, computer help, enrollment issues, financial aid issues, the library, etc. You can just go there between 9am and 5pm (Pacific Time Zone) and ask to talk to someone.


Of course. Use the links in the information you saw above to call the appropriate office, program, or person.


Of course. Pay attention to the information you saw above to find which building to visit, appropriate to the office, program, or person you want to talk to. (If in doubt, start at the Career Pathways office in Building 4 because they have free snacks.)


Maybe.


Yes.

Let's demolish a misconception.

Many people imagine a mythical student who is completely ready to be a full time college student. Because they do not measure up to this mythical image, they feel fragile and frightened of college. In reality, very very few LCC students fit this image—and LCC knows this and provides supports to help students succeed even though they are not mythically ready.

In reality, X% of LCC students are full time students. Scheduling and financial aid work great for part time students. Quite a few LCC classes have flexible attendance policies to mesh with days your boss changes your work schedule or your kids are sick.


Many LCC students do not have their own vehicles. LCC students ride the bus free. LCC has a bicycle loan program.


LCC has a student health center that provides physical care and counseling to students.


Most LCC classes expect 2 hours of homework for every 1 hour of class time. (This is usually 2 hours of homework per credit.) LCC offers lots of tutoring, and many students do their homework in the tutoring centers.


Links above have already described how LCC offers many financial resources and a free clothing stash. The student health center even has a room for homeless students to use for daytime napping.

These resources do not mean it is easy to pass a full credit load of classes while working, parenting, caring for a sick parent, and using the bus instead of your own vehicle. Your academic advisor can help you decide how ambitious a pace to set, and help you avoid classes whose attendance policies or homework loads might be too much for you in a particular term.

Do you feel ready?

Not really, but it is a good idea.


Look at this row of four boxes that appeared floating at the bottom corner of your screen. (It isn't realy floating yet, and has green and blue stuff too early.)
building your placement recommendation

Each check mark is the result of one response you will make below. Hovering over each checkmark will make a pop-up reminding you which response made it. In my sample above, perhaps your future responses about your GPA, last completed course, and SAT score will indicate the third box, and your ALEKS score will indicate the fourth box. A question mark shows that future questions will resolve ambiguity. In my sample above, the question mark will appear after you share that it has been more than 10 years since you were a student in a classroom. A future question will ask if you need credits for financial aid or would prefer a free non-credit class. Then the question mark will turn into the appropriate green check mark.

In the end, you (probably while talking with an academic advisor) will need to decide how to act on these check marks. Do you start with an easier class as a low-stress way to get the hang of being a student again? Do you take the class indicated by the third box (whose course number would appear after you pick your academic goals) because most indicators show it is the most appropriate? Do you take the class indicated by the fourth box because you studied a lot over the summer and trust your recent ALEKS score more than your dedades-old high school and SAT information? Any of those could make sense. Our goal is to give you lots of information so you can make the best choice. (And to warn you about the financial aid implications of every option.)


No. There is a class named Amplify My Math Preparation that most students take as a corequisite with their first math class. This class helps with navigating the college systems, understanding math pathways, building math study skills, and other meta-learning to help students be confident about doing a math class no matter what type of math class. There is a small chance that your placement will recommend you skip this class. There might be two versions of this class: what was just described (one credit), and a bigger version (might be one or two credits) that also includes foundational algebra review.

[The writing and math placement process continues here.]

What next?

You probably clicked all the buttons to learn as much as you could about LCC. The usual next step is to click HERE to go to another copy of this form that will save your responses into the LCC computer system. (Some students wait to do this while in an advisor's office or Zoom room. You do not need to start alone!)

Then you will be given a short code that allows you to register as a student with an empty class schedule. You will also be given a checklist of places at LCC to visit that are appropriate to what you picked about scheduling, financial aid, and placements.

Finally, visit those places, either in person or by using phone/Zoom. As before, some students do this while while being helped by an advisor in person or remotely.

Once your checklist is checked off, you will be allowed to register for classes. May your time at LCC be successful and rewarding!