College Looks Toward Spring


Lamar Community College Registrar Amber Thompson is on deadline to complete fall paperwork prior to preparing for the spring semester. Entering students may apply for admission and consider course options by stopping by the Student Services Center, located in the Betz Technology Center, or consulting LCC’s website at LCC’s Student Services Center is open Monday – Thursday 7 a – 6 p and 8 a – 4 p on Friday.

(Lamar, Colorado, December 13, 2011) With the completion of finals week and most students’ departure on Friday, December 9th, Lamar Community College faculty are grading tests and entering final grades while staff members are completing end of semester responsibilities. With an early semester start in the spring, staff and faculty are also turning their focus to planning for January 3rd when the college reopens after winter break. Residence Halls open on Thursday, January 5th and most spring courses begin the week of January 9th.

There is still time to enroll for the spring semester. New students are encouraged to apply for admission online now at or in person at the Student Services Center, located in the Betz Technology Center. Once an individual has been admitted, one may register for courses prior to spring orientation. Students should also apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at immediately. 80% of LCC’s student population qualifies for need-based aid, so it is important to apply.

The LCC Student Services Center, Campus Bookstore, and Learning Support Services (LSS) will offer extended hours on January 5th – 10th for assistance in assessment testing, registration, payment, and financial aid as well as obtaining a student ID and vehicle tag. Advisors will also be on hand during the week to give prospective and current students assistance in registering for applicable courses.

Orientation allows students to get the ‘best start’ at LCC. New degree seeking students must have their current skills assessed before registering for their courses, as required by State Law. This allows colleges to verify that students are ‘college ready’ and can be successful in the classroom. Entering students may ‘brush up’ on their math and sentence/reading skills before taking the Accuplacer test in LSS. LSS also provides academic skills workshops that assist students to grow their note taking and study skills while reducing potential test anxiety prior to the start of the semester.

New this semester, short financial literacy seminars will cover basic money management, ranging from checking accounts to student loans. The college will welcome a guest speaker from a local lending institution this spring. While some students will be required to attend a FA literacy session, all students are welcome.

The LCC Fitness Center also offers orientations for students and community members to become familiar with the center and its equipment during this time.

New students will also have the ability to meet others with activities scheduled during orientation.

A complete schedule of orientation events is available at

Download the PDF Orientation Brochure Here!

The college will be closed December 26th, 2011 – January 2nd, 2012 for Winter Break.


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