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    Lewis and Clark Community College
   
 
  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-18 Catalog

Admissions and Registration


Lewis and Clark Community College (L&C) follows an “open door” policy which welcomes you without regard to color, creed, race, age, national origin, sex, or disability. However, admission does not mean you will be enrolled immediately in a program with specified admission requirements.

The Enrollment Center (Admissions/Records/Advisement) is located in Baldwin Hall, Room 1450. Financial Aid and the Bursar’s Office are located in Baldwin Hall, Room 2450. Students can contact these services by calling 618-468-LCCC (5222), 1-800-YES-LCCC (in IL/MO), or emailing enroll@lc.edu.

Steps for admission to the college vary, depending on what you plan to accomplish. YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT US EARLY AS MANY OF THESE STEPS ARE TO BE COMPLETED BEFORE REGISTRATION. Questions should be directed to the Enrollment Center. (Electronic submission of Admission Forms is subject to review and acceptance by the college.) Instructions are provided below if you:

NOTE:  If you are an Illinois Sex Offender, the Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act requires you to complete a Registration Form before enrolling in classes. Bring completed forms to Student Development and Counseling or complete a form in that office before enrolling in classes.

If You Plan to Enter a Degree or Certificate Program

You need to complete the following steps:

Complete an Admission Form - This is available on the college website (www.lc.edu). If you are applying to one of the Selective Admissions programs (Associate Degree Nursing, Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Occupational Therapy Assistant, and Paramedicine), complete a Selective Admission form, also available at www.lc.edu. For additional information, refer to the specific program section in this catalog.

Send Official Transcripts - If you graduated from high school within the last 3 years, you must provide an official high school transcript in order to register for classes. Please provide the Enrollment Center with all high school and college transcripts from each academic institution previously attended. The name that you are currently using must appear on each transcript. Official transcripts must be sent directly to the Enrollment Center from each previously attended institution and/or hand delivered by the student only if the transcript is in a sealed official envelope. Most degree and certificate programs require high school graduation or a General Education Development (GED) certificate. After a transcript has been received, it will be evaluated and your unofficial Lewis and Clark transcript will be mailed to you. Credit will not be accepted from non-regionally accredited institutions. Once received by Lewis and Clark, your transcripts will not be released to third parties or returned to you either in original or copy form.  The L&C Records Evaluator may determine that a transfer course is not equivalent to a L&C course and may transcribe such course as elective credit.

Send Official ACT or SAT Scores - If you have taken the ACT or SAT within 3 years of enrolling at L&C please send your official scores to the L&C Enrollment Center.

Take College Placement Tests - If you graduated from high school more than 3 years ago, you will need to make an appointment to take placement tests by calling the Assessment Center at 618-468-5220 or your local Community Education Center. All students who are pursuing a degree or certificate and have graduated from high school more than 3 years ago are required to take the College Placement Test.  Course takers (less than 12 credit hours) who wish to take English, Math, or other college-level courses and have graduated from high school more than 3 years ago will need to take the College Placement Test.  If you are planning on being a course taker and graduated less than 3 years ago, you must provide an official high school transcript in order to register.  If your placement test scores or high school transcript indicate the need for developmental courses, you will be required to enroll in these courses.

Enroll in MYLC, New Student Orientation - Orientation is mandatory for all new students.  MYLC includes an orientation presentation, campus tour, meeting with your advisor, and registration. Enroll in MYLC by calling 618-468-5220.

The following admission requirements apply to all new students seeking to enroll in a transfer degree program (Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Engineering Science, or Associate in Fine Arts). To meet the admission requirements, students may fulfill any one of the requirements in each category. Students who lack any of the requirements may develop an individualized plan with an academic advisor to fulfill these requirements.

  • Four years of high school English and one of the following sequences:
  1. L&C English placement test into English 131
  2. ACT score of 18 or higher on the English and Reading subscore; or ACT subscore of 14 and co-enrollment in a study skills class
  3. SAT score
  4. ENGL 125 and READ 125 - all with grades of “C” or higher
  5. ENGL 120 and READ 120 plus ENGL 125 and READ 125 - all with grades of “C” or higher
  • Three years of high school mathematics (algebra, geometry, advanced algebra) and complete one of the following sequences:
    1. L&C algebra math placement test into college-level Math, plus MATH 113 (if necessary) with a grade of “C” or higher
    2. ACT score of 22 or higher on the Math subscore; or ACT subscore of 14 and co-enrollment in a study skills class
    3. Completion of necessary remedial Math courses based on placement scores - all with grades of “C” or higher
  • Three years of high school laboratory science and successful completion of one laboratory science course at L&C.
  • Two years of high school foreign language, music, vocational education, or art and successful completion of two L&C courses in humanities, foreign language, or vocational education.

If You Are a Course Taker (Credit) and Do Not Plan to Enter a Degree, Diploma or Certificate Program and Want to Register for Courses of Special Interest

(Students in this category are not eligible for financial aid.)

Complete an Admission Form - This is available at the college website (www.lc.edu). This should be done early and before the registration period.

Send Official Transcripts - If you graduated from high school within the last 3 years, you must provide an official high school transcript in order to register for classes.  Please provide the Enrollment Center with all high school and college transcripts from each academic institution previously attended. The name that you are currently using must appear on each transcript. Official transcripts must be sent directly to the Enrollment Center from each previously attended institution and/or hand delivered by the student only if the transcript is in a sealed official envelope. Most degree and certificate programs require high school graduation or a General Education Development (GED) certificate. After a transcript has been received, it will be evaluated and your unofficial Lewis and Clark transcript will be mailed to you. Credit will not be accepted from non-regionally accredited institutions. Once received by Lewis and Clark, your transcripts will not be released to third parties or returned to you either in original or copy form.  The L&C Records Evaluator may determine that a transfer course is not equivalent to a L&C course and may transcribe such course as elective credit.

Send Official ACT or SAT Scores - If you have taken the ACT or SAT within 3 years of enrolling at L&C please send your official scores to the L&C Enrollment Center.

Take College Placement Tests - Course takers (less than 12 credit hours) who wish to take English, Math, or other college-level courses and have graduated from high school more than 3 years ago will need to take the College Placement Test. If you are planning on being a course taker and graduated less than 3 years ago then you must provide an official high school transcript in order to register.  If your placement test scores or high school transcript indicate the need for developmental courses, you will be required to enroll in these courses.

Register for Classes - You are not required to meet with an advisor, however, it is encouraged and advisors are available if you need assistance.  You can register online through Student Planner at selfservice.lc.edu or by going to the Enrollment Center or any of the Community Education Centers.  Refer to The Schedule of Classes at www.lc.edu for registration dates and availability of classes.

If You Are Undecided or Need Assistance Before Selecting a Program

Complete an Admission Form - This is available at the college website (www.lc.edu). This should be done early and before the registration period.

Send Official Transcripts - If you graduated from high school within the last 3 years then you must provide an official high school transcript in order to register for classes.  Please provide the Enrollment Center with all high school and college transcripts from each academic institution previously attended. The name that you are currently using must appear on each transcript. Official transcripts must be sent directly to the Enrollment Center from each previously attended institution and/or hand delivered by the student only if the transcript is in a sealed official envelope. Most degree and certificate programs require high school graduation or a General Education Development (GED) certificate. After a transcript has been received, it will be evaluated and your unofficial Lewis and Clark transcript will be mailed to you. Credit will not be accepted from non-regionally accredited institutions. Once received by Lewis and Clark, your transcripts will not be released to third parties or returned to you either in original or copy form.  The L&C Records Evaluator may determine that a transfer course is not equivalent to a L&C course and may transcribe such course as elective credit.

Send Official ACT or SAT Scores - If you have taken the ACT or SAT within 3 years of enrolling at L&C please send your official scores to the L&C Enrollment Center.

Take College Placement Tests - If you graduated from high school more than 3 years ago, you will need to make an appointment to take placement tests by calling the Assessment Center at 618-468-5220 or your local Community Education Center. All students pursuing a degree or certificate and have graduated from high school more than 3 years ago are required to take the College Placement Test. Course takers (less than 12 credit hours) who wish to take English, Math, or other college-level courses and have graduated from high school more than 3 years ago will need to take the College Placement Test. If you are planning on being a course taker and graduated less than 3 years ago then you must provide an official high school transcript in order to register.  If your placement test scores or high school transcript indicate the need for developmental courses, you will be required to enroll in these courses.

Enroll in MYLC, New Student Orientation - Orientation is mandatory for all new students.  MYLC includes an orientation presentation, campus tour, meeting with your advisor and registration. Enroll in MYLC by calling 618-468-5220.

If You Are a High School Student in a L&C District High School Planning to Enroll in Lewis and Clark Class(es)

L&C district high school students are eligible to enroll at L&C under certain conditions. Please follow the instructions that apply to each category below.

High School Students Who Wish to Enroll in Regular College Credit Courses:

  • Complete an Admission Form.
  • Provide a signed L&C Concurrent Enrollment Form from www.lc.edu or your high school administrator.
  • Provide a signed L&C Parent/Guardian Memorandum of Understanding.
  • Send an Official High School Transcript to the L&C Enrollment Center.
  • Send an Official ACT of SAT Test Score Report to the L&C Enrollment Center.
  • Meet with an Academic Advisor - Talk with one of L&C’s academic advisors to determine cooperatively the most appropriate course(s) for you.
     

High School Students in College/High School Partnership Programs

  • If you are a qualified student at an area high school which has entered into an agreement with L&C to offer high school partnership courses, you may enroll in these courses.
  • If the high school partnership course is English or mathematics you will need to have an appropriate GPA or have an appropriate ACT or SAT score in English, reading, and/or mathematics.
  • All students who seek enrollment in high school partnership courses will need to have the appropriate GPA or have an appropriate ACT or SAT score in reading to be eligible for enrollment.  The only exceptions are for the following courses: CDEV 130, DRFT 131, JOBS 132, JOBS 133, MACH 203, OTEC 119, and WELD 131.
  • High school partnership courses are taught at the high school by qualified high school faculty during the regular school day.
  • For further information about high school partnership courses, call the office of the Director of High School Partnership and Community Education at 618-468-5050.
     

High School Seniors in the Early Start Program (Each participating school district creates its own selection criteria for selecting students into the program)

  • You will need to have the appropriate GPA or have an appropriate ACT or SAT score in English, reading, and/or mathematics.
  • Meet with a Lewis and Clark representative - Early Start Registration will be arranged for each participating school district.
  • Course Options - Students have the option of selecting courses that best meet their post-secondary academic needs. Some course restrictions may apply. Early Start students may enroll in a maximum of six credit hours.
  • Textbooks - It is the student’s responsibility to purchase necessary textbooks and materials for the courses.
  • Transportation - Students are responsible for their own transportation.

For more information about the Early Start Program, contact your high school counselor, or call the Director of High School Partnership and Community Education at 618-468-5050.

If You are a High School Age Student Participating in a Home School Program

  • Complete an Admission Form.
  • Provide a signed L&C Concurrent Enrollment Form from the high school district where you reside.
  • Provide a signed L&C Parent/Guardian Memorandum of Understanding.
  • Send an Official High School Transcript to the L&C Enrollment Center.
  • Send an Official ACT or SAT Score Report to the L&C Enrollment Center.
  • If you do not have ACT or SAT scores then you will need to take Placement Tests - Home Schooled students must take the Placement Test prior to registering.  Call the Assessment Center at 618-468-5220 to schedule an appointment.  If your placement test scores indicate the need for developmental courses, you will be required to enroll in these courses.
  • Meet with the Assistant Director of Admissions and Registration - The college reserves the right to limit or structure your course schedule as appropriate for you. Call 618-468-5120 to schedule an appointment.
  • Please note that only courses taken through an institution recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education will meet prerequisite requirements.

If You Are High School Age but are Not Enrolled in a District High School and Want to Register for L&C Courses

High school age students who are not currently enrolled in a district high school must provide the college with documentation of non-enrollment. This documentation is the L&C Concurrent Enrollment Form from the resident’s school district signed by a district official. Also, the signed L&C Parent/Guardian Memorandum of Understanding is required.

  • You are encouraged to complete some form of secondary education or General Educational Development (GED) program prior to becoming an L&C regular student.
  • You must take the College Placement Test, submit any transcript of high school level course work, and meet with an advisor to discuss your goals.
  • The college reserves the right to limit or structure your course schedule as appropriate for you. In general, you may be limited to courses appropriate to the completion of Home Study programs, for re-entry into a district high school, or to upgrade certain skills.

International Students

(Legal residents with permanent Visas (Alien Registration Card holders) are admitted to L&C in the same manner as native citizens of the United States of America. Legal residents who need “English as a Second Language” should contact the Adult Education office at 618-468-4141.)

International students requesting F-1 or M-1 visas (I-20 forms) must complete the following requirements:

Complete an Admission Form.

Send Official Transcripts - If you graduated from high school within the last three years, you must provide an official high school transcript (translated into English) in order to register for classes. Please provide the Enrollment Center with all high school and college transcripts from each academic institution previously attended. The name that you are currently using must appear on each transcript. Official transcripts must be sent directly to the Enrollment Center from each previously attended institution and/or hand delivered by the student only if the transcript is in a sealed official envelope. Most degree and certificate programs require high school graduation or a General Education Development (GED) certificate. After a transcript has been received, it will be evaluated and your unofficial Lewis and Clark transcript will be mailed to you. Credit will not be accepted from non-regionally accredited institutions. Once received by Lewis and Clark, your transcripts will not be released to third parties or returned to you either in original or copy form.  The L&C Records Evaluator may determine that a transfer course is not equivalent to a L&C course and may transcribe such course as elective credit.

Please note: All international transcripts must be translated into English.

Send TOEFL Score - Supply the L&C Enrollment Center with the official results of your performance on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). A minimum score of 500 (paper-based), 173 (computer-based), 61 (internet-based) is required for admission to Lewis and Clark Community College.

Send Proof of Ability to Pay - Supply a statement of ability to pay the college’s foreign student tuition rate and living expenses. The estimated cost for both tuition and living expenses is $20,000 per year. This statement should come from a family member or sponsor with documentation from a financial institution.

Submit the International Student Data Sheet.

All information must be received by the Enrollment Center at least 90 days before the beginning of the requested semester.

Upon admission, international students are required to follow an Education Plan and maintain a fulltime enrollment status (at least 12 semester hours) each semester. I-20 forms will only be issued when all above requirements are met.

Students with an I-20 are limited to pursuing an Associate in Arts or an Associate in Science degree only. Students must take classes on the Godfrey campus only.

NOTES: Like all students, international students must have cultural and social support while attending college. We strongly recommend that international students have a sponsor or mentor within the college district to provide cultural and social support while living in the area.

International students transferring to L&C from another American institution must complete the Tranfer In Form, have a proper visa, and an I-20 that is in good status. The transferring student must also be in good academic standing at the transferring school. The applicant must also be compliant with U.S. immigration regulations.

If You Plan To Complete High School Through the Test of General Education Development (GED)

General Education Development (GED) testing offers you an option if you have not completed high school. L&C offers GED preparation classes. The classes provide instruction in language arts - reading, language arts - writing, mathematics, social studies and science to help prepare you to take and pass the GED test. In class, you will also prepare for and take the U.S. and Illinois Constitution test that is required before signing up for the GED test.

L&C offers GED classes on campus and in off-campus education centers. These classes combine group and individualized instruction to best meet your learning needs. There is no fee for the classes. However, a fee is charged at the time you register to take the GED test. For more information about GED preparation classes, call the Adult Education office at 618-468-4141.

Project READ offers confidential services to adults 16 years and over seeking help with their reading and/or math skills. In addition to attending GED classes, you may qualify for one-on-one tutoring. Combining tutoring from Project READ with attendance in GED classes could result in making progress towards your goal more quickly. There is no fee for these services. For more information about Project READ, call the Adult Education office at 618-468-4141.