Maximizing Your GI Bill at LCCC

Armed Services LogosAcademic Advising Hints for Veterans:

Maximizing your GI Bill at Lorain County Community College

Click here to learn more about Veterans Educational
Services at LCCC.
  

  1. If you are a brand new student at LCCC you will need to fill out the application for admission, take the Compass Assessment and register for classes.  At the same time you are doing this you can begin your paperwork for the Veteran’s office but you won’t be certified until you actually register for classes.
     
  2. Every semester that you plan on attending make sure to register as soon as registration opens and submit your certification request to Mrs. Cordy as soon as possible and at least 3 weeks before the semester begins to make sure you are in the VA educational system in Buffalo.
     
  3. Meet with a VA advisor, especially if you are working towards one of the University Partnership programs.   We are authorized to award Dual Degrees so with many of our programs where a student can do 3 years at LCCC and 1 year through the University Partnership they could possible earn two associates degree.  Some examples are: 
     
    1. BSN Nursing through Akron  (declare Dual Degree with Associate of Applied Science in Nursing and the Associate of Arts) 
    2. Bachelors in Business Administration through Kent (declare Dual Degree with Associate of Applied Business and Associate of Arts).
       
  4. For the most part you are better off to take your courses over a 16 week period. If a student is enrolled in 12 hours but one course is only 8 weeks long then during the 8 week period when the Veteran wasn’t taking the course they would not be considered full-time for VA benefits.
     
  5. Make sure you attend your courses.  If you earn an F grade based on non-attendance you might be involved in an overpayment from VA.
     
  6. Keep in good academic standing.  Make sure to seek out help if you are having difficulty in a class from the instructor or from tutoring.   Always ask to speak to a VA advisor who can help you make the appropriate decisions about your courses if you run into academic difficulty.
     
  7. If you choose to self-advise, make sure you select your courses from your curriculum guide and that you take only courses needed for your major.  If the Compass Assessment indicates you would need some brush up courses in English, Math, Reading (Developmental) then those will be certified.
     
  8. Veteran’s advisors look over your certification request every semester you are certified.  If you are not sure about whether something will be certified or not it is always better to ask one of the VA advisors.

Announcements

Register Now for Spring

Be a success! Register now for Spring Semester 2015. Classes begin January 20. Click here for registration information.

Extended Hours for Spring Registration

Enrollment, Financial and Career Services will be open 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday beginning Monday, November 17.

Congratulations to our Winners!

Congratulations to Ellen Isenhour of Columbia Station and Patrick Arndt of LaGrange! They each won an iPad by registering for spring semester classes before November 16. Ellen, Patrick, please visit Commodore Books and More with your ID to claim your prize.

The Starbucks cards have been distributed. (Gift cards are being mailed to everyone who qualified but did not yet pick up their prize!) Thanks to everyone who registered during the promotion.

Midterm Grades Now Available

Fall Semester students are encouraged to check midterm grades by logging into MyCampus going to the Student Center. Please refer to www.lorainccc.edu/grades for detailed instructions.

Earn College Credit For Work and Life Experience

Attend an information session for Prior Learning Assessment and find out about the methods used to help you earn college credit for what you have learned through work and life experiences.
 
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MyUniversity

Students can save up to 80 percent on the cost of a traditional college degree. Learn more at www.lorainccc.edu/myuniversity.

MyTuition Guarantee

LCCC students now have the opportunity to participate in the MyTuition Guarantee. This new program holds tuition and fee rates for students registering in fall 2014 and spring 2015 for up to three years or until the completion of a degree, whichever comes first.
  
Click here to learn more and to complete the Completion Pledge. 

Lorain County WIN

LCCC and the JVS have launched Lorain County WIN (Workforce Innovation Network), a new partnership providing workforce training to Lorain County. Learn more at www.loraincountywins.com.