Frequently Asked Questions
1. When should I apply to the college?
It is never too early or too late to apply to LCCC. Whether you are just starting your college search as a high school student, or if you are an adult searching for a new career, LCCC has many options from which to choose. With more than 105 academic programs to choose from and faculty with proven professional experience to show you how, the time is NOW to begin your academic studies at LCCC!
2. Do I have to reapply if I have already taken classes at LCCC?
If the last time you took classes was over a year ago, you will need to reapply as a returning student.
3. Do I have to take classes at the main campus in Schnecksville?
No. Although many of our programs require students to complete their degrees at the main campus, students may start their coursework at any of the following campus locations:
- LCCC Jim Thorpe
- LCCC Allentown
- LCCC Tamaqua
- LVIA Airport Campus - for aviation/private pilot studies only
- Baum School of Art - for fine arts studies only
4. What type of public transportation is available at LCCC?
Public transportation is available through Lanta Buses.
5. What does “sponsoring school district” mean?
Lehigh Carbon Community College is sponsored by the nine school districts in Lehigh County, and four in Carbon County. These school districts are: Allentown, Catasauqua, East Penn, Northern Lehigh, Northwestern Lehigh, Parkland, Salisbury, Southern Lehigh, Whitehall-Coplay, Jim Thorpe, Lehighton, Palmerton, and Panther Valley. This means that a portion of the tax money paid by members of those school districts is given to LCCC to help offset the cost of tuition. This financial assistance allows LCCC to provide students who reside in these school districts with a discounted tuition rate.
6. How much does it cost to attend LCCC?
The cost of tuition to attend Lehigh Carbon Community College varies by academic year. For the most current tuition and fees, please visit Business Office page.
7. I’ve submitted my FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application, but have not received a response from LCCC, what should I do?
If you have successfully completed your FAFSA application, but have not received any confirmation from LCCC, please contact the Financial Aid department or (610)799-1133. Verify that you gave LCCC access to your FAFSA information.
**Note: Please check your LCCC email account before calling the Financial Aid department. Important information such as financial aid award announcements and student bills may also be viewed through the student’s email account.
8. What is there to do on campus?
In addition to quality academics, students also have the opportunity to participate in many extra-curricular activities. LCCC offers many options to be involved on campus including Student Government Association and Students in Free Enterprise. Activities include organizations with academic interests, community service, athletics, and intramural activities. For more information about Student Life at LCCC, visit their homepage.
9. I would like to transfer to a four year school after LCCC, where do my credits transfer?
LCCC truly allows every student to start here and go anywhere! We have worked with many colleges and universities in the tri-state area so that our students can transfer to other four year institutions without any worry. This allows students to take classes at LCCC with the security of knowing that the credits they earn will count at another school. Speak with your advisor to discuss transfer options to the school of your choice. To learn more about transfering to other colleges, visit the Articulation Agreement page.