Future Students FAQ

How does LCCC's quality compare?
What does LCCC cost?
How do I choose my classes? Is there help available?
What are career programs?
Is financial aid available?
Can students from nonsponsoring school districts attend LCCC?
When and how do I apply for admission?
Do LCCC credits transfer?
How can I find out what courses are being offered at LCCC?
Where can LCCC students transfer to?
What type of extracurricular activities are available?
Is child care available?
Do I have to take SATs?
Are career services available?
How many semesters are there?
What is distance learning?
What learning assistance services are available?

How does LCCC's quality compare?
LCCC is among the most accredited colleges in the state. That means our programs regularly undergo rigorous evaluations for excellence. Classes are small, so highly dedicated teachers can focus on each student and his or her progress. Academic facilities are state of the art, comprehensive, and designed to make you competitive in the workplace.
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What does LCCC cost?
LCCC's tuition can save you up to 73% on college years 1 and 2. Visit the Tuition & Fees page for more information.
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How do I choose my classes? Is there help available?
We have counselors and advisors who will meet with you individually to ensure you have selected the best classes to meet your career needs.
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What are career programs?
Career programs prepare you for immediate employment upon graduation. LCCC offers more than 40 Associate in Applied Science degree programs, which provide career instruction along with a foundation in the liberal arts. Or choose from 25 Certificate programs,which are shorter in duration and focus primarily on career instruction.
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Is financial aid available?

Financial Aid is available at LCCC. There are different grants,scholarships, loans and work-study programs available to help afford college costs. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed as soon as possible. Applications are available at high schools, at any LCCC location, or online at www.fafsa.ed.gov (for fastest response). Payment plans are also available. Visit the Financial Aid page for financial aid, help, and information.
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Can students from nonsponsoring school districts attend LCCC?
Fees for students from non-sponsoring Pennsylvania school districts can be found on the Tuition & Fees page.
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When and how do I apply for admission?
Apply for admission as soon as you consider LCCC a possibility for you. You are never too early for the next semester. Apply now! Call the Admissions Office to set up a personal planning session with an admissions representative at 610.799.1575 or fill out our online Appointment Request Form.
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Do LCCC credits transfer?
With planning, most or all of your LCCC credits can transfer to the senior college of your choice (such as DeSales University, Penn State,Cedar Crest, Kutztown University, and more!). You can save thousands of dollars by attending LCCC for your freshman and sophomore years, then completing your Bachelor's degree elsewhere. For more information, please visit Transfer Services.
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How can I find out what courses are being offered at LCCC?
Each semester, a schedule of upcoming course offerings is published. Call the Admissions Office at 610.799.1575 or visit our online Course Search.
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Where can LCCC students transfer to?
LCCC is in partnership with over 40 colleges and universities ...including the State System of Higher Education, Temple University, Bloomsburg University, and Drexel University to name a few. For a full listing of transfer possibilities, please visit Transfer Services.
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What type of extracurricular activities are available?
Many social, recreational, cultural, and athletic events are sponsored by the Student Activities Center. Activities include concerts, films, student government, lectures, comedy, magic, theatre, bus trips, and sports. Intercollegiate sports include golf, men's basketball, baseball, and soccer, and women's volleyball, basketball,and softball. Intramural sports are also offered throughout the year. Check the Current Students page for new additions!
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Is child care available?

The Early Learning Center
on our Schnecksville Campus is open to children ages 3-8 of students who attend LCCC. Call 610.799.1165 for information on hours and fees.
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Do I have to take SATs?
No. LCCC offers open admissions. LCCC ensures that you are in the courses best suited to your current academic ability by evaluating your level through assessment testing. Our assessment tests will determine your level in reading, English, and math.
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Are career services available?
We'll help you get the skills you need to get a job! Resume writing, interviewing, cover letter, job search, and career development assistance are available to all graduates and students of LCCC. If you are seeking additional information about specific career fields, or need assistance, please call 610.799.1137 or visit our Career Services page.
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How many semesters are there?
There are two semesters (fall and spring), in addition to two summer sessions. Many students attending LCCC and other colleges use the summer sessions to reduce their course load in the fall and spring semesters. Distance education opportunities are available year-round.
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What is distance education?
This is a great way to take a course at your convenience. Students who enroll in distance education courses do not have to come on campus and participate in a traditional classroom. Distance education classes are offered in several formats, including Online, Telecourses (through Lehigh Valley PBS), Video courses, Tele-web and Individualized instruction. Currently, students can earn six different degrees through LCCC's Distance Education program. For more information, please visit the Distance Education page.
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What learning assistance services are available?
LCCC offers several learning assistance plans, including tutoring and developmental courses. The College also participates in the state and federal programs that provide support services to increase students' success in college study. For more information, please visit our Educational Support Services page.
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