Orientation Program for New Students

Welcome new Fall 2015 students!  

Welcome New Student to Lehigh Carbon Community College!   Every important journey requires careful preparation. Your adjustment during the first semester of college can have a major impact on the remainder of your college experience. In general, students who attend college orientation programs are better prepared to start their first semester of college. They also have an advantage because they are able to acclimate themselves to their new campus community before classes begin.

Who should attend? 

We ask that all first-time freshmen (students with no previous college) complete a mandatory new student orientation. However, all new students to Lehigh Carbon Community College are encouraged to complete an orientation before class registration.  Orientation gives you  the opportunity to learn about resources that support student success at LCCC.  Please follow the link at the bottom of this page to register for orientation.  If you would prefer to meet individually with an advisor at one of the site locations, please e-mail us at orientation@lccc.edu .


If for any reason you have a question or conflict about attending an orientation, please e-mail us at this address orientation@lccc.edu  and we will do our best to help you.


What happens at Orientation?  

During orientation, you will meet with other new students and there will be current student peer mentors to guide you through the program.  In addition, you will receive important information about student life, LCCC technology, academic policies and your rights and responsibilities as a Lehigh Carbon Community College student.  You will also receive your class schedule for the first semester.  That is why it is very important to complete the Course Planner portion of the orientation registration.  There will be Advisors on hand at your orientation in case you want to make changes to your class schedule.

Students with documented disabilities who may need accommodations for the orientation program must contact the Disability Support Services Office at least two weeks in advance of their orientation date. Students can reach a Disability Services Faculty member by calling 610-799-1156.

 

What to bring?

Please bring a photo ID (high school ID, driver’s license, passport, etc.).  Please bring your L# (LCCC student id number) and portal password or your official acceptance letter which has this information.  You should dress comfortably and be ready to move between buildings on campus. Our buildings are air conditioned and it can get chilly.  We will provide you with information on campus resources and a pen.  You are encouraged to browse the LCCC website to familiarize yourself with the college and prepare any questions you may have to be answered at the orientation.

 

What about parents and family?

There is a parent/family orientation that takes place at the same time as the new student orientation.  Please be advised that parents/family and their student are sent to two different programs after the official welcome.  Both orientations end at approximately the same time so please plan accordingly.  The parent/family orientation includes information about college services, student life, support services and financial aid.   As space at orientation is limited, unfortunately we cannot allow guests/friends/family to attend the new student orientation portion with their student and ask that you make other arrangements or attend the parent/family orientation.  Children will need to be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please specify on the orientation registration form the number of parents/family attending.

 

COMPASS placement test

 

To schedule or find out more information about the COMPASS placement test visit the Placement Test webpage http://www.lccc.edu/future-students/admissions/compass-placement-test for more information.

PAYING FOR COLLEGE

FINANCIAL AID

Students who wish to use financial aid must fill out a FAFSA.  Now is time to apply for Financial Aid for the 2015-2016 academic year which covers classes starting in August 2015 through August 2016.  Please file by Lehigh Carbon Community College’s recommended file date for attendance during the fall 2015 semester. You should check the Financial Aid tabs in your portal account regularly for updates. If you have questions regarding your financial aid status, please contact the F/A department at 610-799-1133. 

For information regarding Financial Aid at LCCC, please click on the following link http://www.lccc.edu/financialaid.  For information on FAFSA completion events, please click on the following link http://www.lccc.edu/admissions/fafsa-completion-nights.

For information about bills and the payment plan, click on the following link http://www.lccc.edu/future-students/bursarsoffice

 

Reserve Your Orientation

Once you have completed your planner and signed up for testing you will register for an Orientation session.  Please be sure that you are registering for the correct site location where you want to attend. 

The orientation dates are:

Tuesday, June 23 1:00 - 5:00 Main Campus 
Thursday, June 25  11:00 - 2:00  Jim Thorpe (Full)
Thursday June 25  3:00 - 6:00  Jim Thorpe (Full) 
Tuesday June 30  1:00 - 5:00  Main Campus (FULL - Education Majors Please See Below)
Thursday July 9  11:00 - 2:00  Tamaqua (Morgan Center)
Thursday July 9  3:00 - 6:00  Tamaqua (Morgan Center)
Tuesday July 21  2:00 - 5:00  Allentown (Donley Center) (FULL)
Tuesday July 21  6:00 - 9:00  Allentown (Donley Center)
Thursday July 23  1:00 - 5:00  Main Campus
Tuesday July 28  1:00 - 5:00  Main Campus
Thursday July 30  1:00 - 5:00  Main Campus
Tuesday August 11  1:00 - 5:00  Main Campus
Thursday August 13  1:00 - 5:00  Main Campus
For ALL EDUCATION MAJORS: the Education Dpartment has requested that anyone majoring in any type of education degree program should attend orientation on June 30. Department representatives will be meeting with students that day to discuss important paperwork for state approved clearances and health forms. These forms must be completed prior to the start of the new school year. The June 30 orientation is full but if you are pursuing any Education program and need to attend the June 30 orientation please email us at orientation@lccc.edu and we will work with you to attend on that date.

Click here to register for an Orientation date.  

 

If for any reason you have a question about orientation, please e-mail us at this address orientation@lccc.edu and we will do our best to help you.

We look forward to meeting you as you begin your academic career at Lehigh Carbon Community College!