Spring Semester 2017 Preview
Welcome to the Spring Semester
Los Angeles Southwest College's 2017 Spring Semester will be from February 6 to June 5. The college has created this webpage to be a resource to help you get up to speed on available resources, pertinent information, and much more so you can find success in LASC's classrooms.
NOTES TO KNOW
If you need to apply for admission for Spring Semester 2017, you should visit the Admissions and Records Office in the Student Services Building, Room 102, to complete a paper admissions application. If you are applying for a future term, use the online admissions application by clicking on this link.
As of Monday, February 6, 2017, if you wish to add classes* you must attend the first class meeting to obtain an Add Permit from the Instructor. If you need assistance finding classes, you may visit General Counseling in Student Services Building (SSB), Room 227. The following resources will also assist you in adjusting your schedule:
The Spring Semester schedule can be viewed by clicking this link. Printed copies are available in Admissions and Records.
Once your schedule starts getting settled, check LASC's open, closed and canceled class listings:
Open classes (requires an add permit): Open classes can be viewed by clicking this link.
Closed classes (requires an add permit): Closed classes can be viewed by clicking this link.
Canceled classes: Canceled classes can be viewed by clicking this link.
Room Changes: Information will be posted on classroom doors, or you may check at the Welcome Area in the Student Services Building for assistance.
Make sure to check your Los Angeles Community College District student email, and you can click this link to learn how.
Signs will be posted throughout campus to help you get around, but a map of LASC is available by clicking this link.
DATES TO KNOW
- K-12 application deadline (student must submit in-person): deadline has been extended to Monday, February 6, 2017 at 6 p.m. You must bring high school transcripts with the completed K-12 form, along with a picture I.D.
- Residency Determination Date: February 5
- Residency Reclassification Deadline: February 5
- In-person drop without “W” transactions deadline – Thursday, February 16 at 6 pm
- President’s Day Holiday – Campus Closed; No Classes – Friday, February 17, 2017
- Non-Instruction – No Classes – Saturday-Sunday, February 18-19, 2017
- Drop deadline with full refund/ no fee: Monday, February 20, 2017 (via the Student Information System)
- President’s Day Holiday – Monday, February 20, 2017 (Campus Closed, No Classes)
- Deadline to add a class*: Tuesday, February 21, 2017at 6:00pm
- Filing Period to petition for Spring 2017 graduation or Certificate of Completion: February 22 – March 31, 2017
- Deadline to petition for course” Credit/ No Credit” or Audit: March 10
- In-person Drop with “W” transactions deadline – Friday, May 5, 2017 at noon
- Deadline to drop class and receive a “W”: Sunday, May 7, 2017 (via the Student Information System)
- Final Examination: May 30 – June 5
- Spring Semester ends: June 5, 2017
- Commencement: Tuesday, June 6, 2017
HOW TO ADD A CLASS*
Adding classes as of February 6, 2017 (first week of semester) requires approval from your instructor who will provide an add slip that needs to be returned to Admissions and Records for processing by the published deadline. After the add slip is processed, your fees are due and payable. You may pay online via the Student Information System or at the Business Office, SSB, Room 103.
Parking permits are not required during the first week of the semester to enable you time to pick them up at the Business Office, SSB, Room 103. However, effective Monday, February 13, 2017, you will be ticketed for failure to show a valid daily or semester parking permit. You may purchase your permit online via the Student Information System or in-person at the Business Office, SSB Room 103.
Students will be able to purchase a Preferred Parking permit for $27 or a General Parking Permit for $20. Students who have pre-paid for Spring Semester 2017 parking permits, online or in-person, can pick up their parking permits at the Business Office as well. Students will be required to show a valid photo ID in order to pick up a parking permit.
The Business Office’s operating hours are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday as well as 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays. If you have any questions, call the Business Office at 323-241-5301
Students parking in faculty and staff parking areas will be cited on the first day of the semester. This includes the 30 minute lot off of Denker Avenue and the 30-minute parking stalls on the north side of the SoCTE building (the lot that parallels Imperial Highway).
Canvas is the Learning Management System at the college. The Canvas Portal can be viewed by clicking this link.
The IT Help Desk for LASC faculty and students for Canvas concerns and issues can be reached by calling (844) 698-7484.
The below photo matches the building acronym in the course schedule with a picture of the building.
AV: Academic Village
CDC: Child Development Center
COX: Cox Building
LFWC: Lakin Fitness and Wellness Center
SSB: Student Services Building
SSEC: Student Services Education Center
SOCTE: School of Career and Technical Education
TEC: Technology Education Building
HOW TO BECOME A STUDENT
If you want to know how to become a student at LASC, view the presentation below:
There are several offices on campus that you may need to visit this session. To name just a few:
Admissions and Records: You can apply for admission, register for classes, obtain official transcripts, pick up degrees and certificates, and print out your Summer Session schedule in this office in Room 102 of the Student Services Building. Once you register for classes, fees are due and payable immediately at the Business Office or online via the Student Information System.
Business Office: Visit this office in Room 103 in the Student Services Building to pay fees, clear holds, pick up parking permits, obtain schedules and fee receipts as well as pay for official transcripts and enrollment verifications. To avoid long lines, pay your fees online.
Financial Aid Office: Stop by Room 104 in the Student Services Building for financial aid information, submit verification documents, and check on your financial aid appeal. If you have not done so already, file your financial aid application at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Remember to bring your photo identification when visiting the Financial Aid Office. Click this link for the office’s hours and additional information.
Counseling Office: Visit this office in Room 227 of the Student Services Building to learn more about requirements to earn associate degrees, certificates and to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The office also recommends appropriate referrals when needed, works with students to develop educational plans and offers an array of workshops. The office’s hours can found by clicking this link.
Student Success and Support Program: Visit the SSSP office in Room 204 of the Student Services Building to attend orientation, take an assessment test and clear prerequisites. Also, you can obtain your school identification card here. Students must be officially enrolled in a class before they are able to receive identification, so make sure to bring a copy of your schedule. Photo identification is free. The in-person orientation and assessment schedules are available by clicking this link.
Bookstore: Buy books at the college's Bookstore on the ground floor of the Student Services Building. The Bookstore will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information, visit www.lascbookstore.com.
Saturday office hours for Student Services Offices will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, February 4, 11 and 25.
There are a wealth of people on campus who are willing and ready to help you out. To name a few:
ASO: The Associated Students Organization is the governing body representing students. ASO also sponsors social activities and events. Visit the organization’s office in Room 118 of the Student Services Building for more information.
Counseling Office: Students should visit the office at Room 227 in the Student Services Building to learn more about appropriate referrals, develop educational plans and take part in academic workshops. The office’s hours can found by clicking this link.
Health Center: A variety of services are available at the center located in Room 115 in the Student Services Building, including basic first aid, physical exams, health assessment, counseling, referrals and much more. A registered nurse is available during office hours. No appointment is needed.
Library: The library will be open 7:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. It is closed Sundays. The Library is located on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floor of the Cox Building.
Veterans Resource Center: If you are a veteran, stop by the Veterans Resource Center in Room 207 of the Student Services Building to check out its services.
Make sure to follow LASC on Twitter, like the college's page on Facebook or check out campus photos on Instagram.
Have questions? Send us an email by clicking this link.
Best of luck.