Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: What does it take to get accepted?
A: LCCC has an "Open Admissions" policy. Students who have obtained a high school diploma or graduate equivalency diploma (GED) will be accepted to the college. Students whose academic record and personal qualification indicate potential for success will also be considered for admission on an individual basis. Open admissions does not guarantee acceptance to selective Health Science Programs.
Q: When do classes start?
A: Fall Semester: September
Spring Semester: January
Full Summer (10 Weeks): May
Summer I (4 Weeks): June
Intermediate Summer (10 Weeks): June
Summer II (4 Weeks): July
Click HERE for our Academic Calendar.
Q: What are the requirements for admission to LCCC?
A: You must complete an LCCC Application for Admission. If you are interested in receiving financial aid, you are required submit your final, official high school transcript or official GED scores to the Admissions Office.
Q: How long will it take for my acceptance?
A: The Admissions Office reviews your application after all required documents are received. Applicants will have an acceptance letter mailed to them in the mail 2 or 3 weeks after completing the application process.
Q: What are the application deadlines?
A: Applicants are accepted on a "rolling admission" basis. The Admissions Office reviews your completed application as soon as it arrives.
Health Science Programs have the following application deadlines to be considered for admission:
- Dental Assisting - March 1st
- Dental Business Assisting - March 1st
- Dental Hygiene- December 1st
- EMS/Paramedic - March 1st
- Nursing - December 1st
- Surgical Technology - March 1st
- Respiratory Therapy - March 1st
Q: Can I transfer LCCC credits to other colleges or Universities?
A: Yes, LCCC has many transfer agreements with colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you want to transfer to a four-year school after completing your Associate Degree, be sure to work with your LCCC academic advisor to verify course credits eligible for transfer to a college of your choice.
Q: What degrees and programs are offered at LCCC?
A: Click here for Programs of Study.
Q: Are SAT scores required for acceptance?
A: No. LCCC has an open admission policy. First-time students at LCCC will be required to take a placement test. The scores of your placement test are used by our college counselors to assist students in selecting appropriate courses.
Q: Where can I find information about Placement Testing?
A: Click here for Placement Testing information.
Q: Where is the Admissions Office located?
A: The Admission Office is located on campus in the Enrollment & Admissions Center (Building #5). Visitors should obtain a visitor's parking pass to display in there vehicle. Passes may be obtained from the Campus Security.
Q: What are the office hours of the Admissions Office?
A: 8:00am - 5:00p.m. Monday - Friday.
Q: How can I change my address information?
A: You will need to complete a change of address form in the Admissions Office.
Q: Can I take classes at LCCC while in high school?
A: Yes. LCCC has Early College Programs for high school students interested in completing college credits. Click HERE for more information.
Q: Where is LCCC located?
A: The main campus of Luzerne County Community College is located at 1333 South Prospect Street in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania. LCCC also offers courses at off-campus sites throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Q: How much does it cost to attend LCCC?
A: See Tuition and Fees for a current list of tuition costs at LCCC.
Q: Is Financial Aid available?
A: Yes. You may obtain information by calling the Financial Aid Office at (570) 740-0389 or visit our Financial Aid page.
Q: What is your FAFSA school code?
Q: What scholarships are available at LCCC?
A: Many scholarship opportunities are available to full-time and part-time LCCC students through the LCCC Foundation
Q: When do I pay for classes?
A: Tuition must be paid during the registration process and is due prior to the start of classes. View tuition billing due dates HERE.
Q: When are classes offered?
A: LCCC offers day, evening, weekend and online classes. Go to WebAdvisor to view a complete list of classes.
Q: How do I choose my classes?
A: We have counselors and academic advisors who will meet with you to discuss approved course scheduling relevant to your educational & career goals.
Q: How do I get a student e-mail address?
A: LCCC student may obtain an email address at http://student.luzerne.edu.
Q: How do I get a WebAdvisor account?
A: Once your application is processed, you will receive an email from LCCC with your username and temporary password. You can access WebAdvisor by going to http://webadvisor.luzerne.edu.
Q: How can I find out who my counselor or academic advisor is?
A: You can verify who your counselor or academic advisor is by contacting the Counseling Office and Academic Advising Center located in the Campus Center.
Q: How do I transfer credits to LCCC?
A: You must send official college transcripts to the Registrar's Office. You must first officially apply to LCCC in order to have your transcripts evaluated for transfer of credits.
Q: What if I am undecided about a major?
A: The Career Services Office offers a variety of resources for career planning, choosing a major, and employment opportunities.
Q: Does LCCC have on-campus housing?
A: No. All living arrangements are made by students.
Q: What type of student activities are available?
A: There are a number of ways to become involved with student activities at LCCC. For more information visit our Student Activities page.
Q: What learning support services are available?
A: LCCC provides a wide range of support services to assist students in meeting their learning and personal goals. Services include Counseling, Tutoring, College Orientation and Preparatory Experience, Seminars on Study Skills and Special Needs services. For more information go to our Student Support Services page.
Q: What types of athletic teams exist?
A: LCCC offers opportunities for student to compete in intercollegiate athletics. For more information go to our Department of Athletics page.
Q: Where can students park on campus?
A: Student parking on campus is free of charge and permitted in designated areas only. All vehicles on campus must be registered with the Campus Security Department. Parking and traffic violations are enforced by Campus Security on a regular basis.
Q: Do you have a fitness center to exercise on campus?
A: Yes. Our fitness center is located in the Campus Center and is free of charge for enrolled students. It is fully equipped with a weight training facility, exercise and dance room, and locker and shower facilities.
Q: Does LCCC offer campus tours?
A: Yes. To arrange a tour, contact the Admissions Office at 1-800-377-5222.
Q: Is tutoring available?
A: Yes. And it's free. At the Main Campus, LCCC's Learning Lab (http://www.luzerne.edu/supportservices/studentdev/) is located on the bottom floor of the Campus Center. Students can sign up for tutoring online by going to 'Tutoring Services' under 'Forms & Resources' on the Student Intranet (http://student.luzerne.edu). At LCCC's dedicated Center locations, please check with the Center director, your instructor, or the Title III Coordinator about available tutoring opportunities.
Q: Can I qualify for financial aid without a high school diploma or GED?
A: The Ability-to-Benefit (ATB) is an alternative path to eligibility for Federal student aid for students who do not have a high school diploma or GED.
If you have any questions regarding the admissions process which are not answered in our Admissions FAQ, please feel free to contact LCCC Office of Admissions.