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Important Things to Know


1098-T Forms

1098-T forms are used to report information on what you paid in tuition expenses by colleges and/or universities you attended in the previous calendar year. All colleges and universities are required by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide you with this information, which you (or someone who can claim you as a dependent) may use in conjunction with a tax return. To grant LCC access to provide you with the information electronically, log in to your ctcLink account. From the "Financial Account" tile, select "1098T," then "View 1098-T." Under "Grant Consent," select yes or no, then hit submit. If you don't grant consent for electronic access, you won't be able to retrieve your information online. If you say no or don't grant access, LCC will send you a paper copy in the mail early in the year to the address we have on file, in accordance with IRS requirements.

Phone number: (360) 442-2214
Webpage: lowercolumbia.edu/ctcLink


Address Changes

Due to Department of Education requirements, you need to inform the college within 14 days if you change your physical location while taking classes. Your physical location may be different than your mailing (home) address. To update your physical location, log in to ctcLink and select the "Profile" tile. Select "Addresses" from the menu on the left. Use the "temporary address" option to enter your physical location if it is different than your mailing (home) address.

Phone number: (360) 442-2370
Webpage: lowercolumbia.edu/ctcLink


Arts & Entertainment

LCC's spectacular Rose Center for the Arts offers a rich selection of concerts, plays, art shows, lectures, writer's workshops, readings and other arts, entertainment and cultural events. The Art Gallery typically stages two exhibits per quarter (one in summer). Multiple concerts, including jazz and symphonic bands and several choirs, are held every quarter in the 500+ seat Wollenberg Auditorium. Plays are held in the Center Stage Theatre. LCC students are admitted free with valid ID card.

Phone number: (360) 442-2510
Webpage: lowercolumbia.edu/aande


Bulletin Boards

All fliers and posters need to be authorized in the Student Activities Office prior to being posted on any bulletin boards on campus. Any unauthorized posters or fliers will be taken down.


Catalog

The LCC Catalog contains a variety of important information, including academic policies, thresholds for academic warning and suspension, course descriptions, distribution lists, and degree and certificate requirements. You can also find archived catalogs on the catalog page, which you may need if you want to reference the program requirements that were in effect the year you entered LCC.

Webpage: lowercolumbia.edu/catalog


Commencement (Graduation)

LCC holds a commencement ceremony each June to honor and celebrate the achievements of students earning a degree, certificate, high school diploma or GED. All graduates are encouraged to participate in commencement. Information about commencement is available at lowercolumbia.edu/commencement.

College Certificate or Degree Graduates

Bachelor of Applied Science, associate degree and certificate graduates must apply for graduation via the graduation application available online at lowercolumbia.edu/graduation. Deadlines to apply for graduation are posted on the same page.

Phone number: (360) 442-2370
Webpage: lowercolumbia.edu/graduation

High School and GED Graduates

CEO, Open Doors, HS+ and GED graduates should contact the appropriate department to learn more about participating in commencement.

Webpage for CEO: lowercolumbia.edu/ceo
Webpage for Open Doors: lowercolumbia.edu/transitional/open-doors
Webpage for GED: lowercolumbia.edu/transitional


Current Students Home Page

Do business with LCC online 24/7. Use this secure site to access ctcLink, register for classes, pay your tuition and fees, sign up for a payment plan, login to Canvas, view and print your class schedule or unofficial transcript, and more! 

Phone number: (360) 442-2322
Webpage: lowercolumbia.edu/students


Email

A valid email address is required for all students. Lower Columbia College (LCC) email addresses are generated upon receipt and processing of admissions applications. Students have the option of using the LCC email or an alternative address as their “preferred” email address in ctcLink. The College will use the “preferred” email address for official communications with all students. If a student does not enter and/or designate an email address in ctcLink as “preferred,” all official communications will be sent to their LCC email address.

The College expects that every student will receive and read email on a frequent and consistent basis. A student's failure to receive and read College communications in a timely manner, understanding that the College is not responsible for the handling of email by outside service providers, does not absolve that student from knowing and complying with the content of such communication. It is the responsibility of the student to alert college staff when experiencing email account issues.

Phone number: (360) 442-2322
Webpage: lowercolumbia.edu/publications/administrative-policies/490.php


Identification (ID) Numbers and Cards

All LCC students have an identification number, called a ctcLink ID number, also referred to as 'EMPLID' in the ctcLink system. This is a nine-digit number assigned when you are admitted, and is printed on your ID card. Your Lower Columbia College ID card serves as your library card and gives you free transportation on River Cities Transit buses, free access to the Computer Lab, entry into the Fitness Center, Learning Commons and Test Proctoring Center. It also entitles you to free admission to LCC-sponsored plays, concerts, sporting events and other activities.

ID cards are available in the Admissions Center Building (ADC), Room 151, next to Advising. Although the ID card is not issued quarterly, you will need to stop by every quarter to have your ID card updated with the new quarter’s sticker. If you lose your ID card, a replacement fee will be charged. 

Phone number: (360) 442-2240
Webpage: lowercolumbia.edu/students/faq


Lost and Found

Lost items can be turned into the Lost and Found in the Security Office downstairs in the Student Center. All items are kept until the end of each quarter and then disposed of, if not claimed.

Phone number: (360) 442-2271
Webpage: lowercolumbia.edu/safety


Parking

Parking is provided for LCC students on a first-come, first-served basis in the major parking lots surrounding the campus. To park on campus, display an official parking decal on the vehicle. Pick one up at Cashiering when you pay your tuition and fees, or after paying online. Students may be fined for parking on campus without a parking decal.

Phone number: (360) 442-2271
Webpage: lowercolumbia.edu/buildings/parking


Scholarships

The Lower Columbia College Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships each year. You can apply for LCC Foundation scholarships by completing a single online application which qualifies you for multiple awards. The application season typically starts in February each year and is accessed from LCC's scholarship webpage.

LCC also provides information about outside scholarships, those awarded by outside organizations. Information about these awards is posted on the Scholarship webpage as well as on the wall near the Financial Aid Office in the Admissions Building. Scholarships can affect financial aid awards, so please check with Financial Aid staff if you have questions.

Phone number: (360) 442-2132
Webpage: lowercolumbia.edu/scholarships


Weather/Campus Closures

Procedure

If the campus is closed due to weather or other emergency, information will be shared through the LCC website, local media, social media, and via email. 

Phone number: (360) 442-2110
Webpage: lowercolumbia.edu/publications/emergency/college-closure-procedure.php


Wi-Fi

Steps to Connect:

  1. Use your wireless device to view wireless networks;
  2. Select LCC-iAccess network and hit ‘Connect;’
  3. Enter the Network Key ‘lccOpenWireless’ (this is case sensitive); and
  4. Open a web browser and accept the ‘Usage Policy Agreement.

See below for contact and other important information.

Phone number: (360) 442-2520
Webpage: lowercolumbia.edu/technical-help/wifi

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