Whether you are a high school student thinking about adding college classes to your schedule as a Special Admit student, or a senior considering LMC as your next step, this your page. You will find links to the college application, steps to enrollment, campus services, and more.
At Los Medanos College, our focus is on student success. That means providing quality courses and programs, as well as student-friendly services to support the academic and career goals of all of our students. All of us at LMC are here to help your son or daughter explore, establish, and reach his or her goals. You, as parent, are an important partner in that journey - and we're here to support you in that role.
A: We are focusing our energy on improving the success of first-year students, recognizing that students who do well early in their college career are much more likely to persist in college. With activities including Registration Workshops, Freshman Orientation, and Summer Bridge, LMC is committed to welcoming and preparing your student for a positive college experience.
A: We have many FREE support services including tutoring, academic and career counseling, employment services, math labs at both campuses, an academic skills lab, and much more.
A: To ensure student success, it is important for new students to start in classes that reflect their abilities. We use placement testing to determine the best English and math classes for students to begin their college coursework. These areas are critical to success in any program at LMC. Starting students in the correct classes enables students to reach their academic goals. For more information on placement testing, please visit assessment website
A: Our tuition is a great bargain—just $46 per unit. A student must take at least 12 units to be considered full time, but can take fewer (or more) if desired. In addition, it costs $40 to purchase a semester parking pass, and each student must purchase books and supplies according to the requirements of their scheduled classes. To assist with tuition and other costs associated with college, all students are encouraged to apply for federal financial aid services.
Our Scholarship Office provides students with information regarding scholarship opportunities and assistance in the scholarship application process.
A: Most students do not realize that they may be eligible for financial aid. Financial aid consists of both federal and state options including scholarships, grants, student loans, and student work-study programs. Your son/daughter must reapply for financial aid every year. It is extremely important to apply for financial aid as early as possible.
A: Our classes do transfer. Many LMC students transfer to four-year colleges and universities! Remind your student to meet with an academic advisor each semester to discuss transfer plans and choose appropriate coursework, and to visit our Transfer Programs & Services to make appointments with representatives from a wide variety of four-year colleges and universities.
A: Cell phone usage during class can be distracting to other students. Most instructors request that students shut off cell phones during class.
In the event of an emergency, family members who need to contact a student can call Campus Police at (925) 439-2181. Once Campus Police determines an emergency exists, an officer will make contact with the student in class.