Your Journey Begins Here!

We’re so excited that you’ve decided to join the #LRCCFamily!

Orientation is an opportunity for incoming students to successfully prepare for the start of the semester and to learn more about LRCC. They are designed to help connect you with your advisor, your peers, and the student success services we offer at LRCC.

In order to adhere to public health recommendations on social distancing, participants will be limited to one guest at New Student Orientation.

Questions?  No problem. We’re here to help. 
Just email us at lrccinfo@ccsnh.edu or call (603) 524-3207.

New student orientation for the Spring semester will be held on Wednesday, January 12th from 4pm-7pm.

Your Academic Advisor

Academic advising at Lakes Region Community College is a campus-wide effort designed to help you achieve your educational goals. 

Every student at LRCC matriculated into a degree or certificate program is assigned an academic advisor within that program. You will work closely with your academic advisor throughout your time at LRCC to plan classes and receive guidance about your program, and encouragement.

  • Upon acceptance to LRCC, you’ll receive notification as to who your advisor is, as well as instructions to contact them.
  • Your advisor will be a faculty member or program coordinator from your program area.
  • You will have the ability to contact and schedule an appointment with your advisor directly through Navigate, (our educational management system).
  • If you are unable to reach your academic advisor, please contact the Student Success Center for guidance.

Registering for Classes

  • You should always speak with your academic advisor about your schedule before registering for classes.
  • Once you have received approval from your academic advisor, you will be able to register for your classes using Navigate from your computer (registration is not currently available on the mobile app).
  • Log into Navigate using your EasyLogin username and password.
  • Click on Planner in the top, left corner of your screen.
  • You will be able to drag and drop courses for your entire first year (not just your first semester), and are encouraged to register for the entire first year so you can lock in the classes you need.

Placement Testing

Once you have been accepted to LRCC, you may need to complete placement testing to determine your Math and English course placement. This is done to ensure you are place in Math and English courses at the right level.

  • If you have taken the SATs, your scores may place you into English Composition.
  • If you have taken a math class in the past year while in high school, the grade you earned in that class may qualify you for a college-level, credit-bearing math class. 
  • To determine whether SAT scores or previous classes are acceptable, you should send official SAT scores or an official transcript to LRCC, either via email (lrccinfo@ccsnh.edu) or via United States Postal Services mail to:
      • Lakes Region Community College
      • 379 Belmont Road
      • Laconia, NH 03246
  • Students who have successfully completed a college-level math or English course at another college or through Running Start do not need to take a placement test.
  • Students who are enrolling in a Certificate (not an Associate’s Degree) program do not need to take the placement tests.
  • Still not sure? If you need to complete a math or English placement evaluation, Math Placement, or English Placement will appear in your Navigate To-Do’s when you log into Navigate.
  • All Associate’s Degree programs require you take a math class. In order to ensure you take the best math course for you, you will take a placement evaluation called ALEKS PPL. 
  • The test includes up to 30 questions, and generally takes 60-90 minutes to complete.  You do not need to study for it.
  • After you complete the assessment, you will receive your placement score and will be contacted by email to set up a time to speak with an advisor to discuss the results.
  • You will also have access to a personalized learning path that will provide review lessons in any areas you may need. If you wish, you will then have the opportunity to take the assessment again up to four more times to improve your course placement.
  • Check out this QuickGuide (PDF) for step-by-step instructions to access the Math Placement in Aleks
  • The LRCC English Placement Evaluation (EPE) is a standardized writing test that measures your ability to do college-level writing in English, and assesses your readiness for our English Composition course.
  • This is a low-stakes assessment intended to place you in the course that will provide you with the best support to be successful.
  • Click here (PDF) to access more information and instructions about how to complete the English Placement Evaluation.

Navigate

Does this long list of things to do seem a little overwhelming? Navigate is here to help!  Navigate will help you register for the right classes and keep yourself on track with the administrative stuff, too.  Login with your EasyLogin username and password at https://lrcc.navigate.eab.com and start checking off those To-Do’s like a boss!

Your login information (EasyLogin username and password)

This is the username and password you will use to access everything online at LRCC: Navigate, Email, Canvas, and our Student Information System (SIS), so it’s really important that you know it and keep it safe. 

You should have received an email with this information the day after you were admitted.

No problem!  Send a quick email to lrccinfo@ccsnh.edu from the email address you’d like to receive it at, and we can have it resent overnight.

Your LRCC Email Account

All students are given an LRCC email account that we expect you to check regularly – it is how your advisor, teachers, and others (like financial aid) will communicate with you.  Your email address will be Your EasyLoginUsername@students.ccsnh.edu.  You can access your email by clicking ‘Student Email’ on MYLRCC and your login information will be your EasyLogin username and password.

Sharing your Educational Records

FERPA…a weird but important acronym. FERPA stands for the The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. It’s a law designed to protect your student records. Before you turned 18, your parents or legal guardian likely had the rights to your education records. Once you turned 18, these rights were transferred to you. LRCC can talk about  some or all of your college records with whomever you specify (a parent, guardian, caseworker, etc.) only if you sign and return this Authorization to Release Student Information (.pdf).

Paying for LRCC

College can be expensive, and financial aid forms can be confusing, but we’re here to help! 

Financial Aid and Billing staff are available to you!

  • Call us at 603-524-3207!

Tuition and fees are charged based on the number or credits you register for, so your bill may change if you change your course schedule. You can see your bill by logging in to SIS using your EasyLogin username and password at MYLRCC,clicking on the Student tab, and then Student Account.

Financial aid is available! You can find the steps to apply for financial aid in your Navigate To-Do’s, or on the Financial Aid webpage. 

  1. Log into the Student Information System (SIS) Account

  2. Select the FINANCIAL AID tab:

Select Award, Select Award Aid Year, Select LRCC campus, Select the current aid year and SUBMIT

  1. Review each Tab at the top of the screen:

Select EACH TAB (General Information, Award Overview, Resources/Additional Information, Terms and Conditions, Accept Award Offer) to review/answer.

  1. Accept Award Offer:

  2. ACCEPT or DECLINE loans

  3. If accepting loans, you may accept ALL or a PORTION of the offered amount. NOTE: The amount you accept will automatically be split EVENLY between ALL semesters.

  4. If you need different amounts for each semester, you will need to request the change with a financial aid representative.

Complete Loan Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note at https://studentaid.gov/

LRCC has a payment plan option to help you spread the cost of your education over a whole semester, rather than paying all at once. You can receive financial aid and also use a payment plan, as well.  Call us at (603) 524-3207 for more information.

Tuition and Housing bills are due fourteen days before the first day of the term, and can be paid online by logging in to SIS using your EasyLogin username and password at MYLRCC, clicking on the Student tab, and then Student Account. You can also pay by check.