Your Journey Begins Here!

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

New and Transfer Student Orientation will help you get connected with your advisor, your peers, and services at LRCC.  You can use the resources here to get you started. If you have any questions along the way, we’re here to help, just email lrccinfo@ccsnh.edu or call (603)524-3207.

Your Academic Advisor

Your Academic Advisor is a key person for you to get to know and to work closely with throughout your academic career here at Lakes Region Community College. Take the initiative to get to know your advisor and to give your advisor the opportunity to know you. This is one of the best things you can do to ensure your academic success at LRCC!

  • You are assigned an advisor who also teaches in your major so that you can get the best help possible, not only to choose which classes to take, but also to guide you on your career path. Your advisor is listed in Navigate, or, you can see a list of advisors by program.

You can make an appointment with  your advisor by clicking right in Navigate, or you can e-mail your advisor.

Registering for Classes

You should talk with your advisor about your schedule, but once you’re ready, you can register right from Navigate on your computer! (registration is not currently available on the mobile app) Just log in with your EasyLogin username and password, and click on Planner in the top left corner of your screen.  You can then drag-and-drop courses for your first year (not just your first semester). We encourage you to register for your entire first year, so you can lock in the best class schedule for you way ahead of time!

Placement Testing

You may need to complete placement testing to be sure that you take the best math and English class for you. 

  • If you have taken the SAT’s and scored a 450 or higher on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section, you will not need to take the English placement test – simply send a screenshot of your SAT score to lrccinfo@ccsnh.edu.
  • If you have taken a math class in the past year, your grade in that class may place you into an LRCC math class: please request that your transcript be sent to LRCC, either via email to lrccinfo@ccsnh.edu or via USPS mail to:

Lakes Region Community College
379 Belmont Road
Laconia, NH 03246

  • Students who have taken a math or English Composition course at another college or through Running Start will not need to take a placement test.
  • Students who are enrolling in a Certificate (not an Associate’s Degree) program will not need to take the placement tests.
  • Still not sure? If you need to complete placement testing, either English Placement, Math Placement, or both will appear in your Navigate To-Do’s.

All Associate’s Degree programs require that you take a math class. In order to ensure that you take the best math course for you, you will need to take a placement assessment called ALEKS PPL. It is up to 30 questions, generally takes 60-90 minutes to complete, and 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.

All Associate’s Degree programs also require you to take English Composition. For those students who need additional assistance with their writing skills in order to be successful in English Composition, we offer a writing workshop that meets an additional day each week at no cost to students. You will need to write a timed (1 hour) essay responding to a specific question. Once you’re done, send it to LRCCEnglishPlacement@ccsnh.edu, it will be reviewed by our English faculty, and you will be contacted by email to set up a time to speak with an advisor to discuss the results.

Check out our Step-by-Step Instructions (PDF) for taking the English Placement Test.

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!
  • Check out our narrated Paying for College  presentation below.

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.  Check out our Payment Plan For Spring 2021(PDF) to learn more about this.

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.