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Academic Success at LCC

Tutoring & Academic Support

The Student Success Center (SSC) provides individual support and tutoring in math and writing, as well as other subject areas as needed. The SSC seeks to provide a welcoming, safe and non-threatening environment where students’ academic questions can be heard, addressed, and acted upon in a timely manner.

Sign up for Math, Writing, or Psychology Tutoring at

Math Tutors

Math tutors are available to help all students working on math and business assignments at LCC.

Writing Tutors

Writing Tutors are available to help all students working on writing assignments for any course at LCC. Trained tutors are available for one-on-one assistance with student writing, like proofreading drafts, academic writing coaching, help with citations, formatting, and more.

Thesis Workshop

Together with Thesis Directors, a Thesis Writing Workshop Series is offered to senior students who are in the process of writing their thesis. Topics can include: organization, sourcing, proofreading, and more.

Group Study

Group Study Sessions are offered prior to midterm and final exams to help students prepare in a group learning environment.

Time Management, Working with Professors, & More

Email Katherine Handal ( to set up a time to discuss any other academic needs!

Want to be a tutor?

Tutors are hired during the Spring semester for the following academic year. For specific questions, please reach out to Katherine Handal (

Productivity apps for your phone


Evernote is  note taking app helps you capture and prioritize ideas, projects and to-do lists, so nothing falls through the cracks.


Forest  – is a clever way to start ignoring your phone. When you want to start a period of close concentration, you open the app and plant a seed. Then you put your phone down and leave it. Leave it long enough and you get a reward: your seed grows into a tree. But if you give in to temptation and check Facebook, your tree dies.


Trello  – To-do lists give you a grip on what needs to be done, which helps you focus on the right thing at the right time.In Trello, you create one or more boards. Each board holds lists, and each list holds cards. Each card represents a ‘thing to do’ – with its own description, attachments, status updates and due dates.

Google Drive

Google Drive  – USB flash drive is headed for extinction. And why? Online cloud storage is why. Google Drive gives you 15GB of free, secure online storage space in which you can create and save anything you like – text files, spreadsheets, pictures, videos and audio. You can access your files from any smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer – and you can share and collaborate on files with others. Perfect for group assignments.

Probation students

Your academic success is important to us and we want to make sure you know who you can go to for help. If you have been placed on probation, the Academic Support Coordinator will help you through different activities which will allow you to see your strengths, gain knowledge on how to improve your study habits, and work with your time management skills.

If you have questions, contact Katherine Handal in the SSC at You are also encouraged to meet regularly with your academic advisor to seek help.

What is probation?

A student whose Cumulative (CUM) GPA falls below 6.00 is automatically placed on academic probation. Typically this happens at the end of the fall and spring semesters. Students on probation will be notified by the Committee on Academic Standing.

Expectations of Probation Students

Once on probation, students will sign an academic contract with the Academic Support Coordinator. The contract outlines that students on probation must:

  • Attend regular tutoring at the Student Success Center
  • Take 4 classes or less per semester (24 credits or less)
  • Retake failed courses
  • Attend 4 mandated meetings with LCC Staff (See below) 
  • Not work during the probation period
  • Raise their CUM GPA to 6.00
  • There may also be additional requirements specific to each student

How do I get off of probation?

If the student raises their CUM GPA above a 6.00 and the contract is fulfilled at the end of the period, the student will return to good standing. If achieving good standing in one term seems unlikely or even impossible, the Committee on Academic Standing will consider placing a student on probation for up to three semesters.

What if I don’t achieve the requirements of my contract?

Failure to meet the requirements outlined in the contract will result in suspension or dismissal. Dismissed students will be notified in writing. Students may submit a written appeal to the Academic Vice President. The Academic Vice President’s decision is final and non-negotiable.

Mandated Meetings

Students on probation will attend 4 mandatory meetings with LCC Staff. Each meeting will be between 30-45 minutes. Students will be contacted directly to arrange these meetings. 

First Year Seminar

First Year Seminar (FYS) is a required course that continues New Student Orientation by laying a solid foundation for students to succeed holistically at LCC. FYS provides an avenue for students to integrate into the LCC community, connect to campus resources, and be introduced to LCC’s support networks.

The 3 Goals of FYS

  1. To introduce students to academic life at LCC and to equip students take ownership of their university learning.
  2. To help students grow personally and to develop vital self-awareness and self-development skills.
  3. To connect students to on campus-resources and learning opportunities outside the traditional classroom.

Topics Covered During FYS Class Include

  • Cultural Wellness & Adjusting to LCC
  • Preparing for Academic Success
  • Working with Your Advisor
  • Emotional Wellness
  • LCC’s Multicultural Identity
  • And more!

Want to lead Orientation and First Year Seminar?

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Apply to be a student leader during the Spring semester! Student leaders are hired for the following academic year. For specific questions, visit Leadership Development Program webpage or reach out to the Director of Student Engagement and Formation.

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