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Records and Registration

Locations

Benton Harbor Campus, Richard J. Pappas Student Services Center, (269) 927-8107
Niles Campus, Room 101, (269) 695-1391
South Haven Campus, Student Services Area, (269) 637-7500

Email

records@lakemichigancollege.edu

Records and Registration is your source for a variety of services and information about your student records at Lake Michigan College.  The staff handles transcript requests, graduation audits, enrollment verification, admissions application processing, name and address changes, and a variety of other record keeping activities related to students.

Add, Drop or Withdraw from a Class

Each student is responsible for his or her course schedule and any changes to it, such as adding, dropping, or withdrawing. WaveLink displays all courses for which a student is enrolled. Each student should print and inspect a schedule of his or her classes from WaveLink after registration and each time a change (drop, add, etc.) is made. Any discrepancy should be addressed immediately by making the appropriate change in WaveLink. Students requiring assistance may call the Records and Registration office at (269) 927-8119.

Students add coursework to their schedule by enrolling through their WaveLink account. Students requiring registration assistance may call the Records and Registration office (269) 927-8119 or visit the One-Stop Registration area on any LMC campus. Students may register for Open Entry/Open Exit (OE/OE) and Open Entry/Defined Exit (OE?DE) courses throughout the semester up to the last two weeks of the semester.

To use their financial aid (this includes grants, most scholarships, loans, and work-study), a student must be registered for all classes before the end of the add/drop period for the semester. This pertains to registration for all courses, including OE/OE, OE/DE and late starting classes. Add and drop periods are listed in the academic calendar, which is viewable in WaveLink.

Students drop coursework through their WaveLink account. Students requiring assistance to drop a course may call (269) 927-8119 or visit the One-Stop Registration area on any LMC campus. The student will receive a refund of any tuition and fees already paid for the dropped course. All Lake Michigan College refunds are distributed through Blackboard Pay. Students may drop a course only during the drop dates, which are listed in the academic calendar in WaveLink. Open Entry/Open Exit, and Open Entry/Defined Exit courses are permitted to be dropped up to the end of the third day after registration.

Students may also complete the 

and submit it to the One-Stop at any campus location or the Records and Registration department.

Students receiving financial aid (this includes grants, most scholarships, loans, and work-study) must contact the Financial Aid Office prior to withdrawing from any course. Students are highly encouraged to check with the Financial Aid Office at finaid@lakemichigancollege.edu or (269) 927-8112 on the ramifications of withdrawing from classes, as each student’s situation can be different.

Students withdraw from a course by submitting the withdrawal form directly to the One-Stop Registration area at any LMC campus. Withdraws are not available through Wavelink. A withdraw does not qualify for a refund of tuition and fees. During the first 80% of the course, a student may withdraw with a guaranteed "W" grade without the instructor's permission. During the final 20% of the course, the student must confer with the instructor to request permission to withdraw. Permission to withdraw is solely at the discretion of the instructor. Withdrawal requests received after the last day of the class will not be honored. Specific withdraw dates are published in the College Calendar, which is viewable in WaveLink, and the Class Schedule.

Important Information About Withdrawing

  • Discontinuing attendance in a class does not constitute dropping or withdrawing from a course. Failure to officially drop or withdraw from a course that the student is not attending will result in the grade earned according to grading criteria outlined in the course syllabus. A drop or withdrawal is not official until the student successfully completes and verifies the drop action in WaveLink or completes the appropriate withdrawal form and delivers it, in person, to the One-Stop Registration area on any LMC campus. No student should assume that an instructor has dropped or withdrawn him/her from a course.
  • Requests to add, drop, or withdraw from classes that are mailed or faxed (269-927-6875) to the College will be honored only if they are postmarked or received by the posted deadline. Mailed or faxed request must contain a readable copy of a photo ID which contains the student’s signature, full name, LMC ID number, specific instructions for amending the schedule, and the student’s signature matching the signature on the photo ID. Unsigned requests will not be honored.
  • Final grades are available via the student’s WaveLink approximately one week after the end of the semester. The student assumes responsibility to monitor grades at the end of the semester. Any grade challenges must be made within one semester after the grade has been issued.

Please note:

  • Discontinuing attendance in a class does not constitute dropping or withdrawing from a course. Failure to officially drop or withdraw from a course that the student is not attending will result in the grade earned according to grading criteria outlined in the course syllabus. A drop or withdrawal is not official until the student successfully completes and verifies the drop action in WaveLink or completes the appropriate withdrawal form and delivers it, in person, to the One-Stop Registration area on any LMC campus. No student should assume that an instructor has dropped or withdrawn him/her from a course.
  • Requests to add, drop, or withdraw from classes that are mailed or faxed (269-927-6875) to the College will be honored only if they are postmarked or received by the posted deadline. Mailed or faxed request must contain a readable copy of a photo ID which contains the student’s signature, full name, LMC ID number, specific instructions for amending the schedule, and the student’s signature matching the signature on the photo ID. Unsigned requests will not be honored.
  • Final grades are available via the student’s WaveLink approximately one week after the end of the semester. The student assumes responsibility to monitor grades at the end of the semester. Any grade challenges must be made within one semester after the grade has been issued.

Class Schedule and College Catalog

Find the classes that are right for you!

View the online class schedule to search a comprehensive list of classes by semester. With the online schedule you can:

  • View courses by subject, title, course number, campus, term part, instructor and days/times of the week
  • View catalog entries when you select a subject or course for course descriptions and prerequisites

New students must visit the Benton Harbor, Niles or South Haven campus to enroll in classes.

Current Students may enroll in classes through WaveLink or in person at the Benton Harbor, Niles or South Haven campus.

Exact deadlines for all course changes are established and published each semester in the Academic Calendar. No course changes may be made after the deadline except when initiated by the instructor because the student has been misplaced and the change is approved by the departmental dean.

Not sure how many contact billing hours your class has? Use the Contact Hour Chart! This searchable chart provides Academic Credit Hour and Contact Billing Hour information for each Lake Michigan College course.

Course Cancellation

Lake Michigan College builds its schedule of courses based on enrollment trends and community needs. If you are affected by course cancellations, you will be notified. Any tuition and fees you have paid for a course that has been canceled by the College will be refunded.

View the printed class schedule below.

 

Fall 2018 Class Schedule (pdf)

Lake Michigan College publishes a college catalog for each academic year. The current catalog is viewable below.

 

Other Information

Lake Michigan College Official Transcripts

Lake Michigan College has partnered with Parchment®, an electronic transcript exchange company, to improve transcript processing and delivery time. 

Starting August 1, 2016, students will order and pay for official transcripts through Wavelink. For each transcript order placed, students will receive order confirmations, email updates, and other communications from Parchment regarding order status.

Post 1998 Students
If you attended LMC in 1998 or later, please log in and order through your Wavelink account. Even if you never logged in when you attended LMC, you're in the Wavelink system. All you need to do is set up your account. Those who forgot their user ID or password can get help.

Pre 1998 Students
If you attended LMC prior to 1998, please contact the Records Office for assistance.

Cost
Electronic/Email copy: $7.50
Paper Copy, regular mailing: $10.00
Paper Copy, international mailing: $12.50
Paper Copy, overnight domestic delivery: $32.50
Paper Copy, international priority delivery: $55.00

Send College Transcripts TO Lake Michigan College

Contact any colleges you have previously attended to order your official transcripts. 

Email your transcript 
records@lakemichigancollege.edu

Mail your transcript to:
Records Office 
2755 E. Napier Ave. 
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Questions?
Contact the Records Office at records@lakemichigancollege.edu or (269) 927-8107 for assistance.

Each academic year, both new and returning Lake Michigan College students need to obtain an LMC Student Identification Card that is valid for that academic year. ID cards are valid from Fall of the academic year through Summer of the following year. For example, a 2015-16 ID card is valid from Fall 2015 to Summer 2016.

Obtaining a Card
A $2.00 fee will appear on your schedule bill at the time of your first registration activity for fall and each subsequent semester except for summer. Visit the Student Services One Stop area of the Napier Avenue, Bertrand Crossing or South Haven campuses during regular business hours with a photo identification (valid driver’s license, passport, or another official identification card).

Card Guidelines
Students must carry their ID cards when on campus and be able to present the card if asked to do so by LMC faculty or staff. Loaning or allowing someone else to use your card is prohibited. If a student's ID card needs to be replaced, a $2.00 replacement fee will be charged.

Card Benefits
LMC Student ID cards allow students to use campus computer labs, check out materials from the LMC library, gain free admission to LMC Red Hawks home athletic events and student productions, and earn a 10% discount on Mendel Center Mainstage tickets. Several local businesses offer discounts to students with valid IDs. Your Student ID card is also used to badge in through Papercut to the Canon multifunction printers/copy machines and selected open lab printers.

Questions about the LMC Student Identification Cards can be directed to the Student Services areas at the Napier Avenue Campus (269) 927-8128, the South Haven Campus (269) 637-7500, or the Bertrand Crossing Campus at (269) 695-1391.

Lake Michigan College builds its schedule of courses based on enrollment trends and community needs. If you are affected by course cancellations, you will be notified. Any tuition and fees you have paid for a course that has been canceled by the college will be refunded.

A graduation application is required for each degree or certificate you wish to earn. There is no charge associated with the graduation application. Once you have applied for graduation, you can also apply to participate in the commencement ceremony. Commencement is held once a year, on the first Sunday of May.