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FAQ

FAQ

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

  1. I am currently incarcerated, can I apply for school?
    • Yes, you can. Whoever is enrolling on your behalf should make sure they have ALL of your information and tie your application to an email they have access to (very important or you will run into all kinds of problems if you can’t access your information).
  2. Won’t felonies keep me from getting financial aid?
    • It depends. Your financial aid may be affected,  if you you caught a drug conviction while you were receiving financial aid. If you did not catch a drug conviction while receiving financial aid, you should have no problems. For more information, click here.
  3. Can I enroll without a High School Diploma or GED?
    • Yes you can. However, you will be unable to receive financial aid. For more information, click here.
  4. I was just released and it’s the middle of the semester. Can I still enroll?
    • Yes you can. However, if there are no late start classes available, you will have to wait for the following semester. In this time, you can finish the Student Support and Success Program (formerly matriculation) which consists of going to orientation; completing as assessment test, seeing a counselor and completing a Student Educational Plan (SEP) with that counselor. For more information, click here.
  5. I have college credits already. Can I use them instead of taking the same class at Laney?
    • Possibly. You will have to get your official transcripts from the school you received credit at and bring them to your counseling appointment. (Note: to be “official”, a counselor has to open the unopened transcripts during your counseling appointment. If you open the letter with your “official” transcripts enclosed, they will no longer be “official” and you will have to send for them again.) The counselor will determine if your credits articulate (meaning Laney College accepts them as equivalent courses).
  6. What are the first steps I need to take to enroll?
    • The first step is to apply through CCC Apply (make sure you choose Laney College as your home campus). (Note: make sure you have access to whatever email you use to set up your account. You will receive vital information through this email and if you do not have access to it, you will run into a lot of problems.) It takes 48 hours for Laney College to receive your information and send you your student ID/username and password. You will need this information to complete the Student Success and Support Program.