312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 205Laurel, MD 207071-866-228-6110 (toll-free), 443-518-4162Office Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8:30am-8:00pm Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm General Information The Laurel College Center (LCC) resulted from a unique joint effort between Prince George's Community College and Howard Community College to make higher education and continuing education more accessible to the residents of Laurel and the surrounding area. This partnership was established in Fall 2001, and LCC has been growing ever since. LCC is conveniently located in downtown Laurel, with over 100 credit and 200 continuing education classes offered each semest er. The classes are small, personal, with both day, evening, and weekend class times available. The center is open Monday through Friday with a wide range of services available, including: admissions, placement testing, academic advising, registration, and bill payment. LCC is also open on Saturdays with limited services available. Associate degrees offered at LCC are Teachers Education, Business Administration, General Studies, Criminal Justice, and Applied Information Technology. Services Admissions : New and transferring students can apply for admission to Prince George ’ s Community College at LCC. An application fee of $25.00 must be submitted with your application and may be paid by check, money order or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover). We do not take cash payments at LCC. You may obtain an application from this website, the Laurel College Center website, http://www.laurelcollegecenter.org, the Largo campus, or on site at the LCC. You may also call 1-866-228-6110 to have one mailed to you. Continuing education students do not need to submit an application before registering. Placement Testing : For credit degree programs, a placement test is usually required to determine each first-time student ’ s math, reading and writing proficiency level as a p art of the course selection and registration process. There are two types of placement test: the Michigan Test for individuals whose first language is not English, and the Accuplacer test, which assesses the language and math skills of native English speakers. The LCC offers both placement tests once a week on an appointment-only basis. Please call 1-866-228-6110 or 443-518-4162 for an appointment. Samples of the Accuplacer are available at LCC, and students are strongly encouraged to pick one up for review. Also, re-testing is available upon request. Your application for admission must be on file before taking the test. The Accuplacer test is taken on a personal computer system in our computer lab on the 4th floor of the center. Your test results are printed immediately after you complete the exam. The Michigan test includes a written portion that must be graded on main campus and takes approximately one week for results. When you have your test results, you may meet with an academic advisor (see advising schedule below). Transfer students who transfer courses in college level English and mathematics may be exempt from all or parts of the placement test. Ask an advisor if you are not sure. Call ahead for hours of testing and advising at 1-866-228-6110 or 443-518-4162. Academic Advising : Academic advisors are available at the Laurel College Center on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 11:00am – 2:00pm and 4:00pm – 7:00pm. No appointment is necessary, just come to the center and sign in. Call 1-866-228-6110 to check on hours. Advisors can assist you with test score interpretation, course selection, career advice, transfer information, study skills and can answer concerns you have about your enrollment. After you have seen an advisor, you ’ ll be ready to register for classes. Registration for Credit C lasses: The staff at Laurel College Center is always ready to help you with any forms associated with enrolling or registering for college. In-person registration is available at LCC. For your convenience, you can register for any PGCC course at LCC. If you register in person with us, we will process your registration form and print your bill. You can pay your bill at Laurel, too! Additionally, we handle forms for withdrawal, adding and dropping classes, transfer credit evaluation requests, requests for official transcripts, name and address changes, curriculum changes and Veterans ’ Administration applications. Registration for Noncredit C lasses: We also process noncredit course registrations at Laurel College Center. We offer over 200 continuing education (noncredit) courses at Laurel each semester. Please see the PGCC noncredit schedule of classes for a class listing and a registration form, or go to our website at www.laurelcollegecenter.org. You can also get a registration form on-site at the LCC. Accepting Payments/Financial Aid: We accept payment for credit and noncredit courses. At Laurel College Center, we accept all types of payments except cash. We process checks, money orders, credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, Discover) and purchase orders (employer paid tuition). This includes Tuition Assistance through the military branches. We are also authorized to assist you with the deferred payment plan (F.A.C.T.S.) Free Applications for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) are available also. For more information on financial aid (other than military tuition assistance), go to http://www.pgcc.edu/financial_aid.html Purchasing Books: Laurel College Center does not have an on-site college bookstore. You may purchase your books directly from the Largo campus bookstore. Call ahead for their hours at 301-546-0912. Consult http://www.pgccbookstore.com for more information. NOTE: At your request, textbooks from the PGCC bookstore can be delivered directly to the Laurel College Center for easy pick up.