Frequently Asked Questions For
Distance Learning Students
Many students attending the Business Division at LCSC are unable
to come to campus for advising.
This inability to make face-to-face contact with
an advisor can be frustrating for students.
Below are some of the most frequently asked
questions and solutions.
If you have a question that is not answered
here, please contact me:
How do I
declare a major?
Declaring a major is the first step toward receiving your degree and
therefore a very important step.
Long distance students can download a Program Information Form (PIF)
from the Registrar’s website.
Students need to complete the top portion, select their desired major,
and sign at the bottom. Once
completed, the form should be submitted to the Business Division via fax
(208-792-2878) or by mail (ATTN: LCSC Business Division; 500 8th
Ave; Lewiston, ID 83501).
I get an advisor?
is very important. Not only does it enable you to declare your major of
study, but it also allows the Business Division to assign an advisor to
you. Simply follow the steps for
declaring your major. Once
received, the Business Division will assign an advisor to you.
Your advisor will be your point of contact throughout your tenure
in the Business Division.
You will need to contact him/her prior to registration each semester for
course recommendations and to get released.
How do I
know who my advisor is?
can find out who your advisor is by logging into
and selecting “My ID and Advisor Name” in the Student menu.
If you have no advisor listed, you will need to follow the steps
for declaring your major (above).
How do I register for classes?
can prove difficult to even the most seasoned student.
here to read the Registrar’s
guide to registration. Make sure
to follow all steps for registering.
If you continue to have difficulty, contact your advisor or the
Registrar’s office for assistance.
here for descriptions of many
WarriorWeb let me register? Each
semester I receive countless phone calls and emails from students who
make it all the way to the final step of registration, only to receive
red error messages stating that they have, for one reason or another,
been prevented from registering.
If this happens to you, read the
message carefully. Typically,
the information you need to remedy the situation is contained in the
error message, including any contact information for the
office/department you need to speak to.
If you still have questions, you can contact your advisor or the
Registrar’s office for further assistance.
How do I get
to my online classes?
As online students, you will
receive an email from Distance Learning at the beginning of each term
with instructions on how to “Get Started” in your online class. You
will access your online classes through your WarriorWeb class schedule.
Once at your schedule, locate your online class and click on it. Follow the “Virtual classroom
link” near the bottom of the page to your online classroom. Once
logged into one class, you will have access to all of your online
classes. For step-by-step instructions,
When should I
start "attending" my online class or logging in?
Your instructor will NOT contact you; therefore, it is
extremely important that you get logged in the first day of the
I recommend that you log in and at least read through the syllabus for
each of your classes on the first day of the semester. You should pay
particular attention to course schedules and work expectations. Most,
if not all, instructors will have a detailed calendar included in the
course menu or syllabus. Falling behind in their online courses is the
most common reason students do not do well in the online environment.
For additional online learning resources, be sure to review the
Why was my
class removed from my schedule?
Previously registered courses disappearing from a schedule is always a
point of concern for students.
Depending on the point in the semester, there are three primary reasons
for courses to disappear from your schedule.
Early in the semester courses will be removed from your schedule
due to course cancelations or non-payment.
If you have been removed from a class for non-payment, but
have made arrangements, you will need to complete a
Reinstatement After Cancellation form before being allowed
to continue the course.
Alternatively, as instructors post grades at the end of the semester,
the courses will be removed from your schedule.
Questions regarding alterations
to your schedule can be directed to your advisor or the Registrar’s
I add/drop a class without coming to campus to complete an Add/Drop form?
you can add/drop classes via WarriorWeb until 5:00pm on Friday of the
first week of the semester.
However, students are allowed to add classes until the tenth day of the
semester. Traditionally, the
student and the instructor will need to complete an Add/Drop slip.
Students who are unable to come to campus can do this via their
account. You will, first,
need to request and receive permission (via email) from the instructor
to add the course. After you
have received this email, you can forward your request to be added
(including your student ID number and specific course information) and
the email granting you permission to the Registrar’s office.
The course should then appear on your schedule.
In order to drop a course before the last day to drop, you need
simply to email your request to drop the course to the Registrar’s
Why do I
need to use my LCMail account?
understand that you probably have a personal email account better suited
to your needs and personality.
However, there is really no way for us to verify with whom we are
corresponding. LCSC requires all
students to use their LCMail accounts as a means of electronic
communication. The fact that the
student’s name appears in the “From” header in the email indicates an
electronic signature. As with any
email or personal account, do not share your username or passwords with
anyone. It is not full-proof, but
is the best way we know to protect the interests of the student.