COVID-19 updates for NEW STUDENTS

LCC ADMISSIONS OFFICE continues to work with you remotely

While the university has moved to remote instruction and limited campus operations for the time being, we continue to serve our prospective students and families remotely. Contact us any time at study@lcc.lt or by phone Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. LT time or continue working with your admissions counselor.

Campus Events Update

On March 14th, after the Lithuanian government announced quarantine, LCC has moved all of their classes to an online format.  While many of our students have decided to return to their home countries, 185 non-Lithuanians stayed in Lithuania. In fact, both Enns and Neumann residence halls are still buzzing with 140 students who decided to stay on campus. For information and updates related to the virus and our university’s response, please see www.lcc.lt/coronavirus.


LCC will also start the 2020/2021 academic year as planned with the new Student Orientation happening on August 27-29 and classes beginning on August 31. In order to address the external factors caused by Covid-19, LCC is making several important adjustments for the Fall semester. These are temporary changes intended for the Fall semester only; decisions about the Spring semester will be made during the Fall semester. 

Course Delivery Model

  All courses during the Fall semester 2020 will be available for students remotely and face-to-face. The face-to-face component will be available for every class so long as the external factors permit it.  

Splitting the Semester into Quarters

Splitting the Semester into Quarters

The Fall 2020 semester schedule will be split into two even parts: Quarter 1 and Quarter 2. Courses will be accelerated to cover the same material as otherwise covered in a 15-week semester. Most students (with a full-time load of 5 courses) will have a schedule of two courses per quarter, and a fifth course that extends through both quarters (running similarly to a regular semester). Students will not take more than the equivalent of 3 courses (18 ECTS) in a quarter.

The rationale for quarters:

  • If restrictions loosen or even fully open up, and more students are able to travel to campus and participate face-to-face, Quarter 2 provides another entry point for students to join campus;
  • If restrictions tighten and studies must be only online, students are responsible for no more than 3 courses at a time.

Calendar:       

Quarter 1: Classes begin on August 31 and end on October 20. The start date DOES NOT change and Freshmen orientation will happen as scheduled on August 27-29 (both face-to-face and remotely).

Fall Break: Oct. 21-27

Quarter 2: Classes begin October 28 and end on December 18.

Campus Housing for Fall Semester

Due to the uncertainty with the travel and borders, some students will not be able to make it to Lithuania.  Here are the decisions that have been made in order to account for the situation, accommodate an easy move-in, and ensure the health and safety of the residents.  Please note that students that are in on-campus housing cannot study remotely. 

  1. New students that cannot arrive due to visa/border issues are encouraged to begin the semester remotely. 
  2. New students that are required to self-isolate are eligible for self-isolation on campus at a cost of 30 EUR and an optional meal plan. Move-in dates: August 5-10. The latest move-in date is August 10. There is no self-isolation on campus if arriving after that date. All students have to be out of self-isolation by August 24. 
  3. New students that do not need to self-isolate must move in on August 26.  Early arrivals are subject to availability.  

All information is subject to change based upon the updating of governmental regulations and the needs of the LCC community. However, if on July 30 travel or border policies will prevent students from traveling to Lithuania, we may cancel your housing reservation in order to offer a space to a student who is on a waitlist and can arrive.

Application Deadlines

LCC admission process and the deadlines have not been affected. Even though our primary application process is over, we are still accepting applications from EU countries until August 20. It takes up to 2 weeks to get your admission decision.

Required English language testing

Since testing conditions are now complicated, we understand that students have limited options to move forward with their applications. Therefore, for the summer of 2020 DUOLINGO is recommended as a temporary test of English proficiency for LCC admission instead of TOEFL or IELTS. The minimum pass score is 65.

Regarding Final Transcripts and Grades

For students who are still finishing school this year, we ask you to submit final grades of your last two years and the grades of this year’s first semester. If you have a hard time getting transcripts from school, please write to us at study@lcc.lt and we will find a solution. All new freshmen intending to enroll in the fall will need to have satisfied their high school’s graduation requirements. We will also be careful to follow the updates and adjust based on when countries will be issuing high school diplomas.

Transfer Admission

All students applying for transfer must submit their application just as regular applicants before June 30. We understand that due to school closures and impacts of COVID-19, students may have difficulty providing additional required documents. Please consult with your admissions counselor to make individual arrangements. If admitted to the university, official documents will still be required in order to finalize admission. This will include the final college/university transcripts from the most recent semester attended. All official documents must be received in our office by August 1, or before you attend Student Orientation.

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