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Nunez Community College

Admissions Frequently Asked Questions

I applied to Nunez but I have not heard anything back. What should I do now?

If you have completed an application, please contact the admissions department at inquiring about your application. Please include your full name and date of birth in the email.

What is the minimum ACT score that I need in order to apply and attend Nunez Community College?

Nunez Community College is an open admissions institution. This means that there is no minimum acceptable ACT score. Your course placement will be based on your ACT scores that you provide to us.

I have not taken the ACT test. Can I still attend Nunez Community College?

Yes. You will need to take the COMPASS placement test. Testing duration may take 3 hours and you will be tested in the areas of Math, English and Reading. Course placement will be based on your COMPASS results.

How do I register to take the COMPASS test?

COMPASS testing is offered during on-site registration. Pre-registration is not required but is suggested. You will be emailed a link to the COMPASS test registration portal prior to registration. If you do not receive an email regarding this information, please contact the Admissions Department at

Now that I have completed the application, what do I do next?

Once you have been admitted into a degree or certificate program, you will receive directions via email on how to create your LoLA account. LoLA access is required in order to register for your classes. If you cannot access your LoLA account, please email the admissions department at

What is a credit?

A credit is a unit of study that is the equivalent of fifty minutes of class instruction and two hours of outside study each week. All classes at Nunez carry a specific number of credits. Most courses carry three credits.

What is full-time?

To be a full-time student, you need to be enrolled for a minimum of twelve credits (or the equivalent number of hours) a semester. For most students, that means taking at least four courses.

How do I register for my classes?

First time freshmen meet with an academic advisor and schedule classes via LoLA immediately after they take the Placement Test or produce ACT scores.

What is LoLA?

It stands for Log-on Louisiana (LoLA) and it is the college's online admissions and registration system. It allows students to view their academic and financial records, register for classes, and make changes in their schedule.

When can I log into LoLA?

New students should have LoLA access immediately upon completion of the admissions application. Please visit LoLA and log in. If you are unable to locate your user name, please contact the Nunez IT Help Desk at or 504-278-6279.

I want to add or drop a class. How can I do that?

You can Add or Drop through LoLA using the same process you registered for classes.

What GPA do I need to maintain in order to remain in good standing?

Students need to maintain a 2.0 cumulative (overall) GPA.

Why can't I see my grades?

You may have a hold on your account. You should contact Student Affairs at 504-278-6467 to check.

How do I change my e-mail address?

All Nunez students will receive a Nunez e-mail address. Your user name consists of your full first name, your full last name and If you want to change your e-mail address, you may do so in LoLA.

If I drop a class, will I get my money back?

In order to receive a refund, you must withdraw before the posted deadline provided in that semester’s academic calendar. (I.E. For Fall 2014, the last day to receive a 100% refund is September 3, 2014.)

Can I only get financial aid if I am full-time?

No, a student does not have to be enrolled full-time to receive financial aid. However, your award may be adjusted based on your enrollment status. Students enrolled in 12 or more credits are considered full-time. Please note: All students interested in loans or work-study positions must be enrolled at least part-time.

How do I declare my major?

When you completed the admissions application, you were required to identify a major. If you decide to change your major, you can do so in the Student Affairs office.

How do I know what classes I need for a specific degree?

You can obtain a degree form from your academic advisor. The degree form will list the requirements for you specific degree program. Degree forms can also be found on, click "Academics.”

How can I get an advisor?

Based on your major, you will be assigned an advisor after registration. If you have questions, feel free to visit the Student Affairs office, but your advisor’s name will be accessible in LoLA.

What are instructors’ office hours?

Instructors declare dates and times that they will be available to meet with you to discuss any questions or issues that you may have in the course.  The instructor will communicate his/her office hours during the first week of class and will also list it on the syllabus.

When is Fall 2014 tuition due?

Monday, August 25, 2014.

When does school begin? / I'm in an online class when does it begin?

The first day of class for the Fall 2014 semester is Monday, August 25. Please review your concise student schedule to determine your first day of school. If you enrolled in online classes, please log into Blackboard on Monday to determine if your course has started. If it has not started, please email your instructor.

How will I know where classes meet?

Your class schedule, which you can locate and download from the LoLA system, will list the days, times, and locations of your classes.

What are remedial courses?

Students are placed into remedial courses based on their placement tests, which assess skills in three areas: reading, writing, and mathematics.

How long does a semester last?

A semester runs approximately sixteen weeks. At Nunez, the fall semester begins in late August and continues through the third week in December. The spring semester begins in mid-January and concludes in mid-May. In addition to the fall and spring semesters, the College offers fast lane sessions and summer terms.

How often do classes meet?

Most classes meet twice a week for 75 minutes each class. However, there are exceptions so be sure to check your schedule.

Is it possible to take both day and evening classes in the same semester?


Does Nunez have an attendance policy?

It is expected that students will attend all class meetings. However, many faculty identify attendance policies in the course syllabus.

What does TR mean on my schedule?

It means your class is held on Tuesday AND Thursday.

If I am planning to drive to campus, do I need a sticker for my car?

You need to register any vehicle (car, SUV, motorcycle, etc.) that you plan to drive to campus. You will need to purchase a parking decal through the Bursar (located in the library).

How will I know what books I will need for my classes?

Your instructors will let you know what books are required, usually at the first or second class meeting. Also, book titles may be accessed on-line by clicking on the bookstore link from the Nunez homepage.

Where can I buy books?

You can buy books, as well as other school supplies, in the campus bookstore. The bookstore carries new and (in some cases) used copies of all texts.

How much do textbooks cost?

Prices of textbooks vary. One way to reduce the cost of textbooks is to buy used books (books that have been resold to the bookstore by students). These sell for less money than new editions. Another way to save money is to explore renting texts from the bookstore.

Where can I go to find out about financial aid?

The College's Financial Aid Office is located in the Student Affairs office. The professional staff can provide information about various forms of financial aid, as well as assistance in completing applications. It is always a good idea to complete your online FAFSA application before meeting with a Financial Aid counselor.

Does Nunez have any campus jobs for students?

Yes. Many campus offices and departments hire student workers. For information about Work-Study opportunities, contact the Financial Aid Office.

Are there tutoring services available?

Yes. The Tutoring and Student Success Center provides individualized and group tutoring in math, English, reading and sciences; individualized and group mentoring; computer software to reinforce reading, writing and math skills; and career counseling. In addition, there are tutoring links available on the Nunez website.

Does Nunez have any computers for student use?

Yes. There are computers available in the library and the Tutoring and Student Success Center.

If I have a question or problem, can I speak with a counselor?

Yes. You can contact the Student Affairs office or your Advisor.

Does Nunez offer services for students with disabilities?

Yes. Nunez is a place where students with disabilities can be successful and are encouraged to fully participate in all activities at the college. We are proud of our students and passionate about the Office of Disability Services’ mission. You can visit the office, located in the AST Building within the Student Affairs Office, for more information.

Does Nunez have any student clubs?

Yes. At Nunez, all such programs are planned and coordinated through the Student Affairs Office.

If I want to join a club, how can I find out what is available?

You can visit the Office of Student Affairs to find out more information or go online at:

Once I have registered, is it possible to make changes in my schedule?

Yes. You can make changes prior to the start of the semester as well as during the drop/add period during the first week of classes.

Suppose I have questions between now and the first day of classes?

If you have questions about classes, financial aid, new student orientation, or other matters, check the College's homepage (, visit the Student Affairs office, or call the following numbers:

Admissions 504-278-6427
Adult Education
Arts & Humanities
Business & Technology
Counseling/ADA Career Services
Financial Aid
Health & Natural Sciences
Health Center
Information Technology
Student Affairs
Student Government Association504-278-6323
Veterans Affairs 504-278-6478