Preparing to Attend FLCC
Welcome to the Laker Family!
We're so glad you've chosen us. Below outlines your next steps in the enrollment process. There are important tasks for you to complete before classes begin. For any questions, please contact the One Stop Center at (585) 785-1000.
Activate Your FLCC Accounts
MyFLCC Student Portal
MyFLCC is a secure web portal for students to complete important tasks and receive essential information. To gain access:
- Obtain your FLCC username — enter your first and last name, and the email address you provided on your application.
- Obtain your FLCC password — enter your username, and the email address you provided on your application
FLCC Student Email
Check your FLCC student email regularly to receive messages from the College, such as important updates, academic and registration deadlines, and messages from faculty and staff.
- Your email address is your FLCC username + @fingerlakes.edu.
- Use your FLCC password to log in.
Complete Your Personalized To-Do List
Once you log in to your MyFLCC account, you'll find a personalized To-Do list to make the enrollment process easier. Some tasks may not apply to you. Some tasks you may have completed already. Either way, take the time to review the list below:
Let Us Know You Plan to Register
Your intent to enroll confirms your plans to attend FLCC, so we can hold your spot in our incoming class. It lets us know you will register for the upcoming semester and serves as your commitment to join the FLCC community. Your intent form will be a task in your MyFLCC account.
High School or College
FLCC needs your high school and/or college transcripts to advise on course registration and matriculate you into your degree program. Final, official transcripts showing date of graduation are required prior to the start of classes.
Students must request a copy directly from the high school and/or college(s) attended. Please check your school's website for transcript request instructions. The high school and/or college(s) should issue the official transcript to FLCC by:
- Electronic submission: firstname.lastname@example.org by an online service (i.e. eScript or Parchment)
- Fax: (585) 785-1734 (high school documents only)
- Mail: Office of Admissions, Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, NY 14424
Students may submit their scores by mail, email, or fax. The Admissions Office will verify passing status through the NYS GED verification website once the official score is published.
Home SchoolFLCC has a home school verification form to be completed by the superintendent of the school district. The student or school district may return it to the FLCC Admissions Office. Forms are available upon request. Please email the admissions office at email@example.com. If your school offers a letter of verification, the school district should mail it directly to FLCC.
Your First Advising Appointment
All new students must meet with an academic advisor to create their first semester class schedule. You can choose a one-on-one phone appointment or attend a small group registration event at either our main campus or one of our campus centers. Sign up for New Student Registration as part of your MyFLCC To-Do list.
During New Student Registration we will:
- Confirm that your selected degree program meets your academic and career goals
- Review the sample schedule for your selected degree program
- Select the number of classes/credits you'll need for the first semester
- Create your first semester class schedule
- Examine prior credits from high school and/or other colleges and universities (when applicable)
Submit Your Intake Survey
For our advisors to better guide you through the registration process and to pair you with the best possible schedule, we encourage you to complete a brief intake survey. We'll ask you about your current plans, which course modalities you prefer, if you plan to work while in school, if you have any technology needs, etc.
2024-25 FAFSA Update
This year, the FAFSA has undergone significant changes aimed at simplifying the process and making it more accessible. The new FAFSA asks for more details about the people who will help you pay for college, and requires them all to obtain an FSA ID before submitting.
We recognize the delays and technical issues surrounding the 2024-2025 FAFSA roll out may be causing concern for you and your family. FLCC is committed to supporting you, providing timely updates, and offering a long runway to complete your enrollment tasks.
Submit Your Federal and State Aid Forms
Filing your FAFSA is the most important step you can take to determine your eligibility for aid and secure money for college. All FLCC incoming students should complete the 2024-25 FAFSA as soon as possible.
- Request your FSA IDs for all financial contributors, and complete the 2024-25 FAFSA.
- Upon submission of your FAFSA, you will receive an email confirmation from Federal Student Aid. This does not mean FLCC has received your data yet.
- We anticipate receiving your FAFSA data in April or May, which will allow us to determine eligibility and start awarding financial aid.
- Once we notify you that we've received your FAFSA, complete your TAP application to secure funding from New York State.
Visit our financial aid website for a step-by-step guide. Our financial aid staff are available for individual appointments to help you complete these forms.
Review and Accept Your Aid
Once we can determine your aid eligibility, you can use the financial aid section of MyFLCC to:
- View and print your financial aid offer and financial plan
- Accept or decline your financial aid offer
- Access requested financial aid requirements
Don't forget to check out our general scholarship opportunities for additional ways to lower the cost of your FLCC education.
Verify Your Residency
Your first step is to submit your Certificate of Residence, which verifies you have been a New York State resident for one year prior to registration. This allows us to understand your current residency status and bill you appropriately. For example, if you register for classes without a valid Certificate of Residence on file, you will be charged an out-of-county tuition premium.
Make a Tuition Payment
In your MyFLCC checklist, you will be able to finalize and pay for your first tuition bill.
Set Up Your Refund Account
We encourage you to set up your BankMobile account, which we will use when we need to send you a refund.
Your Student Health Information
In order to attend in-person classes or participate in on-campus activities, you must submit proof of immunization against:
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
- Meningococcal Meningitis (or complete a waiver form)
COVID-19 vaccinations are strongly encouraged for students, which is consistent with other viruses, including influenza and mpox.
Please upload documents directly through the Student Health Portal link on MyFLCC. Visit our Immunization Requirements page for additional information.
The Center for Student Well-Being promotes the health and safety of the entire FLCC community and is responsible for compliance with NYS Immunization Laws. For questions, please contact them at (585) 785-1297 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get Ready for Your First Day
Now that your registration and finances are taken care of, let's get you ready for your first day of class. Below are items to equip you with the tools, supplies, and technology you'll need to succeed academically and socially at FLCC.
New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation is an excellent opportunity to explore valuable FLCC resources, meet other students in your area of study, and give you a successful start to your first semester. Orientation consists of two components — online orientation to be completed on your own time, and in-person and online events to help you connect with the FLCC community.
In both cases, we'll prepare you for the first weeks of the semester, answer all your questions, and leave you confident to begin your journey as a Laker!
Use Brightspace to Access Course Information
Brightspace is FLCC's learning management system and serves as your primary tool for performing a number of activities related to your registered courses. You'll use your Brightspace account no matter if your course is delivered in-person, 100% online, hybrid, or HyFlex. You'll be able to:
- Access your course assignments and due dates
- Submit your homework and projects
- Message your instructors and classmates
- Receive important course-related alerts
- Track your course progress and grades
- Review course materials over again at your own pace
- Participate in class forums and discussions
- Work on collaborative projects with other students
A week before classes begin, log in to Brightspace to view your course syllabus and course assignments for all your registered courses. If you need assistance or you are unable to log in, contact the Help Desk at (585) 785-1419 or email@example.com.
Get the App — Brightspace Pulse
Brightspace Pulse is a mobile app that can help you stay connected and on track with your courses. It provides an easy view of course calendars, readings, assignments, evaluations, grades, and announcement items. Real-time alerts let you know when classes are canceled, rooms are moved, or new grades are available.
Securing Course Materials
Just prior to the start of the semester, your textbooks and supplies will be available for review and purchase on The Book Nook's website. You'll be able to search by department, course, and section to locate the materials you need for each registered course.
Request Your Student ID
We offer two convenient ways to secure your FLCC ID card. You can upload your photo and submit a request online or request your ID in person at the One Stop Center.
The ID card serves as your student identification, which grants access to the library, fitness center, and The Suites at Laker Landing. Your ID card can also be used to purchase items in the bookstore, Café, and vending machines.
All students should have access to a personal computer, given the increased use of online courses and web conferencing. In many cases, financial aid may be used to pay for computers at The Book Nook. Learn about minimum specifications for student laptops.
Laptop Computer Loans for Students
The FLCC IT Department has a limited number of laptop computers available to be loaned to students. Please complete a computer loan agreement form to submit a request. Contact the IT Helpdesk if you have any questions.
WiFi and Internet
You are welcome to go to an FLCC location and use our free College WiFi. Cafe seating, lounges, and study areas are available. FLCC also has WiFi in the main parking lot near the logging sports practice field. Students with internet access challenges at home can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Affordable Connectivity Program
The new federal Affordable Connectivity Program provides financial support to households with Pell recipients to improve internet access, including:
- $30/month discount on internet services
- $100 one-time discount on a computer
FLCC IT Services
The Helpdesk is available at (585) 785-1419 or email@example.com to assist you with questions and technical support related to your computer accounts (i.e. student email, MyFLCC). If you don't get an immediate answer, please leave a message and the first available tech will call you back.
- Online Learning: For technical support with online courses, please contact the Open SUNY Helpdesk. To contact the FLCC Office of Online Learning, call (585) 785-1733 or use the employee directory to look up individual contact information.
- Webex Meetings: For information on how to access a Webex meeting, view our Joining a Webex Meeting Quick Start Guide.
Contact Housing for Help with Living Arrangements
The Suites at Laker Landing offers apartment-style housing, featuring private bedrooms, a full kitchen, spacious lounges, and more. You'll be just a short walk from your classes and college activities. Contact Housing at (585) 785-1643 or firstname.lastname@example.org for help finding accommodations during your time as an FLCC student.
Purchase a Meal Plan and Laker Loot
While meal plans are not required, they can help you save money on food. Take advantage of the discounts offered with a meal plan. There are two types of meal plans:
- Buy a certain number of full meals for a set price.
- Declining Balance — load up your card with a determined amount (like a debit card). With this option you receive a discount and tax-free purchases.
If you're seeking additional flexibility, Laker Loot may be purchased in any amount and used like cash at the Café or in campus vending machines. Laker Loot provides savings on tax on all purchases.
Meal plan packages for the 2022-23 academic year will be finalized in August and available to purchase prior to the start of the semester.
Academic Support and Tutoring
College-level academics is very different from high school, and can be challenging for any student who's been away from the classroom for a while. At FLCC, you'll have access to a wide range of academic support services designed to help you succeed.
We offer tutoring and study centers for math, writing, and science, along with assistance in other subject areas. Our Academic Success and Access Programs also provide academic strategy appointments and online resources for developing academic habits, understanding college classroom expectations, and preparing for tests and final exams.
Disability Services works with individuals to create appropriate plans for reasonable academic adjustments, testing accommodations, and in-class enhancements needed to help qualifying students thrive.
Free On-Demand Healthcare
FLCC is excited to offer TimelyCare — a new telehealth program that provides 24/7 medical and mental health care from anywhere, and with no cost to enrolled students.
Get on-demand support from counselors, doctors, nurse practitioners, and more. Services include unlimited medical visits, TalkNow emotional support, psychiatry appointments (with referral), health/wellness coaching, and up to 12 appointments with a licensed counselor.