Orientation: 5:30 pm on January 21, 2016 in IAC-123.
LBST-20 Mandatory Orientation: 5:30 pm on January
Studies allows you to get a head start towards your future in K-8 teaching.
Liberal Studies 10 and 20 are accepted at CSU, Stanislaus in place of their
Liberal Studies 1000 and 2000.
in Liberal Studies, students must do the following:
Pay the Department of Justice fee of $32.00 at the Merced College
Student Fees Office. Please take Receipt to the Co-op Office in the
Lesher Building (Room 329) to clear the Limitation on Enrollment on your
**If you are currently employed in the school district where your
liberal studies placement will be, your current TB and fingerprint
clearance may be sufficient. You will need to provide proof of
Pick up Live Scan Form from the
Co-op Office in the Lesher Building (Room 329).
Schedule your fingerprinting appointment through the Merced County
Sheriff's Office. Ask the amount when you call for an appointment.
NO LONGER THAN ONE WEEK after Live Scan fingerprinting , go to the
Merced College Police for proof of clearance. Due to unforeseen
circumstances, delays can happen and clearances can take longer.
If your clearance is delayed, you need to contact Myshel Pimentel at
TB testing is done at the Merced
College Student Health Services on Tuesdays from 9:00 am to 1:00pm.
However, It's best to call first (384-6045). There is no cost.
Return proof of TB and Fingerprint clearances
to the Co-op Office in the Lesher Building (Room 329).
Purchase the Liberal Studies Handbook
from the Bookstore.
Take the School Site Placement Declaration
Form (found in the Handbook) to one of the approved school
sites for signatures. This can be done prior to the start of the
semester, but it is not required until the class has started.
If you qualify for
financial aid (Cal-Works or EOPS) fingerprinting may be covered---ask
your program counselor.
If you are enrolling
in LBST 20 and have completed LBST 10, you may not
need to be fingerprinted or have another TB test done.
All Students are
required to wear a Merced College ID Badge during school site
placements. Go to Admissions & Records to obtain ID.
- If you have any
questions, please call Myshel Pimentel at 384-6364 or email at
Liberal Studies Rules & Regulations