Frequently Asked Questions and Quick FactsHere are a list of some of our most frequently asked questions.
If you have any queries that are not answered please contact the Academic Advisor.
|What high school courses do I need?||View More ∇|
Students with a solid average and a broad range of academic-level Grade 12 classes are best prepared to meet the pre-requisite requirements for a variety of programs and institutions. The minimum requirement for admission to UT is Alberta’s English 30-1 or Saskatchewan’s ELA A30/B30 or equivalent. (English entrance exam testing is available). Other high school pre-requisites depend upon the courses, degree, and university to which students intend to transfer.
Information about which specific high school pre-requisites are required can be found on the Admission Requirements page of the particular program you are interested in.
Click on the program below to see its admission requirements.
|How many credits towards my degree can I complete at Lakeland?||View More ∇|
The number of credits you can take at Lakeland varies depending on which institution and program you plan on transferring to. In Arts, General Sciences, and Education, the length of time you spend at the College will depend upon your major and minor.
Click on the program below to see the Courses page for more information.
|How do I apply?||View More ∇|
|Simply click on the Apply Now icon on the right side of the screen.|
|Is it necessary to visit Lakeland or the institution I want to transfer to before I enrol in classes?||View More ∇|
Prospective students are encouraged to make early contact with the college, participate in enrolment events such as Open House or Student-for-a-Day, and attend information sessions to learn more about the UT program and its options. Visit the college website for events and details. http://www.lakelandcollege.ca/about-lakeland/events-calendar/.
You are also encouraged to visit the university to which you want to transfer and become familiar with their academic calendar, website, admissions requirements and process, and course requirements. Starting in the fall, most institutions will host Open House events.
|Where do I find my class timetable?||View More ∇|
|You will select your classes and times when you meet with the Academic Advisor. However, your official class schedule (which includes room numbers and instructors) will be available on MyLakeland in August. You will be given access to My Lakeland before registration. This is also where you can pay fees and the only place were you will be able to find final official grades.|
|Where do I find my exam schedule?||View More ∇|
Term dates (first and last day of each semester) are available on the website at this link: http://www.lakelandcollege.ca/admissions/academic-schedule/. Note that students are expected to be available for registration, scheduled classes, and exams during those time periods.
The exam schedule will be posted during the semester. Generally, it is available on MyLakeland, on D2L, and from the department office. Be aware that you could be writing an exam until 4:30 pm on the last day of the semester
|If I need Microsoft Office programs on my personal computer, which version should I purchase?||View More ∇|
Lakeland College network can only support Office Home & Student 2013 Edition, NOT the College and University edition.
While the Office Home & Student 2013 Edition is more expensive, it is a one-time purchase for the life of your PC whereas the College and University edition will expire.
Some retailers will provide a student discount with proof of current student identification. You will receive your student number on registration day. If you wish to purchase software before registration, you may request an ‘enrolment letter’ from student services.
The Home and Student 2013 Edition is also available for Apple computers. Please note that iPads and iPhones run app versions with limited tools and functionality.
|How do I choose classes for University Transfer? Do I need to make an appointment to see an academic advisor?||View More ∇|
|Once you have applied, been accepted, paid the tuition deposit, and attended a group advising session, you will make an appointment to meet with the academic advisor to choose classes. Course selection may be done by email, in person, or on the phone. Course selection for new students normally begins in April. Details will be provided in the letter from Admissions.|
|I have friends at university and some of their classes have hundreds of students! How big are the classes at Lakeland?||View More ∇|
|In University Transfer, the average class size is 25 students. The largest classes have about 60 people. The largest science lab has 24 students.|
|If I pass my AP course, do I get credit towards University Transfer courses?||View More ∇|
Generally a pass isn’t good enough – for most universities, students require a score of “4” or “5” on the AP exam in order to earn the credit. Ultimately, that is determined by the university when you transfer there.
The College may ask for a copy of your AP transcript to have on file, but we will not award transfer credit for the course. That will be done by the university when you are accepted there. We can, however, use your AP credit as a pre-requisite for a Lakeland College course (as long as it is transferable to the university). For example, a student who earns credit in AP Calculus can enroll directly in our MATH 115 (2nd level calculus).
AP credit in English becomes trickier because students normally only earn 3 university credits. Because we do not offer another 3-credit English course, students are unable to take any English classes in University Transfer. Our upper-level English courses require 6 credits of introductory English as a pre-requisite, so students need to wait until they transfer to take additional courses in English literature.
|Do I need to have my textbooks on the first day of class?||View More ∇|
Most instructors do not expect students have their textbooks on the first day. Generally, they will discuss which textbooks are required when they go over the course syllabus during your first meeting. They may also discuss which editions are available and which books are required versus recommended. You should, however, be prepared to buy your books during the first week.
New editions are available through the Lloyd Campus Bookstore. Often, second-hand books may be purchased from former students. Some students choose to order their books online but should confirm it is the proper version and edition. Textbook lists are generally available at the Lloyd Campus Bookstore and posted on the Lakeland College University Transfer Facebook fan page in mid-August.
For certain courses, students may also need to purchase other supplies such as lab coats, safety goggles, calculators, etc. This information will be provided during the first class as well.
|How many courses can I take?||View More ∇|
A full-time student would normally be registered in a minimum of 3 courses (9 credits) to a maximum of 5 courses (15 credits) per semester. Students have the option to take part-time studies in University Transfer (one or two courses per semester). However, be aware that some programs and institutions require a minimum number of credits in order to transfer.
If you are applying for financial aid, the funding agency may have specific course load requirements.
If you are balancing other activities such as work, family, and/or College Athletics, you may consider taking a reduced course load. However, if you intend to complete your degree in four years, you will need to take a full 30 credits per year.
|What happens if I change my mind about the route that I want to pursue?||View More ∇|
If you change your mind before classes start, contact the Academic Advisor to discuss changes to your course selection.
If, partway through Semester One, you choose a different career path, you should do some research about the new program and/or university. Talk to your professors about their careers and educational paths. Contact a local employer about job shadowing or volunteering to learn more about different professions. You should also see the Academic Advisor about changing your course selection for Semester Two. Not all courses fit in to all programs, so it is important to talk to the Advisor about your options.
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