|Can I register in more than one certificate/diploma program at the same time?|
|No. You may be registered in only one program at a time|
|How many courses can I take?|
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.
You have the option to take part-time studies in the business program (one or two courses per semester).
Note: 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 diploma in two years, you will need to take a full 30 credits per year.
|Is it necessary to visit Lakeland before classes start in September?|
|We encourage you 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 our business programming and its options.
It's also beneficial if you are in contact with the business academic advisor if you enrolled in one of our business admin majors. Your advisor helps you choose any elective courses in your program.
|Where do I find my class timetable?|
Your class timetable is available in My Lakeland, our online student self-serve system.
You will be given access to My Lakeland in August.
My Lakeland is also where you can pay fees and the only place where you will be able to find your marks.
My Lakeland's portal is available as a link in the header of every web page on our site.
|If I need Microsoft Office programs on my personal computer, which version should I purchase?|
Save money, because you don't have to purchase a student version, or any version, of Microsoft Office.
Even better, you may install Office 365 on up to 5 devices for your personal use, as long as you're a Lakeland student.
Learn more on the lakeland edu email page.
|Can I get credit for courses I took at another college or university?|
You may. It depends on the course.
Lakeland's business department strives to provide maximum transferability for business students from other colleges.
If you completed business courses at another post-secondary institution, they may be accepted as credit towards your program..
Generally, for each transferable course that you earned a C (or equivalent) for, you'll receive transfer credit.
You need to apply for that credit and you should start the process at least 2 months before classes start. Use our transfer credit form (PDF) to get the process started.
For more information call our business enrolment specialist toll free 1 800 661 6490 ext. 5429 or direct in Lloydminster 780 871 5429.
|Can I transfer external credits from another post-secondary institution toward a Lakeland College certificate program?|
|Yes, in principle.
However, some limitations do apply. For example, there is requirement that at least 50% of the courses for your certificate must be taken at Lakeland College.
|How many people will be in my classes?|
|Class sizes typically range between 15 to 40 people.|
|What's the grading system? Do I need a certain GPA to graduate?|
|The Lakeland College uses a 4.0 grading scale. Details of the grading system may be viewed in your student handbook.
A GPA of 2.0 or higher is required to graduate from a business program.
|Do I need to have my textbooks on the first day of class?|
Most instructors don't expect you to have 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, your can buy second-hand books from former students.
If you chose to order your books online, you need to confirm it's the proper version and edition.
Textbook lists are generally available at the Lloyd Campus Bookstore and posted on program supply list pages in mid to late August.
Supply lists also include items such as calculators and whether you need to buy the item before you come to Lakeland or if it's available to purchase here.
|What are the business certificate programs at Lakeland?|
|A certificate program has 10 single-term, 3-credit courses that provide a study in specific career-related areas.
Specifically, we have an accounting technician certificate and an administrative professional program.
Also, if you only take one year of courses of the two required for a diploma, and took the required 10 courses (30 credits) you may still leave Lakeland College with a business administration certificate.
|If I decide to leave after the first year of Business Administration will I receive a credential?|
If you successfully complete the following 10 courses, you are eligible to apply to graduate with a business administration certificate.
|Where do I find my exam timetable?|
Your exam timetable will be available in Desire 2 Learn (D2L) and My Lakeland. You will be given access to D2L when classes begin and My Lakeland in early August.
My Lakeland is also where you can pay fees and is the only place where you will be able to find your marks.
|What happens if I change my mind about my major, or the route I want to pursue?|
If you change your mind before classes start, contact the academic advisor to discuss changes to your course selection. Call 780 871 5424 direct in Lloydminster, or toll-free 1 800 661 6490 ext. 5424.
|What steps do I need to take to apply to the bachelor degree program?|
If you already have a diploma, or if you're in the last semester of your diploma, you should apply for admission to the degree program at least 3 to 4 months before the start of a new term (September or January) as the evaluation process can take 3-4 weeks.
In order to apply, a you must follow the necessary steps: