|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. Our advisor helps you choose elective courses.
|Where do I find my class timetable?|
|Your class timetable is available in My Lakeland, the student self-serve.
You will be given access to My Lakeland in early August. This 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?|
|Lakeland College's 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: iPads and iPhones run app versions with limited tools and functionality
|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 the first year of business administration at another post-secondary institutions, you may receive credit toward the first year of Lakeland's Business Administration diploma.
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 the Lakeland College Business Facebook fan page in mid-August.
If you need anything else such as a calculator, you'll get a list during the first class.
|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 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 completes 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.
|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 a new term (September or January) as the evaluation process can take 3-4 weeks.
In order to apply, a student must follow the necessary steps: