One of the most common questions everyone asks is How do I apply?
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Simply click on the Apply Now icon that's on every program page.. Or, go to our apply now page that links you to information about applying to Lakeland through applyalberta.
Another common question, is what if you don't meet the admission requirements?
We do entrance screening. This could mean a test. You could also take an academic prep course to complete the requirements.
Check out more specific questions and answers below.
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
  • AC130
  • AC230
  • CO131
  • CO231
  • EC111
  • EC211
  • CU248
  • BA120
  • MK170
  • MA101
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 5430 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 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: 
  1. Set up an advising session with the academic advisor.
  2. During or after the advising session, fill out the Undergraduate General Application Form and pay a one-time application fee of $115.
  3. Submit official transcripts. If you are a Lakeland College student or graduate please fill out the Lakeland College Transcript Request Form, so that transcripts can be sent to Athabasca for evaluation.
What Students Say
With the Student-Managed Farm you learn to be accountable for what you’re doing and the choices you make. You get an understanding of what it’s like to be out in industry or on a farm making decisions that count.

– Anthony Biglieni

Agribusiness Class of 2006

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College has been a integral partner in growing our own through the school of business. As an alumnus of the college, I have first-hand learning experience in the school of business. The professors welcome Servus Credit Union to facilitate classes in the Business Ethics course each year.

– Sandi Unruh

Senior Human Resources Consultant

What Faculty & Staff Say
Vertex has had great experience bringing on students from Lakeland College. We have found the Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Management) program to provide students with good academic knowledge of the environmental industry and the criteria that governs the land reclamation

– Sean Fuller B.Sc., P.Ag.

Vice President, Environmental Services, Vertex.

What Alumni Say
There is no way I would be where I am today without Lakeland College. It inspired me to be a better person and to get a job in something I love doing. I am so thankful I had such a great experience at Lakeland and I hope future students do as well.

– Danielle Gaboury

Business studies, Class of 2016.

What Students Say
I recommend the UT program to people all the time. The smaller setting Lakeland offers, is very conducive to learning. It's less intimidating than the larger universities and allows for more class interactions and discussions

– Kelly Mykytuk

2nd year UT student, 2017-18

What Alumni Say
I have loved my experience at Lakeland. The teachers are personable, and quick to share about their own experiences. They encouraged me to run with my own ideas and see what would happen; they got excited about my designs, which gave me the confidence to do my best and be more creative.

– Payton Ramstead

Class of 2016, Interior Design student.

What Alumni Say
At Lakeland College you are guaranteed to have time out of the classroom where you can put everything you learned together and actually see that what you’re learning is relevant.

– Alisa Brace

Animal Health Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The friendships I made, the experiences we were provided with, and the welcoming atmosphere of the Vermilion Campus made my time at Lakeland extremely valuable and memorable

– Grayden Kay

Animal Science & Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College was a learning environment unlike any other school. It allows students to learn beyond the classroom, and staff and faculty genuinely want to see students succeed. It’s a place where you can feel comfortable asking questions and where everyone has a place and fits in.

– Carson Reid

Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The instructors were the highlight of my time at Lakeland. It made a huge impact on my college experience to have instructors who challenged, encouraged, and believed in me.

– Jessica Cadrain

Child & Youth Care, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
At the beginning of my first year, I was really stressed out as I felt I had no artistic ability. But with the instruction and time put in by the interior design faculty, I was able to develop my artistic abilities. Now I am fully confident in and exceeding well in the artistic side of this career!

– Naomi Mason

Interior Design Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I just feel like you get the best education at Lakeland, especially from the time that the instructors can actually spend with you. I like the class sizes too – everything’s been great about my Lakeland experience.

– Dean Coulson

Heavy Equipment Technician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I do give Lakeland College credit for reigniting my interest and even preparing me for Miss Rodeo Canada. Lakeland helped me to grow enough to have the confidence to think I could take on that role and become that person. I think that I have and I am really grateful for that

– Ali Mullin

Agribusiness, class of 2014, former Miss Rodeo Canada.

What Alumni Say
I feel the professors at Lakeland actually prepared me for the profession. It’s impossible to be just a number here when there are 12 students in all of your classes. When the school advertised small class sizes, they actually meant it.

– Stephen Mark Visser

Real Estate Appraisal and Assessment, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I was involved in the president’s gala in April where I was an emcee for the evening, it was a great experience, and I had a lot of fun doing it and would recommend it to everyone.”

– Lucas Tetreault

HOPE Power Engineering, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I would recommend Lakeland College for the simple fact that it's for everybody. As a mature student who went back to school much later than his 18th year, I was immediately accepted, and not ostracized in the least

– Donald James Shaw

Accounting Major, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
All the hands-on learning was great and very helpful once placed into the industry. Having clients leave with a smile after each service assured me that I was in the right field of work. I would recommend Lakeland to anyone.

– Courtnee Coolidge

Esthetician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The professors care so much about their students at Lakeland and are able to know each and every one of them by name, so much so that they are able to nominate a ton of students for awards.

– Stephanie Wakefeild

University Transfer, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
They really put you in the lead at Lakeland. Lakeland cares about its students, empowers them, and gives them opportunities to achieve their goals. I don’t see Lakeland as a stepping stone or a first step – I see it as a bridge and an integral part of my education.

– Alyssa Wells

University Transfer, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I wanted to get experience in the field of assessment as it would give me exposure to what it’s like day to day. It was an invaluable experience as I find it hard to imagine what it would be like working in a particular field or area until I’m doing the work.

– Sheldon Farrell

Real estate appraisal and assessment, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
In the campus spa, they give you time to work with each client so nothing is rushed and you’re able to concentrate on providing the best service you can to your client.

– Daphney Couturier

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
It’s going to be a lot easier to start our first jobs having this experience and having been able to build our confidence in the campus spa. I love that we get to have this opportunity.

– Darby Watchel

Esthetician, Class of 2017.