|What high school courses do I need?|
|To give yourself the most options, take a broad range of academic-level Grade 12 classes. You’ll also need a solid average. Those factors prepare you best to meet the pre-requisite requirements for a variety of degree programs and institutions.
For university transfer at Lakeland, the minimum requirement for admission is Alberta’s English 30-1, or Saskatchewan’s ELA A30/B30, or the equivalent. If you’re from another province, check the subject equivalence chart. We also can test you with an English entrance exam.
Other high school pre-requisites depend on the courses, degree and university you plan to transfer to.
Information about specific high school pre-requisites can be found on the admission requirements page of each degree path.
|How many credits towards my degree can I complete at Lakeland?|
|It depends on your goal and which institution and program you plan on transferring to.
If you are taking arts, science or educational paths, it also depends on your major and minor.
Whatever the case, the maximum is 60 credits.
|How do I apply?|
|Simply click on the Apply Now icon at the top of the page or go to apply now.|
|Should I visit Lakeland before classes start?|
|No, but we’d like you to.
We hope you come to open house in October, and an info session in the late winter. If you can’t come to an event, book a visit. Take a tour. Be a student-for-a day.
|Where is my class timetable?|
|Your timetable is on My Lakeland. This online tool, just for our students, includes your class schedule.
You will get access to My Lakeland in early August.
My Lakeland is also where you can pay fees. It’s also the only place to find your marks.
A link to My Lakeland is available in the top right header of every web page on our site.
|Where do I find my exam timetable?|
|Exam timetables are on Desire 2 Learn (D2L) and My Lakeland. You will be given access to D2L when classes begin. D2L also includes assignments, quizzes, instructor resources and more.|
|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.
The Office Home & Student 2013 edition is more expensive, but it’s a one-time purchase for the life of your PC. The College and University edition will expire.
Some stores will give you a student discount with your student ID. But, you won’t get your ID until registration day. If you want to buy software before registration day, contact student services for an enrolment letter.
The Home and Student 2013 Edition is also available for Apple computers.
Note: iPads and iPhones run app versions with limited tools and functionality.
|How do I choose my University Transfer classes? Do I need to make an appointment to see an academic advisor?|
|Details about this process will be in your admissions letter. In short, you do work with the advisor to choose courses.|
|I have friends at university and they say some 1st year classes have hundreds of students. How big are the classes at Lakeland?|
|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?|
|Generally a pass isn’t good enough. Most universities require a 4 or 5 on the AP exam in order to earn credit. Ultimately, the university you transfer to will decide whether to give you credit.
Lakeland may ask for a copy of your AP transcript to have on file; however, we don’t award transfer credit for AP course. Again, this will be done by the university when you are accepted there.
We can use your AP credit as a pre-requisite for a Lakeland College course (as long as it is transferable to the university). For example, if you earn credit in A Calculus, you can enrol directly in our course MATH 115 (2nd level calculus).
AP credit in English is trickier because normally you only need 3 university credits. Because we don’t offer another 3-credit English course, you can’t take upper-level English courses at Lakeland as you require 6 credits of introductory English as a prerequisite. So you’ll need to wait until you transfer to take additional English literature courses.
|Do I need my textbooks on the first day of class?|
|Most instructors don’t expect students to have their textbooks on the first day.
You should be prepared to buy your books during the first week.
Generally, instructors will talk about textbooks at the first class. They may also explain which editions are available and which books are required versus recommended.
|How many courses can I take?|
|A full time student normally takes a minimum of 3 courses (9 credits) to a maximum of 5 courses (15 credits) per semester.
In university transfer, you can be a part-time student – that means taking one or two courses per semester.
If you need financial aid, funding agencies do require specific course loads.
If you are balancing other activities such as work, family, and/or college athletics, you might consider taking a reduced course load.
|What happens if I change my mind about 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.|