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To be admitted to Lakeland College you must fulfil 3 things:
  1. Meet the specific program academic requirements.
  2. Meet the age requirements, or be of legal age.
  3. Be able to speak, write and read English.

Because your education may need to evaluated by another organization, you need to start this process as soon as possible. For example, having your educational record evaluated could take 4 months or longer.

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Each Lakeland College program has a list of its specific academic requirements. Those include particular high school level courses subjects such as English, math and science.

Our admissions staff can review your educational documents to assess your prior education.

Please note: We aren't able to assess transcripts from all countries. If necessary, we will request your education be evaluated by the International Qualifications Assessment Services (IQAS) in Alberta.

IQAS will provide a fair evaluation of your education compared to an Alberta high school education. Once IQAS has reviewed your documents, the results will be forwarded to Lakeland College.

This assessment will cost you about $100.
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The following consideration will be given to applicants who do not meet one or more of the admission requirements: 
  • High school diploma requirement will be waived for applicants meeting all other requirements.
  • High school English requirement for any program will be waived, providing the applicant successfully completes Lakeland College’s standardized English test
  • High school math requirement for any program will be waived, providing the applicant successfully completes Lakeland College’s standardized math test

All other applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis and counselled on the best course of action.
Age requirements arrow View
Lakeland College requires students to be of legal age, which is 18 years of age. If you turn 18 during the school year, you are eligible.


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Lakeland College courses are all taught in English. If you need to read, write and speak English, to take our courses.

At this time, we don't have any English as a second language classes, so you'll need to have an acceptable level of English language skills to be admitted to Lakeland College.

Please see the English language requirements page for the assessment organizations and scores that we accept.
Prior Education arrow View
Please note that Lakeland College does not accept the challenging of exams or international transfer credits.

Speak, read, write

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All of our programs are taught in English. You will need to understand English and be understood when you speak and write English.

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