How your academic advisor can help
Your first contact with the academic advisor will be before you start classes. You’ll work together to choose the classes that fit your plan and also create a comfortable timetable.
If you come for a second year, you’ll do the same thing.
If you change your mind about a route, then the advisor is there to help you understand your options and guide you in making a decision.
What you can learn and how the advisor helps you:
- Benefits of a degree path through Lakeland College.
- Popular university transfer routes and receiving institution information.
- Understanding transfer terminology.
- How to choose university transfer classes and make your timetable.
- Using academic calendars and how transfer credit work.
- Info sessions and events.
- Useful websites and resources.
If you're interested in our university transfer program, please start with the enrolment specialist, Kayleigh:
Once you are accepted and have paid your tuition deposit, the academic advisor will contact you about an appointment. This is also after the class schedule has been set. For Fall 2021, expect contact by the end of May.
What you should know about transfers
It is very important to understand that completing university transfer courses doesn't guarantee you admission to degree programs at universities.<
Your advisor will help you move through all the steps, but the academic side is up to you.
You must also meet all the admission requirements of the degree-granting institution. This may include
- Specific high school courses and averages
- Competitive admission - There may be quotas for number of students admitted to the degree program at the receiving institution
- Minimum grade for transfer - Some receiving institutions specify a minimum grade for transfer credit
- Room in a program - If you change your program or your receiving institution, be aware that there may not be room in the new program.