University Transfer

FAQ

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The questions most asked about university transfer are below.
 
You may also contact an enrolment specialist.
 
Another option is Ask Lakeland. It covers a number of general and specific topics related to applying, financial aid, residence and other topics. Check out the existing questions and answers. Or, ask your own question.
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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. 
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.

What Employers Say
Lakeland is a great place to find employees. The college provides real world training that equips soon-to-be employees with knowledge and people skills that are highly sought after in the agriculture industry these days.

– Dustin Dinwoodie

Key Account Manager – Western Canada Arysta LifeScience