Special Admission

Lakeland’s admissions requirements are important. These standards are set to give you the best chance to reach your educational goal.
If you don’t meet one of more of a program’s admission requirements, you may still be able to take your chosen program. Your path may be through special admission.
For example: You meet all the other requirements, but don’t have a high school diploma. We may waive that diploma requirement. Or, if you are missing a necessary English, math or science, you may meet that requirement through an entrance test.
Some conditions apply:
  • You aren’t automatically accepted if you get the needed grade level from an entrance test. A seat must be available when you’ve met the requirement.
  • No entrance testing for animal health technology as it's a competitive entrance program.
  • If you're applying to university transfer, you're only eligible for the English entrance test.
  • Test results are only used by Lakeland. If you want to transfer, they won’t be considered by another post-secondary.

Test types

Lakeland uses two types of entrance tests..Both are used to determine if you have the necessary academic requirements.
  • Equivalency
Which test depends on the program you plan to take. You may be able to choose between ACCUPLACER and equivalency testing if your program is in:
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Energy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Fire & Emergency Services
  • Human Services
  • Interior Design
  • Trades & Technology
See the details below
ACCUPLACER is used to test how ready you are to take college courses. All tests are online. Its technology selects specific questions best suited for you and your requirements.
As a bonus, ACCUPLACER has a study app and sample questions for each of its tests.
Lakeland College uses the following ACCUPLACER tests:
  • Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS)
  • Next-Generation Advanced Algebra and Functions
  • Next-Generation Reading
If you need a requirement for programs in these schools, you'll take an ACCUPLACER test:
  • Business
  • Health & Wellness
  • University Transfer
Equivalency Tests
Lakeland College created high school course equivalency tests.
You can challenge the test. Or, you have the option to do our academic prep courses.
These are offered in modules (units). You can review, study and practice before the test.
The modules are:
  • online - using D2L. It's what our students use.
  • self paced
  • available anywhere you have an internet connection
  • free
  • includes support from a facilitator - the facilitator doesn't teach, but can help you keep on track.
Available modules are:
  • Foundational Biology
  • Foundational Chemistry
  • Foundational English Language Arts
  • Foundational Math I (Basic Math)
  • Foundational Math II (Intermediate Math)
  • Foundational Math III (Advanced Math)
  • Foundational Physics
  • Foundational Science 20/30
Online Testing - Requirements and Costs
Whether you're writing ACCUPLACER or Lakeland equivalency tests, your test will be online.
You can choose where to write your online exam:
  • at the Lloydminster Exam Centre.. You'll have to book a spot well in advance.
  • via e-proctoring
While the tests are free - you will need to pay for using an exam centre or proctoring service.
Examity and ProctorU meet Lakeland College's standards and requirements for data security and privacy.
Using an e-proctor means you don’t have to leave home and schedule the test any time.
While online test supervision offers you flexibility, there are also conditions:
  • To validate your identity as the test-taker, biometrics are used, such as having your picture taken or doing keystroke recognition. Have a government-issued photo ID ready.
  • You'll need to be in a private, quiet space. You have to prove it by panning your camera around the room.
  • You'll be monitored during your test – your proctor can see you and your computer screen.
  • Your test session will be recorded only for test adjudication.
  • The online proctor may ask if they can take control of your computer. This could be to help set up your computer for your test or provide technical support.
Examity and ProctorU meet Lakeland College's standards and requirements for data security and privacy.

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
Choosing to attend Lakeland College was one of the best decisions that I’ve made in my life so far. The welcoming and friendly Lakeland environment encourages a place of excellence, and fosters the ability to be successful not only in school, but in life.

– Mariah Van’t Hof

University Transfer, Class of 2015

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

What Alumni Say
The hands-on field trips, quality of education i received, professors who are invested in your success, and all the friends I made. I exceeded my academic expectations and I also had a lot of fun. If i had to do it all over gain, i would choose Lakeland!

– Nicole (Audet) Pysh

Class of 2006, Environmental Protection & Class of 2008, Applied Environmental Degree