Admission Requirements and Registration

 

III Requirements for Admission to Degree Programs with Advanced Standing

 

GENERAL POLICY ON TRANSFER OF COURSE CREDITS

Applications for admission with advanced standing must be accompanied by secondary school records and official transcripts from the institutions where work has been done. Official transcripts are to be forwarded directly from such institutions to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment of Lakehead University. Copies of calendar descriptions for post-secondary courses must be submitted by the student for advanced standing assessment. Applicants wishing to claim advanced standing should apply before June 1.

Normally, completion of the first year at any Ontario university, with at least 'C' standing, will allow the student to enter second year at Lakehead University. Admission into third and fourth year may, however, require extra consideration because of differences in regulations and program requirements.

No specific credit, in terms of the number of courses required to complete a degree program at Lakehead University, will be extended for work at the preliminary year level.

 

TRANSFER CREDITS AMONG ONTARIO UNIVERSITIES

Acceptance of transfer credits among Ontario universities shall be based on the recognition that, while learning experiences may differ in a variety of ways, their substance may be virtually equivalent in terms of their content and rigour. Insofar as possible, acceptance of transfer should allow for maximum recognition of previous learning experience in university-level courses.

Subject to degree, grade and program requirements, any course offered for credit by one Ontario university shall be accepted for credit by another Ontario university when there is essential equivalency in course content.

 

COLLEGES OF APPLIED ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY

Students who graduate from Community Colleges or with a three year diploma, with grades of 70% or better, and who apply for entrance into a similar degree program at Lakehead University may be given credit amounting to approximately one year of university work. The subjects for which the student is given credit is to be determined on an individual basis.

Students who graduate from Community Colleges with a three year diploma, with grades B or better, and who apply for entrance into a program which is not similar to those taken at a Community College or Ryerson University, will be considered for credit on an individual basis.

Students who graduate from Community Colleges with a two year diploma, with grades B or better, and who apply for entrance into a similar degree program at Lakehead University may be given entrance into the first year of a university degree program. Students may be considered on an individual basis for limited university credits.

Students who graduate from Community Colleges with a one year diploma, with grades B or better, may be considered on an individual basis for entrance into a degree program at Lakehead University. In such a case, additional credits obtained prior to going to a Community College or Ryerson University would be a major factor.

 

BIBLE COLLEGES

Applicants from colleges accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), formerly the Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges (AABC), may be granted advanced standing. Two years study is required for applicants who did not previously complete the necessary minimum requirements for admission to the university (high school transcript may be required). A minimum of a B- grade must have been attained in the appropriate course(s) for advanced standing consideration. Only academic courses will be granted credit; no credit will be granted for courses related to church education or administration, pastoral studies, counselling, or courses intended to promote doctrinal or denominational belief. Credit may be permitted at the first or second year level only. The assessment of advanced standing towards the first two years of an undergraduate degree at Lakehead University does not constitute recognition of a completed degree from an accredited bible college for purposes of admission to any post-baccalaureate degree program. The assignment of transfer credits to a specific degree program is at the discretion of the admitting authority of the faculty or academic department concerned.

TRANSFER TO BSC (NATURAL SCIENCE MAJOR) AFTER COMPLETION OF FORESTRY DIPLOMA PROGRAM

Graduates of any accredited two-year forestry/forest technician/forest wildlife diploma program, wishing to enter the BSc (Natural Science Major) degree program, must have obtained an overall average of 60% in the final year of the diploma program. The equivalent of 10 full university courses must be taken for the degree. Students should consult with the Department of Biology for course selection. Forestry Diploma graduates enter year two of the Natural Science program.

Transfer students should contact the Department of Biology for course counselling and obtain approval of the Dean of Science and Environmental Studies or designate at the time of registration. Once transfers have been completed students will be governed by Science and Environmental Studies regulations. (See page 152.)

 

ADMISSION FROM COMMUNITY COLLEGES TO THE BACHELOR OF ADMINISTRATION OR HONOURS BACHELOR OF COMMERCE DEGREE PROGRAMS

Graduates of six semester (three year) College Business programs who have satisfied the course requirements of the first and second year of the Honours Bachelor of Commerce Program may be admitted to the College Transfer Program.

Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree

College graduates of a Business program with a minimum "B+" average (cumulative average in business courses) are eligible for admission to the third year of the Honours Bachelor of Commerce Program.

In most cases, where make-up courses are not required, it is possible to complete the Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree requirements in two full academic years.

Bachelor of Administration Degree

College graduates of a Business program with a minimum "B" average (cumulative average in business courses) are eligible for admission to the third year of the Bachelor of Administration Program.

In most cases, where make-up courses are not required, it is possible to complete the Bachelor of Administration degree requirements in one full academic year.

 

SPECIAL ADMISSION TO HOLDERS OF RECOGNIZED PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS

To the Bachelor of Administration Degree Program

Persons holding professional designations listed may obtain the Bachelor of Administration degree upon the completion of a program of studies selected after consultation with a representative of the Faculty of Business Administration:

Chartered Accountant (CA)
Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
Certified General Accountant (CGA)
Associate of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries & Administrators (ACIS)
Canadian Credit Union Institute (CCUI) Fellow
Holders of Trust Companies Institute Business Education Certificate Program
Professional Purchaser
Certified Human Resource Professional

 

ADMISSION TO THE HONOURS BACHELOR OF COMMERCE DEGREE PROGRAM FROM THE BACHELOR OF ADMINISTRATION DEGREE PROGRAM

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Administration degree, students with a 70% average in their business subjects may enter a special Honours Bachelor of Commerce transfer program.

Regulation 1. Courses used as credit towards obtaining the Bachelor of Administration Degree may not be used as credit in the third or fourth years of the Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree Program. Where a course taken toward the Bachelor of Administration Degree is equivalent to one specified for the third or fourth year of the HBComm Program, students will be required to take a substitute course specified by the Faculty of Business Administration.

Regulation 2. Courses used as credit towards obtaining the Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree may not be used as credit in the one year Bachelor of Administration Degree Program. Where a course taken toward the Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree is equivalent to one specified for the BAdmin Program, students will be required to take a substitute course specified by the Faculty of Business Administration.

 

ADMISSION TO BENG DEGREE FOR TECHNOLOGY GRADUATES (ENGINEERING)

(See Requirements for Admission to Undergraduate Degree Programs, C. Engineering Programs, page 32)

 

FORESTRY DIPLOMA/FORESTRY DEGREE TRANSFER

1. HBScF/HBScF (Co-op)
Applicants who have completed an accredited Forest Technician or Technology Diploma program with a minimum B average are eligible for admission consideration to second year of the Honours Bachelor of Science Forestry program. By accredited programs, the Faculty of Forestry and the Forest Environment means Forestry diploma programs which meet, or exceed, the standards specified in "Forest Technician; A Training Profile". All other applicants who have completed a Forest Technician or Technology diploma will be considered for admission to first year of the Honours Bachelor of Science Forestry program. See the Faculty of Forestry and the Forest Environment Admission Requirements and advanced standing, pages 117-118.

Applicants must forward official transcripts to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment before an admission decision may be made. Further information on the transfer program may be obtained by writing the Chair, HBSc. Forestry Program, or the Office of Admissions and Recruitment.

2. BES/HBES (Forest Conservation)
Applicants who have completed an accredited Forest Technician or Technology Diploma program with a minimum B average are eligible for admission consideration to second year of the Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Forest Conservation) program or the Honours Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Forest Conservation) program. By accredited programs, the Faculty of Forestry and the Forest Environment means Forestry diploma programs which meet, or exceed, the standards specified in "Forest Technician; a Training Profile". All other applicants who have completed a Forest Technician or Technology diploma will be considered for admission to first year of the Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Forest Conservation) program or the Honours Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Forest Conservation) program. See the Faculty of Forestry and the Forest Environment Admission Requirements and advanced standing, pages 117-118.

Applicants must forward official transcripts to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment before an admission decision may be made. Further information on the transfer program may be obtained by writing the Chair, BES/HBES (Forest Conservation) Program, or the Office of Admissions and Recruitment.

3. BSc (Natural Science) College Transfer Program
Forestry Diploma graduates of any accredited two-year forestry/forest technician/forest wildlife diploma program are eligible for admission consideration to second year of the BSc (Natural Science) degree program. See the Department of Biology Programs, page 161.

 

ADMISSION TO BSCN (NURSING) PROGRAMS WITH ADVANCED STANDING

(a) See criteria (Admission Requirements, E. Professional Schools Programs, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, page 35) for entrance into the three year compressed BScN degree option.
(b) A student with a degree in another discipline may be admitted to the program, subject to the approval of the Office of Admissions and Recruitment. Interested individuals who do not meet the criteria noted above are encouraged to consult with the School of Nursing.
(c) A student may request evaluation of nursing subjects taken at another university within the past five years by the Evaluation and Admissions Committee of the School of Nursing.
(d) A student admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (for Registered Nurses) program may request consideration for advanced standing for previous college diploma certificate program(s) to a maximum of one full course equivalent. Programs completed within the past five years with a minimum overall grade of B will be considered.


See also:
Admissions
- Information (Undergraduate Application Procedure)
- I Requirements for Admission to Diploma Programs
- II Requirements for Admission to Undergraduate Degree Programs
- IV Requirements for Admission to Graduate Degree Programs

 

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