I General Regulations

 

(a) Any changes in regulations become effective as approved by the Senate except as indicated in General Regulation 1(c) and (d) below and in the related Graduate Studies regulation on page 279 of this Calendar. Enquiries regarding regulations should be directed to the Registrar of the University.
(b) Every student in the University is bound by the general regulations listed here and any additional requirements approved by Senate. The channels to be followed are: Appeal first to the course instructor, then to the chair/director of the department/ school concerned, then to the Dean of the Faculty; if the matter is not resolved within the Faculty, appeal may be made to the Senate Academic Appeal Committee. The Senate Academic Appeal Committee acts as the final appeal for students in all cases concerning academic grievances, except those pursued under the auspices of the Code of Student Behaviour and Disciplinary Procedures.
(c) An undergraduate student proceeding to a degree, diploma, or certificate is governed by the academic regulations and program requirements of the Faculty, School, and Department offering the program which are in effect at the time of the student's initial registration in that program, except when a course ceases to be offered and has to be replaced by an alternative or alternatives, or the Faculty decided that some or all students in the program must adhere to subsequent, Senate-approved program changes, or the Faculty decides to order or permit a substitution or substitutions for a required course. The Dean of the Faculty offering the program will immediately inform the Registrar of such exceptions. These exceptions will be allowed only on grounds of benefit to students or of necessity.
(d) An undergraduate student will progress from one year level to the next based on the number of successfully completed courses. See Faculty Regulations for specific breakdowns.
(e) An undergraduate student not registered for two or more consecutive years must re-apply to enter a program of study and will be governed by the academic regulations and program requirements in effect at the time of readmission with the provisions of University Regulation 1(c) above applying mutatis mutandis.
(f)(i) Letter of Permission - Lakehead University students wishing to take courses at another institution for credit toward a Lakehead University degree MUST have prior approval from the Chair/Director of their program and the Office of the Registrar. Students must complete a "Request for Letter of Permission" form, available from the Registrar's Office. The form must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar, with full supporting documents, prior to applying for admission to the host institution. Students should ensure the course(s) to be taken is not a duplication of course material already covered. Letters of Permission may be granted if the student is in good academic standing (e.g. not on probation), has taken or plans on taking no more than 5 full courses equivalents (for transfer students, this number may be lower, depending upon the number of courses transferred upon admission to the university) at another institution. Students wishing to take courses in their final year of study must have approval from their Departmental Chair and Faculty Dean. Faculty Dean's approval must include a written statement as to how/why the program could not be completed at Lakehead University.
Upon approval of a Letter of Permission, students are required to complete the course(s) during the term(s) specified. Changes will require a revised Letter of Permission. Upon completion of the course(s), it is the student's responsibility to ensure an official transcript is sent from the host institution directly to the Office of the Registrar. If course(s) are taken in a student's graduating year, the transcript is to be received in the Office of the Registrar by May 1st for spring convocation and October 1st for fall convocation.
Credit will be granted for course(s) successfully completed with an equivalent grade of C (60%) or above. A student's record will be annotated with a "TCR" (Transfer Credit) for the equivalent Lakehead University course. Grades received external to Lakehead University will not be included in a students' average calculation.
(ii) Letter of Permission ­ International Exchange - Students interested in taking courses abroad should contact Lakehead International, a division of the Office of Admissions, for information on Exchange Programs and the application process.
Students having been approved for the program will be given a Letter of Permission ­ International Exchange for approved courses. The Letter of Permission will stipulate the required C (60%) as well as the equivalent grade from the host institution. Students are to contact Lakehead International, a division of the Office of Admissions, if their course enrolments change. A revised Letter of Permission will be issued upon approval of the new course(s). Upon completion of the course(s), it is the student's responsibility to have an official transcript sent from the host institution to the Office of the Registrar. If course(s) are taken in graduating year, the transcript is to be received in the Office of the Registrar by May 1st for spring convocation and October 1st for fall convocation.
A student's record is annotated with a "TCR" (Transfer Credit) for the equivalent Lakehead University course. Grades received external to Lakehead University will not be included in a students' average calculation.
(g) A student who wishes to graduate in the current academic year must complete an application form and pay the prescribed fee at the time of registration. A student who does not complete an application form for a degree or diploma shall not be included in the graduation list. The deadlines for such applications are noted in the Graduation dates of the Academic Schedule.
(h) (i) A Lakehead University student, who may wish to qualify for a second Bachelor's Degree in a Faculty other than that in which he/she graduated, must do the equivalent of at least one additional full academic year's work and satisfy all the requirements of the second degree.
(ii) A Lakehead University student concurrently pursuing a double degree program (e.g., BScN/BA) must consult with the appropriate Deans, for program counselling, at least one full academic year prior to expected graduation.
(i) Formal mid-year examinations will be given in all first year courses except with the written permission of the Dean.
(j) A student may not count among his/her electives more than two courses at the first year level beyond those stipulated in the normal first year requirements.
(k) A student may not take a first year course in the final year of the program or the final two academic terms of the program in the case of programs that do not follow the academic year format, except with the written approval of the Dean of the Faculty.
(l) An honours program which satisfies the requirements for an honours degree in one discipline and also satisfies the major requirements of a second discipline will be called an Honours degree in the first discipline with a Major Concentration in the second discipline. (see Admissions, Program Patterns, page 31)
(m) Courses that are cross-calendared can only be counted towards one of the respective majors.


See also:
University Regulations:
Introduction
II Registration
III Programs of Study
IV Examinations
V Standing
VI Reappraisal
VII Special Examinations
VIII Deficiency
IX Academic Dishonesty
X Withdrawal
XI Computer Users
Definitions (Full-time vs Part-time Status)
Course Numbering System
Course Timetable
Transcript/Academic Record Abbreviations

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