Students who have a strong circle of support feel more confident as learners – and that often leads to academic, social, and professional success. Here’s how you can play an active role in your student’s journey to Lethbridge College.
Parent Info Nights
Parent Info Nights are a great way to explore how you can support your student.
Here is what you need to know:
- One-hour presentations
- Held in May, June and July
- Informs parents about the safety, conduct, learning accommodations and support services at Lethbridge College.
More information on 2024 sessions will be available in the spring.
If you missed a session and would like to know more, make an appointment with a recruiter for a one-on-one appointment.
Making a Decision
When it comes to post-secondary education, some students have had concrete plans for years, while others are still unsure. Both paths are perfectly fine. If your student is still uncertain, remember that many students find their focus during gap years, travels and various work experiences. Encourage your student to explore!
If you are helping your student narrow their focus, have them check out pages 16 and 17 in the Lethbridge College viewbook. The Strong Interest Inventory there can help them understand their values, their strengths and where they could thrive professionally.
And don’t forget - your student can also create a custom viewbook online!
Students Have the Power
There are many ways you can support your students, but you’ll want to make sure they are exercising independence, too.
Familiarize yourself with our programs and services, but let them do their own research. Feel free to come with them for a campus tour or meeting, but let your student ask the important questions!
And in the months before your student starts at Lethbridge College, you can help them be ready for the independence of post-secondary life by getting practice:
- Buying groceries
- Cooking basics
You’ll be doing them a favour by making sure they have some experience with these important life skills before they leave home.
Support the Process
Here are some ways you can help your student navigate their journey to post-secondary education at Lethbridge College.
- Follow our social media channels, especially Facebook and Instagram.
- Attend Fall and Winter Open House
- Book a Campus Tour
- Have your student sign up to be a Student for a Day
- Check out Residences in person and online
- Visit our bookstore in person or online
Students can also get to know about our academic and mental support services such as our Learning Café, Accessibilities Services and Wellness Centre. Let them know that services are available, but unlike high school, they will need to seek out their own help.
If you’re not a local – get to know Lethbridge. You can explore our beautiful city online, and if you get a chance, come visit before the school year starts, too.
If your student is ready to take the next step, they can apply today. The application process is full online, and the step-by-step process outlined here.
For many students, college is the first time they’ll live independently. Make sure to talk about finances with your student. Talk about who will be paying for post-secondary Familiarize yourselves with the costs of your student’s program, which can be found here. Contact the college’s Financial Aid and Awards office together to explore budgeting options, student loans, scholarship opportunities, grants and how best to manage finances over a full semester or school year. Learn more about financial aid here.
At Lethbridge College, students can benefit from our friendly and welcoming culture as well as our outstanding programs.
Encourage your student to check out extracurricular options to round out an amazing Lethbridge College experience! These include:
- Kodiaks Athletics with seven teams competing in the ACAC. They can cheer the teams on – or try out to complete (there are open try outs to every team every year!). At Lethbridge College, #WeAreAllKodiaks!
- Intramural activities organized by the Lethbridge College Students’ Association (LCSA), including floor hockey, cricket, dodgeball and video game tournaments
- Indigenous Student Lounge and Circle of Services
- Student clubs and society events organized by the LCSA
- Nine-hole disc golf course on campus
- Paint nights, holiday parties, game nights and even goat yoga!
Learn more about why it’s great to be a Lethbridge College student here.