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A student wearing a backpack, walks outside campusThinking of heading to post-secondary this fall? Now is your chance to learn how starting a university degree at Lethbridge College makes sense – and get a chance to win free tuition for the first year as well.

Lethbridge College will host a University Transfer Minifair from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 29, in the Garden Court Restaurant. All interested future students and families are invited to stop by and learn about university transfer opportunities in the college’s General Arts and Science program. Students who apply on the spot for the General Arts and Science program will be entered into a draw to win free tuition for a year.

The two-year program is an ideal choice for students who may be uncertain about a career direction or who are looking for small class sizes, a supportive community and instructors who know their name. About 95 per cent of General Arts and Science courses at Lethbridge College are transferable to colleges and universities across Canada and around the world.

“If you start here at Lethbridge College, you can truly go anywhere,” says academic advisor Greg Gibos. “After two years without travel or many in-person adventures, it's natural to feel unsure about where to go after high school. Lethbridge College is a great choice for those looking to explore different subjects and careers, get the confidence and skills needed succeed in post-secondary, and earn transfer credits to university as well.”

Dr. Kevin Smith, Dean of the Centre for Business, Arts and Sciences, explains that the program is designed to be flexible for students looking to acquire a broad arts and science education, whether their ultimate goal is to go to work, go into other college programs, or earn a university degree. “The fact that most courses can transfer to other post-secondary institutions means that grads can enter university in year three of a degree program, having used the General Arts and Science diploma as credit to cover the first two years of university general education requirements,” he says.

Gibos adds that current students tell him they appreciate Lethbridge College’s commitment to community culture, to “something bigger than just themselves. Visiting campus lets students experience that culture of caring. It’s one of our biggest strengths, and it will be on display on the 29th.”

The flexible and portable General Arts and Science program can also save students on tuition costs. Based on a sampling of Alberta universities, Lethbridge College students in the General Arts and Science program save $2,500 a year or more.

“Starting the journey that will ultimately result in a university degree by taking General Arts and Science at Lethbridge College just makes sense,” says Marda Schindeler, Associate Dean for the Centre for Business, Arts and Sciences. “And we can’t wait to see the community at our University Transfer Minifair on April 29.”

To register for the free event, which will include food prepared by students in the Culinary program, go to For questions about the General Arts and Science program, the Minifair or other Lethbridge College programs, call 403-320-3322 or email