Most Asked Questions

How do I apply to attend Lethbridge College?

Applications for the Fall 2024 semester (beginning in September) are open now!

  • Domestic student application deadline: Sept. 5
  • International student application deadline: June 1
  • International student (applicants with study permits in Canada) application deadline: Aug. 15

If you're ready to apply, get started here!

Get more information about future application windows on our website.

Check program and seat availability right here.

Should I be moving to Lethbridge?

Yes, in-person classes have resumed for all programs, except for those traditionally delivered in an online-only format.

Learn more about Lethbridge College's Residence Life here.


Health and Wellness

Do you have a health and wellness centre on campus?

Yes! Lethbridge College Wellness Services offers a range of physical and mental health services at the on-campus clinic, or through phone or virtual appointments. You can learn more about Wellness Services here.

How do students access mental health supports?

Wellness Services offers FREE individual counseling as well as groups on topics relevant to students. To set up an appointment to see a counselor please contact 403-320-3289 or email [email protected]. For more information visit

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis you can call the Distress Line of Southwestern Alberta at 403-327-7905 or 1-888-787-2880.

Do you have doctors on campus?

Wellness Services offers access to doctors, nurse practitioners, and nurses.  They offer most of the services available at a community medical clinic – prescription referrals, injury and first aid support, STI and pregnancy testing, mental health support, and support with feeling unwell. Most appointments are free, but some, such as vaccines for specific programs, may have a cost.  Appointments can be made by emailing [email protected] , phoning 403-320-3289, or dropping in to our offices.  Triage nursing is often available for unexpected medical or mental health support. Please note that you will need a provincial health care card to access medical services so if you are international, one should be ordered upon arrival in Lethbridge.  Visit for more information.

What supports do you have for Gender-Based and Sexual Violence?

Lethbridge College takes gender-based and sexual violence seriously.  We offer a GBSV Student Support Advisor in Wellness Services that can be accessed by email at [email protected] .  As well, the College offers an anonymous reporting platform called REES.  We work closely with community support as well. For more information visit

What about workshops and groups?

The Wellness Services team offers many free workshops and groups to support students personally and professionally.  Some topics covered include suicide prevention, 2SLGBTQIA+ centred learning, naloxone and harm reduction training, gender-based and sexual violence learning, recovery and addiction support, and food security information and support.  Our workshops and groups are generally listed at and some require pre-registration as we like to bring snacks or prepare materials for those in attendance.  Certificates can be issued for those who wish to use them for their resume and professional development.


Academics and Student Support

Program pages contain up-to-date course delivery information. Visit your program page then open the Courses tab for details.

What are the add/drop, extended drop and tuition deadlines?

All important dates and deadlines are available on the Lethbridge College website.

For questions or more information, contact the Registrar's Office at [email protected] or by phone at 403-320-3323 or 1-800-572-0103 (toll free).


How do I add a class?

Use our helpful videos found here: (Link to Self-registration using Self Service on this page

For questions or more information, contact the Registrar's Office at [email protected] or by phone at 403-320-3323 or 1-800-572-0103 (toll free).

I need help with something. Who should I contact?

Begin here with the

Quick Reference Guide to Services for Students

In addition, visit the Current Students page to contact on-campus services, or the Future Students page if you are looking to begin your Lethbridge College journey!

Here are some other resources available to you:

  • Accessibility Services
    • Academic accommodations for students with disabilities and mental health conditions.
    • Contact: 403-320-3202 ext. 5400
  • Learning Café
    • Academic support, including foundational skills, content tutoring and learning strategies.
    • Contact: 403-382-6952
  • Career and Academic Advising
    • Academic advice for those considering withdrawal or at risk of failing.
    • Contact: 403-320-3366
  • Student Awards and Financial Aid
    • Emergency funding and student loan support.
    • Contact: 403-320-3372
  • Lethbridge College Students' Assocation
    • Social support through clubs, recreation and events, Student Food Bank and
    • Contact: 403·320-3373
  • Indigenous Services
    • Cultural support that helps you connect with Elders, Kaahsinnooniks, leaders and role models. Join us in the Niitsitapi Gathering Place in AN1501.
    • Contact: 403-320-3202 ext. 5731
  • Wellness Services
    • Wellness Services is available to students, staff and their families.
    • To make an appointment with a Health Care team member, please call 403·320·3289 or visit room CE1380.
    • Registered Nurses - Available for health concerns and questions, first aid services and more.
    • Physician Clinics - Daily clinics, by appointment or drop in as available.
  • Student Support Program
    • Onsite and Offsite Counselling - Available through Lifeworks by calling 1-855-649-8641.
    • Lifeworks Crisis line and other supports are available 24/7/365 by visiting, calling 1·855-649-8641 or downloading the mySSP app.
What supports are in place for Indigenous students?

The Indigenous Services team is available to answer any questions and provide support via email or by stopping by the Niitsitapi Gathering Place (AN1501).

To reach a member of our team, contact us at [email protected]. If you have any inquiries regarding your Indigenous or Band Sponsorship, please contact [email protected].

You can contact the team by phone 403-320-3202 ext. 5731 or email [email protected].

How do I get my student ID card?

We offer a selfie ID service, which means you can submit your own digital photograph to use as your ID. Please submit your selfie ID information as soon as possible to give us time to create your card for pickup or delivery.

I need a little help brushing up or getting up-to-speed on tips for college. Help?

No problem! You have access to two optional, free courses that may help you succeed. The first, Get Ready: a refresher for new students, focuses on content you learned in English, Math, and Science – you only have to complete the ones related to your program. Please note this module is not for students in Academic Upgrading.

The second is ideal for online-based students. Set for Success: navigating learning at a distance, full of tips and tricks for how to be successful while learning from home.

Can someone help me with my computer/logging in/accessing technology?

The Information Technology Services (ITS) Help Desk is available to help students and employees with their technology needs.

Please seek support first through one of these remote methods:

Remote Help Desk hours:

  • 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closing hours will extend to 5 p.m. in mid-August.

If other methods have not resolved your issue, walk-in support hours and location are:

  • Walk-in Hours by Appointment:
    • Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Appointments can be booked for support in TE2208. Call ahead or book an appointment online.

Any changes to this schedule will be reflected on the ITS website. You can also find out about mobile apps, free Office 365 software and more on the ITS pages.

How do I see my schedule?

There are two ways to check your schedule:

You should see a listing of all the courses you are currently registered in, the times and days the classes are scheduled, and a room location where the class will be held. Online classes will not usually list a time or date as the online sections (designated with a D01 rather than a C01) are delivered asynchronously.

Additional information about each course can also be found in Canvas, the college’s learning management system.  

If you don’t see any classes listed, please email [email protected] and they can help you through the registration process.

How do I buy my textbooks?

Students are encouraged to place their textbook orders online. The book list for Fall 2022 is now available on the Lethbridge College Bookstore webpage. Please order early to allow time for delivery.

To order books, you'll need your course list, found in Self Service. Login from a computer (not your phone) using your college email and password. Your course list is found on the left menu under Student Information, then Student Class Schedule. Visit the Bookstore online, click on Textbooks, add your courses and your shopping list will populate.

More information on ordering textbooks is available here. The Bookstore is open in Centre Core for in-person inquiries.

What does a flexible learning environment look like at Lethbridge College?

Flexible learning options are available at Lethbridge College. Use this guide to learn more about the terms and delivery methods you may see this year.

Any content delivered in our flexible model will provide the same curriculum requirements as classroom-based learning.

The flexible learning environment at Lethbridge College includes a variety of teaching methods:  

  • on campus 
  • blended 
  • online 
  • Hyflex

Here are some of terms you'll see as we describe delivery methods:

Blended – A blended course is intentionally designed to include continuum of both face to face/on-campus and online delivery. This includes both synchronous (in real-time on a set schedule) and asynchronous learning strategies (learning that does not occur at the same time or same place). Communication, instruction and assessment components of a blended course provide consistent information but go further by enhancing and supplementing each other. Students may complete some of their lessons online and may also be required to come to campus.  

Online – Online courses are instructor led.  Communications, teaching and assessment components are delivered solely online, and do not have any on-campus elements. They are taught through a learning management system and may be either synchronous (in real-time on a set schedule) or asynchronous (learning that does not occur at the same time or same place). Students complete all their work online and are not required to come to campus. 

On Campus – On-campus courses are connected to a learning management system.  However, the primary means of delivery is in a synchronous (on a set schedule), face to face classroom. Students will complete the majority, or all, of their work on-campus. 

Asynchronous – Learning does not occur at the same time or same place. Instructor provides materials including online readings, recorded lectures or presentations, posted lecture notes, video content, assignments and exams for online completion. Students access the course materials within a flexible timeframe prescribed by the instructor.   

Synchronous – Learning happens in real time. Student and instructors interact and engage with each other in a specific virtual space, through a specific online medium, at a specific time. This can include video conferencing, live chatting, and live-streaming lectures.   

Experiential learning elements – This is the application of theory and academic content to real-world experiences – the what and how to do things. This can be done in a classroom, within the community, within a workplace environment or the virtual classroom. Examples could include group work, participation in class debates, mock trials, role-plays, lab experiments and creating prototypes. Experiential learning happens when students engage in an activity related to the roles they will fill as graduates and also through reflection. 

Hyflex – All lectures for this program occur in a digital environment while labs are divided into face-to-face and online learning cohorts. Face-to-face labs are delivered through video conference to online learning cohorts. (AAT, IDT, VR Programs only)

What are the technology requirements to be able to learn remotely?

The college's Information Technology Services department has put together a comprehensive list of the technology requirements you need to learn remotely. You can access the list here.

If I have online classes, how do I attend them?

Check Canvas, our learning management system, by signing in with your Lethbridge College email and password, for details on how to access your virtual classroom for each course, and your college email account for detailed instructions from your instructor. Remember, if your class is being offered online synchronously you should be logging in at that specific time in order to attend the class in real time with your classmates and instructor.

I am an incoming student. Can I defer my offer of admission if I am unable to begin classes at the start of the upcoming semester?

If you encounter study permit restrictions, other significant barriers due to the pandemic or feel apprehensive about returning to campus, we are here to help. We’d love to have you join our community and encourage you to contact us at [email protected] to discuss your options.

I am interested in studying abroad for a semester this year. Will I be able to go?

Study abroad opportunities are currently suspended. Visit our International Experiences page for more information and updates.


Information for Prospective Students

How do I apply to Lethbridge College?

Check program and seat availability for upcoming semesters here:



Can I take a campus tour?

Yes! Lethbridge College is excited to open its doors for campus tours again. Whether you are a future student, a new student or a returning student, we’re ready for you to join us on a personalized guided trip around our vibrant campus. 

Book a campus tour here!

Who can I talk to if I want to get more information about programs and options?

Begin with a look at our Future Students page, which is filled with resources to get you started.

Our team is here and ready to chat with you online, to answer your questions and help you get ready to start your educational journey! Our live chat is available Monday to Friday (except holidays) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. MST.


Information for Trades students

Where do I get the latest information about apprenticeship programs?

For up-to-date information on apprenticeship programs, visit Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) at and watch your email for updates.

I’m an apprentice student and would like to register for courses. When can I do that?

You can view registration dates for each program by visiting the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) website. If you need to reach us, email [email protected] or call 403-320-3411.

How do apprenticeship and trades students get their books and supplies?

Apprenticeship and trades students should order all books, parking passes and supplies online at the Lethbridge College Bookstore. Please order early to allow time for delivery.


Services and Facilities

Can I come to campus to print something?

Yes. Students who need to access to a printer are able to use the Buchanan Library (CE1340) and IB Commons (IB1112). To print, you will need to log in to our printing service (called PaperCut), and have your S-number and password. The instructions for printing from your personal device, or a college-owned computer and other details are found here.

Can I get food on campus?

Yes! Stop by the Food Court or Culinary Market for breakfast, lunch or snacks from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays, during fall and winter semesters. Summer hours are 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

In fall and winter terms, you'll also find a Tim Hortons on campus.

Is the Bookstore open?

Yes, the Lethbridge College Bookstore is open.

The Bookstore is located in Centre Core and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

More information is available at

Am I able to use the library or the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation?

The Buchanan Library is accessible on campus, with services also available online, including a live chat. Visit the Buchanan Library website to learn more about available online services or to contact library staff with additional questions.

Is the daycare open and accepting applications?

The Hands on Early Learning Centre is now accepting applications from students, staff and the public. Daycare hours are 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Visit the Hands on Early Learning Centre webpage for application information and other details.

Am I able to live in on-campus residences?

Yes, Lethbridge College's Residence Life is accepting applications for upcoming semesters, however spots are limited so apply as soon as possible.

Learn more about Lethbridge College's Residence Life here.



How do I find out what tuition or fees I need to pay?

You can view this information in Self Service. Using a computer, not your phone, log in using your college email and password. Look for the Touchnet box in the upper left corner and click on Student Account Summary: Make a payment. There you’ll see your balances and recent account activity and you can make payments.

See our Accounting Services for Students page for details. If you have questions about payments or your balance, contact [email protected].

Do I need to pay for parking on campus?

Yes. As a publicly funded institution, Lethbridge College is expected to ensure services like parking are financially self-sustaining, but parking on our campus is available at rates favourable compared to those charged elsewhere in the community.

There are many options for paid parking and we recommend students consider how often and how long they’ll need to be on campus to determine the best value for their situation before making a non-refundable purchase. Options include:

Option 1

Purchase parking time in a student lot using a cashless option for your safety. The price is $2 for one hour; $4 for four hours; $8 for the day; $20 for one week; or $38.50 for two weeks. You can purchase time in one of three ways:

  • using the HonkMobile app;  
  • using the tap/QR code signage being installed this summer in the front parking loop, in Lot O near the Physical Education (PE) building or in Lot B, near the Instructional Building (IB);
  • or using Pay Pedestals inside College Centre, PE and IB buildings.

If you forget to use the Pay Pedestals or don't have your phone to use the app or the QR code posted in the parking lots, you can access HonkMobile at this link. Bookmark it on your browser just in case you ever need it. This will default to Lot B, but you can park in any labelled student or staff lot with purchase.

Option 2

Monthly, two-month, full-semester or full-year parking permits are available from the Lethbridge College Bookstore. Something to consider as you compare prices: A monthly permit is $77 plus GST, or about $4 a day if you park on campus 20 days in a month. An annual permit is $392 plus GST, which is about $2.60 a day if you’re on campus all 158 school days.

Option 3

If you need to be on campus less than 45 minutes, you can park in the Front Loop if there’s space. HonkMobile rates in the loop are $1 for 15 minutes; $1.50 for 30 minutes or $2 for 45 minutes. You can't stay for more than 45 minutes in the loop which is intended for guest parking.

How do I apply for financial aid?

You can apply for government student loans until 30 days before the end of the academic year. If you don’t need a loan now to start the term, you can apply later if your circumstances change. For 2020 to 2023, almost all grants have been doubled in value in recognition of the financial impact of COVID-19. In Alberta, you can find out more at Alberta Student Aid. Students from other provinces should check with their own provincial student aid websites.

How do I apply for scholarships and bursaries?

Scholarship applications at Lethbridge College open March 1 of each year, but you may be eligible for a bursary for financial need due to unforeseen emergencies. Contact Student Awards and Financial Aid at [email protected] or by phone at 403-320-3372 or 1-800-572-0103 ext. 3372, to review your situation, discuss potential opportunities and discuss next steps.

To be considered for a bursary you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled full-time in the study period at Lethbridge College that you are making your request
  • Be in good academic standing (minimum 1.5 GPA)
  • Have applied for all relevant and available benefits (maximum student loans, etc)
  • Demonstrate your current financial need is a direct result of unforeseeable expenses and that financial support is required to continue your studies at Lethbridge College.

Funding is limited and completion of a bursary application does not a guarantee a student will receive any funds. Before applying for a bursary, it is highly recommended that you make a one-on-one appointment with the Student Awards and Financial Aid Office to review your current financial situation to discuss all potential opportunities and discuss next steps.

There are other options for students:

If you are an Alberta high school graduate, the application system for the Alexander Rutherford Scholarship opened in August. It’s based on your average in five courses in Grade 10, 11 and 12. You can only apply and be awarded once.

The college also maintains links to many external scholarships and awards, each with their own application deadlines. Take a look.

A good source for information on various funding sources is the college’s Student Awards and Financial Aid web page.


Information for International Students

NOTE: The content below is not a substitute for legal immigration advice. It is for information purposes only and can change without notice. Please keep checking the web links provided below for up-to-date information on special measures put in place by Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) web pages.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: [email protected].


New International Students

What are the English Language Requirements for international students?

All international students whose first language is not English must show proof of English Language proficiency. For a list of accepted documentation, click here.

Do you accept Duolingo for the English Language Proficiency Requirements?

The Health Care Aide one-year certificate program is the ONLY program that will accept a Duolingo score of 95 as proof of English Proficiency Requirement.

Click here for more information on English proficiency requirements for all other programs.

What programs are available for international students?

A list of programs that are available to international students can be found here. For application deadlines and seat availability for each program, click here.

Does Lethbridge College offer scholarships or funding for international students?

You will need to apply to a program and have a Lethbridge College student identification number before you can apply for any scholarships that are available for international students. Our scholarships range from $500 to $2,500 CAD.

More information can be found here: Awards and Scholarships

Lethbridge College also has a Humanitarian Program to provide financial assistance to international students on valid study permits whose ability to access financial supports have been negatively affected due to unexpected events in their home country. For more information, visit: Humanitarian program

How do I get information about study permits?

Before applying for a study permit, you will need a Letter of Acceptance from a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) such as Lethbridge College (DLI #: O19391056756 – begins with the letter “O”, not zero).

If you have received a Letter of Acceptance from Lethbridge College, we strongly recommend that you apply for a study permit as soon as possible. Your study permit application must be submitted electronically.

There is no guarantee that your study permit application will be approved.

Click here for more information about study permits.

For any questions about study permits, contact: [email protected] or [email protected].


Current International Students

My Study Permit will expire in the next few weeks. What do I do?

It is recommended that you apply for an extension of your study permit two to three months BEFORE your expiry date. If your study permit will expire within the next couple of months, please submit your application for extension as soon as possible.

If you are an international student currently in Canada, you can apply online to extend your study permit. Once you have applied to extend your status, you will be allowed to remain in Canada until a decision is made on the new application, even if your initial status expires while you are waiting for that decision.

Can I take online classes as an international student?

Lethbridge College has returned to on-campus delivery. IRCC and Lethbridge College recommend international students to enroll in on-campus courses. NOTE: There are only a limited number of distance learning courses available each semester and seats for these courses are limited. International students who want to register for online classes should reach out to an academic advisor ([email protected]) BEFORE making any changes to their course registration. 

For information regarding distance learning and PGWP eligibility, visit IRCC’s website here.

How can I apply for an Alberta Health Care Number (AHCN)?

You will need an AHCN if you need to visit a health care provider such as a doctor or a dentist. If you do not have an AHCN, refer to the AHCN website for information on health care coverage for international students and how to apply for the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP).



How do I get recruited as a student-athlete?

Our Lethbridge College Kodiaks compete in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) in basketball, volleyball, soccer, futsal, cross country running and indoor track. If you think you have what it takes to be a Kodiak, fill out a recruitment form. Our coaches will then get in touch to discuss next steps.

Keep up to date on all things Kodiaks by visiting their webpage.


Be Fit for Life

Is the college offering Be Fit for Life Classes?

To learn more about Be Fit for Life's classes, workshops and training options, see the Be Fit for Life webpage.



Do you have a question you don’t see here? Submit it to [email protected].