We are ready for the 2021-22 academic year and want to help you feel ready as well. Here are some things to know to help you with what happens next.


Our Re-entry Plan

Phase 1

Campus access strongly restricted. All curriculum delivered off-campus. All services delivered online or over the phone.

Phase 2

Campus access restricted. Curriculum delivered in flexible environment. Some labs and experiential learning take place on campus. Most services are delivered online or over the phone.

Phase 2+

Enhanced public health protocols are in effect with increased access to certain areas and services.

Phase 3

No restrictions on campus access. Most curriculum delivery able to return to campus. In-person campus services resume.

Phase 3

We are currently in Phase 3 of our re-entry plan.
Please review the plan for what this means for you.


 

Most Asked Questions

How will my program be delivered in the Fall 2021 semester?

Lethbridge College is excited to return to a majority of in-person learning in Fall 2021. It is expected that every program, except for traditionally online-only classes, will have an on-campus presence this fall. Students should be prepared to be in Lethbridge for the upcoming semester.

To see the specifics of how your program will be delivered, find your program on our Programs page, then scroll down to the "Courses" tab.

During the 2020-21 academic year, Lethbridge College successfully shifted to a flexible learning environment that balanced learning outcomes with the health and safety for the entire college community. While a sizeable portion of the curriculum was delivered remotely, the college still hosted many classes and labs on-campus throughout both semesters.

Lethbridge College is looking forward to returning to a vibrant on-campus community.

How do I apply to attend Lethbridge College beginning in September 2021?

Applications for the Fall 2021 semester are open now!

The deadline for applications are as follows:

  • Domestic students: September 7, 2021
  • International students (in Canada, with valid study permits): August 15, 2021
  • International students: NOW CLOSED

Check program and seat availability here: https://lethbridgecollege.ca/departments/admissions/how-to-apply/program-application-status

Should I be moving to Lethbridge?

Lethbridge College is excited to return to a majority of in-person learning in Fall 2021. It is expected that every program, except for traditionally online-only classes, will have an on-campus presence this fall. Students should be prepared to be in Lethbridge for the upcoming semester.

Learn more about Lethbridge College's Residence Life here.

How do provincial public health measures affect Lethbridge College?

Alberta entered Stage 3 of the Open for Summer Plan on July 1, meaning nearly all public health measures have been lifted.

This step allows Lethbridge College to once again allow all students, employees and visitors to come to campus, with classes and support services able to be delivered in-person.

Some services are operating on reduced hours during the summer, and not all entrances are open. Anyone visiting campus is encouraged to first check ahead by accessing the services' hours and delivery methods through the Lethbridge College website.

Review all public health measures on the Government of Alberta website.

Are vaccinations mandatory at Lethbridge College?

We strongly encourage COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, employees and visitors.

Learn more about Alberta's COVID-19 vaccination program here

COVID-19 vaccination is not mandatory to access college facilities or participate in college programming.

How are we responding to students' concerns about COVID-19?

Here's how we're responding to students' concerns about COVID-19

Lethbridge College is continuing to survey students about how the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift to online learning affected them. We heard concerns about academic success, engagement and interaction with instructors and fellow students, staying motivated and feeling isolated.

Here are some key results of the survey as well as resources for learning online. 

View the survey result to see how we’re responding to address students’ concerns. 

Winter 2020 COVID-19 Student Survey 

Fall 2020 COVID-19 Student Survey

View COVID-19 Student Survey

 

View our guides to Isolation resources

Student Guide     Employee Guide

 

Academics and Student Support

Program pages contain up-to-date delivery information as we move towards September 2021. Visit your program page then open the Courses tab for details.

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: 403-320-3200 (option #2 from the menu)
       
  • 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 mywellnessplan.ca.
    • 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.
    • Psychiatrist - Available without referral once a week to address mental health problems.
       
  • 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 mystudentsupport.com, 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.

To reach a member of our team, contact us at indigenous@lethbridgecollege.ca. If you have any inquiries regarding your Indigenous or Band Sponsorship, please contact sponsorship@lethbridgecollege.ca.

You can contact the team by phone 403-320-3202 ext. 5731 or email indigenous@lethbridgecollege.ca.

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:

  • On a computer:
    • Go to Student Information in the menu on the left of MyHorizon.
  • On a mobile device:

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 registration@lethbridgecollege.ca 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 2021 will be available Aug. 9 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 MyHorizon. 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 will re-open to walk-in traffic on Aug. 9.

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

Lethbridge College is working towards a nearly full return to campus for the Fall 2021 semester, however, flexible learning options remain. 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 

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. 

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 admissions@lethbridgecollege.ca 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 until the end of the Fall 2021 semester. 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: https://lethbridgecollege.ca/departments/admissions/how-to-apply/program-application-status

APPLY NOW

 

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 tradesecrets.alberta.ca 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 tradeslc@lethbridgecollege.ca or call 403-320-3411.

I am in an apprenticeship or trades program. Do I need to come to campus?

Yes, the majority of all programming in Fall 2021 is scheduled to take place in-person, so make sure you plan your accommodations knowing you will be on campus for your program.

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 college bookstore. Please order early to allow time for delivery.

 

Services and Facilities

Am I able to access the campus?

Yes, the Lethbridge College campus is once again open to all in-person traffic.

During the summer, the campus operates fewer entrances, so you can access campus through the following entrances:

  • Main, Physical Education, Technologies, Paterson and Trades entrances, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Cousins and the Instructional Building, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

You can find and download campus maps here.

While campus is open, not all service areas have resumed in-person service. Please visit the webpage of the service area you need to access before coming to campus.

    What health and wellness protocols are in place on-campus?

    All members of the Lethbridge College community must not come to campus if they are feeling unwell.

    Masks are no longer mandatory on-campus, however each individual is encouraged to make the choice they are most comfortable with.

    Enhanced cleaning protocols remain in place, while the college is following Government of Alberta guidelines when it comes to public health guidelines and safety measures.

    Everyone attending the Lethbridge College campus is urged to use respect for those around them. Your comfort level may not be the same as others. Compassion is key, and each individual should find their own comfort level and be courteous to those whose comfort levels may not match their own.

    Individuals should continue to take care of their own health and wellness – make healthy decisions that are best for them and those around them, continue to practice good hygiene and very importantly, stay home if they don’t feel well.

    As a student, can I access technology on-campus?

    During the summer, students have access to a campus work space in TE1226. The IB Commons is now closed for the summer term.

    More labs and technology will be available for students in the fall.

    Other areas of campus are open for those needing space for free study.

    Can I come to campus to print something?

    Yes. Students who need to access to a printer are able to use the computer lab in TE1226 (accessible through the Centre Core or Technologies entrances). 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?

    The Food Court is open to purchase meals and snacks.

    Stop by the Food Court for breakfast or lunch this summer from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays. Regular hours (7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and the Culinary Market will return Aug. 24.

    For your convenience and to reduce time spent in lines, you can now order your lunch online using the Food Court App. The app can only be used while on-campus. Orders must be placed between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. You'll find a limited selection of popular lunch items online. Once you order, you'll receive a confirmation email with your order number. Have your order number with you and make your way immediately to the Food Court where you'll find an express pickup line available to you.

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

    The Buchanan Library is not yet accessible on campus, however, all of its services are 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.

    Where can I get support with learning remotely?

    Our Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation (CTLI) offers resources and tips to help you learn effectively, get to know the online teaching technologies we use, and take care of yourself while learning online. CTLI has launched a new website containing many tips for learning remotely.

    Canvas will be your go-to resource for your classes. Canvas is an online Learning Management System that allows your instructors to connect with you in a virtual environment with everything from announcements, discussion boards, content pages, web-lectures and assessment tools.

    For support, The Hive, an online learning community that is accessible from within all Canvas Courses, provides up-to-date information about important dates, events, resources and services. The Hive also provides live chat support and easy access to learning support from the Library, ITS Help Desk, the Learning Café, eLearning Café, Accessibility Services, Testing Services, Career and Academic Advising and Wellness Services, among others.

    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 the 2021-22 academic year, however spots are limited to apply as soon as possible.

    Learn more about Lethbridge College's Residence Life here.

    Can I cancel my residence space?

    If you wish to cancel your room, please email res.life@lethbridgecollege.ca

    What measures are in place in residence to ensure health and safety?

    We will be communicating our revised rules for Residence by Aug. 3rd or sooner.

     

    Financial

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

    You can view this information in MyHorizon. 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 payfees@lethbridgecollege.ca.

    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: 

    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 also being installed this summer 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. 

    1. 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. 
    2. 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 awards@lethbridgecollege.ca 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 health and 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 Alberta Health Care / COVID-19 specific and Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) web page on IRCC Coronavirus Special Measures. For information on travel measures for Canada, visit the Travel section of the Government of Canada website.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: international@lethbridgecollege.ca.

    MOST ASKED: How is my program being delivered in Fall 2021?

    Lethbridge College is excited to return to a majority of in-person learning in Fall 2021. It is expected that every program, except for traditionally online-only classes, will have an on-campus presence this fall. Students should be prepared to be in Lethbridge for the upcoming semester.

    To see the specifics of how your program will be delivered, find your program on our Programs page, then scroll down to the "Courses" tab or contact your program area for more information.

    For support and information on travel to Canada for the Fall 2021 semester, contact international@lethbridgecollege.ca.

    MOST ASKED: Will I be able to travel to Canada for my studies for the Fall 2021 semester?

    International students with a valid study permit or final study permit approval enrolled in a DLI with an approved COVID-19 readiness plan are eligible to travel to Canada. Lethbridge College’s COVID-19 readiness plan has received approval and is one of the DLIs that is listed on the IRCC website.

    For information on current travel measures, exemptions for fully-vaccinated travelers, testing and quarantine, visit the Government of Canada website.

    If you have not done so already, make sure that you have a submitted a study permit application for the Fall 2021 semester. For more information visit the IRCC website.

    Lethbridge College will continue to issue letters of support to students who are planning to travel to Canada for the Fall 2021 semester. Check your Lethbridge College email for communications or contact international@lethbridgecollege.ca for more information.

    If you have any issues with your Lethbridge College email/login information, visit the ITS webpage or email helpdesk@lethbridgecollege.ca for assistance.

    For any questions or concerns, contact us at international@lethbridgecollege.ca.

    International students affected by the suspension of direct flights from India

    The Government of Canada has extended the suspension of flights directly from India until Aug. 21, 2021 (11:59 EDT). The requirement for a pre-departure COVID test from a third country for travelers to Canada from India via an indirect route has also been extended. More information is available here.

    If you are a student who is affected by this flight suspension, contact international@lethbridgecollege.ca.

     

    New International Students

    How do I get information about study permits?

    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. 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). Your study permit application must be submitted electronically.

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

    Click here for more information about study permits

    IRCC has recently updated the eligibility requirements for the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) program for students who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. International students are still eligible for the PGWP program if they complete their entire program online from abroad. 

    Studies or courses that are completed online and outside of Canada between May 2020 until Dec.31, 2021 will count towards the length of a PGWP. Any time spent outside Canada AFTER Dec. 31, 2021 will NOT count.

    Students will still need to meet all other PGWP eligibility requirements.

    For more information regarding this PGWP update, click here. For eligibility requirements and information regarding the PGWP program, click here.

    You can also contact our International advisor at advisor@lethbridgecollege.ca.

    Can I apply for the Fall 2021 semester?

    Applications for new international students for the Fall 2021 semester are now closed.

    International students who are already in Canada, with valid study permits can apply until Aug. 15.

    Check program and seat availability for future semesters here

    I was approved for a Study Permit and have a Port of Entry Letter/Letter of Introduction which will/have expired because of COVID-19 travel restrictions. What can I do?

    You must contact the IRCC using their web form.

    Are there any changes to the English Language Proficiency Requirements?

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lethbridge College will begin to temporarily accept the IELTS Indicator, the TOEFL Special Home Edition and the Duolingo English Test as alternative ways for international students to meet English language proficiency requirements. The new requirement are as follows:

    • IELTS Indicator – minimum scores are the same as the IELTS Academic score of 6.0 with no band below 6.0
    • TOEFL Special Home Edition – minimum scores are the same as the TOEFL iBT score of 80
    • Duolingo English Test – minimum score of 105 taken within the last two (2) years

    Click here for more information on English proficiency requirements.

     

    Current International Students

    What happens if I cannot finish my practicum or other Work-integrated Learning placement? Do I need to apply for an updated co-op work permit if the dates change?

    An extension to a co-op work permit is only required if the co-op work permit expires before the scheduled co-op semester finishes.

    Refer to Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for information on work as a co-op student or intern.

    Will my online coursework affect eligibility for the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) program?

    IRCC has recently updated the eligibility requirements for the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) program for students who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. International students are still eligible for the PGWP program if they complete their entire program online from abroad. 

    Studies or courses that are completed online and outside of Canada between May 2020 until December 31, 2021 will count towards the length of a PGWP. Any time spent outside Canada AFTER December 31, 2021 will NOT count.

    Students will still need to meet all other PGWP eligibility requirements.

    For more information regarding this PGWP update, click here. For eligibility requirements and information regarding the PGWP program, click here

    You can also contact our International advisor at advisor@lethbridgecollege.ca.

    My Study Permit will expire in the next few weeks, and I may not be able to retrieve all the required documents (transcript, etc.) for my application. What do I do?

    It is recommended that you apply for an extension of your study permit 2-3 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. Do not travel to a port of entry (POE) to apply directly to a border services officer since immigration services are not considered essential travel and you will not receive these services.

    Will I need a letter from Lethbridge College regarding my online studies for the remainder of this semester?

    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has advised that courses of study being delivered online on an exceptional basis due to COVID-19 will not affect PGWP eligibility.

    If a student is unable to complete full-time studies due to reasons related to COVID-19, a letter of explanation will be provided by the Registrar’s Office when applying for a study permit extension.

    When you request documents from the Registrar’s Office for extending your study permit or applying for your PGWP, they will provide a letter of explanation regarding part-time study and COVID-19. If you were required to study part-time, then you will require the letter and you can include it in your application; if you were not required to study part-time as a result of COVID-19 you can simply dispose of the letter and not include it with your application.

    The Registrar’s Office is available to assist students by email at registration@lethbridgecollege.ca and will provide the necessary documents electronically to accompany an application.

    Can I receive a letter from the College so I can invite my family from overseas?

    Due to the current travel measures, family members of international students who are travelling to attend Convocation would NOT meet the travel exemptions set by the government of Canada to enter Canada. Therefore, Lethbridge College will NOT be able to provide International Invitation letters for family members at this time. For more information on the current travel restrictions and exemptions, please visit the Government of Canada’s website.

    Friends and family will only be able to view convocation virtually due to the current restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

    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).

     

    Fitness Centre

    Is the Fitness Centre open?

    The Fitness Centre, squash and racquetball courts, and Val Matteotti Gymnasium courts are open for bookings for all students employees and public bookings.

    All workout blocks, court rentals in the Val Matteotti gymnasium and squash and racquetball courts must be booked in advance through lcfitness.ca – there will be no drop-in times available. All users must also fill out a COVID-19 waiver on lcfitness.ca prior to every use of the Recreation Services facilities.

    The top goal of Lethbridge College’s Recreation Services team is to keep all users healthy and safe, so enhanced cleaning of all areas will continue between workout blocks, and the use of masks while moving around the facility is highly recommended.

    To learn more or to book workout times or court rentals, visit lcfitness.ca or call 403-382-6903.

     

    Kodiaks

    Will Kodiaks Athletics take place in 2021-22?

    The Kodiaks have joined the rest of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) in preparing plans for a 2021-22 athletic season.

    Further information will be circulated as planning for the 2021-22 ACAC season evolves.

    Protecting the health, safety and well-being of both the campus community, as well as the population at large remains paramount. No post-secondary sport programming will commence without approval from Alberta Health Services and Saskatchewan Health Authority, and the ACAC is committed to strict adherence to all government and campus protocols, policies and practices that reduce the transmission of COVID-19.

     

    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 FAQ@lethbridgecollege.ca.