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III Requirements for Admission to Degree Programs with Transfer Credit

GENERAL POLICY ON TRANSFER OF COURSE CREDITS

Applications for admission with transfer credit must be accompanied by secondary school records and official transcripts from the institutions where work has been done. Official transcripts are to be forwarded directly from such institutions to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment of Lakehead University. Copies of calendar descriptions for post-secondary courses must be submitted by the student for transfer credit assessment. Applicants wishing to claim transfer credit should apply before June 1.

Normally, completion of the first year at any Ontario university, with at least 'C' standing, will allow the student to enter second year at Lakehead University. Admission into third and fourth year may, however, require extra consideration because of differences in regulations and program requirements.

No specific credit, in terms of the number of courses required to complete a degree program at Lakehead University, will be extended for work at the preliminary year level.

TRANSFER CREDITS AMONG ONTARIO UNIVERSITIES

Acceptance of transfer credits among Ontario universities shall be based on the recognition that, while learning experiences may differ in a variety of ways, their substance may be virtually equivalent in terms of their content and rigour. Insofar as possible, acceptance of transfer should allow for maximum recognition of previous learning experience in university-level courses.

Subject to degree, grade and program requirements, any course offered for credit by one Ontario university shall be accepted for credit by another Ontario university when there is essential equivalency in course content.

COLLEGES OF APPLIED ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY

Students who graduate from Community Colleges with a three year diploma, with grades of B (70%) or better, and who apply for entrance into a similar degree program at Lakehead University may be given credit amounting to approximately one year of university work. The subjects for which the student is given credit is to be determined on an individual basis.

Students who graduate from Community Colleges with a three year diploma, with grades B or better, and who apply for entrance into a program which is not similar to those taken at a Community College, will be considered for credit on an individual basis.

Students who graduate from Community Colleges with a two year diploma, with grades B or better, and who apply for entrance into a similar degree program at Lakehead University may be given entrance into the first year of a university degree program. Students may be considered on an individual basis for limited university credits.

Students who graduate from Community Colleges with a one year diploma, with grades B or better, may be considered on an individual basis for entrance into a degree program at Lakehead University. In such a case, additional credits obtained prior to going to a Community College would be a major factor.

BIBLE COLLEGES

Applicants from colleges accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), formerly the Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges (AABC), may be granted advanced standing. Two years study is required for applicants who did not previously complete the necessary minimum requirements for admission to the university (high school transcript may be required). A minimum of a B- grade must have been attained in the appropriate course(s) for transfer credit consideration. Only academic courses will be granted credit; no credit will be granted for courses related to church education or administration, pastoral studies, counselling, or courses intended to promote doctrinal or denominational belief. Credit may be permitted at the first or second year level only. The assessment of transfer credit towards the first two years of an undergraduate degree at Lakehead University does not constitute recognition of a completed degree from an accredited bible college for purposes of admission to any post-baccalaureate degree program. The assignment of transfer credits to a specific degree program is at the discretion of the admitting authority of the faculty or academic department concerned.

TRANSFER TO BSC (NATURAL SCIENCE MAJOR) AFTER COMPLETION OF FORESTRY DIPLOMA PROGRAM

Graduates of any accredited two-year forestry/forest technician/forest wildlife diploma program, wishing to enter the BSc (Natural Science Major) degree program, must have obtained an overall average of 60% in the final year of the diploma program. The equivalent of 10 full university courses must be taken for the degree. Students should consult with the Department of Biology for course selection. Forestry Diploma graduates enter year two of the Natural Science program.

Transfer students should contact the Department of Biology for course counselling and obtain approval of the Dean of Science and Environmental Studies or designate at the time of registration. Once transfers have been completed students will be governed by Science and Environmental Studies regulations.

ADMISSION TO HONOURS BASC (CRIMINOLOGY MAJOR) COLLEGE PATHWAYS PROGRAM

Applicants with a two-year diploma program in Law and Security Administration, Police Foundations, or Community and Justice Services and a 70% average (GPA = 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale, B Grade), may be eligible for admission to the second year of the Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science, Criminology Major.

ADMISSION FROM COMMUNITY COLLEGES TO THE BACHELOR OF ADMINISTRATION DEGREE PROGRAM

Graduates of six semester (three year) College Business programs with a minimum "B" cumulative average in Business courses are eligible for admission to the third year of the Bachelor of Administration Program.

Graduates of the following College Business Programs must complete a specified college transfer program:

Accounting
Human Resources Management
Marketing
General Business
International Business

Note:
Other diplomas will be considered on an individual basis.

ADMISSION FROM COMMUNITY COLLEGES TO THE HONOURS BACHELOR OF COMMERCE DEGREE PROGRAM

College graduates of a Business program with a minimum "B+" average (cumulative average in business courses) are eligible for admission to the third year of the Honours Bachelor of Commerce Program.

In most cases, where make-up courses are not required, it is possible to complete the Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree requirements in two full academic years.

SPECIAL ADMISSION TO HOLDERS OF RECOGNIZED PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS

To the Bachelor of Administration Degree Program

Persons holding professional designations listed may obtain the Bachelor of Administration degree upon the completion of a program of studies selected after consultation with a representative of the Faculty of Business Administration:

Chartered Accountant (CA)
Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
Certified General Accountant (CGA)
Associate of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries & Administrators (ACIS)
Canadian Credit Union Institute (CCUI) Fellow
Holders of Trust Companies Institute Business Education Certificate Program
Certified Professional Purchaser (CPP)
Certified Human Resource Professional

ADMISSION TO THE HONOURS BACHELOR OF COMMERCE DEGREE PROGRAM FROM THE BACHELOR OF ADMINISTRATION DEGREE PROGRAM

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Administration degree, students with a 70% average in their business subjects may enter a special Honours Bachelor of Commerce transfer program.

Regulation 1. Courses used as credit towards obtaining the Bachelor of Administration Degree may not be used as credit in the third or fourth years of the Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree Program. Where a course taken toward the Bachelor of Administration Degree is equivalent to one specified for the third or fourth year of the HBComm Program, students will be required to take a substitute course specified by the Faculty of Business Administration.

Regulation 2. Courses used as credit towards obtaining the Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree may not be used as credit in the one year Bachelor of Administration Degree Program. Where a course taken toward the Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree is equivalent to one specified for the BAdmin Program, students will be required to take a substitute course specified by the Faculty of Business Administration.

ADMISSION TO BENG DEGREE FOR TECHNOLOGY GRADUATES (ENGINEERING)

(See Requirements for Admission to Undergraduate Degree Programs, C. Engineering Programs)

NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT DIPLOMA TO DEGREE TRANSFER

1. HBScF/HBEM
Applicants with a diploma (Technician or Technologist) in a directly allied discipline (e.g. Forestry, Ecosystem Management, Fish and Wildlife, Ecosystem Restoration) and a 70% average (GPA = 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale, B Grade), may, following an individual assessment, be eligible for admission to the third year of the Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry or Honours Bachelor of Environmental Management. In order to enter the third year, applicants must successfully complete a Transition Program that starts on the first working day in August and runs for four weeks (Monday through Friday). All students are required to take three courses (Natural Resources Management 2710, Natural Resources Management 2711, and Natural Resources Management 2712 - Natural Resource Science A, B and C).

Applicants with a diploma (Technician or Technologist) in a discipline such as Environmental Technology and a 70% average (GPA = 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale, B Grade), may, following an individual assessment, be eligible for admission to the third year of the Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry or the Honours Bachelor of Environmental Management. In order to enter the third year, applicants must successfully complete a Transition Program that starts on the first working day in August and runs for four weeks (Monday through Friday). All students are required to take the following three courses as specified by the Faculty (Natural Resources Management 2710, Natural Resources Mangement 2711, Natural Resources Management 2713 - Natural Resource Science A, B, and D).

In addition, depending on the student's background and a review by a Faculty review committee, additional course(s) in specific areas may be assigned. Students must consult with the Program Chair within the first term to review graduation requirements.

The Faculty of Natural Resources Management reserves the right to set the Transition course requirements it deems appropriate for each individual student.

 

Applicants with two or more years of relevant career experience acquired after the completion of a diploma with at least 65% (GPA = 2.5 on a 4.0 point scale, C+ Grade) in the final year of their program are eligible for admission consideration.

 

Note that Natural Resources Management 0290 - Writing Across the Curriculum will be incorporated into Natural Resources Science A and B.

2. BSc (Natural Science) College Transfer Program
Forestry Diploma graduates of any accredited two-year forestry/forest technician/forest wildlife diploma program are eligible for admission consideration to second year of the BSc (Natural Science) degree program. See the Department of Biology Programs.


ADMISSION TO BSCN (NURSING) PROGRAMS WITH ADVANCED STANDING

(a) See criteria (Admission Requirements, E. Health and Behavioural Sciences Programs, Bachelor of Science in Nursing) for entrance into the three year compressed BScN degree option.
(b) A student with a degree in another discipline may be admitted to the program, subject to the approval of the Office of Admissions and Recruitment. Interested individuals who do not meet the criteria noted above are encouraged to consult with the School of Nursing.
(c) A student may request evaluation of nursing subjects taken at another university within the past five years by the Evaluation and Admissions Committee of the School of Nursing.
(d) A student admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (for Registered Nurses) program may request consideration for transfer credit for previous college diploma certificate program(s) to a maximum of one full course equivalent. Programs completed within the past five years with a minimum overall grade of B will be considered.