|Admission to Non-Post-Secondary Programs
||Admission requirements for non-post secondary programs are shown with each program description. Qualified applicants are accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.
||The College, in an attempt to determine if the applicant has the minimum academic requirement equivalency, may require that applicants be assessed in course content equivalent to the content required for admission. Failure to pass the assessment may result in an applicant not being admitted to the College. Applicants may be required to take placement tests. These tests are not used for admission purposes but rather for placement into a particular course or program stream.
|| Applicants currently enrolled in their final year of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma program will be considered for admission to the College on the basis of conditional as well as final standing.
Those applicants with acceptable interim standing will receive an offer of conditional admission. Recipients indicate acceptance by forwarding a confirmation by a specified date, and will be guaranteed a place in the College provided they satisfactorily complete the requirements for their Secondary School Graduation Diploma. Failure to achieve the required prerequisites will result in the admission offer being rescinded.
|Date of Submission
||All applications received by February 1 in a given year will be given equal consideration, subject to residency and program admission requirements. Those applications received after February 1 will be considered on a first-come, first-considered basis.
|Grade 12 Equivalents
|| Applicants whose secondary school studies have been completed outside the Province of Ontario must submit evidence of equivalent standing. Recognized equivalents to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma may be accepted insofar as the student meets the requirements for admission to Lambton College in subjects and overall averages required.
|Health & Safety
||Please refer to the individual program descriptions for specific program selection requirements and procedures.
|Limited Enrollment Programs
||All programs offered at Lambton College are subject to enrollment limitations. Applications for programs with enrollment limitations are considered using the following broad categories and conditions in the order in which they appear.
||Most courses offered on the full-time College schedule leading to a Diploma or Certificate can also be taken on a part-time basis, as long as applicants meet the academic requirements; however, full-time students are given enrollment priority in limited enrollment courses.
|Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR)
||Prior learning assessment & Recognition (P.L.A.R.) is a process that evaluates past learning acquired through formal and informal study, work, and other life experiences that can be converted into College credit. Mature students should contact the Counselling Office for more information.
|Proficiency in English
||At the discretion of the College, applicants whose native language is not English may be requested to write a test in order to demonstrate the level of their comprehension and expression in English. Such applicants will be required to obtain satisfactory scores in either: The Canadian Adult Achievement Tests (C.A.A.T.) in English, administered by Lambton College, - or - The Test of English as a Foreign Language (T.O.E.F.L.) administered by Education Testing Centre, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A.08540. Those required to write an English test will be so informed after receipt of their applications.
|Program Admission Requirements
||The College selects applicants for admission using a ranked average of senior-level high school grades, previous College or university grades, and in some cases, a combination of grades with test or questionnaire score. NOTE: The College reserves the right to limit enrollment in any program if the number of qualified applicants exceeds the accommodations available.
||Applicants will be considered based on place of residency.
The order of priority is as follows:
- Permanent residents of Ontario
- Permanent residents from other Canadian provinces
- Students from other countries
|| Applicants to some programs may be asked to complete a questionnaire, submit a portfolio or demonstrate specific skills. Following the receipt of an application to such a program, the Registrar’s Office will advise the applicant of the selection procedures required for the program(s) chosen by the applicants. The following programs have specific pre-selection requirements. The College reserves the right to add or delete from this list based on applicant demand, program changes, etc.:
- Chemical Production Engineering Technology
- Practical Nursing
- Social Service Worker
- Fire Science Technology
- Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)
|| The College endeavours to assist any and all students to successfully complete their programs. Specific programs do require specific skills. Descriptions of the skill requirements are listed in the Program Descriptions on our website at www.lambton.on.ca. It is important for applicants to review the program skill requirement before applying to the College and to notify the Office of the Registrar, in writing, prior to registration, concerning any limitations that might affect performance in the program, so that appropriate accommodations can be made.
|Special Needs Applicants
|| Lambton College makes every effort to meet the needs of all applicants. Applicants who have disabilities are encouraged to consult with the Services for Students with Disabilities Office or Admissions Office regarding College program, graduation requirements and College facilities before registration.
Students with disabilities possess those characteristics and conditions whereby access or achievement in a College program may be impaired by one or more disabilities within the meaning of the Ontario Human Rights Code; and for whom reasonable accommodation designed to ameliorate the educational difficulties arising out of such disabilities may be provided by the College.
Accommodations for students with disabilities are those which extend distinctly beyond a standard level of service provided for the non-disabled population and relate directly to the specific disability to be ameliorated. Such accommodations are distinct from the rights and obligations of the College both to apply criteria related to academic preparedness for admission purposes and to design models for academic support for all students.
|Statute of Limitations
||Courses more than seven years old cannot be used to satisfy program graduation requirements without the permission of the program Dean.
It is expected that courses being considered for transfer credits or prerequisites will have been completed within the previous seven (7) years.
||Some programs require specific subject prerequisites among the 30 credits in the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. These prerequisites are listed with the program descriptions in this calendar.
|| Transfer credit for course(s) beyond Grade 12 from Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology or other institutions will be considered on a course-by-course basis.
Transfer credit will be granted where, in the opinion of the College,
the work covered is equivalent in content or objectives to the corresponding courses of study at Lambton College. A minimum grade of “C” must have been earned in each course for which transfer credit is being considered.
Every effort is made by the Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology to facilitate transfers between Colleges. Students should be cautioned, however, that specific course requirements in similar programs may vary from College to College.
Credit for work completed at other institutions is assessed on the basis of the academic standing obtained and the relevance to the program requested at Lambton College. Applicants must arrange to have official transcripts documenting the results of work completed in other institutions sent directly to the attention of the Registrar, Lambton College, by the appropriate issuing authority.
|Transfer Credit Procedure
|| Students requesting a transfer credit will be required to submit a Transfer Credit Request Form to the Registrar’s Office. The student must provide an official transcript and course outlines for courses taken at other post-secondary institutions. Transfer credit requests must be submitted within the first ten days of classes in a semester.
The Registrar’s Office will record the request and will forward it along with the documentation to the appropriate program Dean for evaluation. The program Dean will return the completed Transfer Credit Request Form(s) to the Registrar’s Office. Transfer credit(s) that have been approved will be entered on the students’ record and the student will be notified as to which transfer credits have been granted.
The request form and supporting documentation will be kept on file by the Registrar’s Office.