Students

Enrolment: A student registered in one or more courses or a placeholder is considered an enrolment. Bachelor of Nursing placeholders attending at Lethbridge College have been removed. An enrolment can be classified as credit, academic non-credit, full-time, or part-time. Academic non-credit students would be students registered in a Co-operative Education Work Experience course, the Management Mentors program, or the Master of Counselling Project.

Section Registration: The number of course sections in which a student registers determines the number of section registrations that student generates.

Student Type: Institutional origin of a student with respect to a given semester. There are nine student types:

  • New High School (New Post-Secondary) - A student entering the university for the first time with fewer than 3 transferable post-secondary courses—in general, entering from high school.
  • New Post-Diploma - A student entering a university post-diploma program for the first time who has been granted credit for an approved diploma from a recognized college or technical or vocational institute.
  • Other New Transfer - A student entering the university for the first time who has been granted credit for 3 or more transferable post-secondary courses. Does not include post-diploma students.
  • New Transfer - Includes New Post-Diploma and Other New Transfer students.
  • Continuing - An admitted student who has been enrolled in at least one course (including placeholder courses) in each consecutive Fall and Spring semester from the time of his or her most recent admission to the university.
  • Returning After an Absence - A student who did not earn post-secondary credit during an absence of at least one Fall or Spring Semester and is re-entering the university after that absence.
  • Returning Transfer - A student who earned post-secondary credit during an absence of at least one Fall or Spring Semester and is re-entering the university after that absence.
  • Open Studies (formerly Unclassified) - A student who is permitted to register in one or more courses during a semester or Summer Session but is not admitted to the university.
  • Visiting or Exchange - A student enrolled at one institution who is studying at another institution with permission or under an approved exchange program/agreement.

Full-time: A student enrolled in 9 or more credit hours in a given semester. Students also may be full-time by definition including students enrolled in a Co-operative Education Work Experience course or in an M.F.A., M.Mus., or Ph.D. program. M.A., M.Sc., and M.Sc. (Management) students are full-time by definition if they are completing the program over 24 months.

Part-time: A registered student enrolled in fewer than 9 credit hours in a given semester. Audit students and students registered only in a placeholder course are also part-time. M.A., M.Sc., and M.Sc. (Management) students are part-time by definition if they are completing the program over 48 months.

Undergraduate: A student enrolled in an undergraduate level program, regardless of degrees previously awarded to the student.

Master's: A student enrolled in a master’s-level program.

Doctoral: A student enrolled in a doctoral-level program.

Full-load Equivalent (FLE): A unit measure of enrolment in which one FLE represents one student for a year of study (typically September through April) taking a full load.

 

Program:

Full Load:

Undergraduate Programs

30 credit hours/academic year

Master of Education

18 credit hours/academic year

Master of Counselling

12 credit hours/academic year

Post-Graduate Certificate in Counselling

12 credit hours/academic year

Post-Master’s Certificate in Counselling

12 credit hours/academic year

 

In programs where students are full- or part-time by definition, FLE calculations are not based on credit hours. In these programs, each student generates FLEs based on their full- or part-time status in the program.

 

Program:

FLE Calculation:

Master of Arts – full-time

1/2 FLE/semester

Master of Arts – part-time

1/3 FLE/semester

Master of Science – full-time

1/2 FLE/semester

Master of Science – part-time

1/3 FLE/semester

Master of Fine Arts

1/2 FLE/semester

Master of Music

1/2 FLE/semester

M.Sc. (Management) – full-time

1/2 FLE/semester

M.Sc. (Management) – part-time

1/3 FLE/semester

Ph.D.

1/2 FLE/semester

 

Full-time Equivalent (FTE): A unit measure of enrolment in which one FTE represents one active student registered in the program for at least 60% of the full load of the program for the current session. FTE calculations are also performed on a semester basis and an annual basis.

 

Level:

Annual FTE:

Semester FTE:

Undergraduate

Full-time Fall + 1/4 Part-time Fall and Summer
(all students in Summer Session are
considered to be part-time) 

Full-time + 1/4 Part-time

Master's and
Doctoral

Full-time Fall + 1/3 Part-time Fall and Summer
(all students in Summer Session are
considered to be part-time)

Full-time + 1/3 Part-time

Year/Year Level: Undergraduate students are classified by year level according to the number of credit hours they have successfully completed.

Year Credit Hours
1 0 - 29.5
2 30 - 59.5
3 60 - 89.5
4 90 - 119.5
5 120 or more

Notes:

  • Open Studies students are not admitted to a program and as such are not assigned a year level.
  • Diploma and certificate students do not have a year level calculated due to non-standard lengths of their programs.
  • Post-diploma and second degree students are counted as being in their 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th year.