Advising (or Student Program Services) offices are available to assist you with program planning. Academic advisors are typically available for walk-in and appointment times. You may consult with an advisor regarding academic regulations, course selection, and program planning. If you are a newly admitted high school student, you may also contact Recruitment and Student Life with general questions.
You should see an academic advisor after you have done everything you can to find the answer on your own using the Calendar, your program planning guide, and the University of Lethbridge website. It may be difficult to consult with an academic advisor at certain times of the year because of the large quantity of students who, like you, have questions for an advisor.
You are not required to obtain an academic advisor’s signature before you register--you are responsible for your own registration. However, an advisor’s signature is required in the following situations:
The academic standards define the minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) required for you to be in good standing for the number of courses you have completed. The number of courses you have completed includes both transfer and University of Lethbridge courses (graded, Pass/Fail, Credit/Non-Credit). The GPA is calculated only on graded University of Lethbridge courses (courses in which you have received a letter grade on the scale A+ to F). To be in good standing, you must maintain the following minimum cumulative GPA:
This standard must be met or you will be put on academic probation and will be subject to certain restrictions dependent on your Faculty/School. Note that some Faculties/Schools may require a higher level of performance than the GPA listed above. See “Academic Standards” on page 75 of the 2013/2014 UofL Calendar for more information.
In Part 7 - Faculty of Arts and Science of the 2013/2014 Calendar , you will find the specific academic standards which apply to all students in the Faculty of Arts and Science.
When you have obtained your grades and cumulative GPA for this semester on the Bridge, check the academic standards in the Calendar to determine your academic standing. If your grade point average places you on academic probation, you may not register in more than four courses (12.0 credit hours) so you should make any adjustment necessary to your registration. You should also contact an academic advisor as soon as possible.
If you are placed on probation by the Faculty of Arts and Science, you will be sent an official letter with that information. These notifications are usually sent out in January for the Fall semester and in May for the Spring semester, after your final grades are processed and your records have been reviewed.
Students may not have grades and credit hours for more than one attempt calculated in the GPA. Students who have repeated a course must submit a Repeated Course Form (available at the Registrar’s Office and Student Services [ROSS]).
See “Repeat of a Course” on page 74 of the 2013/2014 UofL Calendar .
Think of Credit/Non-Credit as the University’s equivalent of auto insurance. If something goes wrong, your grade point average (GPA) is protected. When you designate a course as Credit/Non-Credit, you essentially have insured your GPA because you will not receive a letter grade in the course unless you receive a “C” or higher. If you get less than a “C” but still pass the course, then a “Cr” (Credit) will appear on your transcript. You still get credit for the course in your degree program, but a “Cr” does not bring down your GPA. If you fail the course, then “NC” (No Credit) will appear on your transcript. This indicates that you did not receive credit for the course, but a “NC” also will not bring down your GPA.
You may designate a course as Credit/Non-Credit at the Registrar’s Office and Student Services (ROSS) between September 11 - October 1 for Fall 2013. After that time, the designation is not available.
Wait-lists are for urgent cases only and some Faculties only offer wait-listing to senior students. Keep in mind that during continuous registration, hundreds of registration changes are made each day and space in the class you need may become available. Please continue to try to register on the Bridge.
When you see an advisor, you should have your completed program planning guide available, including the areas and courses comprising your major. Program planning guides are available online at www.uleth.ca/ross/ppgs/ppg.html .
The Faculty of Arts and Science will accept wait-list applications for a limited time only (at the end of the registration period for continuing students who were unsuccessful in accessing required courses during their registration time period).
Wait-lists will be compiled on the following four days only: April 8 - 11. Specific hours will be posted at the Arts and Science Student Program Services Office (SU060) and on the University’s Notice Board (www.uleth.ca/notice ).
Wait-listing is not on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority is based on need, not on when your name was put on the wait-list. You will only be considered for wait-listing if you require a course to meet the minimum requirements for your declared major. Students enrolled in Technical Studies Semesters or Professional Semesters (Faculty of Education) should contact Arts and Science by email or by phone (see page 4).
The Faculty of Fine Arts accepts wait-list requests during the same period as the Faculty of Arts and Science and follows similar procedures. You must make your request in person at the Fine Arts Advising Office during the wait-list period.
If there are extenuating circumstances beyond your control that prevent you from registering in your initial registration window, or that prevent you from making a wait-list request, you may appeal to the Assistant Dean by contacting the Fine Arts Advising Office.
All University of Lethbridge students interested in Education must complete certain requirements before they will be eligible to apply for admission to the Faculty of Education. If you started at the University of Lethbridge straight from high school, this means that you must complete a minimum of two years (minimum of 20 courses/60 credit hours) in a pre-Education program before applying to the Faculty of Education. During your time as a pre-Education student, you should contact the appropriate academic advising office for program assistance on the non-Education portion of your combined degrees program.
Applications with complete documentation from individuals who meet all admission criteria are considered in regular admission. Early admission is offered only to highly qualified applicants in all majors who have complete documentation at the time of application and who meet all admission criteria.
If you have been admitted, your confirmation of admission will be mailed to the current address that you provided to the Registrar’s Office and Student Services (ROSS) on your application form. It is your responsibility to ensure that the Registrar has the correct mailing address. If we cannot reach you at the current address, you may miss your offer.
Students who have been admitted and choose not to take a place in the Faculty must indicate this on the Confirmation of Admission and return it by the stated expiry date to the Registrar’s Office and Student Services (ROSS), and must contact the Faculty of Education to release their spot to another candidate.
The University of Calgary offers both graduate and undergraduate degrees in Social Work on the University of Lethbridge campus. If you are interested in these programs, please contact the Faculty of Social Work (Lethbridge Division). For more information, call 403-329-2794.