Whether you plan on taking classes at Lethbridge College's main campus, at one of our regional campuses, or online, make sure you're prepared for your post-secondary journey by participating in New Student Orientation.
There are a number of "to-do's" that you'll need to take care of before the first day of classes.
We encourage you to avoid the lineups and look after these tasks either by visiting the campus or online. Be sure to check your Lethbridge College email on myHorizon. Please review important tasks below.
Fall 2016 NSO Information - Tuesday Sep. 6
NSO Information for Online Students
Not sure where to get started? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This list below is a guide for several steps you should take to prepare for your semester. Keep in mind that this list is not all-inclusive, but it does outline a number of tasks that are required as you transition to Lethbridge College.
Remember that it is important that you log into your college email account at myHorizon and carefully read all materials you receive from Lethbridge College.
Academic Advising: appointment delivery hours and options
Academic Advisors’ primary goal is to support prospective and current students in reaching their academic and career goals. Academic Advisors provide information regarding academic planning, support for students, program options, and college policies and procedures, including: admissions, graduation and transfers. Academic Advisors are often the first point of contact for students, and they help students make informed decisions as they progress through their Lethbridge College experience.
Advisors are here to help you, whether meeting face-to-face, over the phone, or by email. Here's how to get the help you need to make informed academic choices:
Pre-booked face-to-face or phone appointments:
Call 403.320.3202 ext. 4905 or stop by the Academic Advising oﬃce, located across from the bookstore.
Drop-in advising times:
These quick appointments (typically 15 minutes or so) are available Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Accessibility Services works with prospective and enrolled students who identify challenges and request academic accommodations. Challenges may include learning disabilities, ADHD, sensory impairments, physical disabilities, mental health disorders and chronic medical conditions.
Before you register in classes, you may want to meet with an Access Specialist to:
arrange for accommodated entrance testing
discuss the range of supports and accommodations available for your prospective program and courses
get advice on course load
Once registered in classes, Accessibility Services can work with you to:
create an ‘Academic Resource Plan’ with services and academic accommodations (eg. exam accommodations, note-taking support, academic strategy support, access to alternative formats, etc.)
complete funding applications for disability grants to cover your disability-related service and equipment costs
provide ongoing disability advising
Please contact the
Accessibility Services office to make an appointment. Also, if you have documentation of your disability, (eg. doctor’s diagnosis, psychologist’s report, etc.) please bring that along to your first appointment.
Phone: 403-320-3202 ext. 5400
Toll free: 1-800-572-0103
Bookstore: textbook, parking pass, and gym pass purchases
Textbooks may be purchased online. Be sure to review all instructions when purchasing your textbooks.
Please note, if you are a distance student purchasing textbooks please be sure to you select the correct term. Online orders are available for pick up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding holidays).
Buchanan Library: Student ID card (online ID card request instructions)
Instructions for requesting an ID card online:
Students can obtain their student card at the Buchanan Library.
The Library is open from 7:30 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. Monday to Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Government issued photo identification is required.
Campus tour hours
Individual and group campus tours are offered.
Monday to Friday at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m.
Advance bookings are required. Please call 403.320-3322 or toll free 1.800.572.0103 ext. 3322 or
complete this form online to book your tour.
Important add/drop/withdraw and tuition deadlines
Mobile Devices, Email (Office365) and apps
Email is the primary method of contact for student communication. All student email is on Office 365. You’ll find guides on setting up accounts on iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android and other apps including the Lethbridge College mobile app “Ellucian GO” to access general information, class schedules, final grades, and more on the link below.
Students also have access to download the latest version of Microsoft Office on their laptops and mobile devices for free. More information about this can be found online.
For primary student support with your accounts and email please contact the
Buchanan Library online or at 403-320-3352.
Please see the ITS Helpdesk webpage for additional information about Office 365, email, wi-fi access, printing, and passwords:
Registration, and how to find your class schedule
For most students, registration is automatic. Once you have accepted your offer of admission to a program, registration personnel will register you into your core courses. An email will be sent to your college email account to let you know when this has been completed. You can then check your email and schedule by logging into
myHorizon from our website.
The following exceptions apply:
Upgrading students must register with an advisor
ESL students will be registered by the ESL program
General Studies (no major) and Distance Learning students will be emailed instructions on how to register online
You can make changes to your schedule (add/drop classes) in these four ways.
instructions on How to Add/Drop online
In person: Submit an Add/Drop form to the registration staff in the Registrar’s Oﬃce (PA1130)
By phone: Call 403.320.3323
With an academic advisor: Advisors can help you with choosing classes, working out a schedule and lots more. Any student who wishes to register in an upgrading course must work with an advisor.
To find your class schedule, log onto
myHorizon , click on “Web Advisor” on the left side of the screen, click on “Student Information”, and you will find “student class schedule” listed below.
We are located in Student Services across from the bookstore and here to help you know about the many services available to you. We promote activities to support your successful transition to and through college life.
Make sure you also check out the Student Activities calendar for a list of activities and events on campus. You can find the calendar on myHorizon under the “
Campus Life” tab.
Student Loans and awards
Students on government student loans will be ‘coded’ so that they will not be de-registered from classes. This demonstrates to
Accounting Services that your fees are on their way even though they may not arrive by the deadline. When we confirm a loan and request an amount be remitted directly to the college we email the student.
Please check your college email account for this important information or send any questions to
email@example.com or stop by the Financial Aid desk by the front doors.
Students may apply for loans at any time during the academic study period up until the last month of studies, so if you didn’t apply and find yourself in need it’s not too late until the end of March (or the month before you have a break in studies).
More information is available at:
The application for our annual awards program is open from March 1 to May 1. Applications are electronic and are featured on the college homepage during that period. Students who start their programs in January are considered “entrance” students so be sure to select that option. We advertise this application period through the myHorizon portal, Canvas, email, on the hallway monitors and on the e-sign on Scenic Drive. Successful applicants are notified by regular mail so be sure that your contact information is current.
More information is available at:
All tuition and related fees must be paid by the last day of the Add/Drop period each term.
Funded/sponsored students must provide Financial Services (CE2310) a copy of funding approval from your provider prior to the deadline to remain registered.
Questions about account balances should be directed to:
Payment methods are:
On-Line bill payment/internet banking: All major banks have Lethbridge College set up as a potential bill payment. It’s just like paying your phone or utility bill. Your account number is your student id# without the “s.”
WebAdvisor with Visa or Mastercard: Go to the MyHorizon homepage → Web Advisor Tab → Student Information → Pay on My Account.
Students may also use student loans or grants to pay their fees. Questions about student loans should be directed to
Important note: Students who have not paid in full by the deadline will have all registrations cancelled.
For more information, stop by our office located at
PA1130 (across from the bookstore) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.