New Student FAQ

  1. How do I change my program?
  2. How do I withdraw from a program?
  3. Where do I choose my General Education (GNED) courses?
  4. In which semesters are my GNED courses?
  5. How do I drop or change my GNED courses?
  6. How can I opt out of or into ancillary fees?
  7. How do I change sections?
  8. Where do I go to get a Proof of Enrolment or Verification of Enrolment letter?
  9. How do I get a Program Completion letter?
  10. How do I get my parking pass?
  11. Where can I find information about the Student Health Plan?
  12. How do I access myLoyalist?
  13. How do I get a copy of my transcript?
  14. Transfer credit and exemption information
  1. How do I change my program?

    Domestic Students:
    Prior to the start of the semester, log in at Ontario Colleges and apply for the new program you would like to take.

    After the start of your program but before day 10, fill out a Program Change Request form, available on the Student Forms page.

    International Students:
    Contact the International Office:
    International Centre, Room 3H14 in the Kente Building
    Tel: 613-969-1913, ext. 2146
    Email: international@loyalistcollege.com

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  2. How do I withdraw from a program?

    To withdraw from your program, fill out the Withdraw From Program form, available on the Student Forms page. Once completed, take the form to the Student Success Hub above SAL and schedule a meeting with your student mentor.

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  3. Where do I choose my General Education (GNED) courses?

    To register your GNED according to your program map, visit the myLoyalist portal, and click on the “GenEd Course Selection” icon.
    Otherwise, please fill out a GNED Registration form, available on the Student Forms page.

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  4. In which semesters are my GNED courses?

    Go to the Post-Secondary Programs page. 
    Select your program.
    Click on “Courses.”
    Select the appropriate semester.
    Check to see if a “GNED General Education Elective” appears.

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  5. How do I drop or change my GNED courses?

    To change your GNED course, please fill out a General Education Drop and/or Manual Registration form, available on the Student Forms page. Bring your completed form to Enrolment Services (Rm. 2H1) and we will remove you from your GNED. You can then log in to your myLoyalist portal to select a new GNED course.

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  6. How can I opt out of or into ancillary fees?

    You can opt out of ancillary fees by visiting your myLoyalist portal and selecting the “Opt out of Ancillary Fees” icon within the specified timeframe. You can opt back into ancillary fees by completing the Ancillary Fee Opt-in form, available on the Student Forms page. For more information, please review these Ancillary Fee FAQs.

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  7. How do I change sections?

    To change sections, please complete and follow the instructions listed on the Section Change Request form, available on the Student Forms page.

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  8. Where do I go to get a Proof of Enrolment or Verification of Enrolment letter?

    You can apply for a Verification of Enrolment letter online through the Student Forms page. Your letter will be sent to your Loyalist College email address. Please allow up to five business days for the letter to be completed.

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  9. How do I get a Program Completion letter?

    All eligible students will receive a Program Completion letter by email following the completion of their course.

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  10. How do I get my parking pass?

    Parking passes can be ordered through the myLoyalist portal.
    Once ordered, parking passes can be picked up at the Service Desk (Room 2L20) between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm with a proof of purchase.

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  11. Where can I find information about the Student Health Plan?

    Details about the Student Health Plan can be accessed here.

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  12. How do I access myLoyalist?

    The myLoyalist portal website can be accessed here.
    Username = first name and last name, no spaces
    Password = birthday yymmdd
    If you are unable to log in, please visit the Service Desk (Rm. 2L20).

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  13. How do I get a copy of my transcript?

    Sign in to myLoyalist and click the Banner icon.
    Once in Banner, click ‘Student Services’ – ‘Student Records’ – ‘Request Printed/Official Transcript.’
    Note: Please do not select Loyalist College for the External College Code.

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  14. Transfer credit and exemption information:

    What is a transfer credit?

    A transfer credit is awarded in recognition of credits earned from an external institution. Students must submit a completed transfer credit application to the Pathways Coordinator or to their Program Coordinator. Not all transfer credit requests will be approved.

    Is there a fee for transfer credits?

    A $25 fee will be charged per course for approved transfer credits (to a maximum of $250).

    What is an exemption?

    An exemption is awarded in recognition of credits earned from one Loyalist College course to another Loyalist College course. There is no fee for exemptions. Students must submit a completed exemption application to the to the Pathways Coordinator or to their Program Coordinator.

    When can I apply for a transfer credit?

    Students must submit the completed Transfer Credit Application with all support documents to the to the Pathways Coordinator or to their Program Coordinator for transfer credit(s) within the first 10 school days of the start of the academic semester.

    What documentation is required?

    It is the student’s full responsibility to acquire and supply all supporting documents. Students must submit the completed Transfer Credit Application form prior to seeing the Pathways Coordinator or their Program Coordinator.

    • Official transcripts (photocopies, scanned or unofficial transcripts will not be accepted)
    • Course outlines with applicable course code and year
    • An official international credential evaluation (WES, ICAS) is required for all courses from non-Canadian institutions applying for transfer credits
    • Military MPRR (if applicable)

    What shows up in the transcript for transfer credits?

    Courses approved for transfer credit are listed on the academic transcript with a code of TC, but are not computed in the program weighted average.

    What is the time limit to use a course toward a transfer credit?

    A transfer credit will not be granted if the initial credit was obtained more than seven (7) years prior to the request.

    Who assesses and approves the transfer credit documentation?

    The Program Coordinator or faculty will usually assess the transfer credit documentation. The School Dean or designate will make the final decision based on the material provided and specific program requirements.

    How many courses can I transfer?

    Students may not receive transfer credit for more than 75% of a program’s requirements. Transfer credits will not be added to the student’s record until the student has registered at the College.

    If you would like to discuss your options further, please contact pathways@loyalistcollege.com or call 613- 969-1913, ext. 2330.

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