STAY ON TRACK TOWARDS REACHING YOUR EDUCATIONAL GOALS

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Lakehead University is committed to helping you throughout your entire university experience. 

Your success is important to us!

That is why we are here to help you stay on track, as well as help you get back on track! Sometimes your journey may have bumps and turns along the way but there are many ways we can help you stay on track as well as get back on track during times when you may deviate from your original plan. 

HELPFUL TIPS TO HELP YOU STAY ON TRACK (AND GET BACK ON TRACK):

  • Review your Progress
    Have you reviewed your grades from the previous term - how did you do? Do you know how your grades have affected your major average and cumulative average? Are you on track to meeting your program requirements? These are all really important questions for you to find the answers to.

  • Book an Appointment with an Academic Advisor 
    Get to know your Academic or Faculty Advisor. Your Advisor can help to ensure you are registered in the right courses that will help you towards meeting your program requirements and lead you towards graduation. It is never too early to start planning for when you walk across the stage with your Lakehead degree in hand.

  • Review your Study Habits
    Is your study style working? Are you putting in enough time outside of the classroom to stay on top of your readings, assignments, advanced test/exam preparation? The Student Success Centre runs a varety of Skills for Success workshops for you to take advantage of. 

  • Visit your Professors
    Your professors are your greatest resource. What makes Lakehead truly exceptional and unconventional is the close interactions you can have with your professors. Get to know them and seek help if you are having difficulties. They have regular office hours and you can always catch them before or after class. 

  • Take Advantage of the Supports Available
    There are so may supports available to you. Whether you could use some tutoring assistance or could benefit from learning how to better manage your time or take better notes in class, there are Success Workshops available for you. The Math and Writing Centre are also great resources to seek extra help in these particular areas. 

  • Attend your Classes Regularly
    Attending classes is by far the #1 way to stay on track. Attend classes and pay attention. Remove any distractions from your space, sit near the front, ask questions and stay engage in your studies. 

  • Understand the Requirements of your Program 
    If you haven't already become familiar with the Academic Calendar, now is the time to do so. Review the requirements for your program as well as the regulations for the University, your Faculty and your program.

  • ASK US!
    Along the way, if you are ever in doubt, ask us and we can help direct you on where and how we can best support you. 

Enrolment Services - Academic Advising, Records & Registration is here to help. Contact us today!

Thunder Bay - Stop By: University Centre 1007

Orillia - Stop By: Student Central (Simcoe Hall)
Email: osa@lakeheadu.ca
Phone: (705) 330-4008 x2100

RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO YOU & WAYS WE CAN HELP


You are not alone as a Lakehead student. From registration assistance through to graduation, our Student Affairs departments are here to help. The following list represents common items students need help with along with the right department that can help you along the way. 

Registering for your Courses
Checking to Ensure you are taking the Right Courses
Adding & Dropping Courses
Important Deadline Dates 
Intepreting Program Requirements & University Regulations 
Changing Programs & Major Exploration  
Academic Advising & Who Is your Faculty Advisor
Exam Conflicts 
Missed Exams due to Illness
Understanding Your Grades & Cumulative Average Calculations

WHO TO CONTACT: Enrolment Services - Academic Advising Records & Registration 
University Centre UC 1007 (Thunder Bay Campus) * Student Central (Orillia Campus)

Assistance with Studying: Tips & Techniques
How to Better Manage Your Time
Tutoring 
Career Advising 
Math Assistance
Writing Assistance - Essay Writing, Presentations, etc. 
Note Taking 

WHO TO CONTACT: Student Success Centre
Student Centre SC 0008 (Thunder Bay Campus) * Student Central (Orillia Campus)

Academic Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
Assistive Technology 

WHO TO CONTACT: Student Accessibility Services
Student Centre SC 0003 (Thunder Bay Campus) * Academic Building OA 1030 (Orillia Campus) 

Medical Health Services - See a Doctor
Counselling
Health Insurance Questions
Medical Notes

WHO TO CONTACT: Student Health & Counselling
Prettie Residence (Thunder Bay Campus) 


Nurse Practitioner, Naturopathic Doctor, Personal Counsellors, Prayer/Meditation space
Health promotion and education programming

WHO TO CONTACT: Wellness Centre
Orillia Residence - 1st floor (Orillia Campus)

 

Financial Difficulties
Creating a Budget & Sticking to the Budget
Financial Planning and Debt Repayment 
Scholarships, Bursaries & Other Funding Options
Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

WHO TO CONTACT: Enrolment Services - Student Awards & Financial Aid 
University Centre UC 2024 (Thunder Bay Campus) * Student Central (Orillia Campus)

Helpful Resources: 

There are many more services and supports available on campus. Check out the other ways we can support you here.