General Information

Loyalist College OntarioLearn Online Courses

Who may enrol
Late Registration
Transfer Between Courses
Withdrawals
Refunds
Academic Record
Tax/Receipt Information
Rights and Responsibilities
Student Responsibility
Learn While Travelling
Netiquette
Academic Honesty
Information Technology Acceptable User/Code of Conduct:
Course Fees
Financial Assistance
Applying for a Certificate
Transfer Credit/Exemptions
Course Evaluation
Convocation/Graduation
Education/Career Counseling Service
Bus Service
Declaration of Waiver

 

Who may enrol

Participants in Continuing Education credit or credit-related courses must hold at least an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or the equivalent, or be a mature student (at least 19 years of age on or before the date of enrolment)

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Late Registration

Registrations for OntarioLearn Online courses will be accepted up to 7 days after the advertised first day of class. No registrations will be accepted after this date. Please refer to Important Dates.

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Transfer Between Courses

A transfer between courses may be made with permission of the Admissions Office, subject to availability of space in the desired course and appropriate prerequisites if applicable. This transfer must take place within 7 days of the advertised first day of the course. Please refer to Important Dates.

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Course Cancellations

Loyalist College reserves the right to cancel or suspend courses, change instructors or limit enrolment. A full refund will be made to the student for cancelled courses.

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Withdrawals

Courses officially dropped:

To officially request a withdrawal from your online course, contact Admissions.

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Refunds

See also Important Dates.

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Academic Record

Students taking a ministry-funded course will receive a cumulative transcript of academic grade record at the end of the semester. Grades will take approximately 6 weeks to be processed after completion of the exams or the end of a course. All grades can be accessed from Banner. For information about how to access Banner visit: www.loyalistfocus.com

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Tax/Receipt Information

Income Tax Receipts (T2202A) can be accessed from Banner. Loyalist no longer mails out T2202A receipts.

Part-time students are eligible to claim an education amount of $124.00 for each month that they are enrolled in ministry-funded courses lasting at least 3 consecutive weeks and involving a minimum of 12 hours of course time per month. In addition, students can claim tuition fees of more than $100 per institution per year. For more information on income tax, visit the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency website and search for the "Students and Income Tax" page.

If you require a receipt for business purposes (i.e. reimbursement from employer), please send an email to cashoffice@loyalistc.on.ca or phone 613-969-1913, Ext. 2230 or print your receipt from Banner.

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Rights and Responsibilities

All members of the Loyalist College community, whether students, clients, employees, or visitors, have a right to be treated with respect and consideration, and also have a responsibility to treat other members of the community in the same way. Copies of the Student Manual and Guide, providing complete details of the rights and responsibilities of the members of the Loyalist College community, are available in Room 2H1 in Loyalist College or by requesting it from the Registrarís Office.

See also Student Responsibility

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Student Responsibility

Professional and polite conduct is essential. To successfully complete your online course, students must be able to use the technology correctly and be willing to participate as required to meet the objectives of the course. This may include spending a minimum of 5 hours per week on each course, submitting assignments on time, completing tests and/or exams, participating in discussion postings and/or chats, asking questions and completing a course evaluation.

All online students must review information posted at www.LoyalistOnline.com.

Students must also determine if they have a mid-term and/or final exam and if so, whether it is delivered online or in-person. The student will book online exams by visiting www.LoyalistOnline.com and following the directions posted there.

Should problems arise, the student is encouraged to attempt to resolve the difficulty themselves with the individuals directly involved. If the student requires assistance in initiating a solution they may contact Karen Quinney. Technical issues can be addressed with Technical Support.

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Learn While Travelling

WebCT and Blackboard courses can be accessed anytime, anywhere in the world that you have internet access.

FirstClass users can also access their course from the web by an alternate method. You will not be able to delete messages from the mailbox when accessing your FirstClass course this way. You will also notice that your screen looks a little different than usual.

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"Netiquette"

Here is a list of fairly common "rules of online etiquette":

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Academic Honesty

Academic work submitted by students is considered to be that studentís own work unless clearly indicated otherwise. Students who commit acts of Academic Dishonesty will be subject to disciplinary action. Academic Dishonesty may include:

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Information Technology Acceptable User/Code of Conduct:

Click on the URL below to access the OntarioLearn.com Information Technology Acceptable User/Code of Conduct Policy

http://www.ontariolearn.com/Code_of_Conduct.htm

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Course Fees

The standard tuition fee for most online courses is a maximum of $4.30 per hour. For all OntarioLearn courses, there is an additional $68.00 fee to cover course account, technical support and administration. Unless otherwise indicated, students will be responsible for the purchase of any required textbooks and/or supplies. An ancillary service fee is assessed to all CE activity at a rate of $0.25 per course hour.

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Financial Assistance

Students registered in a Ministry approved credit course, diploma or certificate program, may be eligible for financial assistance. Inquire at the Financial Aid Office, Room 2H1, 613-969-1913 ext. 2226 concerning Canada Student Loan, Ontario Special Bursary and Loyalist College Student Assistance Bursary.

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Applying for a Certificate

Once you have successfully completed the requirements of your desired certificate:

  1. Provide photocopies of all required transcripts and certificates.
  2. Provide copies of exemption letters where applicable.
  3. Include a covering letter stating your full name and address, home and business telephone numbers, as well as the name of the completed program.
  4. Drop off your letter of application and photocopies to Loyalist College, Continuing Education Department, or mail it to:

Dean, Continuing Education,
Loyalist College, P.O. Box 4200, Belleville, Ont. K8N 5B9

NOTE: Students must complete at least 25% of the required courses at Loyalist College to qualify for a certificate from Loyalist College. Duplicate certificates are issued if requested for a fee of $20.00 + GST.

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Convocation/Graduation

Students meeting the program requirements and becoming eligible for a diploma can contact Loyalist to get in touch with the Continuing Education Coordinator responsible for the specific program. The coordinators will ensure that transcripts are reviewed and processed. Contact Karen Quinney to determine the appropriate Program coordinator.

Graduates are invited to attend Convocation.

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Transfer Credit/Exemptions

Students may apply for a course exemption if they meet Loyalist College's standards for course equivalency.

Guidelines include:

To apply for a course exemption:

  1. Provide photocopies of transcript, certificates and any other confirmation of course completion
  2. Provide a copy of the course outline
  3. Include a covering letter indicating which course you wish to be exempted from
  4. Drop your letter of application and photocopies off at Loyalist College, Continuing Education Department, or mail to:

Dean, Continuing Education,
Loyalist College, P.O. Box 4200, Belleville, Ont. K8N 5B9

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Course Evaluation

Each semester students will have the opportunity to complete an on-line course evaluation questionnaire. The responses will be used to ensure continuous improvement in administrative practices, academic delivery to students and to maintain high standards in the delivery of courses.

Student responses will be anonymous.

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Course Outlines

Students should keep copies of their course outlines from completed courses for their own records.

For more information on the following college services:

Library and Audio-Visual Services
Cafeteria Services
Print Shop

Visit: www.loyalistfocus.com

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Education/Career Counseling Service

Loyalist College is pleased to provide Continuing Education students with professional assistance in the area of educational and career counseling. Appointments are available days or evenings, Monday to Thursday, by calling the Student Services Department, 613-969-1913, ext. 2373.

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Bus Service

The Belleville Transit Commission provides evening bus service on an hourly basis to and from Belleville and the College.

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Declaration of Waiver

The information on this website is accurate as of March 28th, 2008. Loyalist College does its best to update website information regularly so students are not inconvenienced. On occasion, however, changes do occur. Therefore, after March 28th, 2008, the College reserves the right to modify or cancel any program, instructor, course fee, timetable, and textbook without notice or prejudice.

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