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COVID-19 Update - A Note to Applicants from the Registrar

If you have questions or concerns about your Northern Lakes College program, courses, or application, we are here to help.

Due to the high volume of inquiries, wait times may vary, but we remain committed to providing you with the best service we can as we help all our current and prospective students navigate this unusual time.

WHILE NORTHERN LAKES COLLEGE REMAINS OPEN, TO PREVENT POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO COVID-19 AND TO KEEP YOURSELF AND OTHERS HEALTHY, WE ASK THAT YOU PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR INQUIRIES BY PHONE OR EMAIL.

Call: 1-866-652-3456   Email: admissions@northernlakescollege.ca 

Fill out the web-based form: Contact Us

Northern Lakes College is continuing to accept applications on-line for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. Please complete the Northern Lakes College Application online Apply Now

Northern Lakes College has suspended ACCUPLACER testing for all applicants effective immediately. If you have been informed by Admissions Services that you require ACCUPLACER testing in order to complete your application, please note that we will reach out to you when testing at our campuses resumes. Your application will be pending and kept current. Admissions Services will email you when more information becomes available regarding your application.


Flexible Delivery. Supportive Community.

Prospective students, explore your options! Northern Lakes College provides top-quality post-secondary education right where you live, using technology that connects you to your instructors and other students throughout northern Alberta. We offer a wide range of programs, including:


NLC Viewbook PDF

Viewbook 2020 - 2021



We know that making choices like these can be overwhelming and we are here to help. Please contact us to discuss your options and we will be happy to help you plan a path to reach your educational goal! Inside the NLC Viewbook you will find information on programs, courses, student residence, financial aid, scholarships, and much more.

2020-21 Viewbook




Delivery Methods

Face-to-Face: Courses where the instructor and the students are interacting at the same time, at the same physical location. 

NLC LIVE Online™: Scheduled classes online, where students log in to a program (Blackboard Collaborate™) with instructors and peers on the same day, at the same time.

NLC Anytime, Anywhere: Courses where you do not have scheduled classes, but where you log in to a program online (Moodle) at any time and do your work. 

Blended: Courses where you have a combination of face-to-face and online (NLC Anytime, Anywhere and/or NLC LIVE Online).

Dual Credit: Students in high school can experience College programs while earning post-secondary credits.


Student Services

We want students at Northern Lakes College to succeed, and so we offer many services to our students. From libraries that can provide extra information for projects, to Counselling Services, or Learner Success Services. Northern Lakes College has the tools you need to make your time with us as successful as possible. For more information, please click on the links below, or use the side menu to the right:

NLC LIVE Online™ Makes all the Difference

NLC Student Erin Mitchell

When Erin Mitchell and her family needed to be in Newfoundland to be with her ailing grandmother, the College’s innovative NLC LIVE Online™ delivery model allowed her to continue her studies. The University Studies student didn’t miss a beat when it came to her classwork during the month away.

Read full story here

Supported Distance Learning at Northern Lakes College

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