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FLEX LC’s

When can I sign up for LC’s?

LC signup opens on Monday, May 8th 2017 and runs through the summer or until after all LC"s are filled.

How do I sign up for LC’s?

Go to our website —  /undergraduate/about/learningcommunities.php – and choose one of our FLEX LC’s. All registration is done through the website (click on the name of the LC to expand it; there will be a link to register at the bottom of the box). Once you register for an LC, it is that same as registering for courses through PAWS: you are responsible for paying for and attending each class, or dropping the courses if you do not plan to attend.

Can I drop my LC classes? Can I take only two of the three?

You can drop LC courses through PAWS just like any other course after after the first year registration window in June (students should be aware of drop deadlines throughout the term). If you do not take all the courses attached to an LC, you will not get the full benefit. Students who drop LC courses or the LC hour before the start of the term may be asked to withdraw from all their LC classes to make room for other students who wish to enroll in that LC.

Which LC should I chose?

If you want more advice on LC selection, you should email us at aslc@usask.ca or call (306) 966-1945 to set up an academic advising appointment. We would be happy to chat with you about the LC that meets your needs.

Do I need to register in my LC classes?

No. After you sign up for an LC class, you will automatically be enrolled in those classes. When registration opens for first year students in June, students will see their LC classes already in their schedule.

Can I register in courses outside of my LC?

Absolutely! You can add more classes to your schedule when first year registration opens for first year students in June. You need to ensure these courses fit with your LC schedule (LC schedules are available on our website and can be printed or saved). Five courses per term is the maximum for first year students.

Do I have to attend the LC hour?

Attendance is taken at each LC hour. There are no academic consequences for missing LC hours, but students who do not attend the LC hour will be missing almost all the benefits of the program.

Are there any assignments for the LC Hour? Am I graded?

The LC hour is not for credit and will not have any assignments. It is purely for students’ benefit. Courses attached to LC’s are the same as any other Arts and Science course for grading.

Is there a fee for Learning Communities?

No. The program is completely free for any student who wants to enrich their first year experience.

Can I register for more than one LC?

No. We appreciate the enthusiasm for the program, but students are restricted to one LC.

Can I change LC’s?

Students are encouraged to choose the LC that is right for them. Our team of advisors is happy to help with LC selection. Once you register for an LC the only way to switch to another LC is to contact the LC team at aslc@usask.ca. There is no guarantee that the LC you want to switch to will have space, so choose wisely!

Are there Term 2 LC’s?

No. Currently, FLEX LC’s are only offered in Term 1. We are considering options for Term 2 LC’s in the future.

Will an LC get me into a specific college or program?

Not directly, no. We hope that the interaction LC students have with academic advisors, staff from other colleges, upper year students, professionals, and faculty members will improve their chances of reaching their academic and career goals. However, registration in an LC does not guarantee enrollment in any program or college, or special consideration when applying.

What happens when an LC is full?

Once an LC is full, registration for that particular LC is closed. However, we have many FLEX LC’s with 24 seats each, for a total of over 500 LC  seats. Some of the LC’s (such as the Nursing and Biomedical Sciences LC’s) are duplicated to allow for higher enrolment. If a student wants to be in an LC, there will be one available that can suit their interests.

What buildings/rooms are my LC classes in?

Finalizing room scheduling usually happens later than LC signup. Therefore, room numbers will not be posted on your LC schedule. You will be able to check your detailed student schedule (with room numbers) after the first year registration window opens in June through PAWS. To do this, log into PAWS and select “Academics” (on the left of the screen), then “My Courses”. From here you can select either “Class schedule” or “Class locations” to view the room numbers of your courses. First year courses in Arts and Science are scheduled in handful of different buildings, all of which are located in a relatively small area. Getting from class to class (or lab) on time is very rarely a problem.

My Learning Community has two different times for a seminar. Which one will I be in?

A few of our Learning Communities have more than one possible time for either the History or Native Studies Seminar. This is due to the number of seats available for each time slot. You will be able to view which seminar you have been registered for in your PAWS account after the first year registration window opens in June (log into PAWS and select “Academics” on the left of the screen, then “My Courses”. From here you can select “Class schedule”). We understand that many students will want to know what seminar they are enrolled in before June. If you have questions about this, please email our team at aslc@usask.ca