Student Questions

Posted by Rhett Reilkoff on July 4, 2012 - 3:59pm
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Please post any questions that you may have in relation to your program here.



Posted by schadburn (not verified) on

Ive been offered an extension at work and just wondering when full-time classes (or on campus classes) actually begin ? October 4th ? I have heard from some previous students that its usually around mid september ?





Posted by Rhett Reilkoff on

Hi Shaun,

Yes, on campus classes will begin on Sep 17, and the first couple of weeks contain a lot of vital information. In fact you would likely put your self at risk of failing the ENSC300 Foundations course if you were to miss the first 2-3 weeks. It is highly recommended to be here and ready to go for the first day.



Posted by schadburn (not verified) on

Hey Rhett, Yeah I did not accept my extension, but just to be clear I am to be working through the pre-workbook now and on Sept 4th the foundations website opens and I start working on that from home until September 17th ... correct ?




Posted by b2miller (not verified) on

Is anyone else having trouble loading the Pre-Entry Workbook? Google Chrome is telling me it cannot connect to Tried using Safari with no luck. 


Posted by Rhett Reilkoff on

Hi Brad,

The server was down on campus yesterday, so there were access problems for all of our web content. Everything should be good to go though today. If it is still not working, perhaps try Firefox or Explorer, sometimes the different browsers can do funny things with our web programs. Let me know if you are still experiencing problems.



Posted by hlane on

Hi Rhett,

I was just wondering when a textbook list will be posted?

Thank you,



Posted by Rhett Reilkoff on

Hi Holly,

The text list for your first course ENSC300 should get sent out by the bookstore right away, perhaps even later today. The list for the rest of the First Quarter classes will be sent out soon as well. I'm including the text list for ENSC300:

Textbook & Materials List for ENSC300

Course Start Date: September 4, 2012


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Audesirk, et al.


Biology: Life on Earth with Physiology



Edition :  9th



Copyright: 2010


$148.95 + GST




Madigan, et al.


Brock Biology of Microorganisms



Edition :  13th



Copyright: 2010


$169.95 + GST







Edition : 








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Posted by kmay (not verified) on

Is it required that we use Brock Biology of Microorganisms 13th ed. or can we use any previous editions?




Posted by schadburn (not verified) on

Does it matter if you fail the english test ... more than once ?

I havent attempted it yet but was thinking it would be nice to see the format of it in order to help me go through the material in the workbook...


Posted by Rhett Reilkoff on

No it does not matter if you fail it more than once. You just have to achieve a passing grade by Sep 16.