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Ontario Students

If you are currently enrolled in your senior year at an Ontario secondary school, you can apply through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC). You should obtain an application form (OUAC 101) or PIN number (for online applications) from your guidance office. Your completed OUAC 101 application will be submitted to OUAC through your secondary school.

OUAC collects your midterm and final marks between January and July and distributes them to the universities to which you’ve applied. Application decisions are made on a rolling basis as the appropriate grade information becomes available. If you wish to be considered on your final grades, you should notify our office directly. Offers of admission based on final grades will only be issued if space permits.

To maintain your offer of admission, you must fulfill the requirements set by your secondary school for completion of your OSSD, as well as any conditions outlined in your offer of admission prior to June 30. We reserve the right to withdraw our offer of admission if these requirements are not met.

Applicant Background Summary Form

This is an optional electronic form you can fill out to show us all the extracurricular activities (sports, clubs, student councils, volunteering, etc.) you’ve been involved in. Your extracurricular involvement can be considered if your midterm (May) average falls within 3% of your program’s admission average and you have met the program’s prerequisites. The Applicant Background Summary form becomes available in mid-December for all Ontario high school applicants (except those applying to our Bachelor of Music program – this additional information will be collected during your audition process).

The deadline to fill out this form is April 13, 2015.

Out-of-Province Students

If you are not currently attending an Ontario secondary school on a full-time basis, you should complete the appropriate online application form (105 application form) through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC). You can obtain a paper copy of the application form by contacting OUAC at 519-823-1063 or request@ouac.on.ca.

On a single application form, you can apply for admission to 3 different universities in Ontario for an application service fee of $145 (non-refundable).

If you are using the paper application, mail the completed form to OUAC at the address below (do not mail your application to Laurier):

Ontario Universities’ Application Centre
170 Research Lane
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
N1G 5E2

After you submit your application form to OUAC, it will be forwarded to the Recruitment and Admissions office at Laurier. When we receive your application and other necessary documents (see below), your file will be reviewed to determine if you are eligible to receive an offer of admission.

Additional Documents to Send

You are advised to apply and submit the following documentation as soon as possible.

  • High school transcript: you can send your transcript electronically to coast2coast@wlu.ca, or by fax to 519-884-0618, directly from your high school. Final transcripts must be sent as a hard copy to our Recruitment and Admissions office. You’re encouraged to send updated grades as they become available – offers are given out on a rolling basis as new marks are received. If you’re applying from British Columbia or Quebec CEGEPs, you can submit your grades electronically through OUAC.
  • Proof of English proficiency: Students whose first language is not English are required to submit acceptable evidence of their English proficiency to our Recruitment and Admissions Office. This may be an official transcript showing a minimum of 3 years in an institution that teaches in the English language, or a successful English proficiency test score. Visit our English Proficiency webpage for more information.
  • Extracurricular involvement: At Laurier, we believe extracurricular involvement and personal achievements are important. If your grades fall within 3% of the cut-off average to your program of choice, documentation of your accomplishments such as a personal letter, reference letter or resume can be used for assessment purposes. Send all supporting documentation to us at coast2coast@wlu.ca. Any extenuating medical circumstances or special needs can also be included.

Self-Reporting Grades

We will consider self-reported grades for conditional offers. A conditional offer lets you know that you’ve received an offer of admission provided that you meet all the conditions set out in the offer. All offers will be re-evaluated when official final grades are received from your high school. Please note scholarships cannot be awarded until an official transcript is received.

Aboriginal Students

Whether you’re an Ontario or out-of-province student (either a 101 or 105 applicant), you can declare that you have an Aboriginal background, heritage or ancestry – First Nations (status or non-status), Inuit or Métis – when you apply.

Follow the above application procedures for Ontario or out-province students. On the Ontario University Application Centre’s online application form, you can self-identify as an Aboriginal student by checking “yes” in the appropriate area.

Transfer Students

All Transfer Students

If you are transferring from another postsecondary institution (whether college or university), you should complete the appropriate online application form (105 application form) available at the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC). You can obtain a paper copy of the application form by contacting OUAC at 519-823-1063 or request@ouac.on.ca.

On a single application form, you can apply for admission to 3 different universities in Ontario for an application service fee of $145 (non-refundable).

If you are using the paper application, mail the completed form to OUAC at the address below (do not mail your application to Laurier):

Ontario Universities’ Application Centre
170 Research Lane
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
N1G 5E2

After you submit your application to OUAC, it will be forwarded to the Recruitment and Admissions office at Laurier. When we receive your application and other necessary documents, your file will be reviewed to determine if you are eligible to receive an offer of admission. You are advised to apply and submit the required documentation as soon as possible.

Additional Documents to Send

  • Transcripts: You are responsible for requesting official transcripts from both secondary and postsecondary schools. Your transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution to the Recruitment and Admissions Office at Laurier.
  • Proof of English proficiency: Students whose first language is not English are required to submit acceptable evidence of their English proficiency to our Recruitment and Admissions Office. This may be an official transcript showing a minimum of 3 years in an institution that teaches in the English language, or a successful English proficiency test score. Visit our English Proficiency webpage for more information.
  • Official course descriptions: If you have previously attended a postsecondary institution and are seeking transfer credits, you must send official, detailed course descriptions for all courses taken at university (we’ll contact you if we require your college course descriptions). Acceptable types of course descriptions include:
    • A course calendar/catalogue from the university or college you attended.
    • A photocopy of the relevant pages from a course calendar/catalogue (please include a copy of the front cover).
    • The URL from the institution’s web site that contain the course descriptions (the web address must indicate the name of the institution).
    • A faxed copy (to 519-884-0618) of any of the above.
    • A faxed or mailed copy of the course outlines (syllabi) sent directly from the institution in a sealed envelope.
    • An email attachment (to chooselaurier@wlu.ca) containing the course descriptions, sent directly from the institution.
  • Record of postsecondary education: You must disclose all of your postsecondary education at the time you apply for admission. It is your responsibility to ensure that your application information is truthful, complete and correct. The university reserves the right to verify any information provided as part of your application. If any information in your application is determined to be false, misleading or withheld, your application may be invalidated and this could result in its immediate rejection or in the revocation of an offer of admission or registration at a university. Information about a rejection of your application may be shared with universities and colleges across Canada. The determination of whether an application contains false or misleading information, or that you have concealed or withheld information, is solely the discretion of OUAC and/or the universities to which you have applied.

Note: Applicants who have been required to withdraw from any other postsecondary institution must adhere to the same readmission procedures as Laurier students, and are only eligible for part-time studies. See the readmission sections below for more information.

Application Deadline Dates for Transfer Students
Entry PointApplication DeadlineDocument Deadline
January 2015 Nov. 14, 2014* (space permitting) Dec. 17, 2014
May 2015 March 13, 2015 April 1, 2015
September 2015 May 1, 2015 May 15, 2015

Not a High School or Transfer Student?

Home School Students

Email chooselaurier@wlu.ca for application procedures and deadlines.

Adult Students

As an adult student, you must follow the undergraduate application process and apply online through the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC), where you’ll fill out the 105 application form. You can obtain a paper copy of the application form by contacting OUAC at 519-823-1063 or request@ouac.on.ca.

On a single application form, you can apply for admission to 3 different universities in Ontario for an application service fee of $145 (non-refundable).

If you are using the paper application, mail the completed form to OUAC at the address below (do not mail your application to Laurier):

Ontario Universities’ Application Centre
170 Research Lane
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
N1G 5E2

Additional Documents to Send

  • Transcripts: You are responsible for requesting official transcripts from both secondary and postsecondary schools. Your transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution to the Recruitment and Admissions Office at Laurier.
  • Proof of English proficiency: Students whose first language is not English are required to submit acceptable evidence of their English proficiency to our Recruitment and Admissions Office. This may be an official transcript showing a minimum of 3 years in an institution that teaches in the English language, or a successful English proficiency test score. Visit our English Proficiency webpage for more information.
  • Official course descriptions: If you have previously attended a postsecondary institution and are seeking transfer credits, you must send official, detailed course descriptions for all courses taken at university (we’ll contact you if we require your college course descriptions). Acceptable types of course descriptions include:
    • A course calendar/catalogue from the university or college you attended.
    • A photocopy of the relevant pages from a course calendar/catalogue (please include a copy of the front cover).
    • The URL from the institution’s web site that contain the course descriptions (the web address must indicate the name of the institution).
    • A faxed copy (to 519-884-0618) of any of the above.
    • A faxed or mailed copy of the course outlines (syllabi) sent directly from the institution in a sealed envelope.
    • An email attachment (to chooselaurier@wlu.ca) containing the course descriptions, sent directly from the institution.
  • Record of postsecondary education: You must disclose all of your postsecondary education at the time you apply for admission. It is your responsibility to ensure that your application information is truthful, complete and correct. The university reserves the right to verify any information provided as part of your application. If any information in your application is determined to be false, misleading or withheld, your application may be invalidated and this could result in its immediate rejection or in the revocation of an offer of admission or registration at a university. Information about a rejection of your application may be shared with universities and colleges across Canada. The determination of whether an application contains false or misleading information, or that you have concealed or withheld information, is solely the discretion of OUAC and/or the universities to which you have applied.

Senior Citizens

Email chooselaurier@wlu.ca for application procedures and deadlines.

Audit Students

Email chooselaurier@wlu.ca for application procedures and deadlines.

Returning Laurier Students (Readmission for Withdrawal Students)

Fill out the appropriate online form available on the Office of the Registrar website.

You must also send an official transcript(s) from the institution(s) you attended for your 2 upgrading courses to the Registrar’s office using the address below:

Readmission, Office of the Registrar, Records Department
75 University Ave. W.
Waterloo, ON
N2L 3C5

The Office of the Registrar’s must receive the online form, all documents and official transcripts a minimum of 30 days prior to the beginning of the term in which you are requesting readmission.

Visit the Office of the Registrar website for further information.

Returning University Students (Admission for Withdrawal Students)

Complete the online application for admission (105 form) through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC). You can obtain a paper copy of the application form by contacting OUAC at 519-823-1063 or request@ouac.on.ca.

On a single application form, you can apply for admission to 3 different universities in Ontario for an application service fee of $145 (non-refundable).

If you are using the paper application, mail the completed form to OUAC at the address below (do not mail your application to Laurier):

Ontario Universities’ Application Centre
170 Research Lane
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
N1G 5E2

You are responsible for requesting official transcripts from both secondary and postsecondary schools. Your transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution to the Recruitment and Admissions Office at Laurier.

The admissions committee requires that you also submit, along with the appropriate academic documents, a letter written by you that outlines the following:

  • The program you wish to enter.
  • The reasons for your previous academic performance.
  • Why you wish to attend Laurier, and why you think you will be more successful academically if admitted.
  • The details concerning your activities or work experience since your last attendance at school.

To ensure we have time to properly process your application, please have all supporting documentation including transcripts to our office by the application deadline.

Incoming Letter of Permission Students (Other University Students Taking Courses at Laurier)

Complete and submit our online Intent to Register form, and send your Letter of Permission from your home university to the Office of the Registrar at Laurier. You are not required to submit transcripts.

Laurier must receive both your Intent to Register form and the Letter of Permission from your home institution before you can be registered in courses. We suggest that you indicate alternate courses on your Intent to Register form and alternate courses for your Letter of Permission in case your first choice is full.

Note: We cannot guarantee space in courses for students from other universities; preference is given to Laurier students.

Once you’ve been registered, you’ll receive an email confirmation. If you’re requesting an online learning course, you must also complete the Online Learning Term Form once you are registered in the course.

Your home institution will require you to send them an official transcript after you complete your Laurier course. Confirm what the deadline date is for your home institution to receive your official final grades from Laurier. Laurier officially declares grades by the following timeline:

  • Winter term: mid-June
  • Intersession term: mid-July
  • Spring/Summer terms: mid-September
  • Fall term: late January

It is your responsibility to submit a Transcript Request Form to our Office of the Registrar, requesting the transcript to be sent to your home institution.

Cross-Registration Students (University of Waterloo Students taking Courses at Laurier)

You can learn about our cross-registration procedures on the University of Waterloo website – please follow their instructions carefully!

Note: If you are requesting an online learning course, you must also complete the Online Learning Term form once you are registered in the course.

For more information, visit the Office of the Register website or email UWCrossReg@wlu.ca.


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