In January, Wilfrid Laurier University will begin to extend conditional offers of admission to qualified applicants. The earliest admission decisions will be based on the best five 3U or 3M grades. It is likely that additional conditions will have to be met at this early stage, including minimum grades in program-specific prerequisite course requirements.
The next round of admission decisions, commencing in March, will be based on the best six of a combined final or mid-term 4U, 4M and/or 3U or 3M (final grade only) average. This average must include a minimum of three 4U and/or 4M final or mid-term marks. In all cases, applicants must meet the specific 4U course requirements for each program.
In May, admission decisions will normally be based on the best six of a combined mid-term or final 4U and/or 4M average unless otherwise noted (i.e., some programs include prerequisite courses in admission average calculations). In all cases, applicants must meet the specific 4U course requirements for each program.
Applicants who are not eligible for a conditional offer of admission in May based on a combined mid-term or final 4U and/or 4M average, may request to be considered again based on final 4U and/or 4M marks, provided space is still available in the program requested.
Deferring Year 1 Full-Time Admission
Deferrals may be considered for high school applicants to first year undergraduate degree programs. Deferrals requested for the Faculty of Music are permitted only under exceptional circumstances and by special permission of the Dean.
You must first accept your Offer of Admission by the deadline date as stipulated on your conditional offer of admission.
All conditions on the original offer of admission must be satisfied before a deferral will be granted.
The deferment may not exceed one academic year and is allowable only for the original program offered and confirmed by the student through OUAC.
Applicants wishing to defer admission must submit the deferral request form along with the fee to the Recruitment & Admissions Office by August 1st. If you are granted a deferral, you will receive a letter confirming approval in late August, once we have verified your final Offer conditions have been satisfied.
Applicants who enrol in academic courses at a post-secondary institution (i.e. college or university) during the period of deferment will void their Offer of Admission. They will then be required to re-apply through the OUAC and disclose any new academic information.
Note: Entrance Scholarships and Entrance Bursaries will not be deferred. Eligibility for an entrance scholarship will be assessed for the new entry point.