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Wilfrid Laurier University Office of the Registrar
October 31, 2014

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Letter of Permission (LOP) at Another Post-Secondary Institution


February 2013

Students registered at Laurier may take courses at another recognized university, provided a Letter of Permission has been obtained from the Office of the Registrar at Wilfrid Laurier University at least two weeks prior to registration in such courses. A Letter of Permission request will be assessed a non-refundable fee. This does not apply to any courses at the University of Waterloo - use the cross-registration form available in the Office of the Registrar or on-line.

A Letter of Permission will be issued only to a regular student, working toward a degree or diploma program, who has successfully completed a minimum of 3.0 credits at Wilfrid Laurier University, has obtained a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.00, and is not on academic probation in a general degree program. A Letter of Permission will not be issued for courses that are less than six weeks in length. Credit will not be granted for any courses taken on a Challenge for Credit basis.

A student who does not register for the course(s) specified in the Letter of Permission, must notify the Office of the Registrar at Wilfrid Laurier University, in writing, before the start of the session indicated in the letter. It is the student's responsibility to have an official transcript of final grades sent to the Office of the Registrar of Wilfrid Laurier University. If the official transcript is not received within one month after completion of the course, a grade of "F'' will be assigned to each course.

The letter grade attained in the course taken on a Letter of Permission will be included in the cumulative GPA as per the scale given in the Undergraduate Academic Calendar. For specific applications concerning the grading system refer to the current University Academic Calendar.

Prospective graduates should note that when the final course of a program is taken on a Letter of Permission in winter term, graduation will not be sooner than fall convocation. An official transcript must be received by the Office of the Registrar no later than May 1 for spring convocation and October 1 for fall convocation.

Click here to submit a Letter of Permission Request Form

E-mail inquiries:

jtaylor@wlu.ca Faculty of Human & Social Sciences, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Faculty of Science

pyoung@wlu.ca Faculty of Music, School of Business and Economics (including BBTM)

lhunt@wlu.ca Faculty of Arts, Seminary