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December 17, 2014
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Application Procedures

Applicants Currently in an Ontario High School

Students who are currently enrolled in their senior year at an Ontario Secondary School should obtain an application form (OUAC 101) or PIN number (for on-line applications) from their guidance office.  The OUAC 101 application form is to be completed and submitted to the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) through your Secondary School.

Final and mid-term marks are collected on a regular basis by the OUAC from each Secondary School between January and August.  These grades are then distributed to the Universities. Application decisions are made on a rolling basis as the appropriate grade information becomes available.

Please Note: If applicants wish to be considered on final marks, they should notify our office directly.  Offers of Admission based on final grades will only be issued if space permits.

In order to maintain their Offer of Admission, applicants must fulfill the requirements set by their secondary school principal for completion of the OSSD/OSS as well as any conditions outlined on their Offer of Admission prior to June 30.

Note: The University reserves the right to withdraw its Offer of Admission if these requirements are not completely satisfied.

Applicants NOT currently in an Ontario High School

Applicants who are not currently attending an Ontario Secondary School on a full-time basis should follow this process. This includes students who are transferring from another post-secondary institution.

Please complete the online application form available through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC).  A paper-copy of the application form can be obtained by contacting the OUAC at: (519) 823-1063 or

On a single application form, you can apply for admission to three different Universities in Ontario for an application service fee of $135 (non-refundable).

All applicants are also required to submit to OUAC a non-refundable $60 document assessment fee.  This document assessment fee does not apply to students who are completing their final year at a Canadian Secondary School or any program at Six Nations Polytechnic on a full-time basis.

The OUAC web site provides additional information on fees and payment of fees.  If the appropriate fees are not submitted your application will not be processed.  All fees are payable in Canadian dollars.

If using the paper application, mail the completed form to the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) at the address below. Do NOT mail your application to Laurier.

Ontario Universities’ Application Centre
170 Research Lane
Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 5E2
Telephone: 519-823-1063
Fax: 519-823-5232
Office hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 p.m. (EST)

After you submit your Application for Admission to the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) it will be forwarded to the 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.

The applicant is responsible for requesting official transcripts from both Secondary and Post-secondary schools.  The transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution to the Admissions Office at Wilfrid Laurier University.

You must disclose all of your post-secondary 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 or misleading, concealed 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, and with which universities or colleges this information may be shared, is solely in the discretion of the OUAC and/or the university(ies) to which you have applied.

Please Note: Applicants who have been required to withdraw from any other Post-secondary institution must adhere to the same re-admission procedures as Laurier students, and are only eligible for part-time studies.

Returning Laurier Students

If you are a returning Laurier student, please go to the Office of the Registrar website for further information.

International Applicants

International Applicants

Letter of Permission

Students registered at another university wishing to take courses for transfer credit to their home university may register on a Letter of Permission.  Please visit the Registrar's Office website for more information.


*Please note that we cannot guarantee space in courses for students from other universities who register in Laurier courses.


Homeschool students can be considered for admission to our Brantford campus or our Faculty of Music.  For more information on the Brantford Home School Admissions Policy please click here.

For questions regarding admission to any of our other programs, please email

Adult Students

Wilfrid Laurier University does not have a policy specifically for mature students.  Laurier will consider you an Adult Student under the following circumstances:

Applicants who do not possess the necessary minimum requirements for admission to the university and have never attended a college or university may be considered for admission as an adult student.

Adult students are normally considered for admission to part-time studies.

Admission Requirements:  Adult students may be considered for admission if they meet either of the following conditions: 

You have graduated from high school without at least six OAC, Grade 12U and/or Grade 12M courses (or equivalent) and have two or more years work experience prior to the first day of classes;


if the above requirements are not met the applicant must be at least 21 years of age and have at least two years of work experience prior to the first day of classes for the session to which they apply.

Please note that the normal application process must be followed.

Admission Conditions:
Adult students are normally admitted to part-time studies and will initially take courses without being registered in a specific degree or diploma program. 

For registration in a specific program student performance is subject to a successful review by the appropriate Admissions Committee. 

During the initial period of assessment adult students registered in part-time studies may register in a maximum of 1.0 credit per term. 

In order to continue registration at the University, all students must attain
a minimum C- average (GPA of 4.00) on 4.0 credits.

If a student has a cumulative GPA of less than 4.00 (C-) but not less than 2.00 (D) after the completion of the first 4.0 credits, they will be allowed to take 2.0 additional credits to clear academic probation.  If the student fails to achieve a grade point average of 5.00 (C) based on these 2.0 credits they will be required to withdraw from the university.

Adult Students: Transferring from Part-Time to Full-Time Studies
Adult students in part-time studies who wish to transfer into full-time studies will require a higher academic standing than noted above.

The Request for Full-Time Studies form is available from the Office of the Registrar and must be submitted by March 15 for Diploma Programs and May 15 for degree study programs.

Senior Citizens

Applicants who are 60 years of age or older will be admitted to part-time studies regardless of previous academic background.  They may register in courses for credit or register as audit students.  The normal academic regulations will apply.

Applicants 60 years or older may also be admitted to full-time studies on an individual basis.  Tuition fees only will be waived for Senior citizens (60 years of age by start date of lectures). Please contact us at for application procedures and deadlines. 
Laurier Staff

If you are a current Laurier Faculty or Staff member and wish to take courses, please contact us at for application procedures and deadlines.

Audit Students

If you wish to attend classes without receiving academic credit, you must self-identify as an audit student. Tuition fees are normally half the regular course fee, with a few exceptions where full course fees are applied.  Fees are not refundable (see course costs). 

Audit students do not write mid-term or final examinations, but may participate in classes to the extent allowed or required by the course professor.

Please contact us at for application procedures and deadlines.