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Three to five days after you have submitted your online application through OUAC and paid the non-refundable application fee, you'll receive an email from gradadmissions@wlu.ca advising you to upload the additional required documentation to the Laurier Online Registration and Information System (LORIS). Each program requires different documents, so review the application checklist, found on each program’s page, to ensure you upload all required documents.

What is LORIS?

LORIS is a secure self-service site where you can view your application and upload the supplemental materials. Registered Laurier students also use LORIS to add and drop courses, apply for bursary funding, update address information, retrieve tax documentation, review (and accept/decline) any offered financial support, request official Laurier transcripts and more.

Logging in to LORIS for the First Time

Go to the LORIS website.

Log in using your nine-digit student ID number and a personal identification number (PIN). The first time you use LORIS, your PIN number will be your date of birth in the format MMDDYY (for example, if your birthday is March 29, 1988, your PIN would be 032988).

After logging in, you will be told your PIN has expired. You’ll need to change your PIN and add security questions to continue.

If you enter the wrong PIN five times, LORIS will lock you out. To reset your PIN to your birthdate, email gradadmissions@wlu.ca to have it reset.

How to Upload your Supplemental Materials

  1. Log in to LORIS.

  2. Click on the “Admissions” tab at the top.

  3. Click “Display Admissions Applications.”

  4. Click on the program name (hyperlinked) in the application menu.

  5. The supplemental documents required for your application are listed on LORIS. See the Supplemental Materials page for the technical specifications of your documents.

  6. Click “Browse …” to find the document on your computer that you’d like to submit. Once you’ve clicked “Upload,” the file has been submitted and attached to your application.

  7. Once you have uploaded all of your required documents, click “Review” to verify that your application is complete, and that you have uploaded the appropriate documents in the correct order. You may make changes by browsing for the correct file and uploading it (you will be replacing the incorrect file with the correct file when you click ‘Upload”). You may review your application as often as needed to ensure that you have provided all of the required documents.

  8. When all of the required documents have been uploaded and you are satisfied with your application, the “Submit my application” functionality will be enabled (hover over the button and you will see it will light up). You are now able to click “Submit my application” to complete the application process. A pop-up box will require you to acknowledge that all information submitted is accurate and complete. If you wish to re-review your application, click “Cancel” and then select “Review” to re-verify that you are ready. If you click “OK” on the pop-up box, you will no longer be able to make changes to your documentation. 

  9. When your application is complete (and submitted), you are still able to view your application and to save a copy for your records.

Troubleshooting 

My file is too large (larger than 1.2 MB) and I cannot upload it

You can reduce your file size in Adobe Acrobat by checking the “Reduced file size” box when you’re saving the file.  You can also use websites like ilovePDF to compress the PDF to a smaller size. Once it’s compressed, try uploading it again.

My file is encrypted or secured, and I can’t upload it

Print a copy of the colour document, then scan it as a greyscale PDF to your computer. If the file is legible, upload the document.

If your newly-created document is not legible, open a browser using Google Chrome, drag and drop the original encrypted PDF into the browser. Select the option to print the file, using the destination output as “Adobe PDF”. The new Adobe PDF should be saved as a decrypted file, which you can then upload to your application checklist.

I do not have access to a printer or scanner and my file is encrypted

Open a browser using Google Chrome, drag and drop the encrypted PDF into the browser. Select the option to print the file, using the destination output as “Adobe PDF”. The new Adobe PDF should be saved as a decrypted file, which you can then upload to your application checklist.

My electronic document is not legible (it is fuzzy / typeface is unclear)

If your electronic document is not clear enough to be read, try re-scanning it, or requesting a transcript from your previous institution(s) which you can then scan and upload.

My former institution does not have a self-service (web-based) unofficial transcript service from which I can retrieve an unofficial transcript

Unofficial transcripts are accepted only if they contain

  • Your full legal name
  • Your student number
  • The full name of the institution
  • All coursework completed and grades earned.

If you are unable to obtain an unofficial transcript that meets these requirements, you must request transcripts from your previous institution(s), scan them as a PDF file, and upload them on your transcript. If you are successful in gaining admission, you will need to arrange for your previous institution(s) to furnish an official transcript directly to Wilfrid Laurier University.

Notes

  • All supplementary documents, including transcripts and test scores, must be in PDF format.

  • The maximum file size is 1.2 MB.

  • Only one PDF can be uploaded per checklist item.

  • Certified, encrypted or password-protected files will not upload successfully, please use the recommendations in the Troubleshooting section to fix the file before uploading it to your checklist

  • Scan documents in black and white or greyscale (colour scans substantially increase the file size).

  • Scan documents at the lowest resolution that produces a legible copy (300 dpi or under). Review the image after scanning to ensure it is legible.

  • If a document is deemed ineligible or missing critical identifying information, you will be notified by email and asked to upload a new document.

Applicant's Declaration

By applying to Laurier, applicants verify that the information in their application is true, complete and correct, and that all information relevant to a decision on the application has been disclosed. It is the responsibility of each applicant to keep Laurier informed of any relevant changes to information or application materials that may occur between the date of submission of the application and its supporting documents, and any subsequent registration at Laurier.

Applicants acknowledge that application information is collected under the authority of the Wilfrid Laurier University Act to administer the university-student relationship. This includes, but is not limited to, maintaining academic and ancillary records, contacting applicants and others on your behalf, and releasing such information as is appropriate for the operation of the university. Visit Laurier's Privacy Coordinator Office and the Notice of Collection and Use or Disclosure of Personal Information webpage for more information.

Your Privacy

Application information is collected under the authority of the Wilfrid Laurier University Act to administer the university-student relationship. This includes but is not limited to maintaining your academic and ancillary records, contacting you, and others, on your behalf, and releasing such information as is appropriate for the operation of the university.

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