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Join us at Laurier

Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

Phew! The hard part’s over, but don’t sit back and relax just yet. You should check your application status on Laurier’s Online Registration and Information System (LORIS) website and make sure you’ve sent in all the required documentation. For example: Have you filled out your Applicant Background Summary yet, or sent in your latest transcript (105 applicants)?

Application Confirmation Emails

We will send you an email to confirm that we’ve received your application. Please add to your list of safe senders or contacts to ensure that our emails reach you. You should also make sure the email address you submitted to OUAC is up-to-date – that’s how we’ll be communicating with you from now on.

Application information is processed in the order in which it is received from OUAC. If you do not receive a confirmation message from us within five days of applying, please check your junk mail first before letting us know if you haven’t received our email. You can call 519.884.0710 x3385 or email us at

Logging in to LORIS for the First Time

  • Go to the LORIS website.
  • Log in using your Laurier Network Login username and temporary password. Your temporary password which is preset to your date of birth in the format MMDDYYYY. You’ll need to change your password and add secret questions the first time you log in.
  • If you experience issues with logging into LORIS using your Laurier Network username, complete this form to change your Laurier username account password.
    • Note: If you are logging in with your Laurier ID number (instead of your username) and you enter the wrong pin five times, LORIS will lock you out. If this happens, contact Recruitment and Admissions at to unlock your account.  

Send Us Your Documents (105 Applicants/Transfer Students)

In order for us to assess your eligibility for admission, Laurier requires the following documentation. We may also request additional supporting documents at the discretion of the Recruitment and Admissions office, including academic or English language tests.

In your LORIS account, you will be able to see a list of documents we require for your application as well as confirm that we have received them. 

Please note that we do not confirm the receipt of documents by phone or email. Use your LORIS account to confirm this information.

Upload your Documents

You can submit and upload your unofficial documents through LORIS.

How to view your outstanding documents: 

  1. Log in to LORIS.
  2. Select the ‘Admissions’ tab.
  3. Select ‘Display Admissions Applications’.
  4. Select the link under ‘Admission Term’ to view your ‘Application Status’.
  5. Review your ‘Application Status’ carefully for a list of documents we have received (if applicable) or still require for your application.

Note: If you have submitted any required documents via mail and do not see them on your LORIS account, we could still be processing them.
How to submit your documents:
In many cases, we can make an admission decision using an unofficial, scanned copy of your document(s), which you can submit online through your LORIS account (see instructions below).
If you are admitted to the university and accept your offer, you must arrange to have your official final documents sent to Laurier directly from the issuing institution in a sealed and stamped envelope.
How to upload documents into LORIS:

  1. Select the link under ‘Admission Term’ to view your ‘Application Status’.
  2. You will see a list of required documents and an option to upload the corresponding document on this screen.
  3. Follow the instructions in LORIS to upload your documents. If one of your requested documents has more than one page, you must combine all pages into one master document in a PDF format, and then upload. You may need to do this for each requested document (if they have more than one page). Documents must be in PDF and no larger than 150 MB.     
  4. If you have already submitted sealed and official documents to Laurier, you do not need to submit unofficial copies.   

Deadline to Submit Required Documents

Submit your documents within two weeks from the date you applied.

Required Documents

Multiple Offers of Admission

Students can apply to up to three programs at Laurier and will receive an admission decision on each application submitted through the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC).


We require your official secondary school transcript and official transcripts from any post-secondary institutions you attended. You can request post-secondary transcripts through OUAC at the time of your application or from the institutions directly. Transcripts for studies in progress can be uploaded electronically to your LORIS account.

Your final post-secondary transcripts must be sent in hard copy directly from the issuing institution, in a sealed and stamped envelope, to:

Recruitment and Admissions Office
Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON, N2L 3C5

Fax: 519.884.0618

English Proficiency

If English is not your first language, you will also be required to submit acceptable evidence of your English proficiency to our Recruitment and Admissions office. This may be an official transcript showing a minimum of three years in an institution that teaches in the English language, or a successful English proficiency test score.

List of Activities

If there are any time gaps or periods of time that you have not been enrolled in post-secondary studies since completing high school, you will need to provide a list to account for those periods of time. Please include the month and year for each activity.

Course Descriptions/Syllabi

If we require course descriptions or course syllabi from your previous post-secondary institution, we will let you know. There is no need to submit them at the time of your application.

Admission and Transfer Credit Assessment (for Transfer Students)

We will automatically assess your application for transfer credits when you apply. If you receive an offer of admission, you will be notified at that time of any transfer credits you will receive. You have up to one year following your offer of admission to request a transfer credit reassessment by emailing Review our Transfer Credit Policy for more information on the transfer credit process. 

Come for a Visit

Have you visited us already? If not, why not tour the campus you applied to while you’re waiting for your offer of admission? We’d love to meet with you and answer your questions, and visiting campus will help you make the best decision when it comes time to accept an offer.

If you can’t visit us in person, check out our virtual tours for our Waterloo campus and Brantford campus.

Money Matters

Scholarships, bursaries, government loans, part-time work… there are many programs that can help you pay for your Laurier education. Have a look at our entrance scholarships to see how all that hard work you did in high school has paid off.

Contact Us:

Recruitment and Admissions

T: 519.884.0710 x3385
F: 519.884.0618


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