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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 chooselaurier@wlu.ca 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 chooselaurier@wlu.ca.

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 chooselaurier@wlu.ca 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.

Deadline to Submit Required Documents

We recommend that you not wait until the deadline to submit your documents; the earlier we receive your documents, the earlier we can consider you for admission. You should submit them as soon as possible and no later than May 15, 2019.

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).

Transcripts

We will require your official secondary school transcript, and any official transcripts from previously attended post-secondary institutions. 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 sent electronically to chooselaurier@wlu.ca or by fax to 519.884.0618, directly from the issuing institution (or OUAC). Your final post-secondary transcripts must also 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

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 postsecondary 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 transfercredit@wlu.ca

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

E: chooselaurier@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x3385
F: 519.884.0618

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