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Join us at Laurier

Being 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)?

Logging in to LORIS for the First Time

  • Go to the LORIS website (Online Viewing).
  • Log in using your nine-digit student ID# 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. You’ll need to change your PIN and add secret questions as soon as you log in.
  • If you enter the wrong PIN five times, LORIS will lock you out. If this happens, contact us at

Receiving Application Confirmation

We'll 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 Processing Delays

The Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) is currently backlogged and ask for your patience as they process applications. 

Due to the backlog, it's taking more time to send confirmation emails for fall 2017 applications submitted through OUAC. Application information is being processed in the order in which it is received from OUAC and we are anticipating a processing time of up to two weeks for confirmation emails to be sent for these applications. If you do not receive a confirmation message from us within two weeks of applying, please check your junk mail first and let us know if you haven’t received our email. You can call 519.884.0710 x3385 or email us at

Send Us Your Documents (105 Applicants/Transfer Students)

Multiple Offers of Admission

New for 2017: We are excited to announce that applicants will now be able to receive multiple offers of admission to Laurier. This means that students who apply to more than one program at Laurier (up to a maximum of three), will now receive a decision on each application submitted through the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC).


We will require your official secondary school transcript, and any official transcripts from previously attended postsecondary institutions. You can request postsecondary transcripts through OUAC at the time of your application, or from the institutions directly. Transcripts for studies in progress can be sent electronically to or by fax to 519.884.0618, directly from the issuing institution (or OUAC). Your final postsecondary 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 postsecondary 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)

Once we receive your application and all necessary documents, we will automatically review your application and assess potential transfer credits that may be granted to you based on your postsecondary transcripts. At this point you can sit back and relax as we work on your application, as we will contact you if we have any questions, require further documents or have any concerns.

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 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.

Alternate Offers of Admission

If you’re not eligible for admission to your first-choice program, we’ll automatically assess your application to see if you qualify for an alternate offer of admission (even if you haven’t applied to another program).

Money Matters

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

Important Dates

Contact Us:

Recruitment and Admissions

T: 519.884.0710 x3385
F: 519.884.0618


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