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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)?

Logging in to LORIS for the First Time

  • Go to the LORIS website.
  • Log in using your Laurier Username and temporary Laurier 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 username, complete this form to change your Laurier username account password.
    • Note: If you are logging in with your Laurier ID number 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. 

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 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 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

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 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)

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. If you feel the number of transfer credits does not appropriately reflect your previous study, you have up to one year following your offer of admission to appeal the transfer credit decision by emailing

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.

Admission Decision and Alternate Offers

We make a decision on each application you submit to Laurier. Once we have received all required documentation for your application, we will be able to issue an admission decision, typically within three to four weeks. We will contact you when an admission decision has been made. If you do not qualify for your chosen program, you may be considered for an alternate offer of admission.

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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