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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.

After you apply to Laurier, you must send us your required documents so that we can assess your application.

Do not wait until the deadlines (listed below) to submit your required documents. The earlier we receive your documents, the earlier we can consider you for admission.

Laurier does not confirm the receipt of documents by phone or email. Use your LORIS account to confirm this information.

What's LORIS?

LORIS stands for Laurier’s Online Registration and Information System. It’s your portal for your application and all matters related to student registration.

Important Deadlines

Required documents should be submitted within two weeks from the date you applied. If you are worried about meeting any deadlines pertaining to your application, email or

  • Unofficial transcripts are due by May 12, 2021.
  • Proof of English proficiency must be submitted by May 12, 2021.
  • Final transcripts are due by July 15, 2021.

Unofficial transcripts must be submitted electronically.

COVID-19 Update For Submitting Required Documents

Laurier’s undergraduate Recruitment and Admissions office will make every effort to accommodate applicants during the COVID-19 crisis. If you are concerned about submitting your required documents, please consult our frequently asked questions for your next steps.

How to View Your List of Required Documents

In your LORIS account, you will see a list of documents we require for your application. The list will also confirm when we have received them

  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. 

How to Submit Your Documents

How to Submit Unofficial Documents through LORIS

In many cases, we can make an admission decision using an unofficial, scanned copy of your document(s), which must be submitted online through your LORIS account (see instructions below).

Laurier does not accept documents submitted by email.


  1. Log in to LORIS.
  2. Select the "Admissions" tab.
  3. Select "Display Admissions Applications."
  4. You will be brought to the "Application Menu" screen.
  5. Scroll beneath the "Applications" chart and you will find the section "Upload your application documents."
  6. There will be a list of required documents and an option to upload the corresponding document.
  7. Follow the instructions in LORIS to upload your documents.

Important Notes:

  • You can only submit one file per required document. If you have multiple files to submit for a required document, you will need to combine them into one PDF file before you upload it.
  • Documents must be saved as PDFs.
  • The maximum file size is 150 MB.

How to Submit Final, Official Copies of Documents

After you are admitted to the university and accept your offer of admission, 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 Confirm We Received Your Documents

Laurier does not confirm the receipt of documents by phone or email. Use your LORIS account to confirm this information.

Your uploaded documents will automatically be submitted to the Recruitment and Admissions office. Receipt of mailed documents is also communicated through LORIS.

About Required Documents

You are required to submit your transcripts from each high school and postsecondary institution you have attended. If you are a transfer applicant, you may not be required to submit your high school transcript. Check your LORIS account to view your specific list of required documents that are needed to assess your application. 

Laurier may also request additional supporting documents at the discretion of the Recruitment and Admissions office, including academic or English-language tests.


If you currently attend an Ontario high school, your transcripts are sent to us automatically from your high school through OUAC. All other applicants must submit official transcripts from each high school and postsecondary institution attended.

Submit your unofficial transcripts showing current course enrolment and grades-to-date electronically using your LORIS account. After you accept your offer of admission, you must arrange to have your final, official transcripts sent to us directly from the issuing institution in a sealed and stamped envelope.


  • If your documents are written in a language other than English, you must provide copies in both the original language and a notarized literal translation in English.
  • Transcripts must be up-to-date and bear the seal or stamp of the issuing institution.

Transfer Applicants

If you are transferring from an Ontario postsecondary institution, you can request to have your postsecondary transcripts sent directly to us from OUAC at the time of your application.

British Columbia Applicants

You can request OUAC to send your transcripts electronically on your behalf. If you wish to be considered for admission between January and March, you should submit your unofficial transcript through your LORIS account so that we receive them in time.

Quebec Applicants

If you currently attend or have ever attended a Quebec CEGEP, you can arrange for OUAC to submit your transcripts electronically on your behalf.

Proof of English Proficiency

If English is not your first language, you are required to submit a satisfactory score on an accepted test of English proficiency. You may request an exemption if you have studied in an English-language school system on a full-time basis for a minimum of three years.

Academically qualified students who do not meet our English proficiency requirements may receive an offer of admission to an academic program that is conditional upon meeting the requirements prior to enrolling. To meet our English proficiency requirements, you can apply to our LEAF program

Education Declaration

You must disclose all of your postsecondary education at the time you apply to Laurier. It is your responsibility to ensure that your application information is truthful, complete and correct.

If there were periods of time that you were not enrolled in postsecondary studies since completing high school, you must provide a "List of Activities" to account for those periods of time when you submit your OUAC application.

We may also request that you submit an "Education Declaration" form through your LORIS account to verify your postsecondary education experience.

Contact Us:

Recruitment and Admissions

T: 519.884.0710 x3385
F: 519.884.0618


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