Application Process


Application Deadlines

Don't miss these important application deadlines. If you apply after these deadlines, your application will be considered only if there is space available in the program.

  • Fall 2021 admission (Ontario high school students): Jan. 15, 2021.
  • Fall 2021 admission (all other applicants): April 1, 2021.
  • Spring 2021 admission: March 17, 2021.
  • Winter 2022 admission: The annual application deadline is in November.

Questions? We've Got Answers

Review our list of the top questions about applying to Laurier. If you still have questions, you can call or email us:

1. Apply Online

Once you’ve picked the program you want to apply to and learned about your specific admissions requirements, you can apply through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC).

You should direct any application process questions to OUAC.

Additional Application Instructions

If you're looking for more help with applying, or have questions about the application process, read our more detailed information on how to apply.

Release of Information

If you are a student and you would like to grant consent for the release of information regarding your application to a third party (such as a parent or guardian), you must submit an authorization of information release form. To request this form, email chooselaurier@wlu.ca.

2. Check Your Email

It is important to check your email often because we will be communicating with you by email over the next few months.

To ensure you receive our emails, add chooselaurier@wlu.ca and/or international@wlu.ca to your address book or “safe sender” list in your email account. You should also make sure the email address you submitted to the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) is up-to-date because that’s how we’ll be communicating with you from now on.

Confirmation of Application

Once you have applied to Laurier, you will receive an email from us confirming that we have received your application.

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. If you have still not received our email, let us know and we will send you a confirmation. Call 519.884.0710 x3385 or email us at chooselaurier@wlu.ca.

3. Log In to Your LORIS Account

You'll need to use LORIS to complete your application. Your confirmation of application email will contain your LORIS account login information. LORIS is Laurier's Online Registration and Information System.

You will be able to view your application status online through LORIS. You should also use LORIS to view a list of documents we require for your application and to view when we receive your documents.

Logging into LORIS for the First Time

  • Go to the LORIS website.
  • Log in using your Laurier Network Login username and temporary password. You will find your login and password in the confirmation of application email we sent you; please check your email.
    • Your temporary password 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 the password change request form to change your Laurier username account password.

Complete Your Application

4. Submit Your Required Documents

You'll find a list of documents we require to assess your application in LORIS. These may include transcripts and/or proof of English proficiency. Transcripts and required documents must be submitted electronically no later than May 12, 2021. If you're an Ontario high school applicant, don't worry – your school will send us your transcripts.

5. Strengthen Your Application

You should submit an Applicant Background Summary (ABS) form within two weeks of applying. The last date to submit is April 28, 2021.

6. Apply for an Entrance Bursary

You are also encouraged to apply for an entrance bursary. You could be eligible to receive up to $1,500 for your first year at Laurier. The deadline to apply is April 28, 2021.

7. Watch for an Application Update

We'll email you when you receive an admission decision. Your official offer of admission letter will be posted in LORIS.

Accept Your Offer and Prepare for University

8. Accept Your Offer

Congrats, you're in! You're now an admitted student, but you'll have to accept your offer of admission before June 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. to join the Golden Hawk family.

Learn about your offer of admission, including any conditions or if it's an alternate offer of admission.

9. Apply for Residence

To apply for residence, you'll need to complete the online residence application by June 1, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. If you don't plan to stay in residence, be sure to secure other accommodations.

10. Submit Your Final Transcripts

The deadline to submit your final transcripts is July 15, 2021. If you're an Ontario high school applicant, your high school will send us your final transcripts. However, if you attend summer school to upgrade your courses, you'll have to let us know and make sure we receive your updated grade information.