Whether you are coming from high school, applying as an adult learner or transferring from college, Laurier is committed to helping you pursue this next chapter in your education journey. We support a diverse population of Indigenous learners at our Indigenous Student Centres on both our Waterloo and Brantford campuses. We're here to help you with the application process.
Applicants who identify as an Indigenous student will be given consideration for admission to Laurier programs if they fall within 5% of the established cut-off during each phase of the admissions cycle to a minimum of 70%. In order to be considered within the 5% window, applicants must provide a written statement outlining any work experience, achievements, educational goals and why they believe they will be successful at postsecondary studies. The Indigenous admissions policy applies to undergraduate learners.
You can declare that you have an Indigenous background, heritage or ancestry – First Nations (status or non-status), Inuit or Métis – when you apply to university through the Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC). The question is on the online application, and you can check “yes” or “no.”
First, it gives our Office of Indigenous Initiatives a heads-up that you have applied to Laurier so we can contact you about the services available to you as an Indigenous student. Second, it makes you eligible for the Indigenous Admission Policy, which gives you assistance, should your application need it, in the admissions process.
Here for You
Aanii, my name is Jessica Duke and I am Anishinaabe Kwe, bear clan from Chippewa of the Thames First Nations. As the Indigenous student recruitment and outreach officer, I am here to help with anything you need when applying to Laurier on both the Waterloo and Brantford campuses as an Indigenous student. I am currently working from home. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at 519.635.3943 or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to meeting you and assisting you on this next part of your education journey!
Aanii, my name is Jessica Duke and I am Anishinaabe Kwe, bear clan from Chippewa of the Thames First Nations. As the Indigenous student recruitment and outreach officer, I am here to help with anything you need when applying to Laurier on both the Waterloo and Brantford campuses as an Indigenous student.
I am currently working from home. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at 519.635.3943 or email me directly at email@example.com. I look forward to meeting you and assisting you on this next part of your education journey!
When you self-identify as an Indigenous student on your OUAC application, this allows our Indigenous Student Recruitment and Outreach Officer to contact you and support you through the admissions process. They act as a liaison to Laurier’s admissions team and will help to ensure you have a complete application. They will also contact you with upcoming events and ways to engage in the Laurier Indigenous community!
As long as you self-identify as an Indigenous student on your OUAC application, you will be considered for admission through the Indigenous admissions policy. You will be contacted by our Indigenous Student Recruitment and Outreach Officer if you qualify. If you are concerned about the status of your application, please don’t hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The staff at the Indigenous student centre can provide tips and tricks for finding student housing, but it is ultimately the decision of each individual student to find housing that is best for them.
No. You are not required to provide proof of status to access the supports and services through the Indigenous Student Centres at Laurier.
Laurier does not provide pre-assessments when applying to Laurier. Once you are accepted to Laurier, your admission letter will outline the transfer credits you will recieve. Transfer credits are assessed on a case-by-case basis. We recommend keeping all your syllabi from previous courses as supporting documentation. For more information, please visit our Transfer Student Webpage.
Even in a virtual environment, our Indigenous Student Support Coordinators are here to help you in your time at Laurier, providing one-on-one support and programming throughout the semester. Visit our Indigenous Student Services Webpage to learn more.
No, as a Laurier student, you will now have to self-identify as an Indigenous student through your LORIS account. This will ensure you stay up to date with supports and for Indigenous students.
Find out more on our Indigenous Student Services Webpage.
Successful completion of the community-based, University Consortium 1 Year program at Six Nations Polytechnic (Ohsweken or Brantford campus) provides the foundation for students to be eligible for admission into the second year of Laurier's general Bachelor of Arts degree programs (Waterloo or Brantford campus).
Our partnership offers students the opportunity to complete the first year of a Bachelor of Arts degree within the Six Nations community. Courses taken during the Consortium program at Six Nations Polytechnic are eligible for transfer credits towards a Laurier degree.
To take part in this partnership, you must have a minimum average of 60% to qualify for transfer to Laurier. If you are interested in programs not listed below, please email email@example.com to discuss timelines and eligibility.
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