Offers of Admission

Admission Requirements

  • To calculate your admission average, we consider your top six 4U/M courses.
  • Some programs include the required courses in your top 6.
  • You must have a 4U English at 60% (higher for some programs).
  • All required courses must be at 60% (or higher where applicable).
  • Each program has specific admission requirements. 

Supplementary Application

Your extracurricular information may be used for admission consideration if you submit the optional Applicant Background Summary (ABS) form. This form can be found and submitted online in your LORIS account (Laurier’s Online Registration & Information System) after you apply. If you are a Faculty of Music applicant, no ABS is needed, as additional admission information is collected during the audition process. More information is provided to applicants in their confirmation of application email from Laurier.

Special Case or Extenuating Circumstances

If recent or present circumstances have adversely affected your ability to achieve a strong academic standing, email a personal statement to It is your decision to disclose any supporting details.

When You'll Hear From Us

Admission decisions are made on an ongoing basis using available grade information. Your offer of admission is conditional upon your final grades.

December and January

  • Admission is based on your best five 3U/M courses.
  • You must be enrolled in all 4U/M required courses for your program.

February and March

  • Admission is based on your best six 3U/M and/or 4U/M courses, including a minimum of three 4U/M courses.
  • You must be enrolled in all 4U/M required courses required for your program.

April and May

  • Admission is based on your best six 4U/M courses, including your second-semester midterm grades if applicable.
  • For some programs, required courses are included in your admission average.

Did You Know...

We reserve the right to consider additional academic information, which may impact the status of your application, including but not limited to: Repeated courses, consistency of academic performance, and when and where courses and/or tests were completed.

Policy on Repeated Courses

Repeated courses are taken into admission consideration for all programs in the Faculty of Science and the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics. We consider repeated course attempts for required courses only and your admission average will be adjusted. For all other programs and faculties, we use your highest grade in any repeated courses.

Alternate Offers

We automatically consider you for admission to an alternate program if you aren’t eligible for your program of choice.

Wait Lists

Laurier may use wait lists for competitive programs. If you are placed on a wait list, you’ll also receive an offer of admission to an alternate program.

Transfer Credits

If you have previously attended a postsecondary institution, you will be notified of your transfer credit assessment with your offer of admission. IB and AP students may be eligible for transfer credits.