In this section you will find information about Lakehead’s admission requirements, policies and supports that are available to you.
To find out about Lakehead’s requirements for entrance into each academic program, visit the
Lakehead’s admission requirements are divided into different student categories: High school, transfer and mature students.
Select the category that describes you best, then review the category-specific admission requirements.
Indigenous Students Policy
During the academic year, university recruiters travel across Ontario to visit Indigenous students in many high schools and community organizations. These recruiters are part of the Aboriginal Post-Secondary Information Program (APSIP), a collection of Indigenous recruiters from Ontario and Quebec colleges and universities. APSIP has the most up-to-date information about applying to university as an Indigenous student.
Alternative Admissions and Transition Programs
Native Access Program
Lakehead’s Native Access Program is an 8-month, full-time university preparatory program for Indigenous students who didn’t meet the admission requirements, but want to pursue a university education.
Native Nurses Entry Program
If you’re interested in pursuing nursing but didn’t meet the admission requirements, Lakehead’s Native Nurses Entry Program is an 8-month, full-time university preparatory program that will give you the skills and academic preparation you need to gain entry into the 4-year degree program. The program is intended to increase the numbers of Indigenous nurses and improve health care for Indigenous communities.
If you have not attended a high school or college full time for at least 2 years, you might be considered a mature student.
View Lakehead’s Admission Requirements & Application Details for Mature Students to find out how you can transition to university.
If you are interested in transferring to Lakehead from another university or college, visit Lakehead’s website for more information about its transfer credit process.
You can also find out if you’re eligible for course transfers through the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer, an organization that provides information about credit transfers in Ontario.