In this section you will find information about Laurentian’s admission requirements, policies and supports that are available to you.

To find out about Laurentian’s requirements for entrance into each academic program, visit
Laurentian’s admission website.

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General Admissions

Laurentian’s admission requirements are divided into different student categories: High school and mature students.

Select the category that describes you best, and then find the category-specific admission requirements.

Email Laurentian if you have any questions.

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Indigenous Student 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 your university as an Indigenous student.

Read more about APSIP.

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Alternative Admission and Transition Programs

Laurentian University is committed to reviewing all applications. Students may receive an alternate offer to a program they may not have applied to as a result of not meeting the minimum entrance requirements for the program they requested. They are still, however, admissible to other programs at Laurentian.

Laurentian University offers an Introduction to University Studies Program (IUSP) to students who do not meet the minimum admission requirements but wish to continue their studies at the postsecondary level. For more information, email Laurentian.

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Mature Students

Mature student applicants must submit a resumé or CV, a statement of interest, and transcripts from all of their prior studies.

To be recognized as a mature applicant, candidates:

  • must be 21 years of age or older by the end of the academic year to which they applied.
  • should not have attended a secondary or postsecondary institution for at least 1 calendar year prior to the beginning of their university studies.

View Laurentian’s mature applicants policy to find out how you can transition to university.

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Transfer Policies

If you are interested in transferring to Laurentian from another university or college, visit Laurentian’s website or email Laurentian for more information about its transfer policies and supports.

You can also find out if you are eligible for course transfers through the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer, an organization that provides information about credit transfers in Ontario.

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