Wilfrid Laurier University does not have a policy for mature students. Refer to this section on adult students.
Applicants who do not possess the necessary minimum requirements for admission to the university and have not attended any post-secondary institutions may be considered for admission as an adult student. Adult students are normally considered for admission to part-time studies.
The university will admit only those applicants who, in the opinion of the Admissions Committee, are adequately prepared to undertake university courses on the basis of previous academic training and/or life-skill experience.
Adult students admitted to part-time studies must initially take courses without being registered in a specific degree or diploma program. For registration in a specific program, the student's performance is subject to a successful review by the appropriate admissions committee. During the initial period of assessment, adult students registered in part-time studies may register in a maximum of two 0.5-credit courses or the equivalent in a term.
Adult students in part-time studies, who wish to transfer into full-time studies, will require a higher academic standing than noted above. The application to transfer is available from the Office of the Registrar.