In January, Wilfrid Laurier University will begin to extend conditional offers of admission to qualified applicants. The earliest admission decisions will be based on the best five Grade 11 U or M grades. It is likely that additional conditions will have to be met at this early stage, including minimum grades in program-specific prerequisite course requirements.
The next round of admission decisions, commencing in March, will be based on the best six of a combined final or mid-term Grade 12U, 12M and/or Grade 11U or M (final grade only) average. This average must include a minimum of three Grade 12U and/or Grade 12M final or mid-term marks. In all cases, applicants must meet the specific Grade 12U course requirements for each program.
In May, admission decisions will normally be based on the best six of a combined mid-term or final Grade 12U and/or Grade 12M average unless otherwise noted (i.e., some programs include prerequisite courses in admission average calculations). In all cases, applicants must meet the specific Grade 12U course requirements for each program.
Applicants who are not eligible for a conditional offer of admission in May based on a combined mid-term or final Grade 12U and/or Grade 12M average, may request to be considered again based on final Grade 12U and/or Grade 12M marks, provided space is still available in the program requested.
Deferring Year 1 Full-Time Admission
Deferrals may be considered for high school applicants to first year undergraduate degree programs, excluding the Faculty of Music.
You must first accept your offer of admission by the deadline date as stipulated on your conditional offer of admission.
You must provide official documentation identifying extenuating circumstances (e.g. medical issues). Deferrals are not granted for financial reasons. Please submit the Deferral Request form.
All conditions on the original offer of admission must be satisfied before a deferral will be granted.
The deferment may not exceed one academic year and is allowable only for the original program offered and confirmed by the student through OUAC.
Applicants wishing to defer admission must submit the deferral request form along with their documentation to the Admissions Office by August 1st. If you are granted a deferral, you must re-apply through OUAC (105 application form) and contact the Admissions Office by April 1 of the following year in order to reactivate your admission status.
Applicants who enrol in academic courses outside of Wilfrid Laurier University during the period of deferment will void their offer of admission. They will then be required to re-apply through the OUAC and disclose any new academic information.
Note: Entrance Scholarships and Entrance Bursaries will not be deferred. Eligibility for an entrance scholarship will be assessed for the new entry point.