Wilfrid Laurier University Part Time, Online and Continuing Studies Calendar - Fall/Winter 2008/2009
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Admission Information

Step-by-step Application Procedures

If you are a new student and have never taken a course at Laurier, your first step is to apply for admission by following the instructions below. It is especially important for you to note the Application for Admission Dead-line Dates identified in this calendar. We encourage you to forward all the necessary forms and documentation well in advance of the stated deadlines.

Step 1. Complete the Application for Admission and return it with the required non-refundable fee of $45 payable to:
The Ontario Universities'
Application Centre
170 Research Lane
Guelph, Ontario
N1G 5E2
If you have applied to Laurier within the past year or if you were previously registered at the university, it may not be necessary for you to complete this application form. Please contact the Admissions Office at 519.884.0710 ext. 6887 for more information.

Step 2. Make arrangements for official transcripts of your academic records to be forwarded directly to the Admissions Office at Laurier.
The Ontario government requires all universities to have official educational documents on file for each student.
Depending on your background, these documents would include:
A. A high-school transcript
B. A university transcript
C. A transcript from a college of applied arts and technology (CAAT)
D. Transcripts from any other post-secondary institution you may have attended.
For these documents to be considered official, you must ask your high school or previous college or university to forward the appropriate documents directly to our Admissions Office.
If you are having difficulty making arrangements, please contact the Admissions Office to discuss alternatives.

Step 3. Please note that once your Application for Admission has been processed and if you are eligible for admission to Laurier, you will receive a Part-Time Studies Student Handbook with your Offer of Admission package that includes instructions for registering on-line using Laurier's Online Registration Information System (LORIS).

 
Returning Students

If you have been admitted to Laurier as a part-time student, you have 12 months in which to register and complete a course; if you have not done so within this time frame you must reapply with the form Application for Admission and mail it to OUAC.

If you have been admitted to Laurier and have completed one or more Laurier courses within the last 18 months, you must submit a Program Selection Form to the Office of the Registrar in order to register for a course (and a Online Learning form if applicable).

If you have been admitted to Laurier, and have completed one or more Laurier courses, but have not completed a course within the last 18 months, you must submit a Request for Re-registration form, (and a Online Learning form if applicable) to the Office of the Registrar in order to register for a course at Laurier.

 
Students Studying on a Letter of Permission

  1. If you are studying at another university and would like to take Laurier courses for credit at your home institution, you will require a Letter of Permission from your home institution and you must complete the Application for Admission and return it with the required non-refundable fee of $45 payable to:
    The Ontario Universities' Application Centre
    170 Research Lane
    Guelph, ON N1G 5E2
    Your program code would be UZ.  You must have evidence of completion of  prerequisite requirements, if applicable, make arrangements for your transcripts to be forwarded directly to the Admissions Office at Wilfrid Laurier University. Please check the course descriptions for prerequisite requirements.
  2. Complete and submit the Intent to Register form to the Office of the Registrar (as well as the Online Learning form, if appropriate).

For more information, please contact the Admissions Office at 519.884.0710 ext. 6887. 

 
Audit Students

If you wish to attend classes without receiving academic credit, you will be identified as an audit student. You must be admitted to the university and must complete the Application for Admission (and pay the application fee). Tuition fees are normally half the regular course fee, with a few exceptions that may be charged the full course fee. Fees are not refundable. (See Course Costs). Indicate the Unclassified Studies program code as your program selection. Audit students do not write final examinations, but may participate in classes to the extent allowed or required by the course professor.

 
Proficiency in English

Students attending Laurier must have sufficient facility in the use of the English language to understand and profit from instruction given in English. Students whose native tongue is not English must submit, together with their application, evidence acceptable to the university of their proficiency in English. Normally, this evidence is an acceptable score on either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB), or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL). A minimum score of 560 is required in the paper-based TOEFL; a minimum score of 220 is required in the computer-based TOEFL; a mimimum score of 83, with no component below 20, is required in the internet based TOEFL; a minimum score of 6.5 is required in IELTS; a minimum score of 85 is required in the MELAB; a minimum score of Band 70, with no band less than 60, is required in the CAEL.

These tests are offered in Canada, the United States and many other countries. Applicants must make their own arrangements to write one of these tests by contacting:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
 P.O. Box 6155, Princeton
 New Jersey USA 08541-6155
 www.toefl.org

 or

 International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
 Conestoga College
 299 Doon Valley Drive
 Kitchener, ON N2G 4M4
 (519) 748-3516
 (519) 748-3505 (fax)
 www.conestogac.on.ca/ielts
 Email: ielts@conestogac.on.ca
 www.ielts.org (International inquiries)

 or
 The English Language Institute (MELAB)
 TCF Bldg., Suite 350
 401 East Liberty
 Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
 48104-2298
 www.lsa.umich.edu/eli

 or
 The CAEL Assessment Office
 220 Paterson Hall
 Carleton University
 1125 Colonel By Drive
 Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6
 (613) 520-2600 ext. 2271
 (613) 520-7872 (fax)
 www.cael.ca/contact/index
 Email: cael@carleton.ca

For additional information, contact Career Services, 232 King Street North, Waterloo, 519.884.0710 ext. 4495.