If you are a new student and have never taken a course at Wilfrid Laurier University, the process to apply is as follows:
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 re-apply for admission.
Students registering on a Letter of Permission are required to submit the following documents. The following steps will help you through the process:
***Information for applicants who have been required to withdraw from any post-secondary institution
***Please note that we cannot guarantee space in courses for students from other universities who register in Laurier courses.
If you wish to attend classes without receiving academic credit, you will be identified as an audit student. You must submit Laurier's Part-Time Studies Application along with the $50 fee and be admitted to the university. Tuition fees are normally half the regular course fee, with a few exceptions where full course fees are applied. 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.
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 to the Admissions Office 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:
Alternatively, Laurier will accept, for admissions beginning in September 2009, successful completion of an English language program provided by one of our partner institutions. Please refer to the following for details http://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=2256&p=9588#ESL_Partner_Programs
Academic & Related Dates Fall/Winter 2011/2012