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October 9, 2015
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I apply for part-time studies?

How you go about applying to Laurier depends on your status as a student. If you have nver applied for admission to Laurier in the past, please click here for a detailed outline of admission procedures.

If you were offered admission to Laurier as a part-time student but did not register that term, please click here for detailed information on your status and how to register for a course as a returning student.

If you have been admitted to Laurier and have completed one or more Laurier courses within the last 18 months, you may just register again. Click here for additional information.

How many courses can I take per term studying part-time?

Regular part-time students are allowed to take up to one-and-a-half (1.5) credits per term (unless otherwise stated on your Offer of Admission). Courses at Laurier can either be half-credit (0.5) or full-credit (1.0) courses. So, you can either choose to take up to 3 half-credit courses or one full-credit course and one half-credit course. Full credit courses are indicated with an asterisk (*) in course listings (e.g., PS100*)

How do I register for courses?

All Laurier students have access to LORIS (Laurier's On-line Registration Information System). This is the most accurate and up-to-date record of available courses, their enrollment status, and campus location. Complete details for accessing LORIS are listed here. Please note that if you have outstanding fees, LORIS will not allow you to access your registration information. Registration forms will no longer be printed or mailed. You are encouraged to print off your schedule using LORIS.

When are courses offered?

Depending on your personal schedule, you may register for day-time, evening and online learning courses that are not otherwise restricted by major. When you are registering for courses, simply select the course section that works best with your schedule. A complete list of courses offered at Laurier Brantford is available here.

How and when do I pay my tuition?

The Business Office generates tuition invoices and mails them out. Please make sure you have provided the Business Office with your correct mailing address and your account will be updated on LORIS. There are various methods to pay your tuition, all outlined on the Business Office's website under “Payment Options.” Please click here for tuition payment deadlines.

Do I have to be working towards a degree/diploma?

No. Currently, you may register for individual courses at Laurier as an unclassified or post-degree student. The courses you take will earn you credits which may be used towards a degree should you decide and qualify to enter a degree program at a later date. Taking a course for credit requires that you complete all the assignments and examinations in the course. If you are looking to register for non-credit courses, please visit Continuing Education's website.

How long do I have to complete a degree studying part-time?

A time limit does not exist for completing your degree part-time. However, depending on the time between taking courses, you may have to resubmit some paperwork. Please click here for details. You will also need to stay on top of changes in your degree requirements should they arise. 

Are there any student awards or bursaries available?

Yes, as a part-time student you are eligible for application to some of Laurier's student awards. There are approximately 11 awards open to the part-time student community. Please visit the Student Awards website for details eligibility criteria