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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
October 8, 2015

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Basis & Timing of Early Conditional Offers and Other Important Information

For Applicants Currently in Full-Time Studies in an Ontario Secondary School

101 Applicants currently in theOntario Secondary School System

All of our offers of admission and entrance scholarships will be made no later than May 29, 2015. You will have until June 1, 2015 to confirm your offer of admission through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC).

Application Procedures

Students who are currently enrolled in their senior year at an Ontario Secondary School should obtain an application form (OUAC 101) or PIN number (for on-line applications) from their guidance office. The OUAC 101 application form is to be completed and submitted to the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) through your Secondary School.

Final and mid-term marks are collected on a regular basis by the OUAC from each Secondary School between January and August. These grades are then distributed to the Universities. Application decisions are made on a rolling basis as the appropriate grade information becomes available.

Please Note: If applicants wish to be considered on final marks, they should notify our office directly. Offers of Admission based on final grades will only be issued if space permits.

In order to maintain their Offer of Admission, applicantsmust fulfill the requirements set by their secondary school principal for completion of the OSSD/OSSas well asany conditions outlined on their Offer of Admission prior to June 30.

Note: The University reserves the right to withdraw its Offer of Admission if these requirements are not completely satisfied.

Offers of Admission Cycles

Please Note: Laurier does NOT round up averages

In January,Wilfrid Laurier Universitywill begin to extend conditional offers of admission to qualified applicants. The earliest admission decisions will be based on the best five Grade 11 U and/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, commencinglate March throughApril, will be based on the best six of a combined final or mid-term Grade 12U, 12M and/or Grade 11U/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, or be registered in, the specific Grade 12U course requirements for each program. Please note that students in their fifth year of high school may also receive an Offer based on grades which may include Grade 11 courses. To finalize admission status, all conditions outlined on the Offer of Admission must be successfully met.

In May, most admission decisions will be based on an average of the best six mid-term or final Grade 12U and/or Grade 12M grades unless otherwise specified. Some programs include the prerequisite courses in the admission average. In all cases, applicants must meet the program-specific Grade 12U course requirements.

Applicants who are not eligible for a conditional offer of admission 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. Applicants who wish to be re-considered based on new final grade information must contact Admissions directly to request reconsideration if space is available.

Admission Timelines for 101 Applicants

January 14, 2015 Deadline to submit your application to the OUAC
November 7, 2014 Come Visit our Waterloo Campus Open House
November 14, 2014 Come Visit our Brantford Campus Open House
March 11, 2015 Come Visit the Brantford Campus during our March Break Open House
March 13, 2015 Come Visit the Waterloo Campus during our March Break Open House

April 13, 2015

Deadline to submit the (optional) Electronic Applicant Background Summary (ABS) form. This form will be available at our ONLINE VIEWING site

Please note: The Applicant Background Summary form is not applicable to students applying to the Honours Bachelor of Music program, as additional information will be collected through the audition process

April 13, 2015 Deadline to submit the Electronic Entrance Bursary Application form to Laurier's Student Awards Office. This form will be available at our ONLINE VIEWING site
Early April, 2015 Ontario Universities' receive final grades for 1st semester courses and mid-term grades for full-year courses from the OUAC.
Early May 2015 Ontario Universities' receive (from the OUAC) second-semester midterm grades and interim grades for full-year courses.
May 29, 2015 All decisions (conditional offer of admission, refusal, or deferral - pending the receipt of specific additional information) will have been issued to all Ontario Secondary School (101) applicants.
June 1, 2015

Deadline to accept (confirm) your offer of admission through the OUAC.

Deadline to submit the On-Line Residence application and deposit to Residential Services to benefit from our guarantee of residence. MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 P.M. EST, Monday June 1, 2015.

June 30, 2015 Deadline to fulfill conditions on Offers of Admission
July 17, 2015 All final grade information and diploma status to be received from the OUAC. The Admissions Office will review all conditional offers of admission to ensure the conditionsoutlined on Offers of Admission have been satisfied.
Applying for Residence Online

All first-year single students who are offered admission to Wilfrid Laurier University for the Fall/Winter academic term beginning in September 2015 must submit theirOnline Residence Application and non-refundable $400 depositno later than 11:59 p.m. on Monday, June 1, 2015, in order to be guaranteed a place in residence.

IMPORTANT: Laurier will offer a guarantee of preferred residence room type (i.e., single or double in dormitory or apartment style) as indicated on the residence application form to any student who achieves a mid-term average of 90.0% or higher (based on your best six grade 12U and/or M courses) and submit residence application and deposit by deadline. Mid-term grades are those which are received from the OUAC in May. This guarantee DOES NOT apply to final averages as room assignments are already in progress.

Residence Application information will be included in the Offer of Admission package.

Students with Disabilities

Students with learning disabilities, ADHD, or an acquired brain injury should be prepared to provide current psycho-educational or neuro-psychological documentation. Students with sensory, mobility or medical disabilities should provide current medical documentation of the condition.

Applicants whose mid-term (MAY) average falls within 5% of the established cut-off average (determined in May) for their program and provide supporting documentation, will be considered by the appropriate Admissions Committee on an individual basis.

Documentation (within the previous 2 years) should be sent directly to theAdmissions Office, prior to April 13, 2015.

Please DO NOT include this information electronically on your ABS form should you choose to submit an ABS

Mailing Address:
Recruitment & Admissions Office
Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5

Deferring Year 1 Full-Time Admission

Wilfrid Laurier University understands that circumstances may arise, preventing you from enrolling for the term specified on your offer of admission. In such cases, the University recognizes that a deferral of admission may be warranted.


  • Deferrals will only be considered for applicants to First Year Undergraduate degree programs
  • All conditions on the original Offer of Admission must be satisfied before a deferral will be granted.
  • The deferment is only available for one academic year
  • Entrance scholarships will not be deferred. Eligibility for an entrance scholarship will be assessed for the new entry point.
  • Applicants who enrol in academic courses at another Post-Secondary Education Institute 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
  • Applicants who return to a High School during their period of deferment must submit updated transcript
  • Deferrals are not available to students admitted to the Faculty of Music except by special permission from the Dean.

Please click on the Deferral Request Form Information for the application.

General Information for Applicants

Applicants who submit an academic record that consists of courses from both the OAC and Grade 12U/Grade 12M level curriculum will be considered equally.

A minimum of 60% is required for all prerequisite courses unless otherwise specified.

All programs require a minimum final average of 70% unless otherwise specified. The final average requirements will be outlined in the conditions on the offer of admission. Laurier does NOT round up averages.

Applicants must fulfill all the requirements outlined on the bottom of their Offer of Admission and successfully complete the Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

Note: The university reserves the right to withdraw its Offer of Admission if these requirements are not completely satisfied.

The length of time taken by an applicant to complete the OSSD will not of itself be a determining factor in the admission decision.

Wilfrid Laurier University encourages high-school students to achieve as much breadth of preparation as possible in the course of their studies leading to the OSSD while also meeting the stated admission requirements of the post-secondary program to which they intend to apply.

Grade IX Practical combined with grade III Harmony, RCM or the equivalent, will be accepted as one OAC or Grade 12M music credit for admission. Submit appropriate documentation to your high school for official conversion.

Wilfrid Laurier University adheres to the guidelines of the Ministry of Education and Training. It is expected that secondary schools will report students' standing to the university in terms of percentage marks for admission and scholarship selection purposes.