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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

In order for us to assess your eligibility for admission, Laurier requires the following documentation. Do not wait until the deadlines (listed below) to submit your documents; the earlier we receive your documents, the earlier we can consider you for admission.

We may also request additional supporting documents at the discretion of the Recruitment and Admissions office, including academic or English language tests.

What to Submit


  • We require official transcripts, both in their original language and in English, from all of your previously attended secondary and post-secondary schools you have attended.
  • Transcripts should be mailed directly to Laurier’s International Recruitment and Admissions office from the issuing institution.
  • If you are currently completing courses, send a transcript showing your course enrolment and grades to date as soon as you apply, and then an updated, final transcript at the end of your semester. In many cases, we can make an admission decision based on your unofficial transcripts, which you can email to
  • Transcripts must be up-to-date and bear the seal or stamp of the issuing institution.
  • If the original documents are written in a language other than English, you must provide notarized literal translations.

Proof of English Proficiency

  • If your first language is not English, we require proof of English language proficiency.
  • Laurier's institution code is 0893 (if required for testing centres).
  • If you do not meet our English-language requirements, you can apply to our LEAF program.

Course Descriptions and Syllabi

If you have previously attended a post-secondary institution, we require detailed information about all post-secondary courses you have taken in order to assess your eligibility for transfer credits. Email these to

Acceptable types of course descriptions include:

  • A course calendar/catalogue from the university or college you attended.
  • A photocopy of the relevant pages from a course calendar/catalogue (please include a copy of the front cover).
  • The URL from the institution’s website that contains the course descriptions (the web address must indicate the name of the institution).
  • A faxed copy of any of the above.
  • A faxed or mailed copy of the course outlines (syllabi) sent directly from the institution in a sealed envelope.
  • An email attachment containing the course descriptions sent directly from the institution.

List of Activities

If you are currently not in full-time studies, or if there are gaps in your academic history, ensure you fully complete the “background information” section on the online application. You can also provide our International Recruitment and Admissions office with a resume or activity list by email to

Supplemental Application

Your admission assessment is based primarily on your academic transcripts. Laurier welcomes information about your extracurricular activities, which could be used for admission consideration. This information may be submitted through submission of the Applicant Background Summary (ABS) form. You may submit the form after you apply to Laurier.

Confirming we have Received Your Documents 

After you apply, you will receive instructions on how to access Laurier's Online Registration and Information System (LORIS). In LORIS, you will be able to see a list of documents we require for your application as well as confirm that we have received them.

Please note that we do not confirm the receipt of documents by phone or email. Use your LORIS account to confirm this information.

Important Deadlines

You should submit your required documents as early as possible and no later than May 15, 2019.

The deadline to have all official, final documents to our International Recruitment and Admissions Office is July 15 for a September (fall term) start, unless otherwise stated on your offer of admission letter.

Email to communicate when your documents will be arriving. Your offer of admission may be withdrawn if we do not receive your documentation by the deadline.

Mailing Address

Documents you are sending by mail can be mailed to Laurier’s International Recruitment and Admissions Office. Unofficial documents can be emailed to

International Recruitment and Admissions Office
Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON, CANADA N2L 3C5

Contact Us:

Recruitment and Admissions

T: 519.884.0710 x3385
F: 519.884.0618


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