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High School Students

Ontario Students

Basic Admission Requirements

  • We consider your top six 4U or 4M level courses for admission.
  • Your Grade 12U English must be at a minimum of 60% for all programs at Laurier unless otherwise specified (some programs require a higher admission average).
  • You must also meet all the program-specific requirements. Check the program page for details.

For Business Administration (BBA) and BBA double-degree programs, all Faculty of Science programs, the BASc Public Health and the BSc in Geography, all 4U prerequisite courses are calculated in your admission average, regardless of whether or not they are part of your top six courses. The two exceptions to this are the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Bachelor of Kinesiology programs, which do not include the required math course when calculating the admission average. For all other programs, we will look at your top six marks, regardless of whether or not your prerequisites are included in that average. At Laurier, we believe extracurricular involvement and personal achievements are important. We can consider your extracurricular involvement when reviewing your application if you fill out our Applicant Background Summary form after you apply.

At Laurier, we believe extracurricular involvement and personal achievements are important. We can consider your extracurricular involvement when reviewing your application if you fill out our Applicant Background Summary form after you apply.

Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut Students

Basic Admission Requirements

The following basic admission requirements apply to all programs. For some programs, there may be additional admission requirements you must meet, which will be included in the table below.

  • Five courses, including English Language Arts 30-1 at a minimum of 60%.
  • All prerequisite courses must be numbered 30-1 or 31 and must be presented a minimum of 60% unless otherwise stated.
  • While conditional offers may be issued on in-class marks, to maintain an offer of admission, final averages will be calculated using diploma results and must meet the minimum admission requirements.
  • We will accept the higher of any repeated courses for admission. All required courses including English must be at a minimum of 60%, except where indicated.

At Laurier, we believe extracurricular involvement and personal achievements are important. We can consider your extracurricular involvement when reviewing your application if you fill out our Applicant Background Summary form after you apply.

Additional Admission Requirements

Admission average calculation includes all required courses are indicated with an *.

Additional Admission Requirements
Major/
Designation/
Campus
Minimum AverageAdmission Requirements in Addition to English Language Arts 30-1 at 60%

BA (Waterloo) in Ancient Studies, Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Christian Studies and Global Citizenship, Communication Studies, English, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, French, Geography, Global Studies, History, Languages, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion and Culture, Sociology, Spanish

Mid 70s

No additional requirements.

BA (Waterloo) in Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Medieval and Medievalism Studies, North American Studies, Women and Gender Studies

  • Available only as combination programs.

Mid 70s

No additional requirements.

BA + Master's (Waterloo) in English, History, Political Science

High 80s

English Language Arts 30-1 at 75%.

BA (Brantford) in Community Health, Criminology, English, Health Administration, History, Human Rights and Human Diversity, Law and Society, Social and Environmental JusticeYouth and Children’s Studies

Low 70s

No additional requirements.

BA (Brantford) in Indigenous Studies

  • Available only as a combination program.

Low 70s

No additional requirements.

BSc (Waterloo) in Applied Water Science

Mid 70s

Math 30-1, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, each at 70%.*
BSc (Waterloo) in Biochemistry/Biotechnology Mid 70s Math 30-1, Biology 30, Chemistry 30 at 70%.*

BA (Waterloo) in Biology

Mid 70s

Biology 30 at 70%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Biology, Biology and Chemistry, Biology and Psychology

Mid 70s Math 30-1, Biology 30 at 70%, Chemistry 30.*
BSc (Waterloo) in Biology and Mathematics Mid 70s Math 30-1, Math 31, Biology 30 at 70%, Chemistry 30.*

BBA (Waterloo) with Business concentrations in Accounting, Brand Communication, Business and Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, Insurance and Risk Management, International Business, Marketing, Supply Chain Management

High 80s

English Language Arts 30-1 at 70%, Math 30-1 at 70%, Math 31.*

BBA and BSc (Waterloo) in Business and Computer Science

  • Automatic entry into co-op.

Low 90s

English Language Arts 30-1 at 70%, Math 30-1 and Math 31, each at 75%.*

BBA and BA (Waterloo) in Business and Financial Mathematics

  • Automatic entry into co-op.

Low 90s

English Language Arts 30-1 at 70%, Math 30-1 and Math 31, each at 80%.*

BBA and BCS (UW) (Waterloo) in Business and Computer Science

  • Must meet admission criteria for both Laurier Business and University of Waterloo Computer Science.
  • Co-op required – automatic entry.
Mid 90s English Language Arts 30-1 at 80%, Math 30-1 and Math 31, each at 90%.*

BBA and BMath (UW) (Waterloo) in Business and Mathematics

  • Must meet admission criteria for both Laurier Business and University of Waterloo Mathematics.
  • Co-op required – automatic entry.
Mid 90s English Language Arts 30-1 at 80%, Math 30-1 and Math 31, each at 85%.*

BBTM (Brantford) in Business Technology Management

  • Automatic entry into co-op.

Low 80s

English Language Arts 30-1 at 70%, one of Math 30-1 or Math 31 at 70%.

BSc (Waterloo) in Chemistry

Mid 70s

Math 30-1, Chemistry 30 at 70%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Chemistry and Mathematics

Mid 70s

Math 30-1, Math 31, Chemistry 30 at 70%.*

BA (Waterloo) in Computer Science

  • Available only as a combination program.

Mid 70s

Math 30-1.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Computer Science

Mid 70s

Math 30-1, one of Math 31, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Computer Science and Mathematics

Mid 70s

Math 30-1, Math 31, one of Biology 30, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Computer Science and Psychology

Mid 70s

Math 30-1, one of Math 31, Biology 30, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30.*

BA (Brantford) in Digital Media and Journalism

Low 70s

English Language Arts 30-1 at 75%.

BA (Waterloo) in Economics, Economics and Accounting, Economics and Financial Management

Mid 80s

Math 30-1 at 70%, Math 31.

BA (Waterloo) in Economics (Applied)

Mid 80s

Math 30-1.

BSc (Waterloo) in Environmental Science

Mid 70s

Math 30-1, Biology 30 at 70%, Chemistry 30.*

BA (Waterloo) in Financial Mathematics

Mid 70s

Math 30-1 and Math 31, each at 75%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Financial Mathematics

Mid 70s

Math 30-1 and Math 31, each at 75%, one of Biology 30, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30.*

BFAA (Brantford) in Game Design and Development

Mid 70s

English Language Arts 30-1 at 70%.

BSc (Waterloo) in Geography, Geography and Geomatics, Geography and Environmental Studies option

Mid 70s

Math 30-1, two of Biology 30, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Health Sciences

Mid 80s

Math 30-1, Biology 30, Chemistry 30.*

BKin (Waterloo) in Kinesiology

Mid 80s

Biology 30 at 70%, one of Math 20-1, Applied Math 30, Math 30-1 or Math 31.Admission average includes English and Biology.

LLB (University of Sussex, UK) Law Degree Program and BA

  • Available for the following BA programs—Criminology, Human Rights and Human Diversity, Law and Society and Political Science

Mid 80s

English Language Arts 30-1 at 70%.

Management Option (Waterloo)

Low-mid 80s

Students applying to first-year Arts, Economics, Music or Science programs at the Waterloo campus can apply directly to their chosen program with the Management Option in OUAC.In addition to the Management Option admission requirements, you must also meet the specific admission requirements for your chosen BA, BSc or BMus program.

BA (Waterloo) in Mathematics

Mid 70s

Math 30-1, Math 31.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Mathematics

Mid 70s

Math 30-1, Math 31, one of Biology 30, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30.*

BMus (Waterloo) in Music: Composition, Comprehensive, Music Education, Music History, Music Theory and Performance

Community Music

75% plus successful audition

Grade 2 RCM Theory or equivalent, audition, interview.Community Music also requires an aural skills assessment, as well as an optional portfolio of compositions.
BMT (Waterloo) in Music Therapy Apply after completing two years of the Honours of Bachelor of Music program at Laurier.Admission is based on completion of: MU158 Intro to Music Therapy, which you will take during your first year in the Bachelor of Music; high standing in Laurier music and psychology courses; evidence of strong interpersonal skills; and a successful interview with the Bachelor of Music Therapy Coordinator.

BSc (Waterloo) in Physics

Mid 70s

Math 30-1, two of Math 31, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30.*

BA (Brantford, Waterloo) in Policing (Online degree)

  • Available only as a combination program

Low-mid 70s

No additional requirements.

BA (Brantford, Waterloo) in Psychology

Mid 70s

One of Math 20-1, Math 30-1, Math 30-2 or Math 31.Note: Admission average includes English.

BSc (Waterloo) in Psychology

Mid 70s

Math 30-1, Biology 30.*

BASc (Brantford) in Public Health

Low 70s

Math 30-1, Biology 30, Chemistry 30.*

BSW (Brantford) in Social Work

Low 80s

No additional requirements.

BDes (Brantford) in User Experience Design

Mid 70s

English Language Arts 30-1 at 70%.

British Columbia and Yukon Students

Basic Admission Requirements

The following basic admission requirements apply to all programs. For some programs, there may be additional admission requirements you must meet, which will be included in the table below.

  • Four academic courses at a Grade 12 level, including English 12 at a minimum of 60%.
  • For Grade 12 courses that require a provincial exam, the final blended mark will be used.
  • All required courses must be presented a minimum of 60% unless otherwise stated.
  • We will accept the higher of any repeated courses for admission. All required courses including English must be at a minimum of 60%, except where indicated.

At Laurier, we believe extracurricular involvement and personal achievements are important. We can consider your extracurricular involvement when reviewing your application if you fill out our Applicant Background Summary form after you apply.

Additional Admission Requirements

Admission average calculation includes all required courses are indicated with an *.

Additional Admission Requirements
Designation/
Campus/
Major
Minimum AverageAdmission Requirements in Addition to English 12 at 60%

BA (Waterloo) in Ancient Studies, Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Christian Studies and Global Citizenship, Communication Studies, English, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, French, Geography, Global Studies, History, Languages, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion and Culture, Sociology, Spanish

Mid 70s

No additional requirements.

BA (Waterloo) in Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Medieval and Medievalism Studies, North American Studies, Women and Gender Studies

  • Available only as combination programs.

Mid 70s

No additional requirements.

BA + Master's (Waterloo) in English, History, Political Science

High 80s

English 12 at 75%.

BA (Brantford) in Community Health, Criminology, English, Health Administration, History, Human Rights and Human Diversity, Law and Society, Social and Environmental Justice, Youth and Children’s Studies

Low 70s

No additional requirements.

BA (Brantford) in Indigenous Studies (Available
only as a combination program)

Low 70s

No additional requirements.

BSc (Waterloo) in Applied Water Science

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 12, Biology 12, Chemistry 12, each at 70%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Biochemistry/Biotechnology Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 12, Biology 12, Chemistry 12 at 70%.*

BA (Waterloo) in Biology

Mid 70s

Biology 12 at 70%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Biology, Biology and Chemistry, Biology and Psychology

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 12, Biology 12 at 70%, Chemistry 12.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Biology and Mathematics Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 12, Calculus 12, Biology 12 at 70%, Chemistry 12.*

BBA (Waterloo) with Business concentrations in Accounting, Brand Communication, Business and Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, Insurance and Risk Management, International Business, Marketing, Supply Chain Management

High 80s

English 12 at 70%, Pre-Calculus at 70%, one of Foundations of Math 12 or Calculus 12.*

BBA and BSc (Waterloo) in Business and Computer Science

  • Automatic entry into co-op.

Low 90s

English 12 at 70%, Pre-Calculus 12 and Calculus 12, each at 75%.*

BBA and BA (Waterloo) in Business and Financial Mathematics

  • Automatic entry into co-op.

Low 90s

English 12 at 70%, Pre-Calculus 12 and Calculus 12, each at 80%.*

BBA and BCS (UW) (Waterloo) in Business and Computer Science

  • Must meet admission criteria for both Laurier Business and University of Waterloo Computer Science.
  • Co-op required – automatic entry.
Mid 90s

English 12 at 80%, Pre-Calculus 12 and Calculus 12, each at 90%.*

BBA and BMath (UW) (Waterloo) in Business and Mathematics

  • Must meet admission criteria for both Laurier Business and University of Waterloo Mathematics.
  • Co-op required – automatic entry.
Mid 90s

English 12 at 80%, Pre-Calculus 12 and Calculus 12, each at 85%.*

BBTM (Brantford) in Business Technology Management

  • Automatic entry into co-op.

Low 80s

English 12 at 70%, one of Pre-Calculus 12 or Calculus 12 at 70%.

BSc (Waterloo) in Chemistry

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 12, Chemistry 12 at 70%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Chemistry and Mathematics

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 12, Calculus 12, Chemistry 12 at 70%.*

BA (Waterloo) in Computer Science

  • Available only as a combination program.

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 12.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Computer Science

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 12, one of Calculus 12, Chemistry 12 or Physics 12.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Computer Science and Mathematics

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 12, Calculus 12, one of Biology 12, Chemistry 12 or Physics 12.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Computer Science and Psychology

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus, one of Calculus 12, Biology 12, Chemistry 12 or Physics 12.*

BA (Brantford) in Digital Media and Journalism

Low 70s

English 12 at 75%.

BA (Waterloo) in Economics, Economics and Accounting, Economics and Financial Management

Mid 80s

Pre-Calculus 12 at 70%, one of Calculus 12 or Foundations of Math 12.

BA (Waterloo) in Economics (Applied)

Mid 80s

Pre-Calculus 12.

BSc (Waterloo) in Environmental Science

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 12, Biology 12 at 70%, Chemistry 12.*

BA (Waterloo) in Financial Mathematics

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 12 and Calculus 12, each at 75%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Financial Mathematics

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 12 and Calculus 12, each at 75%, one of Biology 12, Chemistry 12 or Physics 12.*

BFAA (Brantford) in Game Design and Development

Mid 70s

English 12 at 70%.

BSc (Waterloo) in Geography, Geography and Geomatics, Geography and Environmental Studies option

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 12, two of Biology 12, Chemistry 12 or Physics 12.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Health Sciences

Mid 80s

Pre-Calculus 12, Biology 12, Chemistry 12.*

BKin (Waterloo) in Kinesiology

Mid 80s

Biology 12 at 70%, one of Pre-Calculus 11, Foundations of Math 11, Foundations of Math 12 or Pre-Calculus 12 or Calculus 12.

Note: Admission average includes English and Biology.

LLB (University of Sussex, UK) Law Degree Program and BA

  • Available for the following BA programs—Criminology, Human Rights and Human Diversity, Law and Society and Political Science

Mid 80s

English 12 at 70%.

Management Option (Waterloo)

Low-mid 80s

Students applying to first-year Arts, Economics, Music or Science programs at the Waterloo campus can apply directly to their chosen program with the Management Option in OUAC.

In addition to the Management Option admission requirements, you must also meet the specific admission requirements for your chosen BA, BSc or BMus program.

BA (Waterloo) in Mathematics

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 12, Calculus 12.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Mathematics

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 12, Calculus 12, one of Biology 12, Chemistry 12 or Physics 12.*

BMus (Waterloo) in Music: Composition, Comprehensive, Music Education, Music History, Music Theory and Performance

Community Music

75% plus successful audition

Grade 2 RCM Theory or equivalent, audition, interview.

Community Music also requires an aural skills assessment, as well as an optional portfolio of compositions.

BMT (Waterloo) in Music Therapy

Apply after completing two years of the Honours of Bachelor of Music program at Laurier.

Admission is based on completion of: MU158 Intro to Music Therapy, which you will take during your first year in the Bachelor of Music; high standing in Laurier music and psychology courses; evidence of strong interpersonal skills; and a successful interview with the Bachelor of Music Therapy Coordinator.

BSc (Waterloo) in Physics

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 12, two of Calculus 12, Chemistry 12 or Physics 12.*

BA (Brantford, Waterloo) in Policing (Online degree)

  • Available only as a combination program

Low-mid 70s

No additional requirements.

BA (Brantford, Waterloo) in Psychology

Mid 70s

One of Foundations of Math 11, Pre-Calculus 11, Calculus 12, Pre-Calculus 12 or Foundations of Math 12.

Note: Admission average includes English.

BSc (Waterloo) in Psychology

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 12, Biology 12.*

BASc (Brantford) in Public Health

Low 70s

Pre-Calculus 12, Biology 12, Chemistry 12.*

BSW (Brantford) in Social Work

Low 80s

No additional requirements.

BDes (Brantford) in User Experience Design

Mid 70s

English 12 at 70%.

Manitoba Students

Basic Requirements

The following basic admission requirements apply to all programs. For some programs, there may be additional admission requirements you must meet, which will be included in the table below.

  • Five academic courses at a Grade 12 level, including English 40S at a minimum of 60%.
  • All required courses must be presented a minimum of 60% unless otherwise stated.
  • We will accept the higher of any repeated courses for admission. All required courses including English must be at a minimum of 60%, except where indicated.

At Laurier, we believe extracurricular involvement and personal achievements are important. We can consider your extracurricular involvement when reviewing your application if you fill out our Applicant Background Summary form after you apply.

Additional Admission Requirements

Admission average calculation includes all required courses are indicated with an *.

Additional Admission Requirements
Designation/
Campus/
Major
Minimum AverageAdmission Requirements 

BA (Waterloo) in Ancient Studies, Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Christian Studies and Global Citizenship, Communication Studies, English, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, French, Geography, Global Studies, History, Languages, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion and Culture, Sociology, Spanish

Mid 70s

No additional requirements.

BA (Waterloo) in Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Medieval and Medievalism Studies, North American Studies, Women and Gender Studies

  • Available only as combination programs.

Mid 70s

No additional requirements.

BA + Master's (Waterloo) in English, History, Political Science

High 80s

English 40S at 75%.

BA (Brantford) in Community Health, Criminology, English, Health Administration, History, Human Rights and Human Diversity, Law and Society, Social and Environmental Justice, Youth and Children’s Studies

Low 70s

No additional requirements.

BA (Brantford) in Indigenous Studies (Available
only as a combination program)

Low 70s

No additional requirements.

BSc (Waterloo) in Applied Water Science

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 40S, Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, each at 70%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Biochemistry/Biotechnology Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 40S, Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S at 70%.*

BA (Waterloo) in Biology

Mid 70s

Biology 40S at 70%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Biology, Biology and Chemistry, Biology and Psychology

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 40S, Biology 40S at 70%, Chemistry 40S.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Biology and Mathematics Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 40S, Calculus 45S, Biology 40S at 70%, Chemistry 40S.*

BBA (Waterloo) with Business concentrations in Accounting, Brand Communication, Business and Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, Insurance and Risk Management, International Business, Marketing, Supply Chain Management

High 80s

English Language Arts 40S at 70%, Pre-Calculus 40S at 70%, Calculus 45S.*

BBA and BSc (Waterloo) in Business and Computer Science

  • Automatic entry into co-op.

Low 90s

English Language Arts 40S at 70%, Pre-Calculus 40S and Calculus 45S, each at 75%.*

BBA and BA (Waterloo) in Business and Financial Mathematics

  • Automatic entry into co-op.

Low 90s

English Language Arts 40S at 70%, Pre-Calculus 40S and Calculus 45S, each at 80%.*

BBA and BCS (UW) (Waterloo) in Business and Computer Science

  • Must meet admission criteria for both Laurier Business and University of Waterloo Computer Science.
  • Co-op required – automatic entry.
Mid 90s

English Language Arts 40S at 80%, Pre-Calculus 40S and Calculus 45S, each at 90%.*

BBA and BMath (UW) (Waterloo) in Business and Mathematics

  • Must meet admission criteria for both Laurier Business and University of Waterloo Mathematics.
  • Co-op required – automatic entry.
Mid 90s

English Language Arts 40S at 80%, Pre-Calculus 40S and Calculus 45S, each at 85%.*

BBTM (Brantford) in Business Technology Management

  • Automatic entry into co-op.

Low 80s

English 40S at 70%, one of Pre-Calculus 40s or Calculus 45s at 70%.

BSc (Waterloo) in Chemistry

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 40S, Chemistry 40S at 70%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Chemistry and Mathematics

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 40S, Calculus 45S, Chemistry 40S at 70%.*

BA (Waterloo) in Computer Science

  • Available only as a combination program.

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 40S.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Computer Science

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 40S, one of Calculus 45S, Chemistry 40S or Physics 40S.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Computer Science and Mathematics

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 40S, Calculus 45S, one of Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S or Physics 40S.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Computer Science and Psychology

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 40S, one of Calculus 45S, Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S or Physics 40S.*

BA (Brantford) in Digital Media and Journalism

Low 70s

English 40S at 75%.

BA (Waterloo) in Economics, Economics and Accounting, Economics and Financial Management

Mid 80s

Pre-Calculus 40S at 70%, Calculus 45S.

BA (Waterloo) in Economics (Applied)

Mid 80s

Pre-Calculus 40S.

BSc (Waterloo) in Environmental Science

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 40S, Biology 40S at 70%,Chemistry 40S.*

BA (Waterloo) in Financial Mathematics

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 40S and Calculus 45S, each at 75%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Financial Mathematics

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 40S and Calculus 45S, each at 75%, one of Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S or Physics 40S.*

BFAA (Brantford) in Game Design and Development

Mid 70s

English 40S at 70%.

BSc (Waterloo) in Geography, Geography and Geomatics, Geography and Environmental Studies option

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 40S, two of Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S or Physics 40S.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Health Sciences

Mid 80s

Pre-Calculus 40S, Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S.*

BKin (Waterloo) in Kinesiology

Mid 80s

Biology 40S at 70%, one of Applied Math 30s, Pre-Calculus Math 30s, Applied Math 40s, Pre-Calculus 40s or Calculus 45s.

Note: Admission average includes English and Biology.

LLB (University of Sussex, UK) Law Degree Program and BA

  • Available for the following BA programs—Criminology, Human Rights and Human Diversity, Law and Society and Political Science

Mid 80s

English 40S at 70%.

Management Option (Waterloo)

Low-mid 80s

Students applying to first-year Arts, Economics, Music or Science programs at the Waterloo campus can apply directly to their chosen program with the Management Option in OUAC.

In addition to the Management Option admission requirements, you must also meet the specific admission requirements for your chosen BA, BSc or BMus program.

BA (Waterloo) in Mathematics

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 40S, Calculus 45S.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Mathematics

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 40S, Calculus 45S, one of Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S or Physics 40S.*

BMus (Waterloo) in Music: Composition, Comprehensive, Music Education, Music History, Music Theory and Performance

Community Music

75% plus successful audition

Grade 2 RCM Theory or equivalent, audition, interview.

Community Music also requires an aural skills assessment, as well as an optional portfolio of compositions.

BMT (Waterloo) in Music Therapy

Apply after completing two years of the Honours of Bachelor of Music program at Laurier.

Admission is based on completion of: MU158 Intro to Music Therapy, which you will take during your first year in the Bachelor of Music; high standing in Laurier music and psychology courses; evidence of strong interpersonal skills; and a successful interview with the Bachelor of Music Therapy Coordinator.

BSc (Waterloo) in Physics

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 40S, two of Calculus 45S, Chemistry 40S or Physics 40S.*

BA (Brantford, Waterloo) in Policing (Online degree)

  • Available only as a combination program

Low-mid 70s

No additional requirements.

BA (Brantford, Waterloo) in Psychology

Mid 70s

One of Applied Math 30s, Pre-Calculus Math 30s, Applied Math 40s, Pre-Calculus 40s or Calculus 45s.

Note: Admission average includes English.

BSc (Waterloo) in Psychology

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 40S, Biology 40S.*

BASc (Brantford) in Public Health

Low 70s

Pre-Calculus 40S, Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S.*

BSW (Brantford) in Social Work

Low 80s

No additional requirements.

BDes (Brantford) in User Experience Design

Mid 70s

English 40S at 70%.

New Brunswick Students

Basic Requirements

The following basic admission requirements apply to all programs. For some programs, there may be additional admission requirements you must meet, which will be included in the table below.

  • All required courses must be presented a minimum of 60% unless otherwise stated.
    • English schools: Six courses at a Grade 12 level, including English 120, 121 or 122 at a minimum of 60%.
    • French schools: Six courses at a Grade 12 level, including English 411 at a minimum of 60%.
  • We will accept the higher of any repeated courses for admission. All required courses including English must be at a minimum of 60%, except where indicated.=

At Laurier, we believe extracurricular involvement and personal achievements are important. We can consider your extracurricular involvement when reviewing your application if you fill out our Applicant Background Summary form after you apply.

Additional Admission Requirements

Admission average calculation includes all required courses are indicated with an *.

Additional Admission Requirements
Designation/
Campus/
Major
Minimum AverageAdmission Requirements in Addition to English 120, 121 or 122 at 60%

BA (Waterloo) in Ancient Studies, Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Christian Studies and Global Citizenship, Communication Studies, English, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, French, Geography, Global Studies, History, Languages, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion and Culture, Sociology, Spanish

Mid 70s

No additional requirements.

BA (Waterloo) in Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Medieval and Medievalism Studies, North American Studies, Women and Gender Studies

  • Available only as combination programs.

Mid 70s

No additional requirements.

BA + Master's (Waterloo) in English, History, Political Science

High 80s

English 120, 121 or 122 at 75%.

BA (Brantford) in Community Health, Criminology, English, Health Administration, History, Human Rights and Human Diversity, Law and Society, Social and Environmental Justice, Youth and Children’s Studies

Low 70s

No additional requirements.

BA (Brantford) in Indigenous Studies (Available
only as a combination program)

Low 70s

No additional requirements.

BSc (Waterloo) in Applied Water Science

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus B 120, Biology 122, Chemistry 122, each at 70%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Biochemistry/Biotechnology Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus B 120, Biology 122, Chemistry 122 at 70%.*

BA (Waterloo) in Biology

Mid 70s

Biology 122 at 70%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Biology, Biology and Chemistry, Biology and Psychology

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus B 120, Biology 122 at 70%, Chemistry 122.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Biology and Mathematics Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus B 120, Calculus 120, Biology 122 at 70%, Chemistry 122.*

BBA (Waterloo) with Business concentrations in Accounting, Brand Communication, Business and Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, Insurance and Risk Management, International Business, Marketing, Supply Chain Management

High 80s

English 120, 121 or 122 at 70%, Pre-Calculus B 120 at 70%, one of Pre-Calculus A 120, Calculus 120 or Foundations of Math 120.*

BBA and BSc (Waterloo) in Business and Computer Science

  • Automatic entry into co-op.

Low 90s

English 120, 121 or 122 at 70%, Pre-Calculus B 120 and Calculus 120, each at 75%.*

BBA and BA (Waterloo) in Business and Financial Mathematics

  • Automatic entry into co-op.

Low 90s

English 120, 121 or 122 at 70%, Pre-Calculus B 120 and Calculus 120, each at 80%.*

BBA and BCS (UW) (Waterloo) in Business and Computer Science

  • Must meet admission criteria for both Laurier Business and University of Waterloo Computer Science.
  • Co-op required – automatic entry.
Mid 90s

English 120, 121 or 122 at 80%, Pre-Calculus B 120 and Calculus 120, each at 90%.*

BBA and BMath (UW) (Waterloo) in Business and Mathematics

  • Must meet admission criteria for both Laurier Business and University of Waterloo Mathematics.
  • Co-op required – automatic entry.
Mid 90s

English 120, 121 or 122 at 80%, Pre-Calculus B 120 and Calculus 120, each at 85%.*

BBTM (Brantford) in Business Technology Management

  • Automatic entry into co-op.

Low 80s

English 120, 121 or 122 at 70%, one of Pre-Calculus A 120, Pre-Calculus B 120 or Calculus 120 at 70%.

BSc (Waterloo) in Chemistry

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus B 120, Chemistry 122 at 70%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Chemistry and Mathematics

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus B 120, Calculus 120, Chemistry 122 at 70%.*

BA (Waterloo) in Computer Science

  • Available only as a combination program.

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus B 120.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Computer Science

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus B 120, one of Calculus 120, Chemistry 122 or Physics 12, 121 or 122.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Computer Science and Mathematics

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus B 120, Calculus  120, one of Biology 122, Chemistry 122 or Physics 12, 121 or 122.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Computer Science and Psychology

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus B 120, one of Calculus 120, Biology 122, Chemistry 122 or Physics 12, 121 or 122.*

BA (Brantford) in Digital Media and Journalism

Low 70s

English 120, 121 or 122 at 75%.

BA (Waterloo) in Economics, Economics and Accounting, Economics and Financial Management

Mid 80s

Pre-Calculus B 120 at 70%, one of Pre-Calculus A 120 or Foundations of Math 120.

BA (Waterloo) in Economics (Applied)

Mid 80s

Pre-Calculus B 120.

BSc (Waterloo) in Environmental Science

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus B 120, Biology 122 at 70%, Chemistry 122.*

BA (Waterloo) in Financial Mathematics

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus B 120 and Calculus 120, each at 75%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Financial Mathematics

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus B 120 and Calculus 120, each at 75%, one of Biology 122, Chemistry 122 or Physics 12, 121 or 122.*

BFAA (Brantford) in Game Design and Development

Mid 70s

English 120, 121 or 122 at 70%.

BSc (Waterloo) in Geography, Geography and Geomatics, Geography and Environmental Studies option

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus B 120, two of Biology 122, Chemistry 122 or Physics 12, 121 or 122.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Health Sciences

Mid 80s

Pre-Calculus B 120, Biology 122, Chemistry 122.*

BKin (Waterloo) in Kinesiology

Mid 80s

Biology 122 at 70%, Foundations of Math 110, Pre-Calculus 110, Foundations of Math 120, one of Pre-Calculus A or B 120 or Calculus 120.

Note: Admission average includes English and Biology.

LLB (University of Sussex, UK) Law Degree Program and BA 

  • Available for the following BA programs—Criminology, Human Rights and Human Diversity, Law and Society and Political Science

Mid 80s

English 120, 121 or 122 at 70%.

Management Option (Waterloo)

Low-mid 80s

Students applying to first-year Arts, Economics, Music or Science programs at the Waterloo campus can apply directly to their chosen program with the Management Option in OUAC.

In addition to the Management Option admission requirements, you must also meet the specific admission requirements for your chosen BA, BSc or BMus program.

BA (Waterloo) in Mathematics

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus B 120, Calculus 120.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Mathematics

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus B 120, Calculus 120, one of Biology 122, Chemistry 122 or Physics 12, 121 or 122.*

BMus (Waterloo) in Music: Composition, Comprehensive, Music Education, Music History, Music Theory and Performance

Community Music

75% plus successful audition

Grade 2 RCM Theory or equivalent, audition, interview.

Community Music also requires an aural skills assessment, as well as an optional portfolio of compositions.

BMT (Waterloo) in Music Therapy

Apply after completing two years of the Honours of Bachelor of Music program at Laurier.

Admission is based on completion of: MU158 Intro to Music Therapy, which you will take during your first year in the Bachelor of Music; high standing in Laurier music and psychology courses; evidence of strong interpersonal skills; and a successful interview with the Bachelor of Music Therapy Coordinator.

BSc (Waterloo) in Physics

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus B 120, two of Calculus 120, Chemistry 122 or Physics 12, 121 or 122.*

BA (Brantford, Waterloo) in Policing (Online degree)

  • Available only as a combination program

Low-mid 70s

No additional requirements.

BA (Brantford, Waterloo) in Psychology

Mid 70s

Foundations of Math 110, Pre-Calculus 110, Foundations of Math 120, one of Pre-Calculus A or B 120 or Calculus 120.

Note: Admission average includes English.

BSc (Waterloo) in Psychology

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus B 120, Biology 122.*

BASc (Brantford) in Public Health

Low 70s

Pre-Calculus B 120, Biology 122, Chemistry 122.*

BSW (Brantford) in Social Work

Low 80s

No additional requirements.

BDes (Brantford) in User Experience Design

Mid 70s

English 120, 121 or 122 at 70%.

Newfoundland and Labrador Students

Basic Requirements

The following basic admission requirements apply to all programs. For some programs, there may be additional admission requirements you must meet, which will be included in the table below.

  • Six two-credit courses, including English Language Arts 3201 or 3202 at a minimum of 60%.
  • Prerequisite courses must be at level 3000.
  • All required courses must be presented a minimum of 60% unless otherwise stated.
  • Students studying in the French Language curriculum can present the equivalent 3000-level required courses.
  • We will accept the higher of any repeated courses for admission. All required courses including English must be at a minimum of 60%, except where indicated.

At Laurier, we believe extracurricular involvement and personal achievements are important. We can consider your extracurricular involvement when reviewing your application if you fill out our Applicant Background Summary form after you apply.

Additional Admission Requirements

Admission average calculation includes all required courses are indicated with an *.

Additional Admission Requirements
Designation/
Campus/
Major
Minimum AverageAdmission Requirements in Addition to English 3201 or 3202 at 60%

BA (Waterloo) in Ancient Studies, Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Christian Studies and Global Citizenship, Communication Studies, English, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, French, Geography, Global Studies, History, Languages, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion and Culture, Sociology, Spanish

Mid 70s

No additional requirements.

BA (Waterloo) in Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Medieval and Medievalism Studies, North American Studies, Women and Gender Studies

  • Available only as combination programs.

Mid 70s

No additional requirements.

BA + Master's (Waterloo) in English, History, Political Science

High 80s

English 3201 or English 3202 at 75%.

BA (Brantford) in Community Health, Criminology, English, Health Administration, History, Human Rights and Human Diversity, Law and Society, Social and Environmental Justice, Youth and Children’s Studies

Low 70s

No additional requirements.

BA (Brantford) in Indigenous Studies (Available
only as a combination program)

Low 70s

No additional requirements.

BSc (Waterloo) in Applied Water Science

Mid 70s

Math 3201 or Math 3200,Biology 3201,Chemistry 3202, each at 70%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Biochemistry/Biotechnology Mid 70s

Math 3201 or Math 3200, Biology 3201, Chemistry 3202 at 70%.*

BA (Waterloo) in Biology

Mid 70s

Biology 3201 at 70%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Biology, Biology and Chemistry, Biology and Psychology

Mid 70s

Math 3201 or Math 3200, Biology 3201 at 70%, Chemistry 3202.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Biology and Mathematics Mid 70s

Math 3201 or Math 3200, Math 3208, Biology 3201 at 70%, Chemistry 3202.*

BBA (Waterloo) with Business concentrations in Accounting, Brand Communication, Business and Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, Insurance and Risk Management, International Business, Marketing, Supply Chain Management

High 80s

English 3201 or English 3202 at 70%, Math 3208 at 70%, one of Math 3200 or Math 3201.*

BBA and BSc (Waterloo) in Business and Computer Science

  • Automatic entry into co-op.

Low 90s

English 3201 or English 3202 at 70%, Math 3208 and one of Math 3201 or 3200, each at 75%.*

BBA and BA (Waterloo) in Business and Financial Mathematics

  • Automatic entry into co-op.

Low 90s

English 3201 or English 3202 at 70%, Math 3208 and one of Math 3201 or 3200, each at 80%.*

BBA and BCS (UW) (Waterloo) in Business and Computer Science

  • Must meet admission criteria for both Laurier Business and University of Waterloo Computer Science.
  • Co-op required – automatic entry.
Mid 90s

English 3201 or English 3202 at 80%, Math 3208 and one of Math 3201 or Math 3200, each at 90%.*

BBA and BMath (UW) (Waterloo) in Business and Mathematics

  • Must meet admission criteria for both Laurier Business and University of Waterloo Mathematics.
  • Co-op required – automatic entry.
Mid 90s

English 3201 or English 3202 at 80%, Math 3208 and one of Math 3201 or Math 3200, each at 85%.*

BBTM (Brantford) in Business Technology Management

  • Automatic entry into co-op.

Low 80s

English 3201 or English 3202 at 70%, one of Math 3201 or Math 3200 at 70%.

BSc (Waterloo) in Chemistry

Mid 70s

Math 3201 or Math 3200, Chemistry 3202 at 70%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Chemistry and Mathematics

Mid 70s

Math 3208, one of Math 3201 or Math 3200, Chemistry 3202 at 70%.*

BA (Waterloo) in Computer Science

  • Available only as a combination program.

Mid 70s

Math 3201 or Math 3200.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Computer Science

Mid 70s

Math 3201 or Math 3200, one of Math 3208, Chemistry 3202 or Physics 3204.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Computer Science and Mathematics

Mid 70s

Math 3208, one of Math 3201 or Math 3200, one of Biology 3201, Chemistry 3202, Physics 3204.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Computer Science and Psychology

Mid 70s

One of Math 3201 or Math 3200, one of Math 3208, Biology 3201, Chemistry 3202 or Physics 3204.*

BA (Brantford) in Digital Media and Journalism

Low 70s

English 3201 or English 3202 at 75%.

BA (Waterloo) in Economics, Economics and Accounting, Economics and Financial Management

Mid 80s

Math 3208 at 70%, one of Math 3201 or Math 3200.

BA (Waterloo) in Economics (Applied)

Mid 80s

Math 3201 or Math 3200.

BSc (Waterloo) in Environmental Science

Mid 70s

Math 3201 or Math 3200, Biology 3201 at 70%, Chemistry 3202.*

BA (Waterloo) in Financial Mathematics

Mid 70s

Math 3208 at 75%, one of Math 3201 or 3200 at 75%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Financial Mathematics

Mid 70s

Math 3208, one of Math 3201 or 3200 at 75%, one of Biology 3201, Chemistry 3202 or Physics 3204.*

BFAA (Brantford) in Game Design and Development

Mid 70s

English 3201 or English 3202 at 70%.

BSc (Waterloo) in Geography, Geography and Geomatics, Geography and Environmental Studies option

Mid 70s

Math 3201 or Math 3200, two of Biology 3201, Chemistry 3202 or Physics 3204.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Health Sciences

Mid 80s

Math 3201 or Math 3200, Biology 3201, Chemistry 3202.*

BKin (Waterloo) in Kinesiology

Mid 80s

Biology 3201 at 70%, one of Math 2200, 2201, 3200, 3201 or 3208.

Note: Admission average includes English and Biology.

LLB (University of Sussex, UK) Law Degree Program and BA

  • Available for the following BA programs—Criminology, Human Rights and Human Diversity, Law and Society and Political Science

Mid 80s

English 3201 or English 3202 at 70%.

Management Option (Waterloo)

Low-mid 80s

Students applying to first-year Arts, Economics, Music or Science programs at the Waterloo campus can apply directly to their chosen program with the Management Option in OUAC.

In addition to the Management Option admission requirements, you must also meet the specific admission requirements for your chosen BA, BSc or BMus program.

BA (Waterloo) in Mathematics

Mid 70s

Math 3208, one of Math 3201 or Math 3200.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Mathematics

Mid 70s

Math 3208, one of Math 3201 or Math 3200, one of Biology 3201, Chemistry 3202 or Physics 3204.*

BMus (Waterloo) in Music: Composition, Comprehensive, Music Education, Music History, Music Theory and Performance

Community Music

75% plus successful audition

Grade 2 RCM Theory or equivalent, audition, interview.

Community Music also requires an aural skills assessment, as well as an optional portfolio of compositions.

BMT (Waterloo) in Music Therapy

Apply after completing two years of the Honours of Bachelor of Music program at Laurier.

Admission is based on completion of: MU158 Intro to Music Therapy, which you will take during your first year in the Bachelor of Music; high standing in Laurier music and psychology courses; evidence of strong interpersonal skills; and a successful interview with the Bachelor of Music Therapy Coordinator.

BSc (Waterloo) in Physics

Mid 70s

Math 3201 or Math 3200, two of Math 3208, Chemistry 3202 or Physics 3204.*

BA (Brantford, Waterloo) in Policing (Online degree)

  • Available only as a combination program

Low-mid 70s

No additional requirements.

BA (Brantford, Waterloo) in Psychology

Mid 70s

English 3201 or English 3202, one of Math 2200, 2201, 3200, 3201 or 3208.

Note: Admission average includes English.

BSc (Waterloo) in Psychology

Mid 70s

Math 3201 or Math 3200, Biology 3201.*

BASc (Brantford) in Public Health

Low 70s

Math 3201 or Math 3200, Biology 3201, Chemistry 3202.*

BSW (Brantford) in Social Work

Low 80s

No additional requirements.

BDes (Brantford) in User Experience Design

Mid 70s

English 3201 or English 3202 at 70%.

Nova Scotia Students

Basic Requirements

The following basic admission requirements apply to all programs. For some programs, there may be additional admission requirements you must meet, which will be included in the table below.

  • Five courses at the Grade 12 level, including English 12 or Advanced English 12 at a minimum of 60%.
  • Prerequisite courses must be 12 or Advanced 12 courses.
  • All required courses must be presented a minimum of 60% unless otherwise stated.
  • We will accept the higher of any repeated courses for admission. All required courses including English must be at a minimum of 60%, except where indicated.

At Laurier, we believe extracurricular involvement and personal achievements are important. We can consider your extracurricular involvement when reviewing your application if you fill out our Applicant Background Summary form after you apply.

Additional Admission Requirements

Admission average calculation includes all required courses are indicated with an *.

Additional Admission Requirements
Designation/
Campus/
Major
Minimum AverageAdmission Requirements in Addition to English 12 or Advanced English 12 at 60%

BA (Waterloo) in Ancient Studies, Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Christian Studies and Global Citizenship, Communication Studies, English, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, French, Geography, Global Studies, History, Languages, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion and Culture, Sociology, Spanish

Mid 70s

No additional requirements.

BA (Waterloo) in Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Medieval and Medievalism Studies, North American Studies, Women and Gender Studies

  • Available only as combination programs.

Mid 70s

No additional requirements.

BA + Master's (Waterloo) in English, History, Political Science

High 80s

English 12 or Advanced English 12 at 75%.

BA (Brantford) in Community Health, Criminology, English, Health Administration, History, Human Rights and Human Diversity, Law and Society, Social and Environmental Justice, Youth and Children’s Studies

Low 70s

No additional requirements.

BA (Brantford) in Indigenous Studies (Available
only as a combination program)

Low 70s

No additional requirements.

BSc (Waterloo) in Applied Water Science

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 12,Biology 12 or Advanced Biology 12, Chemistry 12 or Advanced Chemistry 12, each at 70%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Biochemistry/Biotechnology Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 12, Biology 12 or Advanced Biology 12, Chemistry 12 or Advanced Chemistry 12 at 70%.*

BA (Waterloo) in Biology

Mid 70s

Biology 12 or Advanced Biology 12 at 70%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Biology, Biology and Chemistry, Biology and Psychology

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 12, Biology 12 or Advanced Biology 12 at 70%, Chemistry 12 or Advanced Chemistry 12.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Biology and Mathematics Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 12, Calculus 12, Biology 12 or Advanced Biology 12 at 70%, Chemistry 12 or Advanced Chemistry 12.*

BBA (Waterloo) with Business concentrations in Accounting, Brand Communication, Business and Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, Insurance and Risk Management, International Business, Marketing, Supply Chain Management

High 80s

English 12 or Advanced English 12 at 70%, Pre-Calculus 12 at 70%, one of Advanced Math 12, Math 12 or Calculus 12.*

BBA and BSc (Waterloo) in Business and Computer Science

  • Automatic entry into co-op.

Low 90s

English 12 or Advanced English 12 at 70%, Pre-Calculus 12 and one of Advanced Math 12, Math 12 or Calculus 12, each at 75%.*

BBA and BA (Waterloo) in Business and Financial Mathematics

  • Automatic entry into co-op.

Low 90s

English 12 or Advanced English 12 at 70%, Pre-Calculus 12 and one of Advanced Math 12 or Calculus 12, each at 80%.*

BBA and BCS (UW) (Waterloo) in Business and Computer Science

  • Must meet admission criteria for both Laurier Business and University of Waterloo Computer Science.
  • Co-op required – automatic entry.
Mid 90s

English 12 or Advanced English 12 at 80%, Pre-Calculus 12 and Calculus 12, each at 90%.*

BBA and BMath (UW) (Waterloo) in Business and Mathematics

  • Must meet admission criteria for both Laurier Business and University of Waterloo Mathematics.
  • Co-op required – automatic entry.
Mid 90s

English 12 or Advanced English 12 at 80%, Pre-Calculus 12 and Calculus 12, each at 85%.*

BBTM (Brantford) in Business Technology Management

  • Automatic entry into co-op.

Low 80s

English 12 or Advanced English 12 at 70%, Math 12, one of Pre-Calculus 12 or Calculus 12 at 70%.

BSc (Waterloo) in Chemistry

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 12, Chemistry 12 at 70%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Chemistry and Mathematics

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 12, Calculus 12, Chemistry 12 or Advanced Chemistry 12 at 70%.*

BA (Waterloo) in Computer Science

  • Available only as a combination program.

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 12.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Computer Science

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 12, one of Calculus 12, Chemistry 12, Advanced Chemistry 12, Physics 12 or Advanced Physics 12.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Computer Science and Mathematics

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 12, Calculus 12, one of Biology 12, Advanced Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Advanced Chemistry 12, Physics 12 or Advanced Physics 12.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Computer Science and Psychology

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 12, one of Calculus 12, Biology 12, Advanced Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Advanced Chemistry 12, Physics 12 or Advanced Physics 12.*

BA (Brantford) in Digital Media and Journalism

Low 70s

English 12 or Advanced English 12 at 75%.

BA (Waterloo) in Economics, Economics and Accounting, Economics and Financial Management

Mid 80s

Pre-Calculus 12 at 70%, one of Advanced Math 12, Math 12 or Calculus 12.

BA (Waterloo) in Economics (Applied)

Mid 80s

Pre-Calculus 12.

BSc (Waterloo) in Environmental Science

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 12, Biology 12 or Advanced Biology 12 at 70%, Chemistry 12 or Advanced Chemistry 12.*

BA (Waterloo) in Financial Mathematics

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 12 and Calculus 12, each at 75%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Financial Mathematics

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 12 and Calculus 12, each at 75%, one of Biology 12, Advanced Biology 12, Physics 12, Advanced Physics 12, Chemistry 12 or Advanced Chemistry 12.*

BFAA (Brantford) in Game Design and Development

Mid 70s

English 12 or Advanced English at 70%.

BSc (Waterloo) in Geography, Geography and Geomatics, Geography and Environmental Studies option

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 12, two of Biology 12 or Advanced Biology 12, Physics 12 or Advanced Physics 12, one of Chemistry 12 or Advanced Chemistry 12.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Health Sciences

Mid 80s

Pre-Calculus 12, Biology 12 or Advanced Biology 12, Chemistry 12 or Advanced Chemistry 12.*

BKin (Waterloo) in Kinesiology

Mid 80s

Biology 12 or Advanced Biology 12 at 70%, one of Math 11 (Academic), Advanced Math 11, Advanced Math 12, Math 12, Pre-Calculus 12 or Calculus 12.

Note: Admission average includes English and Biology.

LLB (University of Sussex, UK) Law Degree Program and BA

  • Available for the following BA programs—Criminology, Human Rights and Human Diversity, Law and Society and Political Science

Mid 80s

English 12 or Advanced English 12 at 70%.

Management Option (Waterloo)

Low-mid 80s

Students applying to first-year Arts, Economics, Music or Science programs at the Waterloo campus can apply directly to their chosen program with the Management Option in OUAC.

In addition to the Management Option admission requirements, you must also meet the specific admission requirements for your chosen BA, BSc or BMus program.

BA (Waterloo) in Mathematics

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 12, Calculus 12.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Mathematics

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 12, Calculus 12, one of Biology 12, Advanced Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Advanced Chemistry 12, Physics 12 or Advanced Physics 12.*

BMus (Waterloo) in Music: Composition, Comprehensive, Music Education, Music History, Music Theory and Performance

Community Music

75% plus successful audition

Grade 2 RCM Theory or equivalent, audition, interview.

Community Music also requires an aural skills assessment, as well as an optional portfolio of compositions.

BMT (Waterloo) in Music Therapy

Apply after completing two years of the Honours of Bachelor of Music program at Laurier.

Admission is based on completion of: MU158 Intro to Music Therapy, which you will take during your first year in the Bachelor of Music; high standing in Laurier music and psychology courses; evidence of strong interpersonal skills; and a successful interview with the Bachelor of Music Therapy Coordinator.

BSc (Waterloo) in Physics

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 12, two of Calculus 12, Chemistry 12 or Advanced Chemistry 12, Physics 12 or Advanced Physics 12.*

BA (Brantford, Waterloo) in Policing (Online degree)

  • Available only as a combination program

Low-mid 70s

No additional requirements.

BA (Brantford, Waterloo) in Psychology

Mid 70s

One of Math 11 (Academic) or Advanced Math 11, Advanced Math 12, Math 12, Pre-Calculus 12, Calculus 12.

Note: Admission average includes English.

BSc (Waterloo) in Psychology

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 12, Biology 12 or Advanced Biology 12.*

BASc (Brantford) in Public Health

Low 70s

Pre-Calculus 12, Biology 12 or Advanced Biology 12, Chemistry 12 or Advanced Chemistry 12.*

BSW (Brantford) in Social Work

Low 80s

No additional requirements.

BDes (Brantford) in User Experience Design

Mid 70s

English 12 or Advanced English at 70%.

Prince Edward Island

Basic Requirements

The following basic admission requirements apply to all programs. For some programs, there may be additional admission requirements you must meet, which will be included in the table below.

  • Five courses, including English 621A at a minimum of 60%.
  • Prerequisite courses must be numbered 611 or 621.
  • All required courses must be presented a minimum of 60% unless otherwise stated.
  • We will accept the higher of any repeated courses for admission. All required courses including English must be at a minimum of 60%, except where indicated.

At Laurier, we believe extracurricular involvement and personal achievements are important. We can consider your extracurricular involvement when reviewing your application if you fill out our Applicant Background Summary form after you apply.

Additional Admission Requirements

Admission average calculation includes all required courses are indicated with an *.

Additional Admission Requirements
Designation/
Campus/
Major
Minimum AverageAdmission Requirements

BA (Waterloo) in Ancient Studies, Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Christian Studies and Global Citizenship, Communication Studies, English, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, French, Geography, Global Studies, History, Languages, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion and Culture, Sociology, Spanish

Mid 70s

No additional requirements.

BA (Waterloo) in Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Medieval and Medievalism Studies, North American Studies, Women and Gender Studies

  • Available only as combination programs.

Mid 70s

No additional requirements.

BA + Master's (Waterloo) in English, History, Political Science

High 80s

English 621A at 75%.

BA (Brantford) in Community Health, Criminology, English, Health Administration, History, Human Rights and Human Diversity, Law and Society, Social and Environmental Justice, Youth and Children’s Studies

Low 70s

No additional requirements.

BA (Brantford) in Indigenous Studies (Available
only as a combination program)

Low 70s

No additional requirements.

BSc (Waterloo) in Applied Water Science

Mid 70s

Math 621B, Biology 621A, Chemistry 611A or Chemistry 621A, each at 70%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Biochemistry/Biotechnology Mid 70s

Math 621B, Biology 621A, Chemistry 611A or Chemistry 621A at 70%.*

BA (Waterloo) in Biology

Mid 70s

Biology 621A at 70%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Biology, Biology and Chemistry, Biology and Psychology

Mid 70s

Math 611B, Biology 621A at 70%, Chemistry 611A or Chemistry 621A.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Biology and Mathematics Mid 70s

Math 621B, Math 611B, Biology 621A at 70%, Chemistry 611A or Chemistry 621A.*

BBA (Waterloo) with Business concentrations in Accounting, Brand Communication, Business and Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, Insurance and Risk Management, International Business, Marketing, Supply Chain Management

High 80s

English 621A at 70%, Math 611B at 70%, Math 621B.*

BBA and BSc (Waterloo) in Business and Computer Science

  • Automatic entry into co-op.

Low 90s

English 621A at 70%, Math 621B and Math 611B, each at 75%.*

BBA and BA (Waterloo) in Business and Financial Mathematics

  • Automatic entry into co-op.

Low 90s

English 621A at 70%, Math 621B and Math 611B, each at 80%.*

BBA and BCS (UW) (Waterloo) in Business and Computer Science

  • Must meet admission criteria for both Laurier Business and University of Waterloo Computer Science.
  • Co-op required – automatic entry.
Mid 90s

English 621A at 80%, Math 621B and Math 611B, each at 90%.*

BBA and BMath (UW) (Waterloo) in Business and Mathematics

  • Must meet admission criteria for both Laurier Business and University of Waterloo Mathematics.
  • Co-op required – automatic entry.
Mid 90s

English 621A at 80%, Math 621B and Math 611B, each at 85%.*

BBTM (Brantford) in Business Technology Management

  • Automatic entry into co-op.

Low 80s

English 621A at 70%, Math 611B or Math 621B at 70%.

BSc (Waterloo) in Chemistry

Mid 70s

Math 621B, Chemistry 611A or Chemistry 621A at 70%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Chemistry and Mathematics

Mid 70s

Math 621B, Math 611B, Chemistry 611A or Chemistry 621A at 70%.*

BA (Waterloo) in Computer Science

  • Available only as a combination program.

Mid 70s

Math 621B.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Computer Science

Mid 70s

Math 621B, one of Math 611B, Chemistry 611A, Chemistry 621A or Physics 621A.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Computer Science and Mathematics

Mid 70s

Math 621A, Math 611B, one of Biology 621A, Chemistry 611A, Chemistry 621A or Physics 621A.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Computer Science and Psychology

Mid 70s

Math 621B, one of Math 611B, Biology 621A, Chemistry 611A, Chemistry 621A or Physics 621A.*

BA (Brantford) in Digital Media and Journalism

Low 70s

English 621A at 75%.

BA (Waterloo) in Economics, Economics and Accounting, Economics and Financial Management

Mid 80s

Math 611B at 70%, Math 621B.

BA (Waterloo) in Economics (Applied)

Mid 80s

Math 611B or Math 621B.

BSc (Waterloo) in Environmental Science

Mid 70s

Math 611B and Biology 621A at 70%, Chemistry 611A or Chemistry 621A.*

BA (Waterloo) in Financial Mathematics

Mid 70s

Math 621B and Math 611B, each at 75%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Financial Mathematics

Mid 70s

Math 621B and 611B, each at 75%, one of Biology 621A, Chemistry 611A, Chemistry 621A or Physics 621A.*

BFAA (Brantford) in Game Design and Development

Mid 70s

English 621A at 70%.

BSc (Waterloo) in Geography, Geography and Geomatics, Geography and Environmental Studies option

Mid 70s

Math 621B, two of Biology 621A, Chemistry 611A or Chemistry 621A, or Physics 621A.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Health Sciences

Mid 80s

Math 621B, Biology 621A, Chemistry 611A or 621A.*

BKin (Waterloo) in Kinesiology

Mid 80s

Biology 621A at 70%, one of Math 521A, Math 521B, Math 611B, Math 621A or Math 621B.

Note: Admission average includes English and Biology.

LLB (University of Sussex, UK) Law Degree Program and BA

  • Available for the following BA programs—Criminology, Human Rights and Human Diversity, Law and Society and Political Science

Mid 80s

English 621A at 70%.

Management Option (Waterloo)

Low-mid 80s

Students applying to first-year Arts, Economics, Music or Science programs at the Waterloo campus can apply directly to their chosen program with the Management Option in OUAC.

In addition to the Management Option admission requirements, you must also meet the specific admission requirements for your chosen BA, BSc or BMus program.

BA (Waterloo) in Mathematics

Mid 70s

Math, 621B, Math 611B.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Mathematics

Mid 70s

Math 621B, Math 611B, one of Biology 621A, Chemistry 611A, Chemistry 621A or Physics 621A.*

BMus (Waterloo) in Music: Composition, Comprehensive, Music Education, Music History, Music Theory and Performance

Community Music

75% plus successful audition

Grade 2 RCM Theory or equivalent, audition, interview.

Community Music also requires an aural skills assessment, as well as an optional portfolio of compositions.

BMT (Waterloo) in Music Therapy

Apply after completing two years of the Honours of Bachelor of Music program at Laurier.

Admission is based on completion of: MU158 Intro to Music Therapy, which you will take during your first year in the Bachelor of Music; high standing in Laurier music and psychology courses; evidence of strong interpersonal skills; and a successful interview with the Bachelor of Music Therapy Coordinator.

BSc (Waterloo) in Physics

Mid 70s

Math 621B, two of Math 611B, Chemistry 611A or Chemistry 621A, or Physics 611A.*

BA (Brantford, Waterloo) in Policing (Online degree)

  • Available only as a combination program

Low-mid 70s

No additional requirements.

BA (Brantford, Waterloo) in Psychology

Mid 70s

One of Math 521A, Math 521B, Math 611B, Math 621A or Math 621B.

Note: Admission average includes English.

BSc (Waterloo) in Psychology

Mid 70s

Math 621B, Biology 621A.*

BASc (Brantford) in Public Health

Low 70s

Math 621B, Biology 621A, Chemistry 611A or Chemistry 621A.*

BSW (Brantford) in Social Work

Low 80s

No additional requirements.

BDes (Brantford) in User Experience Design

Mid 70s

English 621A at 70%.

Quebec CEGEP Students

Basic Requirements

The following basic admission requirements apply to all programs. For some programs, there may be additional admission requirements you must meet, which will be included in the table below.

  • One year (12 academic semester courses) in a university preparatory program in a CEGEP.
    • Candidates completing one year of CEGEP may be considered for admission into first year.
    • Candidates completing two years of CEGEP may be considered for transfer into second year depending on program.
  • All programs require two English 603 or 604 courses at a minimum of 60%.
  • All required courses including English must be presented a minimum of 60% unless otherwise stated.
  • We will accept the higher of any repeated courses for admission.

At Laurier, we believe extracurricular involvement and personal achievements are important. We can consider your extracurricular involvement when reviewing your application if you fill out our Applicant Background Summary form after you apply.

Additional Admission Requirements

Admission average calculation includes all required courses are indicated with an *.

Additional Admission Requirements
Designation/
Campus/
Major
Minimum AverageAdmission Requirements

BA (Waterloo) in Ancient Studies, Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Christian Studies and Global Citizenship, Communication Studies, English, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, French, Geography, Global Studies, History, Languages, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion and Culture, Sociology, Spanish

Mid 70s

No additional requirements.

BA (Waterloo) in Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Medieval and Medievalism Studies, North American Studies, Women and Gender Studies

  • Available only as combination programs.

Mid 70s

No additional requirements.

BA + Master's (Waterloo) in English, History, Political Science

High 80s

Two English 603 or English 604 courses at 75%.

BA (Brantford) in Community Health, Criminology, English, Health Administration, History, Human Rights and Human Diversity, Law and Society, Social and Environmental Justice, Youth and Children’s Studies

Low 70s

No additional requirements.

BA (Brantford) in Indigenous Studies (Available
only as a combination program)

Low 70s

No additional requirements.

BSc (Waterloo) in Applied Water Science

Mid 70s

Calculus I, two biology courses coded 101 and two chemistry courses coded 202, each at 70%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Biochemistry/Biotechnology Mid 70s Calculus I, two biology courses coded 101, two chemistry courses coded 202 at 70%.*

BA (Waterloo) in Biology

Mid 70s

Two biology courses coded 101 at 70%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Biology, Biology and Chemistry, Biology and Psychology

Mid 70s

Calculus I, two biology courses coded 101 at 70%, two chemistry courses coded 202.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Biology and Mathematics Mid 70s Calculus I, one of Calculus II or Linear Algebra I, two biology courses coded 101 at 70%, two chemistry courses coded 202.*

BBA (Waterloo) with Business concentrations in Accounting, Brand Communication, Business and Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, Insurance and Risk Management, International Business, Marketing, Supply Chain Management

High 80s

Two English 603 or English 604 courses at 70%, Calculus I at 70%, Calculus II or Linear Algebra I.*

BBA and BSc (Waterloo) in Business and Computer Science

  • Automatic entry into co-op.

Low 90s

Two English 603 or English 604 courses at 70%, Calculus I and one of Calculus II or Linear Algebra I, each at 75%.*

BBA and BA (Waterloo) in Business and Financial Mathematics

  • Automatic entry into co-op.

Low 90s

Two English 603 or 604 courses at 70%, Calculus I and one of Calculus II or Linear Algebra I, each at 80%.*

BBA and BCS (UW) (Waterloo) in Business and Computer Science

  • Must meet admission criteria for both Laurier Business and University of Waterloo Computer Science.
  • Co-op required – automatic entry.
Mid 90s

Two English 603 or English 604 courses at 80%, Calculus I and one of Calculus II or Linear Algebra I, each at 90%.*

BBA and BMath (UW) (Waterloo) in Business and Mathematics

  • Must meet admission criteria for both Laurier Business and University of Waterloo Mathematics.
  • Co-op required – automatic entry.
Mid 90s

Two English 603 or 604 courses at 80%, Calculus I and one of Calculus II or Linear Algebra I, each at 85%.*

BBTM (Brantford) in Business Technology Management

  • Automatic entry into co-op.

Low 80s

Two English 603 or English 604 courses at 70%, one of Linear Algebra I, Calculus I or Calculus II at 70%.

BSc (Waterloo) in Chemistry

Mid 70s

Calculus I, two chemistry courses coded 202 at 70%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Chemistry and Mathematics

Mid 70s

Calculus I, one of Calculus II or Linear Algebra I, two chemistry courses coded 202 at 70%.*

BA (Waterloo) in Computer Science

  • Available only as a combination program.

Mid 70s

Calculus I.*
BSc (Waterloo) in Computer Science

Mid 70s

Calculus I, one of Calculus II, or Linear Algebra I, and either two chemistry courses coded 202 or two physics courses coded 203.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Computer Science and Mathematics

Mid 70s

Calculus I, one of Calculus II or Linear Algebra I and either of two biology courses coded 101, two chemistry courses coded 202 or two physics courses coded 203.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Computer Science and Psychology

Mid 70s

Calculus I, one of Calculus II or Linear Algebra I and either two biology courses coded 101, two chemistry courses coded 202 or two physics courses coded 203.*

BA (Brantford) in Digital Media and Journalism

Low 70s

Two English 603 or English 604 courses at 75%.

BA (Waterloo) in Economics, Economics and Accounting, Economics and Financial Management

Mid 80s

Calculus I at 70%, one of Calculus II or Linear Algebra I.

BA (Waterloo) in Economics (Applied)

Mid 80s

Calculus I.

BSc (Waterloo) in Environmental Science

Mid 70s

Calculus I and two biology courses coded 101 at 70%, two chemistry courses coded 202.*

BA (Waterloo) in Financial Mathematics

Mid 70s

Calculus I and one of Calculus II or Linear Algebra I, each at 75%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Financial Mathematics

Mid 70s

Calculus I and one of Calculus II or Linear Algebra I, each at 75%, and either two biology courses coded 101, two chemistry courses coded 202 or two physics courses coded 203.*

BFAA (Brantford) in Game Design and Development

Mid 70s

Two English 603 or English 604 courses at 70%.

BSc (Waterloo) in Geography, Geography and Geomatics, Geography and Environmental Studies option

Mid 70s

Calculus I and either two biology courses coded 101, two chemistry courses coded 202 or two physics courses coded 203.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Health Sciences

Mid 80s

Calculus I, two biology courses coded 101, two chemistry courses coded 202.*

BKin (Waterloo) in Kinesiology

Mid 80s

Two biology courses coded 101 at 70%, one of Statistics, Linear Algebra I, Calculus I or Calculus II.

Note: Admission average includes English and Biology.

LLB (University of Sussex, UK) Law Degree Program and BA

  • Available for the following BA programs—Criminology, Human Rights and Human Diversity, Law and Society and Political Science

Mid 80s

English 603 or English 604 at 70%.

Management Option (Waterloo)

Low-mid 80s

Students applying to first-year Arts, Economics, Music or Science programs at the Waterloo campus can apply directly to their chosen program with the Management Option in OUAC.

In addition to the Management Option admission requirements, you must also meet the specific admission requirements for your chosen BA, BSc or BMus program.

BA (Waterloo) in Mathematics

Mid 70s

Calculus I, one of Calculus II or Linear Algebra I.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Mathematics

Mid 70s

Calculus I, one of Calculus II or Linear Algebra I, and either two biology courses coded 101, two chemistry courses coded 202 or two physics courses coded 203.*

BMus (Waterloo) in Music: Composition, Comprehensive, Music Education, Music History, Music Theory and Performance

Community Music

75% plus successful audition

Grade 2 RCM Theory or equivalent, audition, interview.

Community Music also requires an aural skills assessment, as well as an optional portfolio of compositions.

BMT (Waterloo) in Music Therapy

Apply after completing two years of the Honours of Bachelor of Music program at Laurier.

Admission is based on completion of: MU158 Intro to Music Therapy, which you will take during your first year in the Bachelor of Music; high standing in Laurier music and psychology courses; evidence of strong interpersonal skills; and a successful interview with the Bachelor of Music Therapy Coordinator.

BSc (Waterloo) in Physics

Mid 70s

Calculus I, two of Calculus II, Linear Algebra I, two chemistry courses coded 202 or two physics courses coded 203.*

BA (Brantford, Waterloo) in Policing (Online degree)

  • Available only as a combination program

Low-mid 70s

No additional requirements.

BA (Brantford, Waterloo) in Psychology

Mid 70s

One of Statistics, Linear Algebra I, Calculus I or Calculus II.

Note: Admission average includes English.

BSc (Waterloo) in Psychology

Mid 70s

Calculus I, two biology courses coded 101.*

BASc (Brantford) in Public Health

Low 70s

Calculus I, two biology courses coded 101, two chemistry courses coded 202.*

BSW (Brantford) in Social Work

Low 80s

No additional requirements.

BD (Brantford) in User Experience Design

Mid 70s

Two English 603 or English 604 courses at 70%.
Additional Admission Requirements
Designation/
Campus/
Major
Minimum AverageAdmission Requirements

BA (Waterloo) in Ancient StudiesArchaeology and Heritage StudiesChristian Studies and Global CitizenshipCommunication StudiesEnglishEnvironmental StudiesFilm StudiesFrenchGeographyGlobal StudiesHistoryLanguagesPhilosophyPolitical ScienceReligion and CultureSociologySpanish

Mid 70s

No additional requirements.

BA (Waterloo) in AnthropologyCultural StudiesMedieval and Medievalism StudiesNorth American StudiesWomen and Gender Studies

  • Available only as combination programs.

Mid 70s

No additional requirements.

BA + Master's (Waterloo) in EnglishHistoryPolitical Science

High 80s

English 621A at 75%.

BA (Brantford) in Community HealthCriminologyEnglishHealth AdministrationHistoryHuman Rights and Human DiversityLaw and SocietySocial and Environmental JusticeYouth and Children’s Studies

Low 70s

No additional requirements.

BA (Brantford) in Indigenous Studies (Available
only as a combination program)

Low 70s

No additional requirements.

BSc (Waterloo) in Applied Water Science

Mid 70s

Math 621B, Biology 621A, Chemistry 611A or Chemistry 621A, each at 70%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Biochemistry/Biotechnology Mid 70s

Math 621B, Biology 621A, Chemistry 611A or Chemistry 621A at 70%.*

BA (Waterloo) in Biology

Mid 70s

Biology 621A at 70%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Biology, Biology and Chemistry, Biology and Psychology

Mid 70s

Math 611B, Biology 621A at 70%, Chemistry 611A or Chemistry 621A.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Biology and Mathematics Mid 70s

Math 621B, Math 611B, Biology 621A at 70%, Chemistry 611A or Chemistry 621A.*

BBA (Waterloo) with Business concentrations in Accounting, Brand Communication, Business and Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, Insurance and Risk Management, International Business, Marketing, Supply Chain Management

High 80s

English 621A at 70%, Math 611B at 70%, Math 621B.*

BBA and BSc (Waterloo) in Business and Computer Science

  • Automatic entry into co-op.

Low 90s

English 621A at 70%, Math 621B and Math 611B, each at 75%.*

BBA and BA (Waterloo) in Business and Financial Mathematics

  • Automatic entry into co-op.

Low 90s

English 621A at 70%, Math 621B and Math 611B, each at 80%.*

BBA and BCS (UW) (Waterloo) in Business and Computer Science

  • Must meet admission criteria for both Laurier Business and University of Waterloo Computer Science.
  • Co-op required – automatic entry.
Mid 90s

English 621A at 80%, Math 621B and Math 611B, each at 90%.*

BBA and BMath (UW) (Waterloo) in Business and Mathematics

  • Must meet admission criteria for both Laurier Business and University of Waterloo Mathematics.
  • Co-op required – automatic entry.
Mid 90s

English 621A at 80%, Math 621B and Math 611B, each at 85%.*

BBTM (Brantford) in Business Technology Management

  • Automatic entry into co-op.

Low 80s

English 621A at 70%, Math 611B or Math 621B at 70%.

BSc (Waterloo) in Chemistry

Mid 70s

Math 621B, Chemistry 611A or Chemistry 621A at 70%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Chemistry and Mathematics

Mid 70s

Math 621B, Math 611B, Chemistry 611A or Chemistry 621A at 70%.*

BA (Waterloo) in Computer Science

  • Available only as a combination program.

Mid 70s

Math 621B.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Computer Science

Saskatchewan Students

Basic Requirements

The following basic admission requirements apply to all programs. For some programs, there may be additional admission requirements you must meet, which will be included in the table below.

  • Six courses, including English Language Arts 30 at a minimum of 60%.
  • All prerequisite courses must be numbered 30.
  • All required courses including English must be presented a minimum of 60% unless otherwise stated.

At Laurier, we believe extracurricular involvement and personal achievements are important. We can consider your extracurricular involvement when reviewing your application if you fill out our Applicant Background Summary form after you apply.

Additional Admission Requirements

Admission average calculation includes all required courses are indicated with an *.

Additional Admission Requirements
Designation/
Campus/
Major
Minimum AverageAdmission Requirements in Addition to English A30 and B30 at 60%

BA (Waterloo) in Ancient Studies, Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Christian Studies and Global Citizenship, Communication Studies, English, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, French, Geography, Global Studies, History, Languages, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion and Culture, Sociology, Spanish

Mid 70s

No additional requirements.

BA (Waterloo) in Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Medieval and Medievalism Studies, North American Studies, Women and Gender Studies

  • Available only as combination programs.

Mid 70s

No additional requirements.

BA + Master's (Waterloo) in English, History, Political Science

High 80s

English A30 and English B30 at 75%.

BA (Brantford) in Community Health, Criminology, English, Health Administration, History, Human Rights and Human Diversity, Law and Society, Social and Environmental Justice, Youth and Children’s Studies

Low 70s

No additional requirements.

BA (Brantford) in Indigenous Studies (Available
only as a combination program)

Low 70s

No additional requirements.

BSc (Waterloo) in Applied Water Science

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, each at 70%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Biochemistry/Biotechnology Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30 at 70%.*

BA (Waterloo) in Biology

Mid 70s

Biology 30 at 70%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Biology, Biology and Chemistry, Biology and Psychology

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 30, Biology 30 at 70%, Chemistry 30.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Biology and Mathematics Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 30, Calculus 30, Biology 30 at 70%, Chemistry 30.*

BBA (Waterloo) with Business concentrations in Accounting, Brand Communication, Business and Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, Insurance and Risk Management, International Business, Marketing, Supply Chain Management

High 80s

English 30 at 70%, Pre-Calculus 30 at 70%, one of Calculus 30 or Foundations of Math 30.*

BBA and BSc (Waterloo) in Business and Computer Science

  • Automatic entry into co-op.

Low 90s

English 30 at 70%, Pre-Calculus 30 and Calculus 30, each at 75%.*

BBA and BA (Waterloo) in Business and Financial Mathematics

  • Automatic entry into co-op.

Low 90s

English 30 at 70%, Pre-Calculus 30 and Calculus 30, each at 80%.*

BBA and BCS (UW) (Waterloo) in Business and Computer Science

  • Must meet admission criteria for both Laurier Business and University of Waterloo Computer Science.
  • Co-op required – automatic entry.
Mid 90s English 30 at 80%, Pre-Calculus 30 and Calculus 30, each at 90%.*

BBA and BMath (UW) (Waterloo) in Business and Mathematics

  • Must meet admission criteria for both Laurier Business and University of Waterloo Mathematics.
  • Co-op required – automatic entry.
Mid 90s English 30 at 80%, Pre-Calculus 30 and Calculus 30, each at 85%.*

BBTM (Brantford) in Business Technology Management

  • Automatic entry into co-op.

Low 80s

English A30 and English B30, each at 70%, Pre-Calculus 30, Calculus 30 at 70%.

BSc (Waterloo) in Chemistry

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 30, Chemistry 30 at 70%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Chemistry and Mathematics

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 30, Calculus 30, Chemistry 30 at 70%.*

BA (Waterloo) in Computer Science

  • Available only as a combination program.

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 30.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Computer Science

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 30, one of Calculus 30, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Computer Science and Mathematics

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 30, Calculus 30, one of Biology 30, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Computer Science and Psychology

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 30, one of Calculus 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30.*

BA (Brantford) in Digital Media and Journalism

Low 70s

English A30 and English B30 at 75%.

BA (Waterloo) in Economics, Economics and Accounting, Economics and Financial Management

Mid 80s

Pre-Calculus 30 at 70%, one of Calculus 30 or Foundations of Math 30.

BA (Waterloo) in Economics (Applied)

Mid 80s

Pre-Calculus 30.

BSc (Waterloo) in Environmental Science

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 30, Biology 30 at 70%, Chemistry 30.*

BA (Waterloo) in Financial Mathematics

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 30 and Calculus 30, each at 75%.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Financial Mathematics

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 30 and Calculus 30, each at 75% and one of Biology 30, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30.*

BFAA (Brantford) in Game Design and Development

Mid 70s

English A30 and English B30, each at 70%.

BSc (Waterloo) in Geography, Geography and Geomatics, Geography and Environmental Studies option

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 30, two of Biology 30, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Health Sciences

Mid 80s

Pre-Calculus 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30.*

BKin (Waterloo) in Kinesiology

Mid 80s

Biology 30 at 70%, one of Pre-Calculus 20, Foundations of Math 20, Foundations of Math 30, Pre-Calculus 30, or Calculus 30.

Note: Admission average includes English and Biology.

LLB (University of Sussex, UK) Law Degree Program and BA

  • Available for the following BA programs—Criminology, Human Rights and Human Diversity, Law and Society and Political Science

Mid 80s

English A30 and English B30, each at 70%.

Management Option (Waterloo)

Low-mid 80s

Students applying to first-year Arts, Economics, Music or Science programs at the Waterloo campus can apply directly to their chosen program with the Management Option in OUAC.

In addition to the Management Option admission requirements, you must also meet the specific admission requirements for your chosen BA, BSc or BMus program.

BA (Waterloo) in Mathematics

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 30, Calculus 30.*

BSc (Waterloo) in Mathematics

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 30, Calculus 30, one of Biology 30, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30.*

BMus (Waterloo) in Music: Composition, Comprehensive, Music Education, Music History, Music Theory and Performance

Community Music

75% plus successful audition

Grade 2 RCM Theory or equivalent, audition, interview.

Community Music also requires an aural skills assessment, as well as an optional portfolio of compositions.

BMT (Waterloo) in Music Therapy

Apply after completing two years of the Honours of Bachelor of Music program at Laurier.

Admission is based on completion of: MU158 Intro to Music Therapy, which you will take during your first year in the Bachelor of Music; high standing in Laurier music and psychology courses; evidence of strong interpersonal skills; and a successful interview with the Bachelor of Music Therapy Coordinator.

BSc (Waterloo) in Physics

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 30, two of Calculus 30, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30.*

BA (Brantford, Waterloo) in Policing (Online degree)

  • Available only as a combination program

Low-mid 70s

No additional requirements.

BA (Brantford, Waterloo) in Psychology

Mid 70s

One of Pre-Calculus 20, Foundations of Math 20, Foundations of Math 30, Pre-Calculus 30 or Calculus 30.

Note: Admission average includes English.

BSc (Waterloo) in Psychology

Mid 70s

Pre-Calculus 30, Biology 30.*

BASc (Brantford) in Public Health

Low 70s

Pre-Calculus 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30.*

BSW (Brantford) in Social Work

Low 80s

No additional requirements.

BDes (Brantford) in User Experience Design

Mid 70s

English A30 and English B30, each at 70%.

Aboriginal Students

You can declare that you have an Aboriginal background, heritage or ancestry – First Nations (status or non-status), Inuit or Métis – when you apply to university.

Why is it important to self-identify as an Aboriginal student? First, it gives our Office of Aboriginal Initiatives a heads-up that you have applied to Laurier so we can contact you about the services available to you as an Aboriginal student. Second, it makes you eligible for the Aboriginal Admission Policy, which gives you assistance, should your application need it, in the admissions process.

This information is confidential and only goes to the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives; it’s not used in any negative ways against you.

Laurier’s Undergraduate Aboriginal Admission Policy

If you self-identify as an Aboriginal student (either a 101 or 105 applicant), you’re eligible for admission if you fall below, but within 5% (to a minimum of 70%) of the cut-off grade for the program to which you apply. If you fall within that 5% window, to be considered for admission you must provide a written personal statement outlining any work experience, achievements, educational goals and why you believe you will be successful at postsecondary studies. This can be written in essay format.

For more information, email aboriginal@wlu.ca.

Transfer Students

College Transfer Students

General Ontario College Transfer Policy

Laurier recognizes that students benefit from exposure to both the applied knowledge programs offered at a college and the more theoretical liberal studies offered by university programs. Review Laurier's program specific college pathways.

Admission from college programs is based on the following criteria:

  • Applicability of your college program to the Laurier degree/major to which you’re applying.
  • Appropriateness of the courses taken.
  • Your academic achievement.
  • Completion of necessary prerequisite courses (as applicable).

In most cases, college diplomas include a course equivalent to 4U English. Completion at a minimum of 60% is a prerequisite for all Laurier programs. We will accept the higher of any repeated courses for admission.

Note: Admission to programs with limited enrolment is highly competitive, and a higher academic standing than the stated minimum averages may be required.

Completed One Year of a Program

Applicants who have completed the first year of a college program with a cumulative admission average of 75% (B) or better will be considered for full-time admission, and applicants with 70% (B-) or better will be considered for part-time admission into first year of a Waterloo BA program, or a Brantford BA or BASc program. All other Laurier programs will require a cumulative admission average of 80% (A-) or better in order to be considered for full-time admission into first year. In addition to the required cumulative admissions average, all applicants must have a 4U English or equivalent at a minimum of 60%, unless otherwise stated.

Up to a half years’ worth of transfer credit may be granted, depending on academic achievement. A minimum grade of 70% (B-) must have been attained in any applicable courses for transfer credit consideration.

Completed a Two-Year Program or Two Years of a Three-Year Program

Applicants who have achieved a cumulative admission average of 75% (B) will be considered for full-time admission to an appropriate program at the Waterloo Campus, and applicants who have achieved a cumulative admission average of 70% (B-) or better will be considered for full-time admission to an appropriate program at the Brantford Campus.

Up to a year’s worth of transfer credits may be granted, depending on academic achievement. A minimum grade of 70% (B-) must have been attained in any applicable courses for transfer credit consideration.

Completed a Three-Year Program

Applicants who have achieved a cumulative admission average of 75% (B) will be considered for full-time admission to an appropriate program at the Waterloo Campus, and applicants who have achieved a cumulative admission average of 70% (B-) or better will be considered for full-time admission to an appropriate program at the Brantford Campus.

Up to a year and a half’s worth of transfer credits may be granted, depending on academic achievement. A minimum grade of 70% (B-) must have been attained in any applicable courses for transfer credit consideration.

University Transfer Students

University transfer students will be selected for admission on a competitive basis. Normally, a minimum cumulative admission average of 70% (B-) will be required for full-time admission. However, a higher admission average may be required for some programs (possession of the minimum requirements for entry does not guarantee admission). We will accept the higher of any repeated courses for admission.

You are responsible for requesting official transcripts from both secondary and postsecondary schools. Your transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution to the Recruitment and Admissions office at Laurier. When we have received all official transcripts and any supporting documentation, you’ll be notified of our admission decision.

If you have been required to withdraw from a university or postsecondary institution, refer to our sections on admission for withdrawal students below.

Credits you have satisfactorily completed at other accredited institutions will be considered as completed credits at Laurier (transfer credits) with the following conditions:

  • Every credit you previously earned will be considered for transfer, but your grades for those credits will not be included in your cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) at Laurier (only courses taken at Laurier will be included in your cumulative GPA).
  • Transfer credits will not be given for courses that are part of your Laurier major if the grade was less than 60% (C-).

Transferring into Kinesiology or Health Sciences

Transferring into the Kinesiology (BKin) program or Health Sciences (BSc) program at Laurier is a competitive process, and space is extremely limited. You’ll need a minimum GPA of 10.0 (low 80s) to be considered for either program, but higher grades may be necessary, depending on space availability and the number/calibre of applicants. You must also have the average and courses required of students entering the program from high school. An overall high school average of mid 80s is required, in addition to the following required courses:

Health Sciences:

  • 4U Biology at 60%
  • 4U Advanced Functions at 60%

Kinesiology:

  • 4U Biology at 70%
  • One of 3U Functions and Relations, 3M Functions or any 4U Mathematics at 60%

We accept students for September entry only, and only for first or second year. To be considered for second year, you must have already completed equivalents to all the courses required for the first year of the Kinesiology program or Health Sciences program.

Transferring into Business Administration

Transferring into the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program at Laurier is a competitive process, and space is limited. You’ll need a minimum GPA of 10.0 (low 80s) to be considered, but a higher grade will probably be necessary, depending on space availability and the number/calibre of applicants. In addition to postsecondary grades, high school grades will also be taken into consideration for admission. An overall high school average in the 80s is typically required, in addition to the following required courses:

  • 4U English at 70%
  • 4U Advanced Functions at 70%
  • One of 4U Calculus and Vectors or 4U Data Management at 60%

We accept students for September entry only, and only for first year or second year. To be considered for second year, you must have already completed all the courses required for the first year of the BBA program or an approved equivalent:

  • Business 111, 121 and 127
  • Economics 120 and 140
  • Mathematics 129 or equivalent, plus two electives

Note: Completing the above courses or approved equivalents does not guarantee that specific transfer credits will be granted to successful applicants.

Not a High School or Transfer Student?

Homeschool Students

If you are not currently attending an Ontario secondary school on a full-time basis, you should complete the appropriate online application form (105 application form) through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC). You can obtain a paper copy of the application form by contacting OUAC at 519.823.1063 or request@ouac.on.ca.

On a single application form, you can apply for admission to 3 different universities in Ontario for an application service fee of $150 (non-refundable).

If you are using the paper application, mail the completed form to OUAC at the address below (do not mail your application to Laurier):

Ontario Universities’ Application Centre
170 Research Lane
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
N1G 5E2

After you submit your application form to OUAC, it will be forwarded to the Recruitment and Admissions office at Laurier. When we receive your application and other necessary documents (see below), your file will be reviewed to determine if you are eligible to receive an offer of admission.

Additional Documents to Send

After you apply, you are advised to submit the following applicable documentation as soon as possible:

  • Homeschool transcript: You can send your transcript electronically to chooselaurier@wlu.ca, or by fax to 519.884.0618.
  • Secondary academic source: This may include SAT subject results, AP exams, Grade 12 curriculum transcripts (if different from your homeschool transcripts), music audition (if applicable).
  • Proof of English proficiency: Students whose first language is not English are required to submit acceptable evidence of their English proficiency to our Recruitment and Admissions Office. This may be an official transcript showing a minimum of 3 years in an institution that teaches in the English language, or a successful English proficiency test score. Visit our English Proficiency webpage for more information.
  • Personal statement: Please send a letter that outlines your volunteer and extracurricular experience and why you are interested in Laurier. This should be emailed to chooselaurier@wlu.ca.

Adult Students

You can be considered for admission as an adult student if you meet either of the following conditions:

  • You have graduated from high school without at least 6 OAC, Grade 12U and/or Grade 12M courses (or equivalent), and have 2 or more years work experience prior to the first day of classes.
  • You are at least 21 years old and have at least 2 years of work experience prior to the first day of classes.
  • You have never attended a postsecondary institution.

Adult students are normally admitted to part-time studies and will initially take courses without being registered in a specific degree or diploma program. You can apply for full-time studies after one year.

During the initial period of assessment, adult students registered in part-time studies may register in a maximum of 1.0 credit a term. To continue at Laurier, you must attain a minimum C- average (a Grade Point Average of 4.00) on 4.0 credits.

If you graduated from high school with 6 OAC or 6 grade 12 U/M courses (or equivalent), you will apply as a high school student and can find information on our High School Students webpage.

If you have attended a postsecondary institution before applying to Laurier, visit our Transfer Students webpage.

Senior Citizens

If you are 60 years old, or older, you can be admitted to part-time studies regardless of your previous academic background. You can register in courses for credit, or register as an audit student (take courses without receiving academic credit).

You can also be admitted to full-time studies – applications for full-time studies will be assessed on an individual basis.

As a student at Laurier, normal academic regulations will still apply to you.

Your tuition fees will be waived if you’re 60 years of age by the start date of lectures. You are still responsible for ancillary fees.

Audit Students

If you wish to attend classes without receiving academic credit, you can self-identify as an audit student. Tuition fees are normally half the regular course fee, with a few exceptions where you must pay full course fees. Fees are non-refundable.

You do not need to meet entrance requirements as an audit student. You don’t write mid-term or final examinations, but you may participate in classes to the extent allowed or required by the course professor.

Returning Laurier Students (Readmission for Withdrawal Students)

If you were required to withdraw from Laurier, you can request readmission one year (12 months) after the date you were required to withdraw.

Note: Due to the competitive nature of the programs in our School of Business and Economics, students who were required to withdraw from Laurier are not eligible for readmission into those programs. You can apply to be readmitted to another program at the university.

For readmission into the faculties of Arts, Liberal Arts, Human and Social Science, Music or Science, academic upgrading is required. The Faculty of Music will also require you to re-audition. You must complete two academic college courses, each at a minimum grade of 80% (A-), or two university courses, each at a minimum grade of 70% (B-). These courses can’t be taken at Laurier and must not cover course material previously taken at Laurier. The courses must be academic in content and cover disciplines that are taught in the desired Laurier faculty. Business courses will not be approved. Any additional courses you have taken while on “must withdraw” status must be pre-approved by the Office of the Registrar.

Courses taken at college or another university to either meet upgrading requirements or taken for interest while you were on “must withdraw” status will not be considered for transfer credit if you are admitted to Laurier.

Readmission will be at the discretion of the faculty and is not guaranteed.

Returning University Students (Admission for Withdrawal Students)

If you’ve been required to withdraw from another postsecondary institution, you can apply for admission one year (12 months) after the date you were asked to withdraw.

Academic upgrading is required: you must complete two academic college courses, each at a minimum grade of 80% (A-), or 2 university courses, each at a minimum grade of 70% (B-). These courses can’t be taken at Laurier or cover course material previously taken at another postsecondary institution. Any additional courses you have taken while on “must withdraw” status will be assessed by the admissions committee. Courses taken for upgrading purposes must be pre-approved by the admissions committee.

Admission will be at the discretion of the admissions committee and is not guaranteed.

Courses taken at college or another university to either meet upgrading requirements or taken for interest while you were on “must withdraw” status will not be considered for transfer credit if you are admitted to Laurier.

If admitted, you can enroll in part-time studies on academic probation. You’ll be limited to 1.0 credits a semester and must successfully complete 2.0 credits with a Grade Point Average of 5.00 (C) within two years. You’ll be limited to taking 2.0 credits until academic probation is cleared. Upon clearing academic probation, you can proceed into full-time or part-time studies in accordance with regular academic regulations.

Cross-Registered and Letter of Permission University Students

If you’re registered at another university and wish to take courses at Laurier and transfer those credits to your home university, you can register at Laurier on a Letter of Permission. You are not required to submit transcripts.

Note: We cannot guarantee space in courses for students from other universities; preference is given to Laurier students.

If you are a student at the University of Waterloo, you can learn about our cross-registration procedures on the University of Waterloo website.

Contact Us:

Recruitment and Admissions

E: chooselaurier@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x3385
F: 519.884.0618


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