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Refer to the charts below for the fall 2017 admission cut-off averages by degree. Please note that cut-off averages may change year to year depending on the quantity and calibre of applicants.

To calculate your admission average, we consider your top six 4U or 4M level courses.

All 4U prerequisite courses are calculated in your admission average, regardless of whether or not they are part of your top six courses, for the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • BBA double-degree programs
  • Faculty of Science programs
  • Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) in Public Health
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Geography

The two exceptions for the Faculty of Science programs are the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology and Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) 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.

Waterloo Campus Programs

Faculty of Arts Programs

Degree Program Overall Cut-Off Average (Final)

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

  • Ancient Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology and Heritage Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film Studies
  • French
  • Geography
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • Languages
  • Medieval Studies
  • North American Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Religion and Culture
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Women and Gender Studies
73%

Bachelor of Arts (BA) with Management Option

  • Ancient Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology and Heritage Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film Studies
  • French
  • Geography
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • Languages
  • Medieval Studies
  • North American Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Religion and Culture
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Women and Gender Studies
80%
Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Master of Arts (MA), with or without the Management Option
  • English
  • History
  • Political Science
86%
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Law (University of Sussex) and BA in Political Science (Laurier)
83%
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Geography
  • Geography and Geomatics
  • Geography and Environmental Science
73%
Bachelor of Science (BSc) with Management Option
  • Geography
  • Geography and Geomatics
80%

Faculty of Science Programs

Degree Program Overall Cut-Off Average (Final)

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

  • Applied Water Science
  • Biochemistry/Biotechnology
  • Biology
  • Biology and Chemistry
  • Biology and Mathematics
  • Biology and Psychology
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry and Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science and Mathematics
  • Computer Science and Psychology
  • Computing and Computer Electronics
  • Environmental Science
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
74%

Bachelor of Science (BSc) with Management Option

  • Applied Water Science
  • Biochemistry/Biotechnology
  • Biology
  • Biology and Chemistry
  • Biology and Mathematics
  • Biology and Psychology
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry and Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science and Mathematics
  • Computer Science and Psychology
  • Computing and Computer Electronics
  • Environmental Science
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
80%
Bachelor of Science (BSc), with or without the Management Option
  • Chemistry and Physics
80%
Bachelor of Science (BSc), with or without the Management Option
  • Health Sciences
83%
Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin), with or without the Management Option
  • Kinesiology
83%
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
74%
Bachelor of Arts (BA) with Management Option
  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
80%
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Bachelor of Science (BSc) / Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Business Administration and Computer Science double degree
  • Business Administration and Financial Mathematics double degree
91%

Lazaridis School of Business and Economics Programs

Degree Program Overall Cut-Off Average (Final)

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

  • Business Administration
89%

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Bachelor of Science (BSc) / Bachelor of Arts (BA)

  • Business Administration and Computer Science double degree
  • Business Administration and Financial Mathematics double degree
91%
Bachelor of Arts (BA), with or without Management Option
  • Economics
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Economics and Financial Management
  • Applied Economics (no Management Option)
84%
Bachelor of Business Administration (Laurier) and Bachelor of Computer Science or Bachelor of Math (Waterloo)
  • Business Administration and Computer Science double degree (with the University of Waterloo)
  • Business Administration and Mathematics double degree (with the University of Waterloo)

93%*

*Note: Applicants to double-degree programs with the University of Waterloo, who have a 93.0%–94.9% average, will automatically be entered into a special review process by faculty at Laurier.

Faculty of Music Programs

Overall Cut-Off Average (Final)

  • Bachelor of Music (BMus): 75% + successful audition
  • Bachelor of Music (BMus) in Community Music: 75% + successful audition
  • Bachelor of Music (BMus) with Management Option: 80% + successful audition
  • Bachelor of Music (BMus) in Community Music with Management Option: 80% + successful audition

Waterloo Lutheran Seminary Programs

Overall Cut-Off Average (Final)

  • Christian Studies and Global Citizenship (BA): 70%
  • Christian Studies and Global Citizenship (BA) with Management Option: 80%

Brantford Campus Programs

Faculty of Human and Social Sciences Programs

Program Overall Cut-Off Average (Final)
  • Community Health (BA)
  • Criminology (BA)
  • Game Design and Development (BFAA)
  • Health Administration (BA)
  • Public Health (BASc)
70%
  • Psychology
74%
  • Combined LLB (University of Sussex) and BA in Criminology (Laurier)
83%

Lazaridis School of Business and Economics Programs

Overall Cut-Off Average (Final)

  • Bachelor of Business Technology Management (BBTM): 80%

Faculty of Liberal Arts

Program Overall Cut-Off Average (Final)
  • Digital Media and Journalism (BA)
  • Human Rights and Human Diversity (BA)
  • Indigenous Studies (BA)
  • Law and Society (BA)
  • Society, Culture and Environment (BA)
  • Youth and Children's Studies (BA)
70%
  • English (BA)
  • History (BA)
73%
  • Combined LLB (University of Sussex) and BA in Law and Society or Human Rights and Human Diversity (Laurier)
83%
  • User Experience Design
70%

Faculty of Social Work Programs

Overall Cut-Off Average (Final)

  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW): 80%

Contact Us:

Recruitment and Admissions

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

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