In order for us to assess your eligibility for admission, Laurier requires the following documentation. We may also request additional supporting documents at the discretion of the Recruitment and Admissions office, including academic or English language tests.
Do not wait until the deadlines (listed below) to submit your documents; the earlier we receive your documents, the earlier we can consider you for admission.
Please note that we do not confirm the receipt of documents by phone or email. Use your LORIS account to confirm this information.
In your LORIS account, you will be able to see a list of documents we require for your application, and confirm when we have received them.
How to review your required documents in LORIS:
In many cases, we can make an admission decision using an unofficial, scanned copy of your document(s), which you can submit online through your LORIS account (see instructions below).
How to submit your documents through LORIS:
Note: If you are admitted to the university and accept your offer, you must arrange to have your official final documents sent to Laurier directly from the issuing institution in a sealed and stamped envelope.
Laurier does not confirm the receipt of documents by phone or email. Use your LORIS account to confirm this information.
Note: If you have submitted any required documents via mail and do not see them on your LORIS account, we could still be processing them.
We require your official secondary school transcript and official transcripts from any postsecondary institutions you attended. You can request postsecondary transcripts through OUAC at the time of your application or from the institutions directly. Transcripts for studies in progress can be uploaded electronically to your LORIS account.
Your final postsecondary transcripts must be sent in hard copy directly from the issuing institution, in a sealed and stamped envelope, to:
Recruitment and Admissions Office
Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON, N2L 3C5
If English is not your first language, you will also be required to submit acceptable evidence of your English proficiency to our Recruitment and Admissions office. This may be an official transcript showing a minimum of three years in an institution that teaches in the English language, or a successful English proficiency test score.
If you do not meet our English-language requirements, you can apply to our LEAF program.
If there are any time gaps or periods of time that you have not been enrolled in postsecondary studies since completing high school, you will need to provide a list to account for those periods of time. Ensure you fully complete the “background information” section on the online application. Please include the month and year for each activity.
International students can also provide our International Recruitment and Admissions office with a resume or activity list by email to email@example.com.
If we require course descriptions or course syllabi from your previous postsecondary institution, we will let you know. There is no need to submit them at the time of your application.
If you have previously attended a postsecondary institution, we require detailed information about all postsecondary courses you have taken in order to assess your eligibility for transfer credits. Email these to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Acceptable types of course descriptions include:
We will automatically assess your application for transfer credits when you apply. If you receive an offer of admission, you will be notified at that time of any transfer credits you will receive. You have up to one year following your offer of admission to request a transfer credit reassessment by emailing email@example.com. Review our Transfer Credit Policy for more information on the transfer credit process.
Required documents must be submitted within two weeks from the date you applied.
The deadline to have all official, final documents to our International Recruitment and Admissions Office is July 15 for a September (fall term) start, unless otherwise stated on your offer of admission letter.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to communicate when your documents will be arriving. Your offer of admission may be withdrawn if we do not receive your documentation by the deadline.
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