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Join us at Laurier

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

There are two ways you can support your application to Laurier.

Applicant Background Summary Form

At Laurier, we believe extracurricular involvement and personal achievements are important. You can choose to submit extracurricular information that may be used for admission consideration by submitting the Applicant Background Summary (ABS) form after you apply. The form is optional but highly recommended.


  • If you have applied to more than one Laurier program on your OUAC application, you only need to submit the form once.
  • Applicants to the Faculty of Music do not need to complete the form as additional information is collected through the audition process.

How to Complete Your Applicant Background Summary Form

  • Go to the LORIS website. If it’s your first time logging in, follow our instructions to log in to LORIS.
  • Select the "Admissions" tab.
  • Click on the "Applicant Background Summary Form."
  • Follow the steps to complete the form.

Special Cases or Extenuating Circumstances

If recent or present circumstances have impacted your ability to achieve a strong academic standing, email a personal statement to It is your decision to disclose any supporting details.

Note: This is a different review process from the ABS form. Do not include information about extenuating circumstances on your ABS form. These items should be submitted separately.

Submission Deadline

It is recommended that you submit the ABS form within two weeks of applying to Laurier. The last date to submit the ABS form is April 29, 2020. If you submit your application after this date, you will not be able to submit an ABS form.

There is no deadline to submit the personal statement detailing a special case or extenuating circumstance. Applicants are encouraged to submit as soon the personal statement as soon as they are able to. 

Contact Us:

Recruitment and Admissions

T: 519.884.0710 x3385
F: 519.884.0618


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