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

Incoming Student Checklist

Make sure you do the following things so you can rest easy. You can also use our Welcome Guide, which is just for students who have been accepted, to help you learn all there is to know about your studies at Laurier. Check your notification of offer email to get started.

Quick Checklist

  1. Learn More About Laurier
  2. Accept Your Offer
  3. Arrange Your Housing
  4. Complete Your Student Registration
  5. Pay Your Fees
  6. Get Ready for September

See additional steps for international students and transfer students.

1. Learn More About Laurier

  • Rewatch your faculty's Virtual Open House to learn more about your program and what life is like as a first-year student.
  • Take a virtual campus tour with our ambassador team.
  • Visit your program page for on-demand content.
  • If you can't find the answers to your questions, contact us at, and we'll make sure you have the answers you need to make a confident decision to accept your offer.

2. Accept Your Offer

3. Arrange Your Housing

4. Complete Your Student Registration

  • Make sure you meet the conditions listed in your offer letter of admission.
    • If you plan to attend summer school to upgrade your courses and satisfy your offer conditions, you must let us know by submitting the Summer School Registration Notification form. It is your responsibility to make sure we receive your updated grades. 
  • Review the Course Registration Guide to determine your program requirements. 
  • Sign-up for a course registration webinar as part of Laurier 101 to learn about how to register for your courses.
  • Course registration opens for incoming students on June 21, 2021 at 10 a.m. ET
  • Send in your official, final documents by July 15, 2021, or the deadline stated on your offer of admission, if applicable.
    • If you’re currently studying in an Ontario high school, your school will send us your final transcripts automatically.

5. Pay Your Fees

6. Get Ready for September

  • Learn about Laurier 101, Laurier's incoming student support program. There is an exciting lineup of events to help you connect with other first-year students, learn more about life at Laurier and get your questions answered before September.
  • Get your OneCard. Your OneCard is your student identification card and bus pass, and it's also how you use your meal plan dollars.
  • Complete Laurier’s Student Self Identification Form. The form is voluntary and gathers information on a range of demographic and identity-related information. Help Laurier identify barriers to equity to ensure future decisions better match the realities of our students.
  • Prepare to move into residence, if applicable.

Fall 2021

Looking for more information on what Fall 2021 will look like as a first-year student? Visit our Future Students Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for our most recent updates. 

International Students

In addition to the above items, you have the following items to add to your checklist:

Transfer Students

In addition to the milestones above, you have the following items to add to your checklist:

  • If you received transfer credits, you may be considered an upper-year student, which means you will register for courses between July 20-24. The registration guide contains instructions on how to find your registration time ticket.
  • Make an appointment with an academic advisor prior to registering for courses. We recommend all transfer students do this, to help plan your program pathways, to determine the best way to utilize any transfer credits received and to help you navigate program and course requirements.
  • You have up to one year following your offer of admission to request a transfer credit reassessment by emailing

Other Helpful Next Steps 

Contact Us:

Recruitment and Admissions

T: 519.884.0710 x3385
F: 519.884.0618


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