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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.

In order to reserve your place in this program, you must accept your offer of admission through OUAC no later than Sunday, March 15, 2020.

To accept your offer of admission online:

  1. Visit
  2. Log into your application using your OUAC password/PIN and click on “choices/offers.”
  3. Select and accept Laurier’s offer of admission.
  4. Ensure you receive and record your confirmation number.

What's Next?

Webinar for Accepted Students

A webinar for accepted students is happening on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, at 7 p.m. ET. The webinar will discuss answers to common questions about classes, practica, campus life, our faculty members and more. Questions can be asked throughout the webinar using the chat feature.

Register for the webinar to receive a link to join on Feb. 27.

Important Dates and Deadlines

March 15, 2020:

  • Deadline to accept your offer of admission.

June 1, 2020:

  • Deadline to submit the Professional Development School (PDS) Board Placement Form to the Faculty of Education. The form will be available once admission decisions are available.
  • Suggested date to apply through your local police station for a vulnerable sector police record check (vulnerable sector checks are valid for one year only). Once received, a copy needs to be submitted to the Faculty of Education at the mailing address below.
  • Deadline to submit your online residence application and non-refundable deposit (if applicable).
  • Ensure that your device meets the minimum technology requirements.
  • Register for courses online at

June 30, 2020:

  • Deadline to submit your final transcript indicating that your degree has been completed (if applicable) to Education Recruitment and Admissions (see mailing address below).

Aug. 31, 2020:

  • Deadline to submit a copy of the vulnerable sector police record check to the Faculty of Education (see mailing address below).

Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, to Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020:

  • Attend the mandatory Professional Teaching Orientation Week.
  • Specific dates and program details will be sent to incoming students.

Sept. 8, 2020:

  • Attend your first field day at your Professional Development School (PDS) site. 

Other Important Tasks

  • Register with the Accessible Learning Office (if applicable): it is recommended you register once you have confirmed your offer of admission.
  • Register for parking: residence students can indicate they require parking when they apply for residence. Non-residence students can apply for parking when they have registered for courses. Parking passes will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Ensure your computer meets our technology requirements, as outlined below.

Mailing Addresses

Education Recruitment and Admissions
75 University Ave. W.
Waterloo, ON
N2L 3C5

Faculty of Education
Third floor Bricker Academic Building
75 University Ave. W.
Waterloo, ON
N2L 3C5

Technology Requirements

PC or MacBook

  • Runs Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate 32 or 64 bit (preferred). Windows 10 preferred.
  • OS X Yosemite or newer.
  • At least 4 GB of ram (8+ preferred), 100 GB free hard drive space, i5 or i7 processor.
  • Supports wireless 802.11n and preferably is dual-band (2.4 and 5 MHz).
  • Up to date with system updates and runs current antivirus software.
  • Built-in webcam and microphone.
  • Installed and up-to-date Microsoft Office. (Laurier students have free access to Office 365).

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