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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.

Review the application checklist and deadlines and ensure that your documents are received by the posted deadline. Laurier does not guarantee that applications are assessed if documents are received past the posted deadline.

View Your List of Required Documents

In your LORIS account, you will find a list of documents we require for your application. The list also allows you to confirm when we have received your documents. Laurier does not confirm the receipt of documents by phone or email. 

  1. Log in to LORIS.
  2. Select the "Admissions" tab.
  3. Select "Display Admissions Applications."
  4. You will be brought to the "Application Menu" screen.
  5. Select the link under "Admission Term" to view your "Application Status."
  6. Review your "Application Status" carefully for a list of documents we require for your application and to confirm that we receive your documents.

Upload Documents to LORIS

  1. On the "Application Menu" screen, scroll beneath the "Applications" chart.
  2. Beneath the chart is the section "Upload your application documents."
  3. There will be a list of required documents and an option to upload the corresponding document.
  4. Follow the instructions in LORIS to upload your documents.

You can only submit one file per required document. If one of your requested documents has more than one page, you must combine all pages into one PDF file before uploading. Documents must be saved as PDFs and be no larger than 150 MB.


Transcript Requirements

You must send your official university transcripts to the Education Admissions office. You can request that they are sent through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) or request your university to send your transcript. If you are a current Laurier student, you must also request to have your transcript sent to Education Admissions. We do not receive your transcripts automatically.

If you are a Junior/Intermediate (J/I) applicant taking courses for your teachable subject requirements in the fall term, you must submit another unofficial transcript by January 10, 2022 that shows your updated grade information. 

If you attended a university on an international exchange or Letter of Permission, you must provide an official transcript from the international institution(s) you attended by the posted deadline. You may also be asked to submit course descriptions or an academic calendar from those institution(s) to Laurier.

Do not send secondary school or CEGEP transcripts as they are not evaluated. Community college transcripts are evaluated, with the exception of college/applied degrees, which are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Experience Profile

The experience profile is used as admission criteria. You will find a link to the experience profile in your LORIS account.

To access the form, log in to your LORIS account.

  1. Select the "Admissions" tab.
  2. Select "Display Admissions Applications."
  3. Select the link under "Admission Term" to view your "Application Status."
  4. Review your "Application Status" for your list of required documents. You will see a link to submit your experience profile.

Teachable Requirements Form (J/I Applicants)

Applicants to the Junior/Intermediate (J/I) program must submit a teachable requirements form, which is found in their LORIS account.

In the form, you will self-identify how your undergraduate university courses meet the subject requirements for your teachable.

To access the form, log in to your LORIS account.

  1. Select the "Admissions" tab.
  2. Select "Display Admissions Applications."
  3. Select the link under "Admission Term" to view your "Application Status."
  4. Review your "Application Status" for your list of required documents. You will see a link to submit your teachable requirements form.

Proof of English Proficiency

If your first language is not English, you must provide proof of your English proficiency.

Applicants with International Transcripts/Degrees

If you were educated outside of North America and obtained a degree in a foreign country, you must have all official transcripts translated (as applicable) and evaluated by World Education Services (WES).

You are responsible for the costs associated with the course-by-course evaluation and any translation required. Notarized transcripts are not be accepted and transcripts submitted directly to Laurier are not accepted.

It is your responsibility to send an official paper copy of your WES evaluation to Laurier by the posted deadline.

Note that it can take upwards of six weeks for WES to receive official transcripts from a foreign academic institution. After this point, the WES evaluation can take an additional week or longer to complete. You should begin the evaluation process as early as possible to ensure that Laurier receives your WES evaluation by the posted deadline. Late documents are not be accepted.

Applicants who have concerns about international documentation should contact

Contact Us:

Mailing Address

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


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