Applying to Lakehead University is easy and we are here to help you along the way.

Step 1 – Determine your general admission requirements:

To determine your general admission requirements, select one of the definitions below:

Ontario High School Students
 General Admission Requirements:
  • Completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD);
  • A minimum of 6 Grade 12U or M courses, or equivalent, including program specific prerequisite courses;
  • A minimum 70%* overall final average**

*Higher averages may be required for admission to programs in which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the supply of available spaces.
**Admission averages are calculated using the top 6 Grade 12 U or M courses.  

Other Canadian High School Students
 General Admission Requirements: 
  • Completion of Grade 12 and the Secondary School Diploma (see the Program Specific Prerequisites section for your particular provinces requirements);
  • Program specific prerequisite courses;
  • A minimum 70%* overall final average

*Higher averages may be required for admission to programs in which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the supply of available spaces.

International HS/ College or University
 General Admission Requirements:
  • Successful graduation from an academic secondary school program or equivalent (For most countries, the same academic preparation as is required for university entrance in that country is required for consideration. Refer to Admission Requirements by Country.) 
  • Program specific prerequisite courses;
  • Equivalent of a minimum 70% overall final average (Canadian)

    Note: Meeting the minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.

Canadian College
 General Admission Requirements:

College transfer applicants who are applying to a program that does not have a college transfer pathway are eligible for admission consideration if they have:

  • Completed a minimum of 1 year of full-time academic studies at an accredited community college since leaving high school;
  • Completed the appropriate program-specific prerequisite courses; and
  • Achieved a minimum overall average of 70%. 
Canadian University
 General Admission Requirements:
  • Attended a university and successful completion of university level course work since leaving high school/college;
  • Program specific prerequisite courses;
  • A minimum overall average of C or 60%.
Canadian Bible College
 General Admission Requirements:
  • A minimum overall average of C / 60% or equivalent;
  • College must be accredited by the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE);
  • Successfully meets the minimum program specific preparatory course prerequisites at the Grade 12U or M level or equivalent;
  • If not eligible right out of high school, a minimum of two years of full time studies must be completed at the Bible College.

Step 2 – Determine your program-specific prerequisite requirements for your program(s) of choice:

To determine your program-specific prerequisite requirements, choose from the drop-down menus below:

Program Specific Requirements

Please Select Your Applicant Type

  • Bioinformatics
    Degree:
    Science
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Chemistry, and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 First Peoples, Pre-Calculus 12, Biology 12, and Chemistry 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English, Biology, Chemistry, and Math
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English 40S, Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S, Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, and 1 Additional Academic 40S Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (Grade 12 U English or equivalent) Math (Grade 12 U Advanced Functions or equivalent) Biology (Grade 12 U Biology or equivalent) Chemistry (Grade 12 U Chemistry or equivalent)
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English 120, 121, or 122; 1 Course from: Calculus 120, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, or Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120; Chemistry 122, Biology 122, and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credit Numbered 120, 121, or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201, Advanced Math 3200 or Math 3207, Chemistry 3202, Biology 3201, and 6 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credits at the 3000 Level
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage, Pre-Calculus 12, Chemistry 12, Biology 12, and 1 Additional Grade 12 Academic or Advanced Course
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621, Biology 621, Chemistry 621, Math 611B, and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credit Numbered 611 or 621
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 Semester Courses in English (603 series), Calculus I and Calculus II, 2 Semester Courses in Chemistry (202 series), 2 Semester Courses in Biology (101 series), and 4 Additional Academic Semester Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Chemistry, and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English A30 and B30, Pre-Calculus 30, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course