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

  • Kinesiology
    Degree:
    Kinesiology and Education (PJ)
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1, 1 Course from: Math 30-1, Math 30-1, or Math 31; 2 Courses from: Math 30-1, Math 30-1, Math 31, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course The five-year accelerated option requires an admissions average of at least 75%.
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    Grade 12 U English, 1 Credit in Grade 12 U Math, 2 Credits from: Grade 12 U Chemistry, Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Exercise Science, Grade 12 U Introductory Kinesiology, or Grade 12 U Physics; and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits The five-year accelerated option requires an admissions average of at least 75%.
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1, 1 Course from: Math 30-1, Math 30-1, or Math 31; 2 Courses from: Math 30-1, Math 30-1, Math 31, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course The five-year accelerated option requires an admissions average of at least 75%.
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 First Peoples, 1 Course from: Calculus 12, Foundation of Mathematics 12, or Pre-Calculus 12; and 2 Courses from: Calculus 12, Foundations of Mathematics 12, Pre-Calculus 12, Biology 12, Chemistry, or Physics 12 The five-year accelerated option requires an admissions average of at least 75%.
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English, Math, and 2 Subjects from Biology, Chemistry, or Physics The five-year accelerated option requires an admissions average of at least 75% for high school students, at least 75% for college transfer students, and at least 70% for university transfer students.
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English 40S, 1 Course from: Applied Mathematics 40S, Calculus 40, or Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S; 2 Courses from: Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, Applied Mathematics 40S, Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S, or Physics 40S; and 1 Additional Academic 40S Level Course The five-year accelerated option requires an admissions average of at least 75%.
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (Grade 12 U English or equivalent) Math (Gr. 12 U Advanced Functions or equivalent, Gr. 12 U Calculus & Vectors, Gr. 12 U Math of Data Management, or equivalent) Two Science Courses (Gr. 12 U Biology, Gr. 12 U Chemistry, Gr. 12 U Physics, Grade 12 U Exercise Science, Grade 12 U Introductory Kinesiology, or equivalent) The five-year accelerated option requires an admissions average of at least 75% for mature students, at least 75% for college transfer students, and at least 70% for university transfer students.
    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, Trigonometry and 3-Space 121/122, or Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120; 2 Courses from: Biology 122, Chemistry 122, or Physics 122, and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credit Numbered 120, 121, or 122 The five-year accelerated option requires an admissions average of at least 75%.
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201, One Course from: Calculus 3208, Advanced Math 3200, Math 3201, Math 3204, Math 3205, or Math 3207; 2 Courses from: Biology 3201, Chemistry 3202, or Physics 3204; and 6 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credits at the 3000 Level The five-year accelerated option requires an admissions average of at least 75%.
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage, Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12, 2 Courses from: Biology 12, Chemistry 12, or Physics 12; and 1 Additional Grade 12 Academic or Advanced Course The five-year accelerated option requires an admissions average of at least 75%.
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621, One Course from: Math 611B, Math 621A, or Math 621B; 2 Courses from: Biology 621, Chemistry 621 or Physics 621; and One Additional Academic Grade 12 Credits Numbered 611 or 621 The five-year accelerated option requires an admissions average of at least 75%.
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 Semester Courses in English (603 series), Calculus I and Calculus II or Linear Algebra I and Linear Algebra II, 4 Academic Semester Courses in Science, and 4 Additional Academic Semester Courses The five-year accelerated option requires an admissions average of at least 75%.
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    Grade 12 U English, 1 Credit in Grade 12 U Math, 2 Credits from: Grade 12 U Chemistry, Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Exercise Science, Grade 12 U Introductory Kinesiology, or Grade 12 U Physics; and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits The five-year accelerated option requires an admissions average of at least 75%.
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English A30 and B30, 1 Course from: Foundations of Mathematics 30, Pre-Calculus 30, or Calculus 30; 2 Courses from: Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course The five-year accelerated option requires an admissions average of at least 75%.
  • Kinesiology
    Degree:
    Kinesiology and Education (IS)
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1, 1 Course from: Math 30-1, Math 30-1, or Math 31; 2 Courses from: Math 30-1, Math 30-1, Math 31, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course The five-year accelerated option requires an admissions average of at least 75%.
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    Grade 12 U English, 1 Credit in Grade 12 U Math, 2 Credits from: Grade 12 U Chemistry, Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Exercise Science, Grade 12 U Introductory Kinesiology, or Grade 12 U Physics; and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits The five-year accelerated option requires an admissions average of at least 75%.
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1, 1 Course from: Math 30-1, Math 30-1, or Math 31; 2 Courses from: Math 30-1, Math 30-1, Math 31, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course The five-year accelerated option requires an admissions average of at least 75%.
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 First Peoples, 1 Course from: Calculus 12, Foundation of Mathematics 12, or Pre-Calculus 12; and 2 Courses from: Calculus 12, Foundations of Mathematics 12, Pre-Calculus 12, Biology 12, Chemistry, or Physics 12 The five-year accelerated option requires an admissions average of at least 75%.
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English, Math, and 2 Subjects from Biology, Chemistry, or Physics The five-year accelerated option requires an admissions average of at least 75% for high school students, at least 75% for college transfer students, and at least 70% for university transfer students.
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English 40S, 1 Course from: Applied Mathematics 40S, Calculus 40, or Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S; 2 Courses from: Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, Applied Mathematics 40S, Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S, or Physics 40S; and 1 Additional Academic 40S Level Course The five-year accelerated option requires an admissions average of at least 75%.
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (Grade 12 U English or equivalent) Math (Gr. 12 U Advanced Functions or equivalent, Gr. 12 U Calculus & Vectors, Gr. 12 U Math of Data Management, or equivalent) Two Science Courses (Gr. 12 U Biology, Gr. 12 U Chemistry, Gr. 12 U Physics, Grade 12 U Exercise Science, Grade 12 U Introductory Kinesiology, or equivalent) The five-year accelerated option requires an admissions average of at least 75% for mature students, at least 75% for college transfer students, and at least 70% for university transfer students.
    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, Trigonometry and 3-Space 121/122, or Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120; 2 Courses from: Biology 122, Chemistry 122, or Physics 122, and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credit Numbered 120, 121, or 122 The five-year accelerated option requires an admissions average of at least 75%.
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201, One Course from: Calculus 3208, Advanced Math 3200, Math 3201, Math 3204, Math 3205, or Math 3207; 2 Courses from: Biology 3201, Chemistry 3202, or Physics 3204; and 6 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credits at the 3000 Level The five-year accelerated option requires an admissions average of at least 75%.
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage, Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12, 2 Courses from: Biology 12, Chemistry 12, or Physics 12; and 1 Additional Grade 12 Academic or Advanced Course The five-year accelerated option requires an admissions average of at least 75%.
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621, One Course from: Math 611B, Math 621A, or Math 621B; 2 Courses from: Biology 621, Chemistry 621 or Physics 621; and One Additional Academic Grade 12 Credits Numbered 611 or 621 The five-year accelerated option requires an admissions average of at least 75%.
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 Semester Courses in English (603 series), Calculus I and Calculus II or Linear Algebra I and Linear Algebra II, 4 Academic Semester Courses in Science, and 4 Additional Academic Semester Courses The five-year accelerated option requires an admissions average of at least 75%.
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    Grade 12 U English, 1 Credit in Grade 12 U Math, 2 Credits from: Grade 12 U Chemistry, Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Exercise Science, Grade 12 U Introductory Kinesiology, or Grade 12 U Physics; and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits The five-year accelerated option requires an admissions average of at least 75%.
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English A30 and B30, 1 Course from: Foundations of Mathematics 30, Pre-Calculus 30, or Calculus 30; 2 Courses from: Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course The five-year accelerated option requires an admissions average of at least 75%.
  • Kinesiology (Co-op Available)
    Degree:
    Kinesiology
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1, 1 Course from: Math 30-1, Math 30-1, or Math 31; 2 Courses from: Math 30-1, Math 30-1, Math 31, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    Grade 12 U English, 1 Credit in Grade 12 U Math, 2 Credits from: Grade 12 U Chemistry, Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Exercise Science, Grade 12 U Introductory Kinesiology, or Grade 12 U Physics; and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1, 1 Course from: Math 30-1, Math 30-1, or Math 31; 2 Courses from: Math 30-1, Math 30-1, Math 31, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 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, 1 Course from: Calculus 12, Foundation of Mathematics 12, or Pre-Calculus 12; and 2 Courses from: Calculus 12, Foundations of Mathematics 12, Pre-Calculus 12, Biology 12, Chemistry, or Physics 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English, Math, and 2 Subjects from Biology, Chemistry, or Physics
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English 40S, 1 Course from: Applied Mathematics 40S, Calculus 40, or Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S; 2 Courses from: Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, Applied Mathematics 40S, Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S, or Physics 40S; and 1 Additional Academic 40S Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (Grade 12 U English or equivalent) Math (Gr. 12 U Advanced Functions or equivalent, Gr. 12 U Calculus & Vectors, Gr. 12 U Math of Data Management, or equivalent) Two Science Courses (Gr. 12 U Biology, Gr. 12 U Chemistry, Gr. 12 U Physics, Grade 12 U Exercise Science, Grade 12 U Introductory Kinesiology, 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, Trigonometry and 3-Space 121/122, or Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120; 2 Courses from: Biology 122, Chemistry 122, or Physics 122, and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credit Numbered 120, 121, or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201, One Course from: Calculus 3208, Advanced Math 3200, Math 3201, Math 3204, Math 3205, or Math 3207; 2 Courses from: Biology 3201, Chemistry 3202, or Physics 3204; 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, Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12, 2 Courses from: Biology 12, Chemistry 12, or Physics 12; and 1 Additional Grade 12 Academic or Advanced Course
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621, One Course from: Math 611B, Math 621A, or Math 621B; 2 Courses from: Biology 621, Chemistry 621 or Physics 621; and One Additional Academic Grade 12 Credits Numbered 611 or 621
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 Semester Courses in English (603 series), Calculus I and Calculus II or Linear Algebra I and Linear Algebra II, 4 Academic Semester Courses in Science, and 4 Additional Academic Semester Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    Grade 12 U English, 1 Credit in Grade 12 U Math, 2 Credits from: Grade 12 U Chemistry, Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Exercise Science, Grade 12 U Introductory Kinesiology, or Grade 12 U Physics; and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English A30 and B30, 1 Course from: Foundations of Mathematics 30, Pre-Calculus 30, or Calculus 30; 2 Courses from: Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course