New Students

Congratulations on being admitted to Lakehead University! Your hard work, determination and commitment to your studies has paid off.

It's also a time to prepare and ensure you're completing all the necessary steps for a smooth transition to Lakehead. Use this guide below to help you through the coming weeks and months as you plan for your journey to university.

resources and information

A parent and prospective student touring Lakehead University

Accepting your offer

Students getting help in Student Central

You’ve received an Offer of Admission! Your offer will indicate which program you have received admission to, along with key dates and info.

Use this helpful guide to ensure you understand and confirm your offer.

Step 1: Carefully Review Your Offer of Admission Letter & Package

Congratulations! We are excited to welcome you to the Faculty of Graduate Studies at Lakehead University.  Please read your Offer of Admission carefully to ensure that all information is correct. If you believe corrections are required, please contact Your Offer will indicate which program you have received admission to, along with important dates and information. Please ensure the information highlighted in yellow on the screenshot is accurate.

Letter of Acceptance - personal info area

If your offer is 'conditional' with specific conditions outlined, you must satisfy those conditions in order to retain your Offer and spot within the program. Registration typically opens for:
Fall intake - Mid June/early July
Winter intake - Late September/October
Spring/Summer intake - February

We strongly encourage you to meet the conditions outlined in your Offer of Admission before the above applicable date to prevent registration delays. You will not be able to register in any courses until you meet the conditions outlined in your Offer of Admission.



Step 2: Accept Your Offer of Admission

Once you receive your Offer by email, you can accept your Offer of Admission through the Survey Monkey Apply portal that you used to create your application. When you log into the Survey Monkey portal you will see the image below.

Survey Monkey email example

If you select “I’ll Decide Later”, you will see the screenshot below when you log into your account.

Decide later screen

This tells us that you plan to join us so we can reserve your spot in your program. This is a critical step and one that must be followed by the deadline in your Offer. In order for you to register for your courses, you must first accept your Offer and pay the confirmation deposit. 

Admission and registration at Lakehead University are conditional upon full compliance with all Lakehead University regulations and policies, including those respecting fees.

Step 3: Verify Your Acceptance

In addition to accepting your Offer, you are also required to submit your non-refundable confirmation deposit by the deadline stated in your Offer of Admission. This deposit will be applied to your tuition fees for the upcoming school year.

Click on the green button to be redirected to our secure payment site.

If you would like to pay by an alternate method, including online banking, please visit for more information.

Confirmation deposit screen


Please note, if you pay by an alternate method, your status will not automatically be updated. Please send a payment receipt to so your status can be updated.

Step 4: Meeting Your Conditions

If your offer is conditional, you will find the conditions listed in your Offer of Admission email as it appears in the image below under the name of the program and highlighted in green. 


We strongly encourage you to meet the conditions outlined in your Offer of Admission as soon as possible to prevent registration delays. You will not be able to register for any courses until you meet the conditions outlined in your Offer of Admission. 


In order to be considered official, documents must be sent to Graduate Studies directly from the granting institution. Please ensure your degree has already been conferred when ordering your official transcripts. Lakehead transcripts do not need to be sent to us as we can access these records internally.


Your final official transcript and official proof of degree can be sent by mail or email. Please note: emailed transcripts must be sent directly from your institution, with an institutional email address directly to Lakehead University at If you are mailing transcripts, please send them to;

Faculty of Graduate Studies
Lakehead University
955 Oliver Rd
Thunder Bay ON P7B 5E1  Canada

Image that highlights if the offer is conditional

Tuition, fees & funding your education

Your university education is one of the most important investments you will make in your life. So it only makes sense for students to ensure that they're up to date with tuition, fees, available payment methods and financial assistance programs such as the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).

To help you with the costs involved, Lakehead University offers over $11 million in funding each year to new and returning students. While scholarships recognize academic achievement, awards are based on a combination of criteria, including academic merit and financial need.

Tuition & Fees

A guide on Tuition, Fees, Important Dates and how to to pay them.

Graduate Funding

Financial assistance is available in several forms!

About OSAP

A government funded assistance plan designed to assist students.

Housing, accommodations & our campuses

Explore our campuses and review your housing options, meal plans, and residence supports that will help you succeed in your studies.

Our Campuses and Hometowns

Get to know the city and the campus you'll call home.

Residence & Housing

New friends, new home, new adventures! Explore our housing options

Orientation & events

Orientation is an important step in any students journey, but the fun doesn't have to stop there! We have plenty of events for our new students to help guide you as you research your options for studying at university. 

This is your opportunity to learn and ask your questions about admissions, programs, student life, and more!

Future Student Events

Learn and ask questions about admissions, programs, student life, and more.


Online and in-person events to get connected to the campus community

Resources for Indigenous Students

We are dedicated to supporting Indigenous students, faculty, and staff, and to promoting Indigenous knowledge and cultures across campus and beyond. Learn more about the resources we provide to our students here at Lakehead. Discover our resources

Indigenous Initiatives

Available to support any Indigenous student at Lakehead.

Indigenous Initiatives Events

Attend our events.