Online Learning and Letters of Permission:


Whether you are interested in completing a program of study online or taking a few online courses, Lakehead University welcomes you to explore the online learning options available. You do not necessarily have to be a Lakehead student to enrol in online courses. You could be at another institution wishing to fulfil your program requirements by complementing your studies with Lakehead University courses – this is referred to as a Letter of Permission. Alternatively, you can also apply for admission to become a student at Lakehead.

Lakehead University offers the following options fully online:

Throughout the year, Lakehead also offers many online courses, in over 25+ subjects, that can be used towards our comprehensive range of programs or for interest sake or even towards your program requirements at another institution. No matter your preference, Lakehead offers you a flexible online solution that will allow you to further your education in a way that best fits your life.

For more information on the application procedures, please select one of the following options:

Next Steps

After you have applied and received confirmation of your admission, your next steps include:

  1. Register for Your Course(s)
    Once you have been admitted to the University, you can register for your course(s) once registration opens for a particular term. Generally, registration opens in mid-June for Fall/Winter courses and February for Spring/Summer courses.

    The first step is for you to review the Timetable to see what courses are offered and when so you can plan your registration in advance. In the Timetable, under “Method” you will identify online courses as “WEB”.

    You will register using the student information portal, myInfo. Your username/password to myInfo will be sent to you in your Acknowledgement Letter when you first apply to Lakehead.  

    If you are taking a course(s) on a Letter of Permission, there may be prerequisites for that particular course. In this case, you will need to contact the Program Chair of the department offering that course to discuss your registration.

    If you need help along the way, contact Enrolment Services – Academic Advising, Records and Registration at or (807) 343-8675.

  2. Pay Your Fees
    Once you have completed your course registration you will notice within your myInfo account a tab called “My Financial Profile” with “My Account Info.” Here you will find the summary of fees in which you owe.

    If you need help along the way, contact Student Accounts at or (807) 343-8140.

  3. Order Your books
    You can order the books for your online courses either online or visit the Bookstore.

  4. Become Familiar with Your Online Learning Environment
    Lakehead uses D2L (Desire2Learn) as its online learning management system for fully online courses. You will login to your course(s) here: You should familiarize yourself with our FAQ and Terms and Conditions prior to logging in as well as completing a System Check

  5. Take Advantage of our Support Services
    Explore the services that Lakehead University has to offer, Student Awards & Financial Aid, Student Accessibility, Student Success Centre and more. Even though you may not be physically on campus, we are here to help you along the way.

Contact Us

For those completing a course on a Letter of Permission, once that course has finished, contact Enrolment Services – Academic Advising, Records and Registration to order your final transcript so that your home institution can update your transcript. Enrolment Services – Academic Advising, Records and Registration can be reached by phone at (807) 343-8675 or by email at: