Navigating Your Letter of Acceptance
Use this helpful guide to ensure you are following these important next steps: understanding and confirming your Letter of Acceptance.
How to Reserve Your Spot at Lakehead
You've applied to Lakehead and been given a Letter of Acceptance. The next important step to ensuring you're on track to begin your studies is to accept your Letter of Acceptance. Then you can be certain we're reserving a spot for you. Follow these steps to help you through this process:
Walk through your Letter of Acceptance
Your Letter of Acceptance is the official document that will be used when you apply for your study permit, and you will be required to present it when you pass through Canadian customs on your way to Lakehead. It's important that all of the information on it is correct. Read your Letter of Acceptance and verify the following:
The accuracy of your personal information:
Is your name spelled correctly?
Does it match the name on your official travel documents (passport)?
Is your date of birth correct?
Is your address correct?
Is the program listed the one you applied for?
Is the start term for the program correct?
Is the campus location correct?
Take note of the estimated tuition fees here. For details on verifying exact tuition amounts, visit our Tuition & Fees page.
Please take note, all Graduate students are required to register and pay for, three terms per year, until graduation: Fall (September to December), Winter (January to April), and Spring/Summer (May to August).
Read and understand any conditions listed in this section. Be sure you have clear plans to meet these conditions by the deadline also included in this section of your Letter. If you do not understand your conditions or if you have questions, please contact our Admissions team.
Take note of the expiry date. We will hold your spot at Lakehead until this date.
Take note of the length of your program.
Take note of the link to important information for your visa officer.
Here you will find instructions on how to accept your Letter of Acceptance and the deadline to do this.
Take note of your confirmation deposit amount, how to pay it, and the deadline to pay.
Where to go with Questions
If you are unsure about any of the information in your Letter of Acceptance, need to make a correction, or if you have questions, please contact our Admissions teams:
|Accept Your Letter and Pay Your Confirmation Deposit (Undergraduate)|
Now that you have read and understood your Letter of Acceptance, it's time to confirm your letter. This is the only way to reserve your spot at Lakehead.
Accept Online: Your Letter of Acceptance includes instructions on how to officially accept the letter online. This must be done before the expiration date on your letter.
Pay Confirmation Deposit: The amount required to reserve your spot is stated in your letter. For methods to pay your deposit, visit our How to Pay Student Fees page. Include your student number in any transactions or communications so that we can match your deposit with your application.
Academic English Program Students: If you have a language condition and want to take the Academic English Program to meet your condition, you must first accept your Letter of Acceptance. After doing this, contact the English Language Centre to register for the Academic English Program. If you do not want to take the Academic English Program to meet your language requirement, you can submit a recognized language test score such as an IELTS, TOEFL, or Duolingo.
|Accept Your Letter and Pay Your Confirmation Deposit (Graduate)|
|Now that you have read and understood your Letter of Acceptance, it's time to confirm your letter. This is the only way to reserve your spot at Lakehead. Even if you have a Conditional Letter of Acceptance, you can still confirm your spot. Follow the instructions below as a guide:|
You must pay a $1,000 Canadian non-refundable deposit to Lakehead University by the deadline stated in your Letter of Acceptance in order to reserve your seat in the program.
To pay the deposit, click on Confirmation Deposit from the list of Your tasks
Click on the green button to be redirected to our secure payment site.
If you would like to pay by an alternate method, please visit https://www.lakeheadu.ca/students/finances/tuition-fees/paying-fees for available methods. Please note, if you pay by an alternate method, your status will not automatically be updated. Please send a payment receipt to email@example.com so your status can be updated.
Once you have made the confirmation deposit payment, you can click ‘Mark As Complete’ on the confirmation deposit section of your Survey Monkey application portal.
If you require a receipt, you can now view/print a receipt through your MyPortal - MyPortal > Financial Information tab > Student Finance > Account Activity > "Payments" bubble > select receipt number.
If you experience an issue downloading the receipt, please contact the Accounts Office directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Faculty of Graduate Studies cannot provide receipts.