Application Deadlines for the 2021 Cycle (i.e. January, May, July, or September 2021 entry)

Lakehead University has three intake periods: Fall (September), Winter (January) and Spring/Summer (May/July). The primary intake period is Fall; however, we know that sometimes doesn't work for everyone.

Please refer to the following application deadline dates:

Note: For most programs, applications will still be accepted after the published deadline dates below pending space availability. Applicants are encouraged to apply by the deadline dates whenever possible. 

International applicants, requiring a study permit, are encouraged to apply earlier than the published deadline dates as study permit processing times may vary.

Deadlines to Apply for Fall 2021 (Full Time & Part Time) Admission:

For All Undergraduate Programs*
*Excludes: Two-Year Bachelor of Education, One-Year Honours Bachelor of Social Work, Year Three of the Honours Bachelor of Social Work, Nursing, Visual Arts, and Music

January 15, 2021 (for Ontario High School Applicants)
March 1, 2021 (for College Transfer Applicants)
March 1, 2021 (for International Applicants)
August 31, 2021 (for Domestic Applicants)

Deadlines to All Other Undergraduate Programs for Fall 2021 Admission:

Deadline to Apply for Juris Doctor Program: November 1, 2020 CLOSED 
Deadline to Apply for Two-Year Bachelor of Education Program (Thunder Bay & Orillia): December 1, 2020
Deadline to Apply for One-Year Honours Bachelor of Social Work & Year 3 of Social Work: December 16, 2020
Deadline to Apply for Nursing (Compressed and Collaborative): January 29, 2021 
Deadline to Apply for Visual Arts & Music: March 1, 2021 
Deadline to Apply for Native Nurses Entry Program: April 9, 2021
Deadline to Apply for Indigenous Transition Year Program: April 23, 2021

Other Important Deadlines:

Deadline to Request a Deferral of Admission (Fall entry only): August 31, 2021

Deadline to Apply for Winter 2021 (Full Time & Part Time) Admission:

November 1, 2020 (for International Applicants) STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
December 1, 2020 (for Domestic Applicants)  

Deadlines to Apply for Spring/Summer 2021 Admission:

Deadline to Apply for Spring/Summer Entry (Part Time): April 1, 2021

Please note that we do our best to update the deadline dates webpage as soon as possible. In some instances, it may not be possible to update the website before the application has been closed on the OUAC website or on our internal application. If the application is closed on the OUAC website, it is truly closed for the current cycle. If the program is not listed on our internal application, it is also closed for the current cycle.