Lakehead University has three intake periods: Fall (September), Winter (January) and Spring/Summer (May/July).
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 2023 (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, and Visual Arts.
January 12, 2023 (Ontario High School Applicants) - EXTENDED
March 1, 2023* (College Transfer Applicants)
March 1, 2023 (International Applicants)
August 31, 2023 (Domestic Applicants)
Deadlines to All Other Undergraduate Programs for Fall 2023 Admission:
Deadline to Apply for Juris Doctor Program: November 1, 2022 - CLOSED
Deadline to Apply for Two-Year Bachelor of Education Program (Thunder Bay & Orillia): December 1, 2022 - EXTENDED
Deadline to Apply for One-Year Honours Bachelor of Social Work & Year 3 of Social Work: December 2, 2022 - CLOSED
Deadline to Apply for Nursing (3- and 4-year Nursing Programs): February 1, 2023 - EXTENDED
Deadlines to Apply for Spring/Summer 2023 Admission:
Deadline to Apply for Spring/Summer Entry (Part Time): April 1, 2023
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.
Deadline to Apply for Winter 2023 (Full Time & Part Time) Admission:
November 1, 2022 (for International Applicants) - CLOSED
December 1, 2022 (for Domestic Applicants) - CLOSED
Other Important Deadlines:
Deadline to Request a Deferral of Admission (Fall entry only): August 31, 2023