The application for Winter 2024, Spring 2024, and Fall 2024 will open on September 21, 2023.
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 2024 (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 15, 2024 (Ontario High School Applicants)
March 1, 2024 (College Transfer Applicants)
March 1, 2024 (International Applicants)
August 31, 2024 (Domestic Applicants)
Deadlines to All Other Undergraduate Programs for Fall 2024 Admission:
Deadline to Apply for Juris Doctor Program: November 1, 2023
Deadline to Apply for Two-Year Bachelor of Education Program (Thunder Bay & Orillia): December 1, 2023
Deadline to Apply for Diploma in Technological Education Program (Thunder Bay & Orillia): December 1, 2023
Deadline to Apply for One-Year Honours Bachelor of Social Work & Year 3 of Social Work: December 8, 2023
Deadline to Apply for Nursing (3- and 4-year Nursing Programs): February 1, 2024
Deadlines to Apply for Spring/Summer 2024 Admission:
Deadline to Apply for Spring/Summer Entry (Part Time): April 1, 2024
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 2024 (Full Time & Part Time) Admission:
November 1, 2023 (for International Applicants)
December 1, 2023 (for Domestic Applicants)
Other Important Deadlines:
Deadline to Request a Deferral of Admission for Fall 2023 (Fall entry only): August 31, 2023 - EXTENDED until September 18, 2023
Deadline to Request a Deferral of Admission for Fall 2024 (Fall entry only): August 31, 2024