Application Deadlines

We are still accepting applications to many of our programs for Fall 2019 entry. Apply today!

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 2020 (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, 2020 (for Ontario High School Applicants) 
March 1, 2020 (for College Transfer Applicants) 
March 1, 2020 (for International Applicants) 
August 31, 2020 (for Domestic Applicants)

Deadlines to All Other Undergraduate Programs for Fall 2020 Admission:

Deadline to Apply for Juris Doctor Program: November 1, 2019
Deadline to Apply for Two-Year Bachelor of Education Program (Thunder Bay & Orillia): December 1, 2019
Deadline to Apply for One-Year Honours Bachelor of Social Work & Year 3 of Social Work: January 3, 2020 (tentative)
Deadline to Apply for Nursing (Compressed and Collaborative): January 31, 2020
Deadline to Apply for Visual Arts & Music: March 1, 2020
Deadline to Apply for Native Nurses Entry Program: April 10, 2020 (tentative)
Deadline to Apply for Native Access Program: April 24, 2020 (tentative)

Other Important Deadlines:

Deadline to Request a Deferral of Admission (Fall Term only): August 31, 2020

Deadline to Apply for Winter 2020 (Full Time & Part Time) Admission:

November 1, 2019 (for International Applicants)
December 1, 2019 (for Domestic Applicants)  

Deadlines to Apply for Spring/Summer 2020 Admission:

Deadline to Apply for Spring/Summer Entry (Part Time): February 3, 2020 

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.