Accepting Your Offer Checklist

Congratulations on being admitted to Lakehead University! Your hard work, determination and commitment to your studies has paid off. 

To ensure a smooth transition to Lakehead University, please read through the following steps carefully:

Step 1: Carefully Review Your Offer of Admission Letter & Package

We know it is an exciting time, but, please read your Offer of Admission carefully. Your Offer will indicate which program(s) you have received admission to, along with important dates and information.

If your offer is 'conditional' with specific conditions outlined, you must satisfy those conditions in order to retain your Offer and spot within the program. All conditions of your Offer must be successfully met as detailed and by the specific dates. Failure to meet your admission conditions will result in your Offer being withdrawn. If you intend to complete any of these conditions by taking summer school or correspondence courses, please let us know. You are responsible for ensuring that official notification of your mid-term and final marks are received by the deadline stated in your Offer of Admission letter.

Please keep Student Central informed of any changes in your academic history, current registration, etc.

Step 2: Accept Your Offer of Admission

Once you receive your Offer, you can accept your Offer of Admission - this tells us that you plan to join us so we can reserve your spot in your program. This is a critical step and one that must be followed by the deadline in your Offer.

The following outlines the steps to follow based on how you originally applied to Lakehead:

For OUAC Applicants:
If you applied on the OUAC 101, the OUAC 105,  the Ontario Law Schools, or the Ontario Faculties of Education application you must accept your offer using your OUAC account. For more information on accepting your offer through OUAC, refer to the OUAC FAQ.

You must respond on or before the date indicated in your Offer of Admission as your Offer of Admission will expire after that date. Admission and registration at Lakehead University are conditional upon full compliance with all Lakehead University regulations and policies, including those respecting fees.

For non-OUAC Applicants:
All other applicants are required to accept their Offer using your myInfo account -- select "Accept My Offer".

You must respond on or before the date indicated in your Offer of Admission as your Offer of Admission will expire after that date. Admission and registration at Lakehead University are conditional upon full compliance with all Lakehead University regulations and policies, including those respecting fees.

Step 3: Verify Your Acceptance 

When it comes to your post-secondary education, you don't want to take a chance. It is important you ensure that when you Accepted your Offer that it was received. To ensure that we have received your response, check myInfo, "Track My Application Status".

Refer to the program that you accepted. If the application status states "Offer Accepted", we have received your response and you can continue on to Step 4 below. Refer below for a screenshot. If you are a Juris Doctor applicant, your application status will state "Provisional Accept (law)" or "Firm Accept (law)", not "Offer Accepted".

If you applied using the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC), please note that there is a time delay of approximately 48 hours from when the OUAC sends us your response. As a result, you may not see your response in myInfo right away.

Please note that your responses will be reviewed to ensure that they have been made by the appropriate deadlines as stated in your Offer of Admission letter. 

Step 4: Submit Your Confirmation Deposit 

In addition to accepting your Offer, you are also required to submit your non-refundable confirmation deposit by the deadline stated in your Offer of Admission. This deposit will be applied to your tuition fees for the upcoming school year.

Before proceeding to the instructions below, make sure we have received your response (refer to Step 2 & 3). If you applied using the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC), please note that there is a time delay of approximately 48 hours from when the OUAC sends us your response. As a result, you cannot accept and confirm on the same day using this method. If you would like to accept and confirm on the same day, please try one of these other payment methods found here. We recommend the Internet or Telephone Banking option.

For instructions on how to use the confirmation deposit portal found in your myInfo account, refer below. 

Instructions:

To pay your confirmation deposit,

Step 1: Access your myInfo account. If you cannot access myInfo, use the Account Recovery option. 

Step 2: Ensure you are on the "Applicant" tab.

Step 3: Click on "Pay My Confirmation Deposit"

You should see the following message:

Screenshot of Deposit Payment Page

Step 4: Click "Continue".

Step 5: Select your payment method from the drop-down list and click "Submit". Refer below for a screenshot. 

Step 6: Click "Continue".

Step 7: Complete the payment process, if applicable. 

Verifying That You Have Confirmed:

To ensure that we have received your confirmation, log in to your myInfo account, ensure you are on the "Applicant" tab, and click on "Track My Application Status". Refer to the program that you confirmed a space in. If the application status states "Confirmed with Deposit", we have received your deposit. 

If you use the confirmation deposit tool as outlined in Step 3, your application status will be updated immediately. If you use one of the other options, your application status will not be updated immediately. 

Please note that your responses will be reviewed to ensure that they have been made by the appropriate deadlines as stated in your Offer of Admission letter. 

Screenshot of Confirmation of Deposit