Admission Requirements & Application Details
Submitting Required Admissions Documents:
Applicants can use the document upload to send us copies of your transcripts and other required information. If you applied using the Ontario Universities' Application Centre, use their transcript request service to send us your transcripts, if possible.
Regarding final official transcript requests, use the OUAC or have your institution email them to us at email@example.com. If we require a password to access your electronic transcript, be sure to email firstname.lastname@example.org the password. Include your full name and student ID (if possible) in the email.
What kind of applicant are you?
Check the general admission requirements along with the prerequisites for your program(s) of interest by selecting the kind of applicant that best represents you. Note: Admission requirements vary depending on your current/previous academic background.
For a quick and easy way to determine what kind of applicant you are, click here.
- Ontario High School Student
- Non-Ontario High School Student (all other provinces, except Ontario)
- International Baccalaureate (IB) Student
- Advanced Placement (AP) Student
- Home Schooled Student
- College Transfer Student
- University Transfer Student
- International Student
- Mature Student
- Returning Lakehead Student
- Visiting (i.e. Letter of Permission) Student
- Bible College Transfer
- Certificates and Special Student Programs (i.e. Interest Courses and Online Courses & Degrees)
Admission Requirements for Specialty Programs
Regardless of your academic background, we offer several specialty programs. Please review the following general admission requirements for further details.
- Law (Juris Doctor)
- Bachelor of Education Professional Program (Consecutive)
- Additional Qualifications
- One-Year Honours Bachelor of Social Work and Year 3 Honours Bachelor of Social Work
- Indigenous Nursing Entry Program
- Indigenous Transition Year Program
- Indigenous STEM Access Program
- English Language Centre
The Senate of Lakehead University reserves the right to change regulations, programs and course requirements, as outlined above, without prior notice. Programs of study and course descriptions can be found in the Lakehead University Calendar located at mycoursecalendar.lakeheadu.ca
Note: Should your academic background not reflect your true potential for success, the Academic Support Access Program acts as an entryway for students whose academic average falls slightly below the required admission average. Applicants are automatically considered for admission to the Academic Support Access Program, subject to program eligibility.