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 If we require a password to access your electronic transcript, be sure to email the password. Include your full name and student ID (if possible) in the email. 

*Our document upload function is currently unavailable. If you are an undergraduate applicant, please email unofficial admission documents to Include your full name and student ID or OUAC reference number (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.

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.

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

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.