Admission Requirements & Application Details for College Transfer Student

General Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission as a College Transfer Student, you must have completed a minimum of one year of community college studies since leaving high school. 

Admission requirements vary depending on whether you are applying to a program with a college transfer pathway (an agreement between Lakehead University and colleges for entry into specific programs). 

College transfer applicants who are applying to a program that does not have a college transfer pathway are eligible for admission consideration if they have:

  • Completed a minimum of 1 year of full-time academic studies at an accredited community college since leaving high school;
  • Completed the appropriate program-specific prerequisite courses; and
  • Achieved a minimum overall average of 70%. 

In addition to the General Admission Requirements, please also review the Program Specific Pre-requisites to determine what particular courses you will require from your academic background.  

Program Specific Requirements

To determine your program-specific prerequisite requirements, choose from the drop-down menus below:

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Note: If you are applying to a program to which we have a college transfer pathway, you are not required to satisfy the Program-Specific Prerequisites as noted above. 

How to Apply

To apply to any undergraduate program offered at Lakehead University (excluding the Two-Year Bachelor of Education, Juris Doctor or One-Year Honours Bachelor of Social Work programs), the application form used will vary on the number of courses you intend to complete during your time at Lakehead University.

For full-time studies: (four or more full course equivalents)  
---> Apply through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre on the 105 Application Form 

For part-time studies: (less than three and one half courses) 
---> Apply through the Lakehead University Undergraduate Application Form

Required Documentation

Applicants are to submit the following required documentation as part of the application process.

  1. Official Transcripts
  2. Course Descriptions (excludes Engineering college transfer applicants and applicants applying through a pathway agreement)
  3. Language Proficiency Requirements (if applicable)
  4. Consent Form & Reference Letter (Nursing transfer applicants only)

Applicants to Music or Visual Arts program(s), please refer to additional information here

Transfer Credit

If you are applying to a program that does not have a college transfer pathway, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit. Transfer credit refers to the number of course equivalents you may be awarded towards your Lakehead degree based on previous (accredited) post-secondary studies at the college level.

Procedures & Eligibility for Transfer Credit:

  1. College transfer applicants who have completed, or partially completed a college diploma, may be eligible for transfer credit. 
  2. College transfer applicants who have completed a college diploma program will be considered for transfer credit as follows:
    1. Three-Year Diploma: For a three-year diploma, with a B (70%) or better cumulative average, or a B (70%) average in the last year of the program, up to 7.5 full course equivalents may be awarded. In exceptional cases, an additional 2 full course equivalents may be awarded.
    2. Two-Year Diploma: For a two-year diploma, with a B (70%) or better cumulative average, or a B (70%) average in the last year of the program, up to 5 full course equivalents may be awarded. In exceptional cases, an additional 2 full course equivalents may be awarded.
    3. One-Year Certificate/Diploma: For a one-year certificate/diploma, with a B (70%) or better cumulative average, up to 2 full course equivalents may be awarded.
      1. One-year certificates will be evaluated on an individual basis for transfer credit. If the certificate coursework is deemed to be equivalent to high school level coursework, transfer credit will not be granted. 
  3. College transfer applicants who have partially completed a college diploma program will be considered for transfer credit as follows:
    1. Partially Completed Three-Year Diploma: For a three-year diploma where only two full years have been completed, with a B/70% cumulative average, or B/70% average in the last year of the program, a maximum of 5 full course equivalents may be awarded.
    2. Partially Completed Two-Year DiplomaFor a two-year diploma where only one full year has been completed, with a B/70% cumulative average, or B/70% average in the last year of the program, a maximum of 2 full course equivalents may be awarded.
  4. A minimum grade of B or 70% must be achieved in diploma courses in order for transfer credit to be considered.
  5. Transfer credit is granted according to appropriateness of the college program, admission requirements of degree and academic achievement in relevant courses. Specific courses for transfer credit will be determined on an individual basis. For some programs, the transfer credits may be unspecified credits that can be used towards fulfilling elective requirements.
  6. The amount of transfer credit received depends on a number of factors including grades, previous course work, the program applied to at Lakehead University. 
  7. Official transcripts, document evaluation fee and institutionally prepared course descriptions must be submitted to Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions in order to process the transfer credit request. A transfer credit assessment will not be performed until these have been received. (Course descriptions are not required for articulation agreements).
  8. Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions administers the awarding of transfer credits. Results of the transfer credit assessment can be found on the "For Applicants" tab of myInfo under "My Transfer Credits".
  9. Students are encouraged to regularly visit their Lakehead University myEmail and/or myInfo accounts to check the status of their transfer credit assessment request.
  10. A minimum of 3 weeks from the date of receipt of all documentation (ie: official transcripts, course descriptions) is required by Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions to complete a transfer credit assessment.

In-progress transcripts or unofficial copies can be uploaded to your myInfo account using the Document Upload feature found under the Applicant tab. 

Final official transcripts must be mailed to:
Lakehead University - Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1 

Additional information about 
Transfer Credits is available. For more information, please refer to Turning Your Diploma into a Degree

Important Deadline Dates

For College Transfer Applicants:

Recommended Application Deadline

March 1, 2018

Applications will still be accepted after this date pending space availability.

Deadline to Accept Offer 

May 4, 2018

Deadline to Submit Confirmation Deposit Payment

June 1, 2018

Deadline to Meet Admission Conditions & Submit Final Official Transcripts

July 6, 2018 (for Domestic Applicants)
July 13, 2018 (for International Applicants)