General Information About Transferring from a College

General Admission Requirements

If you are transferring from an accredited college, you must satisfy the following admission requirements:

  • Completed a minimum of one year of full-time academic studies at your college since leaving high school,
  • Completed the appropriate program-specific prerequisite courses at the high school or college level, and
  • Achieved a minimum overall average of 70%. 

The above requirements only apply to college transfer students who are applying to a degree program that does not have a college transfer pathway/program. Learn more about our specific admission requirements for our college transfer/pathway programs.

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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How to Apply

To apply for full-time studies, please submit your application using the Ontario Universities' Application Centre's 105 Application.

If you are interested in completing part-time studies, please submit the Ontario Universities' Application Centre's Part-Time Application.

Required Documentation & Additional Requirements


You are required to submit official transcripts from all of your high schools and post-secondary institutions (colleges and universities) attended. Learn more about official transcripts and how to send them to Lakehead University

Course Syllabi: 

You are not required to submit course syllabi. If they are needed for a transfer credit assessment, an admissions officer will inform you.

English Language Proficiency Requirements:

You must meet Lakehead University's English language proficiency requirements. Learn more about these requirements and how to satisfy them, if applicable.

Media, Film & Communications or Music Additional Requirements:

If you are applying to our Media, Film & Communications or our Music programs, you will need to satisfy additional requirements. Learn more about the Media, Film & Communications portfolio requirement and the Music audition and theory test requirements

Nursing Consent Form & Reference Letter Requirements:

If you are interested in transferring from another Nursing program (college or university-level) into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Lakehead University, you must complete the Nursing transfer protocol. Learn more about the Nursing transfer protocol.

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 that you may be awarded towards your Lakehead degree based on previous (accredited) post-secondary studies at the college level.

Before referring to the amount of credit, please read the following eligibility requirements. 

Transfer Credit Eligibility:

  1. College transfer students who have completed their certificate or diploma, or who have partially completed their diploma, are eligible for transfer credit. 
    1. Certificates are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Their content cannot be equivalent to high school upgrading. 
  2. Only academic courses completed at an accredited college are eligible for transfer credit consideration. 
  3. Only academic courses with a minimum grade of 70% will be considered for transfer.
    1. Courses with grades less than 70% will not be transferred. 
  4. The amount of transfer credit received depends on a number of factors, including but not limited to: previous grades, course content, and the program applied to at Lakehead University. 
  5. Students entering through our Academic Support Access Program will be considered for transfer credit on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about the amount of transfer credit that you may be eligible for.


Important Deadline Dates

Learn more about our application deadlines and other important dates.