Admission Requirements & Application Details for Canadian Home Schooled Students

General Admission Requirements

To meet the General Admission Requirements to Lakehead as a student that has been home schooled, you will need the following:

  • Program-Specific Prerequisite courses;
  • A minimum 70%* overall final average

*Higher averages may be required for admission to programs in which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the supply of available spaces.

Lakehead University will consider applicants for 'conditional' admission upon successful completion of the General Admission Requirements. Applicants are encouraged to apply when the application opens. 

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.

Please note: To be considered for a direct from high school entrance scholarship students must complete the SAT before beginning at Lakehead University.

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 high school background.  The pre-requisites can be completed through a high school or correspondence.

Program Specific Requirements

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

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How to Apply

As an applicant that is currently or previously home schooled, you will:

 --->  Apply through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre on the Undergraduate Application Form

Required Documentation

Applicants are to submit the following required documents as part of the application process:

  1. Official Transcripts
  2. Language Proficiency Requirements (if applicable)

Applicants to Music or Media Studies program(s), please refer to additional admission requirements here

Summer School/Night School/Correspondence:
Lakehead University accepts Grade 12 U or M courses, or equivalent, taken through summer school, night school, or correspondence. It is your responsibility to inform Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions of any courses taken outside of regular high school and to ensure that final official grades are received by the transcript deadline listed below.

Important Deadline Dates

For Home Schooled Applicants:

Recommended Application Deadline

March 1, 2024

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

Some programs (e.g. Nursing) have earlier application deadline dates. Ensure that you are checking this site.

Deadline to Accept Offer, and Receive Confirmation Deposit Payment

June 3, 2024

Deadline to Meet Admission Conditions & Submit Final Official Transcripts

August 12, 2024