Undergraduate Admission Requirements by Country

Lakehead University welcomes applicants from all across the world. 

To be considered for admission to Lakehead University, please refer to the country in which you completed your secondary school studies or the type of education you received internationally for the admission requirements:

British-Patterned Education

Applicants will be considered for admission provided they:

  • Possess the (International) General Certificate of Secondary Education with:
    • Passes in at least five subjects:
      • Two of which must be at the Advanced Level (G.C.E.)
        • Two subjects at the Advanced Supplementary (A.S.) Level may be substituted for one subject at the Advanced Level. 
        • For example, 4 Advanced Supplementary (A.S.) Level courses equal two A Level Courses. 
      • The remaining three passes may be at the Ordinary Level (G.C.S.E.)
    • Acceptable standing must be achieved in all subjects
  1. Applicants may apply for admission in the year they will be sitting for their final A-Level examinations provided they can present excellent grades in their O-Level examinations and strong predicted A-Level results.
  2. With the exception of the Faculty of Engineering, for all other programs that require "Mathematics" as a prerequisite, AS-Level Mathematics is required.

  3. Applicants presenting A-Level examinations with a minimum grade of "C" may be considered for advanced standing.

  4. In addition to the above, applicants interested in the four year Bachelor of Engineering degree program must complete the following prerequisite courses:
    • A-Level Mathematics
    • A-Level Physics 
    • A-Level Chemistry is preferred; however, AS-level Chemistry will be accepted 
    • O-Level English 
  5. To satisfy the English prerequisite requirement, applicants must posses one of the following English courses:
    • A-Level Literature in English 
    • AS Level Literature in English
    • O-Level Literature in English 
    • A-Level English Language
    • AS Level English Language 
    • AS Level Language and Literature 
    • A-Level English as a Second Language (ESL)
    • AS-Level ESL 
  6. We do not accept the following courses:
    • O-Level English Language
    • O-Level First Language English
    • O-Level ESL
  7. International Baccalaureate (IB) Program
    International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme applicants who achieve their diploma with a total score of at least 24 may be eligible for admission. Three Higher Level subjects must be completed. Prerequisite courses can be presented at either Standard Level or Higher Level. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission. Some of our competitive programs may require a total score greater than 24.
    Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)
    Applicants will be considered for admission provided they submit an Accepted Secondary Certificate. Acceptable Secondary Certificates include:
    1. A Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Diploma and Secondary Education Certificate that:
      • Is offered by the Caribbean Examinations Council
      • Includes a total of at least six (6) units
      • And includes all subjects required for admission to a specific program
    2. A Secondary School Certificate awarded by the Jamaica Ministry of Education
    3. A Bermuda Secondary School Certificate
    4. A General Certificate of Education (please review the qualifications required for British-Patterned Education.
    French-Patterned Education
    To be considered for admission from the French-Patterned Education system, applicants must: 
    1. Have completed the Baccalaureat/ Baccalaureat General/ Diplome de Bachelier do l’Enseignment du Second Degree/ Option Internationale du Baccalaureat 
    2. Have achieved the overall ranking of "good" in all subjects required for admission to a specific program.
    French Patterned Education regions include:
    Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, France, French Guiana, Gabon, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, Togo, and Tunisia.
    China
    Applicants educated in China will be considered for admission provided they:
    1. Present a Graduation Certificate awarded by a senior (upper) middle school or by the Unified National University Entrance Examinations
    Students that have studied at the secondary school level in a Canadian curriculum school (such as Maple Leaf Schools) must meet the high school/secondary school admission requirements for the Canadian province in which the curriculum covers.
    Ghana and Nigeria
    Applicants will be considered for admission provided they submit either:
    1. The Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (SSCE) or; 
    2. The Senior School Certificate with WAEC Exam Results.
    The certificate and results submitted must be issued directly from WAEC, or  applicants may submit the PIN from a Scratch Card so that our Admissions Office can verify the WAEC results are reported by the applicants Senior Secondary School.  All other copies will not be accepted.
     
    Further Mathematics is required for Engineering and Science programs. 
    India
    Applicants will be considered for admission provided they present one of the following certificates:
    1. A State Higher Secondary Certificate awarded by a State Board of Higher Secondary Education or; 
    2. India and Delhi Senior School Certificate awarded by the Central Board of Secondary Education or; 
    3. Indian School Certificate awarded by the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations

    For applicants who are currently in-progress, please submit:

    • X level exam scores,
    • XI level final mark sheet, and
    • Mid-year or predicated XII results.

    Applicants who have completed Grade X plus a three-year diploma are ineligible for our Engineering programs. 

    United States of America
    Applicants will be considered for admission provided they:
    1. Complete their High School Diploma
      [Grade twelve (12) with a minimum "B" average (GPA of 3.0)]
    2. Submit one of the following official test results with the required minimum scores:
      • The SAT with the following scores:
        Reading* = five hundred and fifty (550)
        Math = five hundred and fifty (550)
        Total score = one thousand and one hundred (1100)
      • The Enhanced Composite ACT with a Total Score of twenty-four (24)
    Lakehead University Institution Code For SAT is 0888
    Lakehead University Institution Code For ACT is 5190*Prior to March 2005, the reading section was known as the verbal section.

    Undergraduate Admission Requirements by Country

    Lakehead University welcomes applicants from all across the world.

    To be considered for admission to Lakehead University, please refer to the country in which you completed your secondary school studies or the type of education you received internationally for the admission requirements:

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