Admission Requirements & Application Details for Mature Students

General Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission as a Mature/Adult Student, you must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who has not been engaged in full-time studies for at least two years and have completed less than one year at a community college. You have never attended a University and do not meet the General Admission Requirements.

To meet the General Admission Requirements to Lakehead, you will need to:

  • Successfully complete the required prerequisite courses at the Grade 12 U or M level, or equivalent, for your program of choice, and
  • Demonstrate academic success to the Admissions Committee:
    • This may involve completing the Mature Student Profile, at the request of the Admissions Committee. The Admissions Profile provides you with the opportunity to detail your skills and experience in order to demonstrate your potential for success at university.  



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 to any undergraduate program offered at Lakehead University as a Mature Student (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 four full course equivalents)

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

Required Documentation

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

  1. Admissions Profile (if requested by Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions)
  2. Official Transcripts
  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

Important Deadline Dates

For Mature Students:

Recommended Application Deadline


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 

May 2, 2022

Deadline to Submit Confirmation Deposit Payment

June 1, 2022

Deadline to Meet Admission Conditions & Submit Final Official Transcripts

July 4, 2022 (for Domestic Applicants)
July 11, 2022 (for International Applicants)