Admission Requirements & Application Details for Non-Ontario High School Students

General Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission as a High School student, you must be currently attending a high school in a Canadian province other than Ontario on a full-time basis or have recently graduated, and have not completed any post-secondary studies at another institution.

  • Completion of Grade 12 and the Secondary School Diploma;
  • 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.

By province, completion of Grade 12 and the Secondary School diploma includes:
British Columbia/Yukon
General Admission Requirements
  • British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (i.e. Dogwood Diploma);

  • Minimum of 4 Grade 12 courses, including program-specific prerequisite courses and excluding the courses listed below;

  • Minimum 70% overall final average;

  • The following courses do not count towards the above requirements: 
    • Active Living 12
    • Apprenticeship Mathematics 12
    • Art Metal and Jewellery 12
    • Automotive Technology 12
    • Culinary Arts 12
    • Engine and Drivetrain 12
    • Fashion Industry 12
    • Fitness and Conditioning 12
    • Food Studies 12
    • Furniture and Cabinetry 12
    • Housing and Living Environments 12
    • Industrial Coding and Design 12
    • Machining and Welding 12
    • Metalwork 12
    • Remotely Operated Vehicles and Drones 12
    • Textiles 12
    • Woodwork 12
    • Youth Work in Trades 12
    • Any Career Education courses 
Alberta/Northwest Territories/Nunavut
General Admission Requirements
  • Alberta High School Diploma;
  • Minimum of 5 academic Grade 12 courses numbered 30 or 31, including program-specific prerequisite courses;
  • Minimum 70% overall final average 
Manitoba
General Admission Requirements
  • Manitoba High School Diploma;
  • Minimum of five (5) academic Senior courses at the 40S level, including program-specific prerequisite courses;
    • Minimum 70% overall final average
Saskatchewan
General Admission Requirements
  • Saskatchewan Transcript of Secondary Level Achievement (i.e. high school diploma);
  • Minimum of 5 academic Grade 12 courses at the 30-level, including program specific pre-requisite courses;
  • Minimum 70% overall final average
Quebec Private, Quebec (CEGEP)
General Admission Requirements:
  • Candidates completing a minimum of 12 academic semester courses in a DEC program, including program-specific prerequisite courses
  • Minimum 70% overall final average
  • Candidates completing a DEC with a minimum of 24 academic semester courses may be considered for up to one year of advanced standing credit towards completion of their Lakehead degree.
Prince Edward Island
General Admission Requirements:
  • High School Diploma;
  • Minimum of 5 academic Grade 12 courses at the 611 or 621 level, including program specific prerequisite courses; and a
  • Minimum 70% overall final average  
New Brunswick
General Admission Requirements:
  • New Brunswick High School Diploma;
  • Minimum 5 academic credits at the 120, 121 or 122 level, including program-specific prerequisite courses; and a
  • Minimum 70% overall final average
Newfoundland & Labrador
General Admission Requirements:
  • Newfoundland & Labrador High School Diploma;
  • Minimum of 10 academic Grade 12 credits at the 3000 level, including program specific prerequisite courses; and a
  • Minimum 70% overall final average
Nova Scotia
General Admission Requirements:
  • Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma;
  • Minimum of 5 academic or advanced Grade 12 courses, including program-specific prerequisite courses;
  • Minimum 70% overall final average

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.  

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 attending a high school outside of Canada or previously attended a high school outside of Canada, you will:

--->  Apply through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre on the 105 Application Form

Please note: 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. 

Required Documentation

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

  1. Official Transcripts
  2. Language Proficiency Requirements (if applicable)
  3. Audition & Theory Test (Music applicants only)
  4. Art Portfolio (Visual Arts applicants only)


Transcript Information for Out-of-Province High School Applicants:

Secondary School Transcripts
You will need to contact your secondary school's guidance office to make the necessary arrangements for your secondary school grades to be sent directly to Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions at Lakehead University. To be considered for early admission, you should ensure that an official hardcopy transcript of your grades is sent directly to Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions at Lakehead University as soon as first semester grades are available.

Grades for Secondary School Students in British Columbia:
If you are currently studying at a British Columbia high school, your midterm (May) and final (July) grades will be submitted electronically to Lakehead University via the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC). You will need to provide authorization to the Ministry of Education, Skills & Training in British Columbia to release your academic record to OUAC.

To be considered for early admission, you should ensure that an official hardcopy transcript of your grades is sent directly to Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions at Lakehead University as soon as first semester grades are available. Please request for an official transcript, in a sealed envelope, to be sent directly from your secondary school office to Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions. 

Quebec CEGEP Transcripts:

If you have attended or are currently attending a Quebec CEGEP, you have the option of having your grade information sent automatically from OUAC to the Office of Admissions at Lakehead University. You will need to indicate your Quebec Code permanent in the appropriate section of the application to allow the OUAC to collect and transfer your grades electronically. You will not need to forward hardcopy transcripts from your CEGEP.

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

Advanced Placement

At Lakehead, Advanced Placement (AP) courses and examinations may be used to determine admissibility and the granting of credit or exemption. If you have taken AP courses, click here for further information about score requirements and credits. 

Important Deadline Dates 

For Out of Province High School Applicants:
Recommended Application Deadline

March 1, 2020 

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 1, 2020

Deadline to Meet Admission Conditions & Submit 
Final Official Transcripts

August 7, 2020