Admission Requirements & Application Details for University Transfer Student

General Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission as a University Transfer student, you must have completed university level studies since leaving high school. To meet the General Admission Requirements to Lakehead, you will need the following:

  • Attended a university and successful completion of university level course work since leaving high school/college;
  • Program-Specific Prerequisite courses;
  • A minimum overall average of C or 60%.

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 to any undergraduate program offered at Lakehead University (excluding the Juris Doctor, Two-Year Bachelor of Education 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 three and one half courses) 

---> Apply through the Lakehead University Undergraduate Application Form

Required Documentation

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

  1. Official Transcripts
  2. Course Descriptions
  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

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit refers to the number of course equivalents you may be awarded towards your Lakehead degree based on previous (accredited) post-secondary studies at the university level.

Procedures & Eligibility for Transfer Credit:

  1. A minimum grade of 60% (C or equivalent) must be achieved in accredited degree level courses in order for transfer credit to be considered.
  2. Official transcripts, document evaluation fee and institutionally prepared course descriptions must be submitted to Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions in order to process the transfer credit request. A transfer credit assessment will not be performed until these have been received.
  3. Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions administers the awarding of transfer credits. Results of the transfer credit assessment can be found on the "For Applicants" tab of myInfo under "My Transfer Credits".
  4. Up to a maximum of 15 full credits towards a four-year Bachelor's degree program, and a maximum of 10 full credits towards a three year Bachelors' degree program may be granted.
  5. The amount of transfer credit received depends on a number of factors including grades, previous course work, the program applied to at Lakehead University. 
  6. Students are encouraged to regularly visit their Lakehead University myEmail and/or myInfo accounts to check the status of their transfer credit assessment request.
  7. A minimum of 3 weeks from the date of receipt of all documentation (ie: official transcripts, course descriptions) is required by Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions to complete a transfer credit assessment.

Official transcripts and institutionally prepared course descriptions must be sent to:

Lakehead University - Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1 

Alternatively you can use the 'Upload Documents' feature in your myInfo account. You will receive a username and password to myInfo, your student information portal, after you've submitted your application. 

Additional information about Transfer Credits is available.

Important Deadline Dates

For University Transfer Applicants:

Recommended Application Deadline

March 1, 2018

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

Deadline to Accept Offer 

May 4, 2018

Deadline to Submit Confirmation Deposit Payment

June 1, 2018

Deadline to Meet Admission Conditions & Submit Final Official Transcripts

July 6, 2018 (for Domestic Applicants)
July 13, 2018 (for International Applicants)