Official Transcripts

You are responsible for sending Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions copies of your official transcripts from all secondary (i.e. high school) and post-secondary institutions that you have attended and are currently attending. Some exceptions apply:

  • College transfer students, One-Year Social Work applicants and Two-Year Bachelor of Education applicants do not need to submit secondary school transcripts.
  • At the request of the Faculty of Engineering, Post-Diploma applicants may be required to submit secondary school transcripts. 
  • Computer Science transfer students should submit a copy of their secondary school transcript if they have completed Grade 12 U Advanced Functions (MHF4U) with a minimum grade of 60%.

What is an Official Transcript?

A transcript is official when it is:

  • Mailed to Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions directly from the institution,
  • Sent electronically to Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions using the OUAC's transcript service, or
  • Delivered by the applicant to Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions in an envelope sealed by the institution. 

How Do I Submit My Transcripts?

Ontario Universities' Application Center (OUAC) Applicants:

I applied using the Undergrad (105) or Teaching (TEAS) application:

You are encouraged to send your transcripts electronically using the OUAC's transcript service. You can request to have your transcripts sent electronically using your OUAC account. This service is available to applicants who have attended a (an):

  • British Columbia high school, 
  • British Columbia college (Douglas College only),
  • British Columbia university (Kwantlen Polytechnic University only), 
  • Ontario high school,
  • Ontario college (excludes the Royal Military College of Canada),
  • Ontario university, and
  • Quebec CEGEP.

Alternatively, you can request each of your previously attended institutions to mail us an official copy of your transcript. Our mailing address is:

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

I applied using the Undergrad (101) application:

You do not need to order transcripts. Your grade information is sent to us electronically from your guidance counsellors. If you decide to enrol in courses outside of regular high school (e.g. night school, summer school, etc.), you will need to send us proof of enrolment (shows that you are registered in a course), as well as a final transcript. Our mailing address is listed above. You can email an electronic copy of your proof of enrolment to studentcentral@lakeheadu.ca

All Other Applicants:

Request each of your previously attended institutions to mail us an official copy of your transcript. Our mailing address is:

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

Submitting Copies of Foreign Transcripts:

If you have studied outside of Canada or the United States, please refer here for additional information about the submission of foreign transcripts

Juris Doctor applicants:

If you are applying for the Juris Doctor program, please refer here for instructions on how to submit transcripts.

Submitting Unofficial Documents for a Conditional Assessment:

You can submit unofficial copies of your transcripts using the document upload tool in myInfo. We may be able to grant you a conditional Offer of Admission based on these documents. You will be required to submit final official copies.

If you are currently completing high school in a Canadian province other than Ontario, you are encouraged to submit the predicted grades form.  

What is a Final Official Transcript?

A transcript is final and official when all of the following apply:

  • It displays all of your final grades and proof of degree/diploma (if applicable), 
  • It was:
    • Mailed to Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions directly from the institution,
    • Sent electronically to Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions using the OUAC's transcript service, or
    • Delivered by the applicant to Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions in an envelope sealed by the institution. 

Common Issues with Transcript Requests That Will Delay Your Assessment

  • Some high schools, colleges and universities do not list in-progress courses on the transcript. If that is the case, you must have the registrar or guidance counsellor submit a letter that displays the courses you are currently registered. Follow up with your institution before requesting to have a transcript sent to us. 
  • Ensure that your proof of diploma or degree is stated on the transcript along with the date it was conferred. If you order your transcript too early, this information will be missing. Follow up with your institution before requesting to have a transcript sent to us.