I've Applied. Now What?

You have made a great choice in choosing to apply to Lakehead University! 

Now that you have submitted your application, this is just the beginning of the process. As your application is processed, it is important for you to keep Enrolment Services - Student Central updated with any changes to your application as well as stay on track with your required next steps.

Stay Informed - Your Lakehead Tools

Acknowledgement Email

Within a few days of applying to Lakehead University, you should receive your Acknowledgment Email. Your Acknowledgment Email, which is sent to your personal email that you provided on your application, will allow you to access our student portal. Accessing your student portal is critical. If you have not received your Acknowledgment Email within a few days of submitting your application, please contact Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions. In some instances, your Acknowledgment Email may end up in your spam folder. Be sure to check your spam folder, and be sure to add Lakehead to your safe sender list.  

Student Portal

Information on how to access your student portal can be found in your Acknowledgment Email. Through your student portal you can:

  • Track the status of your application;

  • View your application history;

  • Check the status of your required documentation; and

  • Apply for bursaries


myEmail is your Lakehead University email account. The user name and password to access your myEmail is the same as your student portal. Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions will communicate with you regarding your application only through your Lakehead University email account. Please ensure you check this email account regularly for updates on your application and next steps as well as information on scholarships/bursaries, residence, orientation, and more. 

For each applicant, depending on the programs applied to, the process and requirements can vary which is why staying informed is so important. Please ensure you are checking your Lakehead email account and student portal often.  

In addition to your student portal and myEmail account, Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions will also communicate with you, at times, through paper mail correspondence to the address you have provided on your application. If your address information changes, please notify Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions.

Admission Decisions

Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions extends Offers of Admission on a rolling basis to qualified applicants who have completed an application and submitted all supporting documentation to Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions. Applicants can expect to receive an admission decision within 4-6 weeks of submitting a complete application.

Alternate Offers

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements of their program of choice, but who do meet the General Admission Requirements of Lakehead University, will be automatically considered for an alternate program. Qualified applicants will receive a new Offer of Admission to the program in which an alternate offer is being provided.

Accepting Your Offer of Admission on O.U.A.C.

Applicants who applied on the Undergraduate Application or the Ontario Faculties of Education application must accept their offer using their OUAC account. 

All other applicants are required to accept their Offer using their student portal.  

Paying the Non-Refundable Confirmation Deposit

To reserve a space in your program, you are required to submit your non-refundable confirmation deposit, which is applied to your tuition fees for the upcoming school year, by the deadline date stated in your Offer of Admission letter. For more information, refer to your Offer of Admission letter.