Step 2: Upload Your Documents

Three to five days after you have submitted your online application through OUAC and paid the non-refundable application fee, you'll receive an email from advising you to upload the additional required documentation to the Laurier Online Registration and Information System (LORIS).

Each program requires different documents, so review the application checklist, found on each program page, to ensure you upload all required documents.

Log in to LORIS

To log in to LORIS for the first time:

  1. Go to the LORIS website.
  2. Log in using your nine-digit student ID number and a personal identification number (PIN). The first time you use LORIS, your PIN number will be your date of birth in the format MMDDYY (for example, if your birthday is March 29, 1988, your PIN would be 032988).
  3. After logging in, you will be told your PIN has expired. You’ll need to change your PIN and add security questions to continue.

Locked Out?

If you enter the wrong PIN five times, LORIS will lock you out.

To reset your PIN to your birthdate, email to have it reset.

What is LORIS?

LORIS is a secure self-service site where you can view your application and upload the supplemental materials. Registered Laurier students also use LORIS to add and drop courses, apply for bursary funding, update address information, retrieve tax documentation, review (and accept/decline) any offered financial support, request official Laurier transcripts and more.

Upload Your Supplemental Documents

  1. Log in to LORIS.
  2. Click on the “Admissions” tab at the top.
  3. Click “Display Admissions Applications.”
  4. Click on the program name (hyperlinked) in the application menu.
  5. The supplemental documents required for your application are listed on LORIS. See Common Supplemental Documents below for the technical specifications of your documents.
  6. Click “Browse …” to find the document on your computer that you’d like to submit. Once you’ve clicked “Upload,” the file has been submitted and attached to your application.
  7. Once you have uploaded all of your required documents, click “Review” to verify that your application is complete, and that you have uploaded the appropriate documents in the correct order.
    • You may make changes by browsing for the correct file and uploading it (you will be replacing the incorrect file with the correct file when you click "Upload”). You may review your application as often as needed to ensure that you have provided all of the required documents.
  8. When all of the required documents have been uploaded and you are satisfied with your application, the “Submit my application” functionality will be enabled (hover over the button and you will see it will light up). You are now able to click “Submit my application” to complete the application process. A pop-up box will require you to acknowledge that all information submitted is accurate and complete.
    • If you wish to re-review your application, click “Cancel” and then select “Review” to re-verify that you are ready.
    • If you click “OK” on the pop-up box, you will no longer be able to make changes to your documentation. 

Viewing and Saving Copies

When your application is complete (and submitted), you are still able to view your application and to save a copy for your records.

Confirmation of Receipt

Once your application is submitted, the application is received in real-time and no further confirmation of receipt of application is provided.

General Document Requirements

  • All supplementary documents, including transcripts and test scores, must be in PDF format.
  • The maximum file size is 1.2 MB.
  • Only one PDF can be uploaded per checklist item.
  • Certified, encrypted or password-protected files will not upload successfully, please use the recommendations in the Troubleshooting section to fix the file before uploading it to your checklist.
  • Scan documents in black and white or greyscale (colour scans substantially increase the file size).
  • Scan documents at the lowest resolution that produces a legible copy (300 dpi or under). Review the image after scanning to ensure it is legible.
  • If a document is deemed ineligible or missing critical identifying information, you will be notified by email and asked to upload a new document.

Common Supplemental Documents

Further Help

Find Your Program's Application Checklist

Reference Letters and the Referee Process

LORIS Troubleshooting

Glossary of Graduate Terms

Reference Letters and the Referee Process

LORIS Troubleshooting

Glossary of Graduate Terms