Choosing a university also means choosing a new community, and maybe even a new country! Whether you're on campus in person or living the Golden Hawk life at home, you'll be part of a community that is thriving and connected. By choosing Laurier for your education, you are choosing a safe and welcoming campus in a vibrant city centre to call home, while also getting a world-class education.
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The deadline to accept your offer of admission through OUAC is June 3, 2024, unless a different deadline is listed on your offer . Make sure you understand the terms and conditions of your offer. If you fail to satisfy any of your offer conditions, your offer of admission will be changed to another program or rescinded.
If you plan to attend summer school to upgrade your courses and satisfy your offer conditions, you must let us know by submitting the Summer School Registration Notification form. It is your responsibility to make sure we receive your updated grades.
Send in your official, final documents by July 15, 2024, or the deadline stated on your offer of admission, if applicable. If you’re currently studying in an Ontario high school, your school will send us your final transcripts automatically.
Scholarships and bursaries are available through funding that Laurier has set aside to help you fund your education with us. We offer several awards all with different criteria to help you get one step closer to your dreams, whether you are a high school student attending university for the first time, or a transfer student expanding your knowledge.
You should also take advantage of the other application-based scholarship opportunities available to you.
Based solely on financial need, bursaries are applied directly to your tuition and do not need to be repaid.
High-achieving students will be presented with the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Laurier Scholars Award, an annual entrance scholarship established in 2021, which is worth up to a maximum of $40,000 over four years.
Several scholarships are awarded each year to incoming international students who inspire lives of leadership and purpose in their communities and through extracurricular activities.
Laurier offers additional entrance scholarships which are available to students entering their first year of a full-time program at Laurier who have no previous attendance at postsecondary educational institutions (university or college).
Descriptions of Laurier’s awards opportunities are listed on the Student Awards Search Engine, and each description indicates if it is an award or a scholarship, as well as the eligibility criteria for each.
Every year, you can apply for competitive scholarships, awards, and bursaries by completing an online student profile about yourself. Awards are granted based on the information you provide, including your interests, involvement, financial need, academic achievement and more.
In your upper years at Laurier, you will be automatically considered for in-course scholarships based on your Laurier GPA (grade point average). In-course scholarships are valued between $500 and $1,500 annually. In-course scholarships begin at a GPA of 10.0 (approximately 80%) and above.
Residence will most likely be your first community at Laurier, the first people you’ll meet and the first memories you’ll make. Residence life is a great way to get involved and learn about your new home.
First-year residence is guaranteed* to all undergraduate students attending postsecondary for the first time, provided you submitted your application and $600 deposit before June 3, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. The residence application will open in April.
Transfer students can inquire to see if there is space available in residence after June 3.
*While Laurier endeavours to honour its residence guarantee, the university will not be liable for any failure or delay in providing residential accommodation when such failure arises out of any cause or causes beyond its reasonable control. Learn more about our residence guarantee.
Search for accommodations through our partner Places4Students.com and then check out our Laurier Off-Campus University Students (LOCUS) program for how to stay connected to Laurier while living off campus.
Our Laurier 101 team will help you get ready for university life!
Join us for course registration support, summer social events, information webinars, and a chance to connect with your classmates and current students. Your Laurier 101 invitation will arrive in your inbox in early May but watch for opportunities to connect, ask questions, and get a sneak peek into life at Laurier throughout the summer. Whether you have questions about ordering textbooks, want advice on what to pack for residence, or aren’t sure what to bring for your first day of class, our Laurier experts are ready to help.
Course registration opens for incoming students on mid-June 2024.
Whether you are coming directly from high school, transferring from another college or university or getting back to academics after some time off, studying in university may be different than your previous experiences. Many students find they need to upgrade their academic skills or study habits in order to thrive at Laurier. Don’t worry, we’re here to help!
If you received more than 4.0 transfer credits, you may be considered an upper-year student, which means you will register for courses in mid-July. The registration guide contains instructions on how to find your registration time ticket.
Make an appointment with an academic advisor prior to registering for courses. We recommend all transfer students do this, to help plan your program pathways, to determine the best way to utilize any transfer credits received and to help you navigate program and course requirements.
Now that you are officially a Golden Hawk, start exploring our current student website, your one-stop shop for everything Laurier. This site will give you links to important web tools, while also showcasing upcoming events, requirements for your program and so much more!