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To be admissible to Laurier, you must meet both the basic requirements for admission and your program’s specific admission requirements. Program admission requirements are listed on each program page.

Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. After you apply, find out how you can strengthen your application.

Admission Averages

How we calculate your admission average depends on the program to which you are applying. All Science programs, BBA programs (including Double Degrees), and Economics programs include required courses as a part of your admission average. All other programs calculate your admission average using your top six 4U/M courses (or equivalent).

If your program includes required courses as part of your admission average, it is stated in the admission requirements section on the program page.

Please note that we do not round up averages for admission or scholarship purposes. 

Repeated Courses Policy

If you are applying to a program in the Faculty of Science or the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, we consider repeated courses when calculating your admission average.

We use a weighted average of your first and latest course attempts for required courses only. (Required courses are listed in your program's admission requirements). If you repeat a course that isn't required for admission, we use your highest grade.

For all other programs and faculties, we use your highest grade in any repeated courses.

Non-Day School and Online Courses

Laurier accepts courses taken online and outside of day school for admission consideration. These courses must be accredited by your governing ministry of education.

Special Case or Extenuating Circumstances

If recent or present circumstances have impacted your ability to achieve a strong academic standing, you may submit a personal statement to the Recruitment and Admissions office. 

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Basic Admission Requirements

Additional Requirements and Policies by Applicant Type

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Recruitment and Admissions

T: 548.889.8888
F: 519.884.0618