Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
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Undergraduate Academic Calendar 2011/2012

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Full-Time Studies: Application Procedures and Admission Requirements


The following abbreviations are used throughout this section and are defined as follows:

OUAC Ontario Universities' Application Centre
OSSD Ontario Secondary School Diploma (The diploma implemented in 1984)
OSS Ontario Secondary School Curriculum

M University/College Preparation Course

U University Preparation Course

Application Procedures

  1. Current Grade 12 Students who are enrolled in their senior year at an Ontario secondary school should obtain their PIN # from their guidance office and proceed to apply online, through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website atouac.on.ca. Final and mid-term marks are sent to the OUAC by the secondary school. These marks will be used to make early conditional offers of admission. Applicants must fulfill the requirements outlined on their Offer of Admission and successfully complete the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Note: The University reserves the right to withdraw its Offer of Admission if these requirements are not completely satisfied.
  2. Applicants who are not currently attending an Ontario Secondary School on a full-time basis should complete an application form (OUAC 105) from the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website atouac.on.ca. The applicant is responsible for requesting official transcripts from both secondary and post-secondary schools. The transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution to the Admissions Office at Wilfrid Laurier University. Upon receipt and review of all official transcripts and any supporting documentation, the applicant will be notified of the admission decision.

Admission Requirements - Year 1

Ontario Secondary School Diploma Applicants

Decisions on admission to Year 1 will normally be based on the following criteria:

  1. Completion of the OSSD with six Grade 12U and/or Grade 12M courses. Students must meet the specific program requirements as outlined in the section, Ontario Secondary School Applicants Program Specific Requirements. An overall average of 70 percent on six Grade 12U and/or Grade 12M marks is the minimum required for admission consideration. However, a higher average will be required for admission to individual programs in which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the supply of places available in those programs.
  2. Normally, the admission average will be based on the applicant's best six Grade 12U and/or Grade 12M marks, unless otherwise noted.
  3. In some cases, the university will request: an academic standing based on the applicant's record for the last two or three years in school and/or a recommendation from the secondary school principal.
  4. Laurier provides applicants with an opportunity to submit an Applicant Background Summary (ABS) Form that includes scholarly and extracurricular information. This information may be taken into account during the admission assessment process by the appropriate admissions committee.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum grade requirements for admission to Laurier may be referred to the Conestoga-Laurier Pathways Program.


Admission to Laurier Brantford

Admission to the Brantford campus is governed by the rules and regulations of Wilfrid Laurier University. The applications are administered through the Admissions Office at the Laurier Waterloo Campus. Refer to the section Application Procedures.

For information regarding College Articulation Agreements, refer to University/College Combination Programs in the Brantford Campus section.

All Other Applicants

Students applying from outside Ontario will be required to present evidence of equivalent standing, including those required courses listed in the section Ontario Secondary School Applicants Program Specific Requirements. Academic standings deemed to be equivalent are listed in the previous section Academic Course Equivalencies - Out of Province Specific Requirements.

Admissions Fraud

It is your responsibility to ensure that your application information is truthful, complete and correct. If any information in your application is determined to be false or misleading, concealed or withheld, your application may be invalid and this could result in immediate refusal of further admission consideration, or revocation of an offer of admission and de-registration in all courses at Laurier. Students are required to produce documentation verifying their identity, once on campus.