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Requirements for Admission to Undergraduate Degree Programs

The following admission guidelines apply to all first-year entry programs.

General Admission Requirements (Ontario Secondary School Requirements)

Completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent;
A minimum of 6 Grade 12 U or M courses, or equivalent, including program specific prerequisite courses;
A minimum 70% overall final average*.

          *Applicants below the entrance average may be considered on an individual basis.

Lakehead University recognizes that not all applicants are directly from high school. The following outlines the different applicant types and requirements by those applicant types:

 High School Student

A High School Student is:
- currently attending high school on a full-time basis or has recently graduated
- has not completed any post-secondary studies at another institution

University/College Transfer Student

A University/College Transfer Student:
- has completed a minimum of 1 year of full-time academic studies at an accredited community college since leaving high school, with a minimum overall average of B/70% or equivalent
and/or
- has attended a university and successfully completed university level course work since leaving high school/college, with a minimum overall average of C/60% or equivalent
and
- successfully meets the minimum program specific preparatory course prerequisites at the Grade 12U or M level or equivalent*

Note: 
Students who have completed a college diploma or university credits will be considered under the category of "III Requirements for Admission to Degree Programs with Transfer Credit".

Mature Student

A Mature Student:
- is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
- has not been engaged in full-time studies for at least 2 years
- has attempted less than 1 full year of academic studies at an accredited community college
- has no prior university enrolment
- does not meet the General Admission Requirements

and successfully meets the minimum program specific preparatory course prerequisites at the Grade 12U or M level or equivalent*

- is considered by the Admissions Committee to hold promise of academic success (At the request of the Admissions Committee, Mature Student applicants may be required to submit an Admissions Profile**). Please contact Enrolment Services – Undergraduate Admissions for details.

**The Admissions Profile provides the applicant with the opportunity to detail his/her skills and experience which demonstrates his/her potential for success at university. Please contact Enrolment Services – Undergraduate Admissions for more information.

Visiting Student

A Visiting Student:
- is a student who is currently attending another university and wants to take courses on a Letter of Permission or as an Exchange Student
- meets the course prerequisite/minimum required average requirements for specific courses/programs

Extraordinary & Special Consideration Admissions

The University is prepared to consider applicants for admission who have not attended an educational institution on a full-time basis for two years prior to their admission because of reasons beyond their control. Applicants will be interviewed by Enrolment Services – Undergraduate Admissions. Each case is considered on its own merits.
The University is prepared to consider bright young students for admission to one degree course while registered in Grade 12 U or M courses, providing they attained a minimum 80% average in a Grade 12 U or M course previously. The student must be recommended by his/her principal or school counsellor. Admission to 1 university course as a special student may be considered.
Applicants who lack a required subject for their planned program or major, may be considered if the level of achievement in other subjects is substantially better than average. Each applicant in this category is considered on an individual basis.

Program Specific Prerequisites

In order to be considered for admission to an undergraduate degree program at Lakehead University, applicants must present specific courses, also known as prerequisites, in their educational background. Applicants that are presenting prerequisites from a high school outside of Ontario or another institution should contact Enrolment Services – Undergraduate Admissions.

Program Specific Prerequisites

Program Specific Admission Requirements

For some undergraduate degree programs, typically second-entry programs such as the Bachelor of Education among others, specific admission requirements are required beyond the general admission requirements for the University.

Program Specific Admission Requirements