Admission Requirements and Registration

 

Undergraduate Application Procedure

 

APPLICATION FORMS

Students should apply for admission to programs at Lakehead University and be admitted, before registration may take place.

1. Students in Ontario high schools applying for entry to degree or diploma programs apply on the General Application Form - OUAC 101, which may be obtained from their school and which is directed to the Ontario Universities' Application Centre in Guelph, Ontario.

2. Students not currently full-time Ontario high school students should contact the Office of Admissions and Recruitment for the appropriate application form.

3. When requesting a university application form, candidates should outline their academic backgrounds in the context of admission requirements specified in the University Calendar and specify the Faculty Program and Major to which they wish to be admitted.

Students who have been required to withdraw from another post-secondary institution for academic reasons, are not eligible to be considered for admission for at least 12 months following the date of dismissal. Admission is not automatic. Such applicants must meet the competitive admission criteria specified by the individual program.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

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.

 

REGISTRATION

 

Candidates whose applications have been approved will be notified by an official statement of admission specifying the year level, conditions and credits extended. Candidates who accept the University's offer of admission are asked to advise the University of their intentions, remitting an appropriate deposit applicable against fees, but not refundable if a candidate does not register.

 

Information regarding time and place of registration in September, and option selection, will be sent to admitted students early in the summer. Continuing students will be notified about the early registration process. Counselling services are available throughout the year.

 

Registration is complete when the student's course selection has been approved by the program advisor and the student has paid the first instalment of his/her fees.

 

Every student must register at the commencement of each school year, and acquire a student identification card.

 

PRE-PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

 

Students intending to seek admission to graduate and professional schools on completion of their degree should choose their first degree options in accordance with requirements for admission to these schools.

 

CHANGE OF COURSE AND PROGRAM

Once a student has completed registration, he/she may add or drop courses subject to the approval of the program advisor in accordance with the deadlines published in the Academic Schedule at the front of the Calendar. Changes of program, space permitting, may also be made up to two weeks after the beginning of classes with appropriate approvals. A change of course or program fee may apply. See the Fees section for details of these changes. Registration and course changes at the undergraduate level normally do not require approval, except for those courses which require in-person registration only, as noted on the Timetable. Approval is required for program changes (contact the Office of Admissions and Recruitment) and if a request is made to waive a regulation.

 

ADMISSION AND RE-ADMISSION

 

The University reserves the right to refuse admission to any candidate, and to refuse readmission if the student's academic performance or general conduct has been unsatisfactory. See also General University Regulation I(c).

 

Although 70% is the minimum acceptable average for admission to degree programs, a higher average may be required. (Applicants below this level may be considered on an individual basis.) Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to either the University or a specific program.

 

 

I Requirements for Admission to Diploma Programs

   
 

II Requirements for Admission to Undergraduate Degree Programs

   
 

III Requirements for Admission to Degree Programs with Advanced Standing

   
 

IV Requirements for Admission to Northern Ontario School of Medicine

   
 

V Requirements for Admission to Graduate Degree Programs

   


 

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2007-2008 Calendar version