Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne Current Prospectus

Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne Current Prospectus



Language Requirements
If English is not your first language or mother tongue, you should provide evidence of your English language proficiency through one of the entry requirements below.

Academically admissible applicants who do not present appropriate English Proficiency Requirements will be automatically offered a conditional offer of admission based on the completion of an English for Academic Preparation (EAP) program.


You have been educated in Canada and your first language is English, or you are a bilingual
Francophone Canadian.

• Equivalent of grade 12 academic English

Your 3 most recent years of full-time education were taught in a setting where English is the language of
instruction for 100% of the time (excluding language courses) either in Canada or in another country.

• Official transcripts indicating subjects taught, grades achieved, and language of instruction must be provided by your high school and/or post-secondary institution(s).

• We will also consider official letters from your school’s principal or head of guidance verifying that all subjects (excluding language courses) were taught in English.

Enrolment in an English for Academic Preparation

• Students are required to complete an English for Academic Preparation (EAP) program prior to beginning their studies.

Completion of one of Laurentian University’s partner pathway schools.

• As per the Language Requirements as established in the
individual agreements.

To be admitted to a program offered in French, a student must meet one of the following criteria:

• Three years of full-time study in a high school or post-secondary institution where French is the language of instruction (documentation must be provided by the student).

• A minimum grade of C-1 (advanced) on the Test de connaissance du français (TCF), version for prospective students.

• A minimum score of C-1 at the written component of the Test d’évaluation du français (TEF).

• Diplôme approfondi de langue française (DALF) with a minimum score of C-1.

Canadian High School Graduates – Within Ontario

To study at Laurentian University, Ontario secondary school applicants must ensure they will have completed at least six Grade 12 level U/M courses by the end of June and will qualify to obtain an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

Advanced Placement (AP) – Applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses in appropriate subjects with a grade of four (4) or more may receive transfer credits equivalent to a maximum of two full-year courses (12 credits).

Applicants must also meet the regular university admission requirements since AP courses are not accepted in lieu of these.

International Baccalaureate (IB) – The International Baccalaureate is recognized at Laurentian University. Applicants must have achieved a minimum score of 24 and have fulfilled the diploma requirements with six subjects: three at higher level and three at subsidiary level.

Transfer credits may be granted for higher-level courses with grades of five (5) or better to a maximum of 18 credits. Applicants who have successfully completed the IB diploma, with a score of 28 or higher, may be eligible for an additional 6 credits for a standard-level course with a grade of 5 or higher; for a maximum total of 24 credits.

Applicants must submit their IB transcripts to the Office of Admissions for

Canadian High School Graduates –Outside Ontario

Canadian Secondary School Grade 12 certificates from most other provinces are accepted as equivalent to the OSSD. Students who have attended a Quebec CEGEP must present transcripts for one full year
of academic studies. Courses completed beyond first year may be eligible for transfer credits.

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