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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


If you attended a postsecondary institution before applying to Laurier, you are considered a transfer student.

Your previous education experience is evaluated on:

  • The applicability of your previous program to your chosen Laurier program.
  • Relevance of the courses you’ve taken.
  • Your academic achievement.

Transfer Credits

Transfer credits are granted by the university in recognition of the work you’ve completed at another postsecondary institution. Review the requirements for transfer credit eligibility.

Basic Academic Requirements

  • Completion of the required high school courses or an approved college equivalent. Program admission requirements are listed on each program page.
  • All programs require a Grade 12 university-level English at a minimum of 60% (some programs may require a higher grade).
  • In many cases, college diplomas include a course equivalent to Grade 12 university-level English. 

Transferring from College

Minimum Admission Average

Requirements for College Transfer Students

Highest Education Obtained

Minimum Admission Average1

Completed first year of a college program.

  • 70% for part-time studies in a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) program; or
  • 75% for part-time studies in a Bachelor of Science (BSc) program; or
  • 75% for full-time studies in a BA or BASc program; or
  • 80% for all other programs (excluding Bachelor of Business Administration).

Completed two-year diploma or two years in a three-year advanced diploma.

  • 70% for all Brantford campus programs; or
  • 75% for all Waterloo campus programs.

Completed a three-year advanced diploma.

  • 70% for Brantford campus programs; or
  • 75% for Waterloo campus programs.

1. Possession of the minimum admission average does not guarantee admission. Unless otherwise noted, you are considered for admission into full-time studies.

College Pathways and Articulations

If you are applying from an Ontario college, you may qualify for admission through a pathway or articulation agreement between Laurier and your college. Depending on your program, you could receive up to 10 credits (approximately two years of study) towards your degree.

Competitive Programs

The following programs are considered competitive and require outstanding academic achievement in college courses and the required high school courses to be admissible. Space for transfer students is subject to availability based on the number and calibre of applicants.

  • Business Administration
  • Business Technology Management
  • Economics
  • Health Sciences
  • Kinesiology
  • Social Work

Transferring from University

Minimum Admission Average

  • Minimum overall average for admission consideration: 70%.
  • A higher admission average is required for some programs.
  • If you have been required to withdraw from a university, specific admissions criteria applies. Review the "Students Required to Withdraw from Another University" section of our admission requirements.

Competitive Programs

Space for transfer students is limited in the following competitive-entry programs and admission is based on the number of competitive applications and available spaces in the program. It is likely that a higher grade than stated is required for admission.

Admission Requirements for Competitive Programs

Laurier Program

Minimum Admission Average in University Courses

High School Requirements

Additional Admission Notes

Business Administration (BBA)

Low 80s

  • Overall high school average of high 80s.
  • 70% in a 4U English.
  • 70% in 4U Advanced Functions.
  • 60% in one of 4U Calculus and Vectors or 4U Data Management.
  • Required courses included in admission average.
  • September entry only, to first year.
  • Faculty review for admission.

Health Sciences (BSc)

Low 80s

  • Overall high school average of mid 80s.
  • 60% in a 4U English.
  • 60% in 4U Biology.
  • 60% in 4U Chemistry.
  • 60% in 4U Advanced Functions.
  • Required courses included in admission average.
  • September entry only.
  • Faculty review for admission.

Kinesiology (BKin)

Low 80s

  • Overall high school average of mid 80s.
  • 60% in a 4U English.
  • 70% in 4U Biology.
  • 60% in one of 3U/M Functions and Relations or a 4U Math.
  • English and Biology included in admission average.
  • September entry only.
  • Faculty review for admission.

Social Work (BSW)

Low 80s

  • 60% in a 4U English.
  • Faculty review for admission.

Contact Us:

Recruitment and Admissions

E: chooselaurier@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x3385
F: 519.884.0618

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