- Laurentian University
- Bachelor of Science, BSc
- OUAC Program Code
- Grade Range
- Experiential Learning
- Class-based experiential education
- Instruction Language
- 1 grade 12 English U/M course (ENG 4U)
- 1 grade 12 4U Advanced Functions (MHF 4U)
- 2 grade 12 U Science courses or 1 Science + 1 Math (Chemistry recommended)
- 2 other grade 12 U/M courses
- A minimum overall average of 70% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses
Examples of other eligible Science courses include: SBI 4U, SCH 4U, SES 4U, or SPH 4U.
Examples of other eligible Math courses include: MCV 4U or MDM 4U.
For French Language requirements see below.
English Language Requirements for All Applicants
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 or language tests below.
Academically admissible applicants who do not present appropriate English Proficiency Requirements will be automatically offered a conditional offer of admission based on completion of the English for Academic Preparation (EAP) program in Laurentian University’s Language Institute.
|English Proficiency Requirements||Minimum score/ level|
|You have been educated in Canada and your first language is English, or you are a bilingual Francophone Canadian||The 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.
|Enrollment in Cambrian College’s English Academic Preparation (EAP) program.||Completion of the Cambrian College EAP pathway program level 2 with a minimum score of 80% to be eligible for direct entry into Laurentian University programs.|
|Completion of one of Laurentian University’s English Language Pathway Programs||
Students can meet language requirements by pursuing one of the following:
Note: English as a Second Language (ESL) programs do not qualify you for this exemption and cannot be included in the number of years of full-time education in an English-language school system. IB and/or AP English courses also do not qualify for an exemption from the English language requirements.
French Language Requirements for All Applicants
To be admitted to a program offered in French or a bilingual program, 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
Offers of Admission for Ontario High School Students
To be admitted to Laurentian, you must apply online through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre.
Basic Requirements for Admission
Ontario high school students who apply for admission to first year at Laurentian University must present an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), and at least six 4U/M courses (as specified in each program listing) with the minimum grade requirements. Prerequisites may vary for each program.
Failed and Repeated Courses
For repeated courses, Laurentian will take the best of the 2 marks.
Timing and Process for Admission Decisions
If you attend a semestered school, you may receive an early conditional offer of admission if:
- you completed Grade 11 courses with an overall average that is equal to or higher than the program average requirement;
- you are enrolled in a sufficient number of courses to ensure you will complete at least six 4U/M courses by the end of June and qualify to obtain the OSSD.
If you do not receive an early conditional offer of admission, you will be considered on an individual and ongoing basis as additional grades are made available.
All high school applicants must successfully complete six 4U/M courses and receive the OSSD; failure to do so may result in withdrawal of the offer of admission.
If you receive an offer of admission, you must reply by June 3, 2024.
If you completed Advanced Placement (AP) courses in appropriate subjects with a grade of 4 or more, you may receive transfer credits equivalent to a maximum of 2 courses (12 credits). You must also meet the regular university admission requirements since AP courses are not accepted in lieu of these.
Applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) are eligible for admission provided they have achieved a minimum score of 24 and have fulfilled the diploma requirements (6 subjects: minimum 3 at the higher level).
Applicants may receive transfer credits for higher-level courses with a grade of 5 or higher, without the completion of the IB diploma, 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 the International Baccalaureate transcript to the Office of Admissions for evaluation.
B.Sc. Interdisciplinary Sciences