Lakehead's Top 5 Plan-B Tips

By Lakehead University - Thunder Bay Modified on May 10, 2017

A lot of amazing opportunities can come out of unexpected situations. Here are 5 tips to open 5 new doors for you...


Apply to Lakehead University!
For many of our programs, we're still accepting applications into the summer. Perhaps you didn't consider Lakehead originally, or you did but have accepted elsewhere and are second-guessing this decision. It's not too late to check us out or change your mind. Lakehead is known for its student-centred approach, and with campuses in both Orillia, ON and Thunder Bay, ON, we are a fully comprehensive university with a diverse range of programs and options for you to choose from.

Alternate Offer
If you applied to Lakehead but didn't get accepted into your program of choice, we will automatically consider you for a related program and extend an alternate offer of admission to you if we're able. After year one, you may be eligible to transfer into your first program of choice. You can read more about an alternate offer here.

If you didn't quite meet the minimum admissions average requirement in your application to Lakehead, we might be able to admit you under Gateway. In this case, you could be admitted to the program of your choice (based on meeting all of the posted admission requirements, except the admissions average). In addition to starting university at Lakehead this fall, you will take part in mandatory academic support programming offered throughout your first year. If you are eligible for admission under Gateway, we will let you know in your offer of admission.

Upgrading Courses
Lakehead University looks at your best attempt in courses that you decide to re-take in order to improve your average. If you applied to Lakehead and are planning on upgrading courses this summer, let the Undergraduate Admissions office know what your plan is so that we can re-evaluate your application after receiving your new grades. You are not penalized for wanting to try again; we understand and applaud your efforts!

College Transfers
Perhaps you decided that college was the best option for you post-high school and now you are looking to extend your post-secondary education and attend University. Another pathway to university is through college: attend college first, then transfer to Lakehead to turn your diploma into a degree in as little as one year. Learn more about Lakehead's college transfer options.

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