Admissions Criteria and Procedures International students who wish to apply to an undergraduate program at Lakehead University may do so through our application website. Application link and information about applying available at https://www.lakeheadu.ca/studentcentral/applying/applying-to-lakehead
Undergraduate applicants applying from a secondary school program outside of Canada will be evaluated under the admission requirements pertaining to the country in which they were educated. Please visit http://admissions.lakeheadu.ca/wp/?id=36
to determine the requirements for your country. In order to be considered for admission, applicants must possess the required qualifications with an appropriate academic average as determined by Lakehead University. These qualifications are the minimum required for consideration for admission to an undergraduate program. Possession of the minimum qualification in no way guarantees admission to the program. Applicants must also meet the program specific requirements for each program to which they apply. Please visit http://admissions.lakeheadu.ca/wp/?id=10
to view our program specific requirements.
Admission to programs with a co-operative education option may require a higher admission average due to the limited number of positions available within the programs. International students seeking admission to undergraduate programs are required submit proof of English proficiency by achieving appropriate standing on one of the following tests or the tests listed on our website:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - minimum acceptable score is 550 (paper based), 213 (computer based), or 80 (Internet based).
- Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) - minimum acceptable score is 90.
- IELTS - minimum acceptable overall score is 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.
Certain academic units may require a higher score. A complete list of required test scores are available on our website at
https://www.lakeheadu.ca/studentcentral/applying/english-language-proficiency-requirements. International inquires should be addressed to the Office of Graduate Studies for Graduate applicants, or International Admissions for Undergraduate applicants.
Official transcripts and other supporting documentation required for your application must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment. This includes proof of English proficiency if your first language is not English and you have not studied in an English language school system for more than three full years. If your transcripts are not in English, official notarized translations are required. You do not need to wait for correspondence from Lakehead University before sending this information.
Applicants for admission must be graduates of a recognized university, college, or institute and show evidence of scholarly achievement. Except where otherwise stated in the admission requirements of a particular program, degree students must have a four year Bachelor's degree or its equivalent with at least second class standing (B). An applicant holding a degree, other than one in the discipline area to which admission is sought, will be considered on the basis of undergraduate courses taken and academic standing.
Applicants applying from a university, other than Lakehead University, must forward official transcripts with English translations of their university record as well as proof of degree. Many departments require additional supporting documentation to be submitted with the application.
A make up period of study may be required to meet the admission standards. Meeting the minimum requirements does not necessarily guarantee admission. No candidate will be admitted unless the academic unit recommends admission.