Application Process

Before You Apply

Is English right for me?

There are two types of second language learners who can apply to be placed in English programs:

  1. Students who are interested in exclusively applying for an LI program -  English language studies ONLY.
  2. Students who are interested in applying for a Laurentian degree program but do not yet meet the language requirements. (Will complete English language studies prior to transitioning into academic degree studies.)

Preparing your Documents for Application

In order to apply for a program, the following documentation will need to be submitted along with your application:

  • Compiled education status, interests, and work experiences into a CV
  • Official high school diploma*
  • Official high school transcripts*
  • Official post secondary transcripts*
  • Official documentation of a TOEFL or IELTS language test score (if applicable)
  • Valid passport


* Please note that if the official document is not in English or French, certified copies of the original with a translation to either English or French is required.

Individuals who are interested in applying for an English Language Institute program can do so online by completing the application form accessed at the link below:


Once your application has been submitted you can expect to receive an acknowledgement email from Laurentian University. Within this email, you will receive your Laurentian University student number and a link  that will bring you to the welcome page of our Applicant Portal (


All new applicants will pay a one-time, non-refundable $100 application fee.

An applicant must use the Application Portal to view and accept any offers from Laurentian University. Please click on the accept button next to the program that you wish to accept. Any offers will include program title and start date. Once you have accepted an offer, you will then have access to Laurentian University’s Student Portal, myLaurentian. Using the Student Portal you can:


  • Subscribe to a meal plan
  • Apply for residence
  • Access academic departments
  • Access registrar and fees

It is the responsibility of the student to accept their offer to attend Laurentian by the deadline for that semester. Missing any deadlines may result in a delay of acceptance.

Please contact Laurentian University's Admissions Department to defer your start date or cancel your program.