105 – Laurentian University
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Last updated: November 14, 2019
- About Laurentian University
- Certificate of Bilingualism
- Federated Universities
- Admission Entry Points
- Supplementary Evaluation Fee
- Admission Decisions
- Scholarships and Financial Aid
- Mature Students
- University/College Transfers
- Out-of-Province Students
- Supplementary Applications
- Social Work Program
- Accessibility Services
- Contact Us
- Affiliate University
About Laurentian University
Founded in 1960 and located in the traditional territory of the Atikameksheng Anishnabek, our campus is nestled among 5 freshwater lakes in the heart of the city, surrounded by lush green spaces. It stands to reason that pristine nature can be enjoyed from every vantage point on campus.
Boasting our own private beach, our natural setting is minutes from the downtown core and comprises more than 765 acres of land, owned by the university, that adjoin the vast Lake Laurentian Conservation Area. Nature is at the core of the university’s identity, and learning here, in this awe-inspiring natural environment, is a true pleasure for the senses.
We also benefit from the amenities of Sudbury – a regional municipality with a population of 160,000. The city is the Northeastern Ontario regional centre for postsecondary education, health care, tourism and business.
- 9,600 students enrolled
- 60 classrooms and labs
- 450 new study spaces
- 765 acres of land
- 50+ student clubs
- Hundreds of student events
- 4 student associations
- 60+ countries to study abroad
- 1,600+ residence rooms
Certificate of Bilingualism
Laurentian University offers the added advantage of an ideal environment to learn a second language. More than 40 of our programs are offered in both official languages. Students who achieve at least 15 credits in the language (English or French) other than their primary language of study will earn a Certificate of Bilingualism.
With more than 1,600 spaces in 8 residences, Laurentian houses a third of its new students on campus. Accommodations include single rooms, double rooms and apartments.
Three denominational, federated universities share the Laurentian campus with the non‑denominational university college:
- University of Sudbury (Roman Catholic)
- Huntington University (United Church)
- Thorneloe University (Anglican)
Each has its own distinctive residence and all grant Laurentian University degrees.
Admission Entry Points
Admission entry points are fall (September), winter (January) and spring (May).
Supplementary Evaluation Fee
A supplementary fee of $70 is required of all mature applicants and those who have attended a postsecondary institution (college or university) or were home‑schooled students.
This fee is to be paid directly to the OUAC along with the application fee, and is non‑refundable.
All decisions made by the Admissions Office will be communicated to you via email. Decisions will also appear in the myLaurentian portal and in your OUAC Account.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
At Laurentian, financial aid is a priority. Approximately $9.5 million each year is attributed to students in the form of academic excellence scholarships, financial aid bursaries and the Work Study program.
Some scholarships are given automatically, while others require an application. If you wish to be considered for additional scholarships, you must submit an application through your myLaurentian portal.
The University will consider you for admission if your previous academic performance and/or recent work record suggests a strong possibility of academic success.
To qualify, you must be 21 years of age or older during the year of admission and must have been away from formal education for at least 1 year immediately prior to beginning university studies.
If you wish to transfer to Laurentian University from a college or university you may be eligible for admission with advanced standing, provided that you meet the criteria established by the Office of Admissions. When possible, transfer credits are given at the time of the offer.
To be considered for admission and transfer credit, you must submit official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions you attended.
Laurentian has established equivalent requirements for students in high school systems in other provinces.
Additional information, in the form of supplementary documentation, an interview or an audition, is required for the following programs:
- Architectural Studies
- Radiation Therapy
All required supplementary information and deadlines are available on the myLaurentian portal.
Social Work Program
Applicants to the professional year (second year) of the Social Work program must submit a supplementary application before March 1, 2020.
The Accessibility Services Office offers individual and personalized support for students with mobility or learning accommodations. The staff facilitate the needs of students by providing specific accommodations, such as additional time on exams/tests, study skills, time management or access to a variety of technical and technological aids.
Laurentian has an affiliate university in Northern Ontario that grants Laurentian degrees: Université de Hearst (in French only).