Admission of Students Required to Withdraw From Another Institution

Required to Withdraw from Laurier

Refer to University Undergraduate Regulations chapter.

Required to Withdraw from Another Institution

Applicants who have been required to withdraw from any other post-secondary institution must have been away from the institution they were asked to withdraw from for at least 12 months and complete an application for admission through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website at (Part-time studies only).

  1. Admission will be at the discretion of the Admissions Committee and is not guaranteed.
  2. Academic upgrading is required (i.e. two academic college courses, each at a minimum grade of A- (80%) or better; or two university courses, each at a minimum grade of B- (70%) or better). These courses may not be taken at Laurier and must not cover course material previously taken at Laurier. Any additional courses taken while on "must withdraw" status will be scrutinized by the appropriate Admissions Committee.
  3. Courses taken for upgrading purposes must be approved by the Admissions Co-ordinator: Transfer/Part-time.
  4. Courses taken at college or another university to either meet upgrading requirements or taken for interest while on "must withdraw" status will not be awarded as, or considered for, transfer credit if you are admitted to Laurier.

Your application will be reviewed by the appropriate Admissions Committee. The Admissions Committee requires that you submit, along with the appropriate academic documents, a letter written by you, addressed to the "Admissions Committee" which outlines the following:

  1. The program you wish to enter;
  2. The reasons for your previous academic performance;
  3. Why you wish to attend Laurier and why you think you will be more successful academically if admitted;
  4. Details concerning your activities or work experience since your last attendance at school.

To ensure we have time to properly process your application, ensure you have all supporting documentation including transcripts to our office by the following deadlines.

Admission Term Documentation Due Date 
Fall 2014 May 15, 2014
Winter 2015 December 1, 2014
Spring/Intersession 2015
April 1, 2015
Summer 2015
May 31, 2015

If admitted, students are permitted to enroll in part-time studies on academic probation. They are limited to 1.0 credit per semester and must successfully complete 2.0 credits (or equivalent) with a GPA of 5.00 (C) within two years, but are limited to taking 2.0 credits (or equivalent) until academic probation is cleared. Upon clearing probation they may then proceed into full-time or part-time studies in accordance with regular academic regulations.

Admission decisions are sent by mail to the mailing address as indicated on your application for admission.