Registration Information

Registration Dates

Visit for a detailed listing of registration dates using LORIS depending on your year and faculty.

Confirmation of Registration

It is the responsibility of the student to verify his or her registration status online by logging in through the Laurier Online Registration and Information System (LORIS). Details and procedures are available to assist you with your registration.

How to Get to LORIS

1.     Go to 
2.     Click on "LORIS" 
3.     Enter secure area by submitting your Laurier ID number and PIN 
4.     Log in process: 

  • User name is your nine-digit student ID number.
  • Personal Identification Number (PIN) - if you have never logged into LORIS, your PIN is automatically set as your date of birth (MMDDYY). For first-time users, once you have entered the date of birth PIN, you will be asked to select a new PIN with at least 6 to a maximum of 8 alpha/numeric characters (it must contain at least 1 number).  You must also select 3 security questions.  
  • If you have previously been a LORIS user and have forgotten your PIN, to reset your LORIS password online, fill out the LORIS PIN Reset Request form. Alternatively, you must contact the Registrar's Office, at (519) 884-1970 ext. 3878, to have your LORIS PIN reset.

1.     If you have outstanding fees, LORIS will not allow you to access your registration information.
2.     Students must print off any course revisions made using LORIS as confirmation of changes.

Maximum Registration

During the September to December or January to April terms, you may register for a maximum of 1.5 credits (or the equivalent) during each term as a part-time student.
Students admitted on Adult or Academic Probation status by the Admissions Office may only register for 1.0 credit (or the equivalent) during each of the September to December,  January to April, or May to August terms. The Offer of Admission will clearly outline the conditions of academic student probation and credit and GPA requirements needed to qualify as a Regular student.

Adding or Changing a Course

If you wish to change or add a course, you must use the LORIS system by the appropriate deadline. If you do not have internet access, you must submit your request in writing to the Office of the Registrar. Notice by telephone is not acceptable.


To withdraw from a course, use the LORIS system by the appropriate deadline. If you do not have internet access, inform the Office of the Registrar in writing. Notice by telephone is not acceptable and non-payment of fees or failure to attend lectures does not constitute a withdrawal.

If you wish to withdraw without academic penalty, you must do so using LORIS or in writing before the last day to drop without failure. Please review the section Important Dates to find the information.

Transfer from Part-time Status to Full-time Status

Part-time students wishing to request transfer to full-time status must submit a Request for Full-time Studies form to the Office of the Registrar. The form is available from the Office of the Registrar website

Letter of Permission Students

Students registering on a Letter of Permission are required to submit the documents indicated below.

Complete and submit the Application & Intent to Register form, along with your Letter of Permission from your Home University to the Office of the Registrar at Wilfrid Laurier University. Please note, you are NOT required to submit transcripts.

We must receive your Application and Letter of Permission together before we are able to register you in courses (pending space availability). It is suggested that you request alternate courses for your Letter of Permission should your first choice be full.

We cannot guarantee space in courses.

You will receive an email confirmation indicating the course(s) you have been registered in and the instructions to access LORIS. Upon receipt of this email with your Laurier ID#, please complete the Online Learning Term Form


You may check your grades on the Web at any time once they are posted on the Unofficial Record of Course Work. Official grades and academic progression decisions are posted under the term of study (i.e., Winter 2014). For instructions, please see How to Get to LORIS (above).