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Starting your program in the spring term means that some of your items on your incoming student checklist need to be done in a different way. Here’s the information you need to help you start your program in May, including your comprehensive incoming student checklist.

Spring 2023 Term Dates

  • Feb. 23, 2024: Course registration opens
  • May 6, 2024: Classes start
  • May 6, 2024: Spring term tuition and fees due
  • May 17, 2024: Last day to add spring term courses.



Now that you're a current student, your go-to support for questions related to your student record, course registration, financial account and financial aid is Service Laurier. Service Laurier provides front-line service on behalf of Enrolment Services.

Incoming Student Checklist

  1. Accept your offer and submit final documents.
  2. Register for courses.
  3. Complete your student registration and pay your fees.
  4. Access incoming student support.
  5. Get to know the current students' website.

1. Accept Your Offer and Submit Final Documents

Make sure that you accept your offer of admission by April 8, 2024, unless another deadline is stated on your offer of admission.

Submit Your Final, Official Documents

If your offer of admission is conditional, you must send in your final official documents before the deadline of Apr. 19, 2024, unless another deadline is stated on your offer letter. You should read your offer letter carefully for all conditions listed. Read instructions for how to submit your final documents and what we consider to be an official document.

Learn about your alternate offer of admission, if applicable, by going to the “My Admissions Info” tab in your applicant portal.

International Students

Once you accept your offer, it is recommended that you pay your $2,000 CAD tuition deposit within two weeks (14 days). You can pay your deposit through the CIBC International Student Pay portal or, if you have a Canadian bank account, through online banking.

Do not submit your tuition deposit until after you have accepted your offer.

Once we have processed your tuition deposit, if you require a provincial attestation letter (PAL) we will initiate the PAL request on your behalf.

2. Register for Courses

After you accept your offer of admission, it will take about 48 hours before you are able to register for courses. Course registration happens through LORIS (Laurier’s Online Registration and Information System). You should register for courses as soon as possible.

The first day of class is Monday, May 6, 2024.

Laurier's Transition and Learning Services team is offering one-to-one support with course selection.

3. Complete Your Student Registration and Pay Your Fees

  • Activate your Laurier email account. You should check your email regularly to make sure you don’t miss important updates from Laurier. Email is the official means of communication between the university and you.
  • Register with the Accessible Learning Centre (if applicable).
  • Enter your Social Insurance Number (SIN) in LORIS for tax purposes.
  • Pay your fees before the deadline, which is typically the first day of classes of each term.
  • Explore the ways you can get financial assistance.
  • Get your OneCard. Your OneCard is your student identification card and bus pass, and you can put money or a meal plan on it to use at campus vendors.

4. Access Incoming Student Support

There is specific Laurier 101 programming and support for students beginning at Laurier in the spring term.

Transition and Learning Services is here to help you succeed in university – from the day you accept your offer to the first week of classes and beyond. Our team is ready to answer your questions and make sure you are prepared for your time at Laurier.

The following resources are highly recommended:

  • Book a course registration appointment.
  • Register to attend the welcome webinar or download the recording.

Get started with Laurier 101

5. Get to Know the Current Students' Website

Laurier has a website for current students, where the university provides resources and facilitates important updates to you. Find information about your program, program requirements, tuition and fees, campus services, parking and much more on this website.

Contact Us:

Recruitment and Admissions

T: 548.889.8888
F: 519.884.0618