Lakehead University Online Courses & Programs

University can be about getting a world-class education while having the experience of a lifetime. At Lakehead University, expand your horizon and start your journey at a university that is far from ordinary. With two campus locations in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Ontario, we offer you a personal campus experience where you can truly realize your potential. Over 8,500 students study from our comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs, alongside acclaimed faculty that truly care about your academic growth and success.

From the moment you step onto our campuses, you will discover this is no ordinary university experience. With smaller class sizes, you will thrive in our learning environments where you will know your professors and be fully engaged. From opportunities to get involved in undergraduate research, starting as early as 1st year, to taking advantage of the natural laboratory on our doorstep, you will quickly understand why students from all around the world chose to study at Lakehead University.

Throughout the year, Lakehead also offers many online courses, in over 25+ subjects, that can be used towards our comprehensive range of programs, for interest, or even towards your program requirements at another institution. No matter your preference, Lakehead offers you a flexible online solution that will allow you to further your education in a way that best fits your life.

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Lakehead University students wishing to take courses at another institution for credit toward a Lakehead University degree MUST have prior approval from the Chair/Director of their program and Enrolment Services - Academic Advising, Records & Registration. Students must complete a "Request for Letter of Permission" form, available from Enrolment Services - Academic Advising, Records & Registration. The form must be submitted to Enrolment Services - Academic Advising, Records & Registration, with full supporting documents, prior to applying for admission to the host institution.

Students should ensure the course(s) to be taken is not a duplication of course material already covered.

Letters of Permission may be granted if the student is in good academic standing (e.g. not on probation), has taken or plans on taking no more than 5 full courses equivalents (for transfer students, this number may be lower, depending upon the number of courses transferred upon admission to the university) at another institution. Students wishing to take courses in their final year of study must have approval from their Departmental Chair and Faculty Dean. Faculty Dean's approval must include a written statement as to how/why the program could not be completed at Lakehead University.

Upon approval of a Letter of Permission, students are required to complete the course(s) during the term(s) specified. Changes will require a revised Letter of Permission. Upon completion of the course(s), it is the student's responsibility to ensure an official transcript is sent from the host institution directly to Enrolment Services - Academic Advising, Records & Registration. If course(s) are taken in a student's graduating year, the transcript is to be received in  Enrolment Services - Academic Advising, Records & Registration by May 1st for spring convocation and October 1st for fall convocation.

Credit will be granted for course(s) successfully completed with an equivalent grade of C (60%) or above. A student's record will be annotated with a "TCR" (Transfer Credit) for the equivalent Lakehead University course. Grades received external to Lakehead University will not be included in a students' average calculation.


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Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions (807) 343-8500 (Option 2)
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Thunder Bay, Ontario
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