Wilfrid Laurier International College

Wilfrid Laurier International College (WLIC) is your undergraduate pathway to Wilfrid Laurier University.

The next step of your academic journey is when you start your second year, where you'll already be immersed into student life at Laurier and well on your way to complete your degree.

The following guide will provide you with the information you need to be prepared for university studies and have a smooth transition to Laurier.

Accounts and Technology

Set Up Your Account

When you are accepted to WLIC, a Laurier @mylaurier.ca student email is created for you.

This email is also your username, which you will use to log in to most Laurier-managed systems (e.g., abcd1234@mylaurier.ca).

To get started:

  1. Check your WLIC email account for your @mylaurier.ca account information.
  2. Set up your password:
    • If you have set up a password before, reset your password during your initial login.
    • If you have never changed your Laurier password, the default password is your date of birth in the format, MMDDYYYY.

Tech Services and Resources

The Tech Services section on students.wlu.ca has everything you need to set up your access and technology services at Laurier. Here are some resources to get you started.

Your Student Journey

Select your student status to find information relevant to you. 

Studying at WLIC

Everything you need to know about your access to Laurier campus services, systems and resources as a WLIC student.

Get Your WLIC OneCard

You are required to have a WLIC OneCard for campus access and identification purposes. 

To get your WLIC OneCard:

  1. Upload your photo
  2. Pick up your OneCard from The Hub (Research and Academic Centre, East Wing on the Brantford Campus). 

Your WLIC OneCard doubles as a bus pass for unlimited access to Brantford Transit during fall and winter semesters. During the spring and summer semesters, you can purchase a discounted pass at the Brantford Transit Hub, 64 Darling St. 

Brantford RAC building East wing

WLIC Academic Support

Student Success and Academic Advising

The Student Success team at Laurier is there to help you thrive and succeed during your time in WLIC.

Academic advisors are part of your support network and can help you navigate your studies at Laurier. Your academic advising team is Brantford Campus Advising

Course Materials

You can search for and purchase your course materials directly through the Bookstore: 

  1. Go to laurier.verbacompare.com
  2. Choose a campus.
  3. Add each course you are enrolled in. 
  4. Select Compare Prices on These Course Materials.

MyLearningSpace (MyLS)

As a WLIC student, you can access MyLS to self-register in courses that will compliment your education such as courses and guides on standard citation styles (e.g. Chicago, APA and MLA). 

To self-register in MyLS courses: 

  1. Go to mylearningspace.wlu.ca.
  2. Log in with your @mylaurier.ca email address and password. 
  3. Select Self-Registration in the top menu bar. 

While You Are Here, You Are Home

If you have applied and have been accepted to residence, the information below will guide you through the next steps.

residence room

Student Life

Laurier has many services available to make your student experience a great one. The Student Life, Wellness and Recreation and Services and Spaces sections of our website highlight campus and support services that you should take advantage of in your time here.


Market Centre Parkade permits are available to you as a WLIC student. For the parkade location and permit information, visit the Parking Permits page

Career Centre

Prepare for your career once you complete your studies by attending workshops to create an effective resume and build your interview skills through the Career Centre

Students outside Laurier-Brantford YMCA

Transitioning to Laurier

Congratulations on your transfer to Laurier! Find everything you need to know in your transition to becoming a Laurier degree student below. 

Register for Your Courses

There are a lot of options to consider when creating your class schedule. Follow the process below to register for your second-year courses. If you have questions regarding course registration, contact Service Laurier.

1. Prepare for registration. Watch a course registration webinar recording and review the Course Registration Guide.

2. Build your schedule. Review the second-year program requirements page and plan your schedule around those courses.

3. Register for your courses. Registration opens Feb. 21, 2023 at 10 a.m. See the Register for Courses page for a step-by-step guide.

Registration and Finances

Get Your Laurier OneCard

Now that you're a Laurier student, you are required to have a Laurier OneCard. This card will replace your WLIC OneCard.

To get your OneCard, visit the OneCard's How to Get It page for instructions. 

Your Laurier OneCard doubles as a bus pass for unlimited access to public transit through Grand River Transit (GRT) in Waterloo and Brantford Transit in Brantford.

Tuition, Fees and Administration

LORIS is the administration tool for tasks related to registration and finances. You can view and update your account information, and register for your courses.

You can find information about tuition and fees, such as how to view your invoice and how to pay on the Tuition and Fees page.

Laurier Academic Support

 Once you transition to Laurier and become a degree student, you have access to all studying and academic services to support you throughout your studies.

Academic Services

Academic advisors are part of your support network and can help you navigate your studies at Laurier. 

The Laurier Library website includes Omni, where you can search for print and online collections, and access course materials if your instructor has added them to Course Reserves (ARES).

Course Materials

Search and generate a textbook/course materials list based on the courses you have enrolled in to purchase them from the Bookstore:

  1. Go to laurier.verbacompare.com.
  2. Sign in with your Laurier username and password. 

MyLearningSpace (MyLS)

Use MyLS to access course content, lectures and resources from your instructors, take online quizzes and submit electronic assignments on all your devices.

Waterloo residence building exterior

Find a Place to Live

Whether your transition to Laurier has you staying on the Brantford campus or transferring to the Waterloo campus, you may be interested in staying in Residence for your second year. 

As a second-year student, you can apply to residence after June 1. As residence for second-year students is not guaranteed, you will only be placed if there are rooms available.

If you choose to live off-campus, you can stay connected through LOCUS, our centre for off-campus initiatives – including resources to help in your search for off-campus housing.

International Student Support

The International Student Support (ISS) team will help guide you on your path to academic and cultural success in Canada! The team has many events throughout the year to help you get involved, stay informed and meet new people. Their student advising team is available to answer questions and help you find the resources you need.

Female student chatting

Your Student Web Resource

Our students.wlu.ca website is your gateway to all the information you need from registration and finances to student life at Laurier. 

There is a lot going on. We got you. 

Get to know Laurier's student website