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Visiting (Non-Laurier) Students

Cross-Registration for University of Waterloo Students

University of Waterloo students are able to take courses at Laurier through cross-registration. Similar to Laurier students, you will need to complete a cross-registration form from University of Waterloo, including receiving approval from your academic advisor and approval from the Laurier instructor for on-campus courses. Completed forms will be submitted to Service Laurier, which is located on the second floor of 202 Regina St., Waterloo.

It is important to note that when adding courses, you will need to follow Laurier’s course registration dates. Tuition fees will be charged and paid to University of Waterloo; however, some course-specific fees, such as online learning fees, will be charged to your Laurier account.

If you have any questions about taking a course through cross-registration, reach out to

Letter of Permission for Non-Laurier Students

If you are interested in taking a course at Laurier, we require your letter of permission from your home institution. Your letter can be emailed to We also need you to complete an Intent to Register Application Form. Once both items are received, we will register you in your course of interest if space is available. If you are taking a course online, you will need to complete an Online Learning Term Form.

Once you are successfully registered, we will reach out to you via email and provide you access to LORIS (Laurier’s Online Registration and Information System). This will provide you access to view your registration, fees, and personal information.

As a visiting student, you will be responsible for paying your fees to Laurier. Your fees are viewable on your LORIS account under the "Student Services" tab: "View Student Invoice." If you are considering dropping your course, be aware of our drop deadlines

Once you complete your course, you will need to request a transcript to have it sent to your home institution. If you decide to drop your course, you will need to request a letter be sent to your home institution as proof that you did not complete the course.

If you have any questions about your fees, drop deadlines, or the full process, email Service Laurier.

Non-Laurier Students Writing Exams at Laurier Brantford

Complete the Request a Proctor Form if you are a non-Laurier student requiring a proctor to write an exam at Laurier's Brantford campus. The fee for invigilation services is $75 per exam. Payment will be collected on your scheduled exam date.

Graduate students seeking a graduate degree at another institution may enrol at Laurier as a visiting students. If the home university is within Ontario, you must complete an Ontario visiting graduate student application form (available from your home institution’s graduate studies office).

It is important to note that when adding courses, you will need to follow Laurier’s course registration dates. You will pay tuition fees at your home university and your final grade will be submitted to the graduate studies office at your home university.

If you withdraw from the course, it is important that you complete the necessary withdrawal paperwork (available from your home institution’s graduate studies office), as failure to formally withdraw will result in a failing grade being assessed.

As a visiting graduate student, you will have a Laurier ID number. You can present your Laurier ID number and photo ID at the OneCard Office to receive a Laurier OneCard which will permit access to a variety of Laurier resources.