Exemption to Minimum GPA


If your overall GPA is very close to the cut-off and you wish us to consider your extenuating circumstances, please follow the instructions below.

Minimum GPA:

For Business and Economics: In 2014, the minimum first-year overall GPA is 8.5 for students in Business and Economics. Students need an overall GPA of at least 8.0 to be considered for an exemption.

For Arts and Science: Students need at least 6.30 to 6.49 overall and 7.0 in their major OR 6.5 overall and 6.8 to 6.99 in their major to be considered for an exemption.

Note: The form on this page is only for students seeking an exemption from the minimum GPA required to obtain an admission interview.

(If you achieved at least the minimum GPA required to be eligible for an admission interview, but would like us to consider your extenuating circumstances when making admission decisions, please complete the  extenuating circumstances form.)

How to request an exemption to the minimum GPA:

Please fill out the form below, upload a letter explaining your extenuating circumstances in detail in answer to question 5, and upload the appropriate documents in answer to one of questions 6 through 9.



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Questions


QUESTIONS
1. First Name:
2. Last Name:
3. Student Number:
4. Laurier Email:
5. Please attach a letter explaining your extenuating circumstances in detail.:

Upload below files or documents to the appropriate section that applies to you.


6. A learning disability which was not accommodated during your first year.:

Provide documentation from Accessible Learning (or from another university, if applicable.)

7. An ongoing chronic, debilitating, and serious health problem.:

Provide medical documentation that you received ongoing medical treatment in your first year at university, missed considerable time from classes, and that the health problem had an impact on your ability to submit assignments and write exams.

Include verification from faculty members and/or documentation showing approval of petitions.

8. A death in your immediate family (parent/legal guardian or sibling) during your first year.:

Provide documentation of a death in your immediate family (parent, sibling or legal guardian.)

We will not consider deaths of friends or other relatives, including grandparents, unless they were your legal guardians.

9. A serious and prolonged illness that occurred during your first year at university.:

Provide documentation that you received ongoing medical treatment, missed considerable time from classes, and that this had an impact on your ability to submit assignments and write exams.

Include any pertinent documents, such as notes from faculty members and approvals of petitions.

We will not consider common illnesses such as mononucleosis, strep throat and influenza or medical conditions related to wisdom teeth or fractures.


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