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Laurentian University provides the flexibility to live and learn
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Completing university courses while juggling work, home life and other responsibilities can be challenging. Throw a pandemic in, and learning can seem next to impossible.

Thanks to Laurentian University’s fully online programs, students are afforded the flexibility to complete their studies online while maintaining their everyday lives. Interestingly, approximately 85 per cent of the university’s fully online learners are over the age of 25 and many are already in the workforce.

With 27 degree programs and nearly 540 courses delivered online or in blended formats, Laurentian University boasts the largest selection of bilingual (English and French) distance education programs in Canada.

Who Can Take Online Courses?

Whether working, staying at home or both, Laurentian offers 27 fully online programs in the Faculty of Health, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Management and Faculty of Science, Engineering and Architecture. Most Laurentian students have jobs, children and responsibilities and are looking to improve and/or change their jobs or careers. For many, having the flexibility to study when it’s convenient makes learning more realistic. Find out more by reading Questions to Ask Yourself in Order to Become a Successful Online Learner on the online/distance education page.

What Does Online Learning Look Like?

Laurentian’s online program gives students the option to study part-time or full-time during the Fall, Winter or Spring sessions. And, they can choose to study in English or in French. Fully online programs are delivered asynchronously, which means students are not bound by class times that interfere with day-to-day responsibilities.

Who Develops Laurentian’s Online Courses?

Courses are created by faculty members and national research experts, undergo rigorous peer review processes and hold the same learning outcomes as on-campus courses.

Can Online Students Apply for Financial Aid?

Yes. The university offers grants, awards, bursaries and loans to qualified part-time and full- time students. The university now offers a new financial aid hotline. Speak to a Financial Aid representative who can help guide prospective students through their financial questions and concerns. For further details, visit the fees/financing page of the university’s website.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Don’t delay – apply for Winter programs, which commence in early January 2021. Don’t know where to get started? Call 1-800-461-4030 to speak with a knowledgeable liaison officers, send Laurentian an email or visit Laurentian University’s Website for more information.

Students who choose Laurentian choose a true Canadian experience, one which embraces bilingualism, tri-cultural values and one which is whole-heartedly welcoming to students from around the world. Despite the ongoing pandemic, Laurentian is ready to help its students learn and move toward a brighter future!