New Student Checklist

Once you’ve confirmed your offer of admission at, check out the links below to help you prepare for a successful first semester!

Log in to your myLoyalist student portal regularly for updates regarding your application, registration status, class schedule and Orientation information. 


Orientation is a great way to get to know your classmates and faculty, and find out everything you need to know for a successful first semester! 

Paying for College

  • Pay your tuition deposit
    If you have not already paid your tuition deposit, please make payment arrangements for the date specified on your invoice to guarantee your seat. Payment must be received before you can be registered. To view your invoice and to process your payment, please log in to the myFees app from the myLoyalist portal.

  • Apply for the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
    Apply for OSAP at Both September and January start students can do this as early as May. Visit our OSAP and Financial Assistance page for more information.

  • View textbooks and other program costs
    Your booklist and other program-related costs can be found in the myFees app via the myLoyalist portal. Once logged in to myFees, select the “Click to view details” link under the heading “Student Purchased Textbooks and Other Program Costs.”

  • Apply for scholarships and bursaries
    Apply for entrance scholarships and bursaries online. Applications can be accessed at Please visit Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships for additional awards and bursary information.
  • Loyalist College is awarding $750 Entrance Bursaries to 100 students based on financial need to domestic first semester students starting in Fall 2023. Students will be alerted by email when the application opens in mid May and it will close August 11th.

Transfer Credits

  • Apply for transfer credit, exemption and/or prior learning assessment and recognition
    Do you have previous education or related experience? Visit Advanced Standing Options for more information.

Prepare for Class

  • Review course items
    Log in to the myLoyalist student portal to review timetables, registration, Orientation and book lists, available online in August for September start students and in December for January start students.

  • Return your immunization record (if applicable)
    A number of programs require you to submit a completed immunization record to the Loyalist College Health Centre by September 4 for September start students and December 15 for January start students. Please review the information on your program page to confirm if this a requirement for your program. Most program-required immunizations can be completed free of charge at the Loyalist College Health Centre. Visit the Health Centre website to access the immunization record form. If you have questions, please call 613-969-1913, ext. 2248.

  • Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check (if applicable)
    While official documentation is not required for program admission, a clean, current Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check through the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) may be required for program field placements. Please read through the information on your program page to confirm. The Vulnerable Sector Check can take up to four months for your local police service to complete.

  • Register for a first-semester General Education (GNED) Elective (if applicable)
    Log in to to select a course. Please visit the GNED page for step-by-step instructions or contact if you have any questions. 

  • Online Welcome Course
    Explore a range of resources, and learn how to navigate Canvas, the College’s new learning management system, with our online welcome course


  • Submit your Residence application
    Apply online; for details, visit Residence.

  • Pay your Residence fees and return your roommate questionnaire
    For details about Residence fees, please click here.

Life on Campus

  • Dining 
    There are several convenient dining services locations on campus providing service to students, faculty and staff, and visitors to the College.
    Please visit for hours of operation.
  • Lockers
    Choose and claim any available locker on campus (no registration or additional charge). Then, register your locker at
  • Parking
    • Parking permits can be ordered online through the myLoyalist portal under “Order Parking Permit”.
    • Parking permits can be paid for online through debit or credit card.
    • Once ordered, parking permits will be available for pick-up at the Service Desk (2L20) from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Parking permits will be available for purchase in person via debit or credit at the Service Desk as well. Cash payments are not accepted.

    For parking permit options and further details, visit our Parking Permit web page

     If you have any questions regarding parking permits, please contact the Service Desk (

  • Public Transportation Services

Student Success

  • Return the AccessAbility Services Application if you are a student with a disability
    Loyalist’s AccessAbility Centre strives to foster a supportive and accessible environment. Learn more about AccessAbility Services at Loyalist and please return the AccessAbility Services Application Form as soon as possible. If you have questions, call 613-969-1913, ext. 2519 or email
  • Review the supports and resources available to you through Student Success
    Not sure what kind of help you need, or what’s available? Check out the many Student Success Services at Loyalist to find what’s right for you
  • AccessAbility Information Session
    • Ease your transition to post-secondary studies and prepare for a successful first semester by joining us for our Summer Information sessions. Learn more and register.