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Basic Requirements for Admission
All conditional offers are contingent on the completion of all diploma requirements, including a final admission average of 75%. Some programs may specify other conditions, including higher final admission averages. Basic requirements are at least six 4U/M courses, which must include all required courses as specified for each program. EAE4U will be treated as equivalent to ENG4U.

Failed and Repeated Courses and Courses Other than Day School
Please refer to www.findoutmore.uwaterloo.ca/admissions/repeated.php.

Timing and Process for Admission Decisions
The University of Waterloo anticipates making a relatively limited number of offers of admission beginning December and continuing with a large number of offers of admission on a rolling basis beginning February. In highly competitive programs, such as Engineering, Mathematics, and Software Engineering, most decisions will be made in mid-May. Admissions committees for these programs like to have more information, including updated grades and contest results, so that they can make fair and equitable decisions. Offers of residence and information about scholarships will accompany the offers of admission; scholarship decisions will be made in May.

All offers of admission and scholarships will be made no later than May 30, 2011, and applicants will have until June 2, 2011, to respond. Applicants who know that the University of Waterloo is the university that they wish to attend, are encouraged to accept their offer as soon as they receive it. Other universities may ask for a response by an earlier date; however, even if applicants have confirmed an offer before June 2, they have until June 2 to amend a decision and accept a later offer without penalty. Ontario universities shall not compel a student in any way to make a decision before June 2.

Applicants who are not admitted to the program to which they have applied may be considered for admission to an alternate program in the same faculty, provided that they meet minimum admission requirements and places are available. Where a program is available in both co-op and regular, applicants who are not admitted to the co-op program will be considered automatically for either the corresponding regular program or another related program, provided places are available. In some programs, limited admission to co-op is also available in second year.

Alternate Offers: Specific alternate programs are listed at www.findoutmore.uwaterloo.ca/admissions/offers.php#alternate/.

Note about admission averages: The admission averages are based on previous years' entering classes. They are affected by the number and quality of applicants and the spaces available, and will not be known until mid-May. Other factors will be considered as well as grades.

Note about programs: The programs listed are entry programs only. The University of Waterloo offers more than 100 areas of study within these programs. For a complete list of degree majors as well as minors, options, specializations, and interdisciplinary programs, please visit www.findoutmore.uwaterloo.ca/programs/.