Offers of Admission

Basic Requirements for Admission

All conditional offers are contingent on the completion of all high school diploma requirements, including a minimum final admission average of 80%. Some programs may specify other conditions, including higher final admission averages.

Basic requirements: At least six 4U/M courses, including all required courses, as specified for each program. EAE4U will be treated as equivalent to ENG4U.

If your first language is not English, and you have not studied in an English-language school system for the 4 years immediately before beginning your studies at Waterloo, you will be required to meet our English language requirements.

Failed and Repeated Courses and Courses Other Than Day School

Find details about Waterloo policies on failed and repeated courses, and courses other than day school.

Timing and Process for Admission Decisions

We anticipate making a limited number of offers of admission in December and continue with a large number of offers of admission on a rolling basis beginning in February.

Scholarship and bursary decisions are made in May.

All offers of admission and scholarships will be made by May 29, 2019, and applicants will have until June 3, 2019, to respond. If you know that the University of Waterloo is the university that you wish to attend, we encourage you to accept your offer as soon as you receive it.

If a program is available in both co-op and regular and you are not admitted to the co-op program, you will be automatically considered 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.

Deferred Admission: One-year deferrals of admission may be granted to high school applicants. Note: You will not be granted a deferral if you will be studying at another postsecondary institution.