Information for

Transition programs

University is different from high school. 

You can expect:

  • Larger class sizes
  • Increased volume of reading
  • A more flexible schedule
  • More self-directed learning

If you are planning on coming to Waterloo, there are events at the university to help you experience a smooth transition from high school to university and will help you to adjust to the new environment.

Student Success

Open Doors

The Resource Guide for Students with Disabilities outlines information regarding support for students with disabilities and provides detailed information regarding services available at the University of Waterloo.

Tips to make the transition easier:

  • Apply to AccessAbility Services as soon as you accept your offer of admission
  • Submit the appropriate documentation.
  • Apply to OSAP in order to establish eligibility for the OSAP bursary for students with disabilities (BSWD).
  • Spend time looking at the AccessAbility Services website to familiarize yourself with our services
  • Attend orientation events offered at the University of Waterloo

Disability Tax Credit

Le crédit d'impôt pour personnes handicapées