1-term BASE program

  • You must achieve a final grade of at least 75% in each of the three English language courses.
  • You must achieve a final grade of 65% to 75% in each of the university academic credit courses, depending on your program and as specified in your Offer of Admission.

2-term BASE program

  • In the first term of BASE, you must achieve a combined overall average of at least 75% in the three 30-level English language courses, with no failures.
  • In the second term of BASE, you must achieve a final grade of at least 75% in each of the three 40-level English language courses.
  • You must achieve a final grade of 65% to 75% in each of the university academic credit courses, depending on your program and as specified in your Offer of Admission.

What happens once I complete BASE?

BASE is the beginning of your Waterloo experience. Once you successfully complete BASE, you'll

  • receive credit for all academic course(s) and be able to count that¬†credit towards your degree
  • be enrolled full-time in the program stated on your Offer of Admission

Faculties that offer BASE

Applied Health Sciences/BASEArts/BASEEngineering/BASEEnvironment/BASEScience/BASE