What will I study in iBASE?

iBASE runs 7 weeks. Classes begin in mid-July and finish towards the end of August.

Note: You must attend ALL classes for this intensive program. No late arrivals. No exceptions. We strongly recommend that you plan to arrive in Waterloo on Monday, July 8, 2019. This will allow you time to adjust to your surroundings and settle in before you begin iBASE.

You take classes at Renison University College on the University of Waterloo campus. You learn the language and study skills you need to be successful in your program.

You study the same Level 40 BASE courses as in the regular BASE program:

BASE 42 Academic Skills
BASE 44 Writing Skills
BASE 46 Oral Skills

In iBASE, you do not take any Waterloo credit courses. However, you complete faculty-specific activities and attend guest lectures. You also participate in workshops and events that prepare you for your co-op work terms.

What will my iBASE schedule be?

You will be in class for 25 hours a week, Monday to Friday.

  • Morning classes: 9:30 am to 12 pm
  • Afternoon classes: 1 pm to 3:30 pm

You will receive your official class schedule during the iBASE Orientation on Tuesday, July 9 at 9:00am.

During the evenings and weekends, we encourage you to participate in the iBASE social and leadership development activities offered by iBASE and the University of Waterloo.

The first day of classes is Wednesday, July 10. Report directly to the English Language Institute at Renison University College (located on the University of Waterloo campus) for 9:00 am (signs will be posted).

Where will I stay during iBASE?

Students in the iBASE program are encouraged to live in Renison University College’s residence.  Residence rooms are available on a first come first serve basis.  Be sure to confirm your offer by Monday, June 3, 2019 and submit your fees no later than Friday, June 7, 2019

You may move into residence at any time starting Monday, July 8, 2019. You must move out of residence by 9 am on August 29, 2019. To move in early to main campus residence, you will be required to complete an early move-in form in August. 

Faculties that offer BASE

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