Catalyst Summer Program Online Applications are open for Summer 2020!
For 2020, you will need:
**The Personal Interest Application is a creative way to express your interest in this program. Be as creative as you like with it. Video, audio, artwork, letter, etc... the format is up to you! You can tell us about:
We recommend focusing your application on creatively showing your interests and why you want to be a part of the program so we can get a better idea of you!
Check out some examples of Personal Interest Applications.
Please ensure that you name all files clearly so the whole package can be kept together.
As a reminder, applications will not be considered complete for evaluation until we have received all three components. It is the responsibility of the applicant to mae sure we receive all parts of the application.
If preferred, please send your completed application via mail (all 3 parts in one envelope) to:
C/O Engineering Undergrad Office - Catalyst Summer Program
E7 - 1326
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Please note that any registrations received without proper submission of a completed application will be removed.
The Catalyst Summer Program costs $619.48+HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) and includes one participant T-shirt. A special bursary program is available for those in financial need. Please complete and submit a Catalyst Summer Program Bursary Application Form .
The registration fee of $619.48+HST is due only upon acceptance into the program. If accepted, applicants will receive an e-mail which provides information about using our registration system and paying the registration fee. There is no application fee for this program.
Catalyst offers online registrations for its programs. The following explains various policies surrounding registration, and how to register for our programs.
If arrangements for cancellations are made with Catalyst with more than 2 weeks notice to the start of the intended registered session, a full refund minus a 25% processing fee will be given. Cancellation requests with less than 2 weeks notice will be charged a 50% processing fee. There are no refunds for cancellations given with less than 48 hours notice.
Note: There is no charge for switching sessions (pending availability).
Catalyst accepts MasterCard, VISA and American Express as well as Debit cards (non-Interac). Card numbers are kept with the utmost security. All charges are processed directly by the university and will appear on your credit card bill as either "U of W Cashiers Office" or "U of Waterloo ESQ (Engineering Science Quest)".
We do not accept cash or cheque payment.
Credit Card and debit payment must be made through our online registration system, we are not able to process payment on the phone or in person.
Summer Program applications will be considered in three rounds. After each round's cutoff date, we will notify all applicants of their status . If you are not accepted in a round, you will still be considered in the subsequent rounds. We recommend getting your application in as soon as you can in order to be considered in more rounds! Please note, we must receive the complete application (all 3 parts) before an application will be considered. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure we receive all pieces of the application.
Cutoff Dates for Consideration
All applicants will be updated on their application status in the days following the below cutoff dates. We appreciate your patience as we evaluate applications.