Catalyst Summer Program Online Applications are currently closed. Join our mailing list for updates on the 2019 application process!
For 2018, 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, a poem, letter... the format is up to you! Make sure to tell us about:
Check out some examples of Personal Interest Applications.
Please ensure that you name all files clearly so the whole package can be kept together.
If preferred, please send your completed application via mail (all 3 parts in one envelope) to:
C/O Engineering Undergrad Office - Catalyst Summer Program
E2 - 1772
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 $575+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 $575+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.
There is a $25 discount for Session I and III because there is no camp offered on the holiday Monday.
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 accepted in three rounds. For the first two rounds, up to twenty (20) applicants may be contacted and informed that their application has been received and registration can be completed, after the final closing date (round 3) the remainder of participants will be notified. Please note, we must receive the complete application (all 3 parts) before we will accept an online registration.