Upload your documents

Step 3: Upload your documents using Quest

Once you have accessed your Quest account, you can upload your supporting documents. To do so, log in to Quest, navigate in your Student Center to Admission and select Documents.

You will see a list of the documents you need to upload and complete based on your program. Please check the program page for deadlines related to application materials.

Once you have uploaded all of your required documents, and your referees have completed their reference forms, your application is complete and ready for review.

Need help? Contact our application support team at gradapp@uwaterloo.ca with your 8-digit Waterloo student ID number.

Scanning and uploading instructions

  • Our accepted file formats are: .pdf, .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .tif
  • File names cannot include brackets ( ) or quotations ' ', and should be kept short.
  • Log in to Quest and follow the navigation Student Center>Admissions>Documents.
  • Use the 'file' link on the Documents page to browse for your file.
  • If you upload an incorrect document (ex. a test score instead of a transcript), send an email to our application support team at gradapp@uwaterloo.ca.

    Documents

    Procedure

    Maximum

    file size

    Transcripts
    • upload a copy in Quest
      • To reduce your file size, try using a lower resolution and scanning in black and white instead of colour
      • Only one transcript file can be uploaded for each institution (so scan your transcripts together if you have more than one degree from the same institution)
    • learn more about transcripts
    2500 kb
    References
    • completed electronically by your referee
    • learn more about references
    not applicable

    Supplementary information form
    (SIF)

    • complete form in Quest
    • learn more about the SIF
    not applicable
    Resume
    • upload a copy in Quest
    • learn more about the resume
    2000 kb
    Writing sample 2000 kb
    Letter
    • upload a copy in Quest
    • learn more about the letter
    2000 kb
    English language proficiency (ELP)
    • upload a copy in Quest
    • learn more about ELP
    1500 kb
    GRE and GMAT 1500 kb
    Permanent
    Resident Card
    (PR Card)
    • upload a copy in Quest
    • learn more about the PR Card
    1500 kb
    Sponsorship not applicable
    Portfolio