Step 2: Create your Quest account
After you have completed Step 1 of the application process and the OUAC application fee has been processed, within one to two business days you will receive an email from us with instructions for claiming your identity (user ID and password) to access Quest, the University of Waterloo’s student information system.
The email will include your 8-digit Waterloo student ID number. This is the ID number you will use for all Waterloo inquiries. Please note that your Quest user ID is different from your Waterloo ID number.
Before you can log in to Quest, you will need to create your user ID and password by claiming your account in WatIAM, the University of Waterloo’s identity and access management system.
Once you have claimed (activated) your user ID and password, you will be able to log in to Quest.
You will use Quest to track your application documents, update your contact information, view your admission decision and, if applicable, view/accept/decline your offer of admission. Please visit the Quest Graduate applicants page for additional step-by-step instructions.