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 to Admission and select Documents in your Student Center.

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 documents.

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.

For application processing timelines by Faculty please visit:


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, .gif, .tif
  • File names cannot include brackets ( ) or quotations ' ', and should be kept short.
  • 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.




    file size

    • 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
    • completed electronically by your referee
    • learn more about references
    not applicable

    Supplementary information form

    • complete form in Quest
    • learn more about the SIF
    not applicable
    • upload a copy in Quest
    • learn more about the resume
    2000 kb
    Writing sample 2000 kb
    • 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
    Resident Card
    (PR Card)
    • upload a copy in Quest
    • learn more about the PR Card
    1500 kb
    Sponsorship not applicable