Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about Engineering admissions?

The Waterloo Engineering Admissions Team recognizes that the global pandemic has had a profound impact upon the educational opportunities available to high school students as they prepare to apply to university. In many regions, access to courses, educational activities, testing, and extra-curricular activities have been limited. While the information in the links below remains the same and is consistent with the previous year’s admissions policies, we will consider all applicants in the context of the current situation and endeavour to assess each applicant fairly.

If you cannot find the answer to your question below or on our website, please e-mail us.


Admissions frequently asked questions (FAQ) 

English language requirements

Private school, summer school, or night school courses

Programming experience

Ranking high schools

Repeated courses

Transfer credits for high school courses


Worried about your English Language test scores? 

The University of Waterloo is offering a new program called Bridge to Academic Success in English (BASE) that could allow you to start into your studies while improving your English. Find out how it works.