This information is applicable to students who have failed 1A and have one of the following academic decisions after their first attempt at 1A:

  • Failed Repeat Term (Term average between 50% and 60% or term average greater than 60% with three or more failed courses.)
  • Failed Required to Withdraw (Term average less than 50%.)

Students with an academic decision of Failed Repeat Term, are eligible to repeat 1A during the following fall term. Refer to the promotion rules for repeating a term in the Undergraduate Academic Calendar. You must notify an academic advisor in the First Year Engineering Office of your intention to repeat 1A by email no later than August 1.

Students with an academic decision of Failed Required to Withdraw, who want to return to Engineering at the University of Waterloo will have to repeat 1A during the following fall term through the Qualifying Program for Readmission (QPR). Entry into the QPR requires an honest and thorough assessment of the failed term and a plan for success in the future. Allow one to two months to apply for the QPR and two to three months for the report to be reviewed. Review the information available on the First Year Engineering website before contacting an academic advisor.