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Admission Information Form (AIF)

When we make our admissions decisions, we look at other factors in addition to grades. You can use the Admission Information Form (AIF) to:

  • Tell us more about yourself and any extracurricular activities
  • Explain any extenuating circumstances that may have affected your grades and/or which you would like taken into consideration during the admissions process
  • Brag a little!

Tip: Prepare a draft copy of your AIF in a Word document, so you can check for proper spelling, punctuation, and grammar. The Admissions team will review your AIF to learn more about you and to see how well you write, so be sure to put your best foot forward!

AIF deadlines

If you're applying to start in January 2016

  • If we require you to complete the AIF, we will email the form to you.

If you're applying to start in September 2016

  • Please check the table below for your deadline.

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Deadline

Accounting and Financial Management

The AIF is required for admission. We recommend that you complete your AIF within 3 weeks of receiving your acknowledgment e-mail from us.

The AIF deadline has been extended to February 29, 2016.

Architecture

The AIF is required for admission. We recommend that you complete your AIF within 3 weeks of receiving your acknowledgment e-mail from us.

AIF deadline: March 1, 2016

Applied Health Sciences

Arts

Environment

Science

Students who applied prior to March 1, 2016: AIF deadline: March 18, 2016

Students who applied after March 1, 2016: We recommend that you complete your AIF within 3 weeks of receiving your acknowledgment e-mail from us.

Engineering

Software Engineering

The AIF is required for admission.

Students who applied prior to March 1, 2016: AIF deadline: March 18, 2016
 
Students who applied after March 1, 2016: We recommend that you complete your AIF within 3 weeks of receiving your acknowledgment e-mail from us.
 
Mathematics, including Computing and Financial Management

The AIF is required for admission.

Students who applied prior to March 1, 2016: AIF deadline: March 18, 2016
 
Students who applied after March 1, 2016: We recommend that you complete your AIF within 3 weeks of receiving your acknowledgment e-mail from us.
 
Pharmacy

AIF deadline: January 25, 2016

Conditional Admissions to Pharmacy (CAP)

We recommend that you complete your AIF within 3 weeks of receiving your acknowledgment e-mail from us.

AIF deadline: February 15, 2016

Social Work

You have 7 days from receipt of the acknowledgement email to submit your AIF.

Optometry and Vision Science

AIF deadline: October 24, 2015

Submit your AIF (only for students applying to start in September)

Information to help with questions related to references for the Faculty of Mathematics programs and Conditional Admission to Pharmacy (CAP) program may be found on our common questions for references.

Watch our video and learn how to access Quest so that you can complete your Admission Information Form and view your admission status.

 

Step 1 - WatIAM (You need to do this only once)

Before you can log in to Quest, you need to create your user ID and password by activating your account on WatIAM.

To activate your account, you’ll need the following information:

  • Your last name/family name
  • Your date of birth
  • Your Waterloo ID number, which was included in your acknowledgment e-mail that was sent after we received your application (Subject line was "Thank you for applying to Waterloo")

Step 2 - Log in to Quest

Once you’ve activated your user ID and password, you’ll be able to log in to Quest and submit your Admission Information Form or check your application status.

  • Select Log in to Quest
  • Enter your user ID and password

Note: Your Quest user ID is not your Waterloo ID number. Your user ID will be up to 8 characters and will be a combination of your first and last name. Your Waterloo ID number is an 8-digit number that starts with a 2 and that was sent to you in the email acknowledging your application to Waterloo.

Instructions for using Quest

Step 3 - Student Center

In Quest – view your application and access the AIF link.

  • Select Admissions from the listings in the centre of the page.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and select the Admission Information Form link.
  • Complete and submit your answers to the AIF questions by the deadline specified above.

View step-by-step screen shot instructions.

 
 

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