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Admission Information Form

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
  • Tell us about your extra-curricular activities
  • Explain any special 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

  • Applicants for Winter 2014 and Spring 2014 terms – If we require you to complete the AIF, we will email the form to you.
  • Fall 2014 (See chart below)
Fall 2014 deadlines

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Deadline

Architecture

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

February 7, 2014, is the deadline for submission.

Applied Health Sciences

Arts

Engineering

Environment

Mathematics, including Computing and Financial Management

Science

Software Engineering

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

Please disregard the February 7th deadline on your Quest account.

Accounting and Financial Management

It is recommended that you complete your AIF within 3 weeks of receiving your acknowledgment email from us.

Please disregard the February 7th deadline on your Quest account.

Conditional Admissions to Pharmacy (CAP)

It is recommended that you complete your AIF within 3 weeks of receiving your acknowledgment e-mail from us.

February 17, 2014, is the final deadline for submission.

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

  • Your AIF is available on Quest – Waterloo's online student information system.
  • Note: If you've already viewed your application on Quest, then log in to Quest and begin at Step 3.

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")

To activate your account, select "Need to activate your account?" on the WatIAM login page. Enter the information requested and follow the steps to obtain your user ID and password.

Important: You will need your user ID and password in order to log into Quest to complete your AIF and check the status of your application. Be sure to keep this information in a safe and accessible place.

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 Applicants (in the left-hand menu)
  • Select Quest login (from the drop-down menu)
  • Enter your user ID and password

Note: To log into Quest, you will need your user ID – 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.

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.

View step-by-step screen shot instructions for Step 3 – Student Center.

Step 4 - AIF

Begin completing and submitting your answers to the AIF questions by the deadline specified above.

Common questions

You may find the answers to your questions about completing your AIF on our list of common questions. You can watch our video on completing the AIF or see screen captures about the steps to complete the AIF. 

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.

Instructions for using Quest

Contact us

If you experience technical difficulties or have questions about your AIF, contact us at

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