If you're applying to be a full-time student at Waterloo, you'll apply through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC).
Applying through the OUAC makes the application process easier because you can use one website to apply to multiple programs or universities in Ontario.
Which application should you use?
- Current Ontario high school students: OUAC 101
- International (visa) students: OUAC 105F
- All other students: OUAC 105D
- For part-time studies (2 courses or less per term), online learning, post-degree, non-degree, or letter of permission, apply through the Centre for Extended Learning.
- If you have previously attended Waterloo and are re-applying for undergraduate studies (excluding applicants to Optometry, BSW, and Pharmacy), please use the Application for Undergraduate Re-Admission.
- Be sure to apply by the application deadline.
- Within 2 weeks of receiving your application, we’ll send you an email about next steps in the admissions process. It's a good idea to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts list to make sure you receive our emails.
- Review our list of important dates.
- View videos of tips for applying to Waterloo.
Additional application information
Applying to co-op programs
- To apply to a co-op program, you must check the co-op box on your OUAC application.
- If you apply to a co-op program that is also offered as a regular program and you're not admitted to co-op, you'll automatically be considered for the regular program if spaces are available.
- Both the co-op and regular systems of study are available to all students regardless of citizenship.
- Biotechnology/Chartered Professional Accountancy and Mathematics/Chartered Professional Accountancy are not available to visa students.
Applying to Engineering programs
- On your application, you may apply to Architecture and/or only one Engineering program, including Software Engineering.
- To be considered for one additional Engineering program at Waterloo, you can use the Admission Information Form (AIF) once you've applied to let us know which other Engineering program that you would like to be considered for. You'll receive instructions for completing your AIF after you've applied to Waterloo.
January admissions to Mathematics
The Mathematics program admits students for the winter term (January to April).
Learn about Waterloo's transfer credits policies for Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), A-levels, CAPE, Cambridge Pre-U, and university and college courses.
All official documents, including transcripts and English language test results, must be sent directly to our Registrar's Office by your school, issuing institution, or testing authority. Learn more about sending your marks.