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Applying to Waterloo

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? 


  • 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 (under the Admissions heading at the bottom of the page).

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Submitting documents

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.

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