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Admission Deferral Request Form

Important: Deferral requests will be accepted throughout the summer. We highly recommend that you do not submit a deferral form unless you are absolutely sure you will not be able to join us for the fall 2020 term. Deferrals will be approved within 2 weeks of receiving the request IF all grades have been received and conditions have been met.

Submission deadline: August 14 at 4 p.m.


Instructions

  • Use this form to request to defer your Offer of Admission to the University of Waterloo:
    • You must be a student pursuing undergraduate studies.
    • You must have accepted your Offer of Admission through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website by the stated deadline.
  • Complete all required fields on the form. Please refer to your Offer letter when necessary.

Notes:

  • You will not be required to reapply through OUAC if your deferral is approved.
  • Submit the form once only.

Deferral options based on entry program

Deferral can be considered for The following programs will accept requests for deferrals to start your studies during the indicated term
January 2021 (winter term)
  • Honours Arts (regular only)
  • Computer Science
  • Computing and Financial Management
  • Environment and Business
  • Environment, Resources and Sustainability
  • Financial Analysis and Risk Management
  • Geography and Aviation
  • Geography and Environmental Management
  • Geomatics
  • Knowledge Integration
  • Honours Mathematics
  • Mathematics English Language for Academic Studies (Math/ELAS)
  • Mathematics/Business Administration
  • Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Social Development Studies
May 2021 (spring term)
  • Computer Science
  • Financial Analysis and Risk Management
  • Honours Mathematics
  • Mathematics/Business Administration
September 2021 (fall term)

All Waterloo undergraduate programs (except for Faculty of Mathematics programs); additional exceptions are listed below.

  • If you wish to be considered for admission to Faculty of Mathematics programs for the term starting in September 2021, you can reapply for admission through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre website starting in October 2020.

Exceptions

  • Doctor of Optometry (OD): The School of Optometry and Vision Science does not defer an Offer of Admission for the OD program. For further information, contact opt-admissions@uwaterloo.ca.
  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD): The School of Pharmacy may, under very exceptional circumstances, consider deferring an Offer of Admission for the PharmD program to a future entry point. For further information, contact pharmacy@uwaterloo.ca.
  • Conditional Admission to Pharmacy (CAP): The School of Pharmacy does not defer an Offer of Admission for CAP status. For further information, contact cap@uwaterloo.ca.
  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW): The School of Social Work may, under very exceptional circumstances, consider deferring an Offer of Admission for the BSW program to a future entry point. For further information, contact renison.socialwork@uwaterloo.ca.

  • iBASE: Students with a condition of completing iBASE on their Offer of Admission may, under very exceptional circumstances, be granted a deferral to a future entry point. For further information, contact reg-base@uwaterloo.ca.

Questions

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