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Admission Deferral Request Form

This form is now closed for fall 2019. Please contact myapplication@uwaterloo.ca for any deferral inquiries.


  • 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 confirmed your offer of admission (officially accepted a University of Waterloo Offer of Admission via Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) by the stated deadline).
    • You must meet all conditions outlined on your original offer of admission by the date specified on that offer.
    • You will not be required to reapply through OUAC if your deferral is approved.
    • Deferrals will only be considered for fall 2020 (we do not accept deferrals for the winter or spring term).
  • Complete all required fields on the form. Please refer to your offer letter when necessary.

Note: Decisions on deferral requests will only be made after all conditions outlined in the offer of admission have been met (normally, July-August).

Exceptions

Doctor of Optometry (OD)

The School of Optometry and Vision Science does not defer offers of admission for the OD program. For further information, please 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, please contact pharmacy@uwaterloo.ca.

Conditional Admission to Pharmacy (CAP)

The School of Pharmacy does not defer offers of admission for CAP status. For further information, please 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, please contact renison.socialwork@uwaterloo.ca.

Questions

Email myapplication@uwaterloo.ca if you have questions about completing this form.

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