The Foundation Term is one component of the University of Waterloo's efforts to support you in achieving your full potential.
The Foundation Term consists of three 0.5 unit courses and any associated required labs (0.25 unit each). Two courses are approved by your academic advisor for the plan in which you wish to continue your studies; the third course (UNIV 101) equips you with skills for study and life success. You will get additional support from UNIV 101 instructors to complete work from the other courses you take during the term.
The Foundation Term is only offered in the fall term and is open to students who have not met plan average requirements during their first academic year and whose current/last term of study is in one of the following faculties: Arts, Environment, Health, Science.
Submission deadline: July 1.
More information on UNIV 101 and the Foundation term is available on the Student Sucess website.
Note: The reduced course load could impact financial aid from OSAP, or equivalent program. Visit or contact The Centre to inquire about potential impacts on your financial aid and scholarships before completing this form.