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Letter of Permission Application

Effective November 19, 2021: If you are fully vaccinated and you can meet certain travel safety requirements, you may resume travel for University of Waterloo-related business, research, work terms, study, and co-curricular activities. You must meet the University of Waterloo's travel safety requirements; visit Waterloo International's safety abroad web page for details. Note: After submitting and paying for your Letter of Permission Application, email your completed and signed International Travel Approval Form to; the staff in The Centre will act as "approving authority" and authorize the travel.

Waterloo students

Use this form if you are requesting permission to take a course at another university for credit toward a University of Waterloo degree.

Letter of Permission Application (PDF)

  • Before completing your form, ensure you are familiar with the host university's application process and deadlines.
  • To take courses at Wilfrid Laurier University, use the Cross-Registration Form.

Requests are processed daily, Monday to Friday, except when the University is closed.

Visiting (incoming) students

To register for courses at the University of Waterloo on a Letter of Permission:

  • If this is your first time, visit our admissions website for details about the application process and deadlines.
  • If you've studied at Waterloo previously, and thus have a Waterloo student identification number (8 digits), submit a Visiting Student Readmission Application.
  • If you are a student registered at Wilfrid Laurier University, refer to your university's cross-registration process.