Letter of Permission Application

IMPORTANT: New Letter of Permission Applications will be accepted only for 1) online courses, 2) courses that do not require travel. For in-person classes, students must already be in the city where the desired institution offering the course is located. This is still in effect for the fall 2021 term.

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.