Applying to Waterloo

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View our admission requirements which range from low 80s to the mid-90s.

How to apply

Learn about applying to Waterloo and our application deadlines.

Once you've applied

Review what to do after you've applied, such as complete your Admission Information Form.




COVID-19 and the application process

We recognize that the global pandemic has had a profound impact upon your school experience as you prepare to apply to university. In many schools and regions, access to courses, testing, and extracurricular activities have been limited. We’ll review all applications for admission with that in mind and endeavour to assess each application fairly.

How we'll review applications

  • We can make offers of admission based on your Grade 11 marks and any Grade 12 classes you’ve completed.
  • If you don’t have a Grade 12 mark yet for a course that’s required for admission, we’ll consider the corresponding Grade 11 course until we receive your Grade 12 marks.
  • We can review your application without having all your final marks as long as you’re registered in the Grade 12 courses required for the program you’ve applied to.

We’ll continue to monitor the impact of the pandemic on schools in Canada and globally and be as flexible as we can be to minimize the impact of any disruption on your application.