Mathematics admission requirements for Ontario high school students

Admission average

Individual selection from the high 80s

Required courses

  • Advanced Functions 4U
  • Calculus and Vectors 4U
  • Any Grade 12 U English
  • One other Grade 12 U course

Recommended courses

  • Grade 11 U Introduction to Computer Science
  • Grade 12 M Principles of Financial Accounting

General requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses, including all required courses.
  • Grade 12 U or M courses must be completed through schools that are accredited by the Ontario Ministry of Education.
  • Admission averages depend on the number of applications received and the number of spaces available. The range listed above is based on previous years.

Program notes

  • An Admission Information Form (AIF) is required for admission to this program. Instructions for the AIF will be sent once we receive your application.
  • You're strongly encouraged to write the Euclid Mathematics Contest and/or the Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest. Results of the contests will be used in scholarship decisions and possibly admission decisions for programs in the Faculty of Mathematics.
  • If your first language is not English, you may need to meet our English language requirements.
  • If you repeat a course or take a course outside of your regular day school, see our Faculty of Mathematics policy for more information.
  • Required courses that are more than three years old may need to be updated. Email the admissions office for more information.
  • Are you an Ontario student taking IB courses? Admission to Waterloo is based on your Ontario Grade 12 U and M courses. If you're taking IB Math, your school will convert this course to MCV4U, MHF4U, and/or MDM4U. You can take any IB Math course and be eligible for admission as long as you receive Ontario credits for both MCV4U and MHF4U. Learn about possible transfer credit.