University of Waterloo application deadlines

The University of Waterloo admits first-year students for the term starting in September only.

Program Application deadline Documents deadline
All programs other than: March 29 April 5
Accounting and Financial Management February 1 March 1
Architecture February 1 March 1
all Faculty of Engineering programs February 1 March 1
all Faculty of Mathematics programs, including Computer Science February 1 March 1
Conditional Admission to Pharmacy January 14 Various
Chinese partnership agreements (China 2+2, 3+2, 2+1+1) March 30  

Ontario high school students

  • You should follow the application timelines provided by your school.
  • Your grades will be sent to us automatically. 

A deadline may be extended if a program is not yet full. Applications received after the deadline will be processed only if spaces are available.

Application deadlines for international students are the same as those listed above. 

Different deadlines apply to part-time studies and online learning as well as exchange students.


Documents deadline

If you're not an Ontario high school student, you must submit your transcripts, Admission Information Form, and documents such as English language tests by the deadline for your program.

How to submit official documents that can be used in the admissions process.

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