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Application deadlines and important dates

Application and document deadlines

  Application deadline Deadline to submit documents to Waterloo
Ontario high school students (101 application) January 17, 2018 Your grades will be sent to us automatically.
All other students (105 application) March 30, 2018 April 6, 2018
Exceptions
Accounting and Financial Management, Architecture, Engineering, Software Engineering February 1, 2018 March 1, 2018
Conditional Admission to Pharmacy January 15, 2018 March 1, 2018

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

The Mathematics program accepts applications for the term starting in January.

Different deadlines apply to part-time studies and online learning and exchange students from other universities.

Important dates

    Date Deadline / event
    December 2017 - March 2018 Early offers of admission will be made in some programs.
    March 10 March Break Open House
    April 15 Deadline for entrance bursary applications (for Ontario residents).
    mid-May Most of Waterloo's offers of admission are sent at this time.
    late May You @ Waterloo Day open house for admitted students.
    June 1 Last day for Ontario high school students to accept an Offer of Admission. No Ontario university may require a financial commitment from Ontario high school students before this date.
    June 1 - 11:59, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) Deadline for first-year and transfer students to confirm a place in residence by submitting a Residence Community Ranking Form and $500 non-refundable deposit.
    June 15 Recommended deadline to apply for OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) or other financial assistance programs.
    Summer Optional Faculty 101 Day events to smooth the transition to university
    September Orientation

    Additional faculty/program-specific dates

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