If you plan to be a full-time student at Waterloo, you'll apply through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC).
Applying through the OUAC means you can use one application to apply to multiple Waterloo programs or universities in Ontario. Once you apply, the OUAC will send us your application information. We will then email you with the next steps in the admissions process.
Part-time (1-2 courses) or online studies
- Be sure to apply by the application deadline.
- Within 2 weeks of receiving your application, we’ll email you about next steps for applicants. It's a good idea to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts to ensure you receive our emails.
- View videos of tips for applying to Waterloo.
- If you've previously studied at Waterloo and are re-applying for admission (to programs other than Optometry, Social Work, and Pharmacy), use the Application for Undergraduate Re-Admission.
Applying to a co-op program
- To apply to a co-op program, you must check the co-op box on your OUAC application.
- If you apply to a co-op program that is also offered through the regular system of study and you're not admitted to co-op, you'll automatically be considered for the regular program if spaces are available.
- Co-op and regular systems of study are available to Canadian and international students, except Biotechnology/Chartered Professional Accountancy which is not available to visa students.
Applying to more than one Engineering program
- You may apply to one Engineering program at Waterloo on your OUAC application.
- If you wish to be considered for an additional Engineering program at Waterloo, use the Admission Information Form (AIF) to request this. You'll receive instructions for completing your AIF once you've applied.
- If you're interested in Architecture and an Engineering program at Waterloo, you can apply to both.
The Mathematics program (co-op and regular) accepts applications if you wish to start your studies in January.