Full-time studies

If you plan to be a full-time student, you'll apply to Waterloo through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC).

The OUAC will send your application information to each Ontario university you apply to. Be sure to apply by our application deadline (February 1 for most programs).

To apply to a co-op program, check the co-op box on your application.

Within two weeks of receiving your application from the OUAC, we'll email you with your Waterloo student number and any actions you might need to take.

Part-time and online studies

Interested in taking one or two courses per term for interest or to earn a degree? Learn about part-time and online studies.

College or university students

Looking to transfer to Waterloo from college or another university? Visit our transfer student information for details.

Wish to take Waterloo courses towards a degree at your home university? Apply using a Letter of Permission.


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We recommend that you add myapplication@uwaterloo.ca to your contacts to ensure you receive our emails.

Review our guide to applying to university for an overview of the application process.

Services for students with disabilities

Learn about services and accommodations for students with disabilities during the application process, such as needing application material in an alternate format.


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