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 the 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 studies

If you're interested in taking one or two courses per term, there is a separate application process for part-time and online studies.

College or university student?

If you're looking to transfer to Waterloo from college or another university, review the transfer student section of our website for details on admission requirements, how to apply, transfer credits, and more.


Common questions


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

Accessibility in the application process

If you require an accessibility accommodation for Waterloo's admissions process (such as needing application material in an alternate format), please email the admissions office.


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