- For all programs, repeated courses may be reviewed during the admissions process.
- When we calculate your admission average, we will use the highest Grade 12 U or M grade in a repeated subject.
- On your Admission Information Form (AIF), you'll be asked to comment on repeated courses. We'll provide you with instructions about the AIF once you've applied to Waterloo.
Engineering programs (excluding Architecture)
You may have 5 percentage marks (5%) deducted from your total overall admission average, and repeated courses may also impact your eligibility for scholarships.
Faculty of Mathematics, including Computer Science
If you repeat a required course or take a course outside of your regular day school, you may jeopardize your chances of being admitted to the Faculty of Mathematics. You should take all your courses in regular day school and do well in your first attempt.
There will normally be no penalty if you take online courses during your regular school year along with a full course load through your high school or school board.
All other programs, including Architecture
Your application will be given individual consideration when the admission decision is made.
As long as you take a course(s) at a school or institution accredited by the Ontario Ministry of Education, we will accept grade 12 U and M courses regardless of how or where the course is taken. The following are some examples.
- Day school (high school)
- Summer school
- Night school
- Correspondence courses
- Private school
- Virtual learning courses
You may be asked to list the courses you have taken or are taking outside of regular day school on your Admission Information Form.