Applying to university is an exciting step – one that can take several months. Here's an overview of key dates in Waterloo's application process.
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- Application deadline for Engineering early consideration – December 15
Offers of admission to Engineering programs are made in March and May as we receive updated grades from Ontario high schools. If you would like to be eligible for early consideration and potentially receive an offer of admission in March, you must apply by December 15, 2023, and submit your Admission Information Form (AIF) by January 15, 2024.
- We'll start to make offers of admission – December
For many programs, we'll start making offers of admissions based on grades in courses you've completed. We'll continue to make offers of admission until mid-May as we receive updated grades from schools.
- Deadline to submit your Engineering AIF for early consideration – January 15
This is the last day to submit your Engineering Admission Information Form to be eligible for early consideration in the application process. If you don't submit your AIF by the early consideration deadline, you have until February 16, 2024 and will still be considered along with all other applicants for the final round of decisions.
- Application deadline - February 1
If you plan to be a full-time Waterloo student, today is the last day to apply through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre, which handles applications for all Ontario's universities.
- Deadline to submit documents – February 16
Today is the last day to submit all necessary documents for your application. This includes your transcripts, Admission Information Form, English Language test scores (if applicable), and any other documents required by the Admissions Office by this date.
- Deadline to accept your Offer of Admission – June 3
Deadline to accept an offer of admission through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre website.
- Deadline to apply for residence – June 3
Planning to live in residence? Today is the deadline to complete Waterloo's residence application form and pay your residence deposit. You must also accept your Offer of Admission to guarantee a spot in residence.
- Transferring to Waterloo? Send us your course outlines
If you're transferring from college or another university, please send us all of your course syllabi (outlines) so we can review your file for possible transfer credit.
- Submit final grades and meet conditions
If you have a conditional offer of admission, you must submit your final and official transcripts by the deadline on your Offer. You must meet the conditions listed on your Offer of Admission in Quest by the deadline on your Offer and well before the start of term in order to retain your spot at Waterloo.