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Important dates for applicants and admitted students

Date Deadline / event
December 2017 - March 2018 Early offers of admission will be made in some programs.
March 1

Accounting and Financial Management, Architecture, Engineering, Software Engineering

March 10 March Break Open House
April 6

For programs other than Accounting and Financial Management, Architecture, Engineering, and Software Engineering.

April 15 Deadline for Ontario residents to apply for an entrance bursary.
mid-May Most Waterloo offers of admission are sent at this time.
late May You @ Waterloo Day open house for admitted students.
June 1 Last day for Ontario high school students to accept an Offer of Admission. No Ontario university may require a financial commitment from Ontario high school students before this date.
June 1 - 11:59 pm, Eastern Daylight Time  Deadline for first-year and transfer students to confirm a place in residence by submitting a Residence Community Ranking Form and $500 non-refundable deposit.
June 15 Recommended deadline to apply for OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) or other financial assistance programs.
July Quest – Waterloo's online student information system – is reserved for new students to request their classes/check their schedule.
Summer Optional Faculty 101 Day events to assist with the transition to university
late-August Payment deadlines for 2017-18 tuition and fees.
September Orientation and classes begin.

Additional faculty/program-specific dates

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