Are your English scores just below our requirements?

Thinking about studying at Waterloo, but worried about your English language test scores? Here is some good news.

You could study at Waterloo while improving your English skills through the Bridge to Academic Success in English (BASE) program – or English Language for Academic Studies (ELAS) if you've applied to a program in the Faculty of Mathematics.

How it works

  • If you meet the academic qualifications for the program you’ve applied to, but your TOEFL, IELTS, or other English language test score does not quite meet Waterloo's requirements, you can be considered for a conditional offer of admission to BASE or ELAS at Waterloo.

  • Once you've successfully completed BASE or ELAS, you'll move into full-time studies at Waterloo.

Our goal is to make your transition to full-time university studies easier and your time at Waterloo enjoyable and successful.

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