The Missing Manual

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The Missing Manual is everything you want to know about applying to university – and about thriving at Waterloo – that you won’t find in the brochures.

High school success

Making the most of your high school experience from students who know what it takes.

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Study tips for exams and tests

Haven't mastered the art of studying yet? Look no further! Listen to Clare as she gives you her best advice for acing exams and tests.

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Top time management tips for students

One of the most valuable things to any student is time. Check out our top tips to learn how to better manage yours!

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Planning your path to university

Wondering if university could be for you? Explore the route to university so you can consider whether it's the right path and plan your high school time accordingly!


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Careers & co-op

Finding a career you'll love, pursuing further education, and thriving in Waterloo's co-op program.

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What to expect in co-op

To co-op or not to co-op? This is an important decision you'll have to make when choosing a program at Waterloo. Here's the inside scoop to help you decide if a co-op program is right for you!

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How to choose a career

Deciding on a career can be daunting, but we have plenty of experience guiding students through the process. Learn how to chose the right career for you.

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How to gain experience if you're not in co-op

You might have heard about co-op, but have you heard about the other opportunities to gain experience at Waterloo?


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Researching scholarships and bursaries, finding part-time jobs, and making the most of your money.

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Tips for paying for university

Unsure how you're going to pay for school? Take a look at our tips for financing your education.


What does university cost?

Be prepared and learn more about all the expenses of an undergraduate degree.

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How to find and apply to scholarships

Interested in earning money to help pay for your tuition? Scholarships can be a great resource.

Humans of Waterloo

Stories by and about the people of Waterloo — past and present.

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Defining success on her own terms

Learn from Jessica as she demonstrates how you get out of university what you put in on her personal journey to success.

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Navigating urban planning with community at heart

Meet Hafeez, a student in the Faculty of Environment, and learn about the work he's done to advocate for road safety, better transit, and complete communities.

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Take our quizzes: Find your program in the Faculty of Health

If you're stuck comparing potential programs in the Faculty of Health, check out our quizzes to make this choice a little easier.





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