Part-time and online degrees

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Take courses for general interest or work toward a degree with on-campus or online courses.

Part-time studies

  • Take one or two courses per term
  • Study online or on campus (daytime and/or evening courses)
  • Pursue courses for interest or work toward a degree

Online studies

  • Study part time (one or two courses) or full time (three to five courses)
  • Take courses for interest or work toward a degree
  • Over 500 courses in 40+ subject areas
 

Application and document deadlines

All students (including online and part time) are required to follow the University's COVID-19 guidelines when they are in place.

Term you wish to start Application available Last day to apply Last day to submit documents

September – December 2022 (fall term)
Applications open March 3, 2022

Degree and non-degree June 30, 2022 August 2, 2022
Post-degree August 2, 2022 August 17, 2022
Letter of Permission August 10, 2022 August 26, 2022

January – April 2023 (winter term)
Applications open in early July 2022

Degree and non-degree November 3, 2022 November 30, 2022
Post-degree November 18, 2022 December 9, 2022
Letter of Permission November 25, 2022 December 14, 2022
May – August 2023 (spring term) Degree and non-degree March 1, 2023 March 9, 2023
Post-degree March 14, 2023 April 7, 2023
Letter of Permission April 7, 2023 April 21, 2023

These deadlines apply to online and part-time studies (general interest courses or courses toward earning a degree), non-degree studies, post-degree studies, or letter of permission. Admission to the University does not guarantee enrolment in specific courses. Some courses are open only to students in a particular program.


How you apply depends on your background and goal


What does it cost study part-time or online?

Tuition for part-time students is charged on a per course basis. View the undergraduate fee schedule and select the term in which you're taking courses. The "per course fees" are indicated in the far left column of the chart. You will also be charged the part-time incidental fees applicable to the term you are enrolled.

Tuition for online degrees varies with the number of courses you take each term. View the undergraduate fee schedule for the term in which you're taking courses. If you're taking more than two courses, you are considered a full-time student and will also be charged full-time incidental fees applicable to the term you are enrolled.


Questions?

If you have questions or would like more information, email applicant.help@uwaterloo.ca or call 519-888-4567, ext. 43548.