Choosing a university for your education can seem like a big task. With so many choices, where do you start? Here are some resources that will help regardless of which university you plan to attend.
Finding a program you’ll love
Get tips on identifying your interests, exploring possible careers, and studying multiple interests.
Guide to applying to university
How and when do you apply? How do you submit grades? How do universities choose which students to admit?
Universities have specific requirements that need to be met as part of the application process. These can include specific high school courses, a personal statement, a portfolio of creative work, and more.
Guide to university terminology
Major, minor, option, undergraduate, graduate degree, admission average, bursary... what do they all mean?
How universities work
Universities can be complex and confusing. In this overview, learn about types of university degrees, choosing what to study, services available to students, and more.
A faculty is a group of departments or professional schools that offer programs with similar themes. They are a home for programs, professors, academic advisors, classrooms, and study spaces.
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Articles are geared toward students in Grades 9, 10, and 11.
What would you like to study?
- Explore Waterloo's programs based on themes that might interest you.
- Think about your interests and hobbies. This could determine what you’ll study and the type of job you’ll have.
Research like crazy
- The Ontario Universities Info website provides information about each university and program in the province.
- Learn what courses to take in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 to get ready for your program of interest.
- Take part in Waterloo's enrichment programs for high school students to explore your interests.
- A co-op program is a great way to help pay for university, explore potential careers, and gain valuable work experience as part of your degree.
- Email universities or talk with current university students during online or in-person events.
- Ask your guidance counsellor, parents, relatives, or teachers what they studied. They make great sounding boards and can offer advice on what might be good for you.
Just email our student recruitment team about what you'd like to study and they'd be happy to suggest programs or answer questions.