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Submitting documents

College and university students

All official documents, including transcripts and English language test results, must be sent directly to our Registrar's Office by the issuing institution or testing authority.

  • Arrange to have your high school send us an official transcript of your grades as soon as possible and no later than early April.
  • Arrange for each college or university you've attended to send us an official transcript of your completed and current courses as soon as the transcript is available and no later than early April.
  • You can upload your high school and your college and/or university transcripts.
  • Arrange to have your college and/or university send us an official final transcript by the deadline listed on your Offer of Admission.

*Note: Calendar descriptions are not required for applicants to Engineering or Software Engineering.

Submitting course descriptions for transfer credit

To be considered for transfer credit, you'll need to submit detailed course descriptions/course syllabi for all courses you've completed or are in the process of completing.

Brief calendar descriptions are not sufficient for transfer credit assessment. Please contact us (see below) if detailed course descriptions/syllabi are not available from your institution.

You'll also need to have an official final transcript sent directly to Waterloo by your college/university.

Instructions for course outlines

Send us a copy of the course outline/syllabus for each course you have taken or are taking. See an example of a course syllabus.

Send your course outlines/transcripts to

Office of the Registrar
University of Waterloo
200 University Ave W
Waterloo ON   N2L 3G1  CANADA

Fax: 519-746-2882

Please include your full name, program(s) applied to, Waterloo ID number, and OUAC reference number in your correspondence. If you are emailing course descriptions, please send them in MS Word or PDF formats.