Welcome to Waterloo

You're in

Congratulations and welcome to Waterloo! All of your hard work has paid off and it's time to celebrate your achievements.

Your next steps

1. Accept your Offer of Admission

Accept your Offer of Admission by 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 1. You'll need to meet any conditions to maintain your Offer of Admission.

2. Reserve your spot in residence

Submit your Residence Community Ranking Form and your residence deposit by 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 1.

3. Attend our open house in May

Ask questions, chat with students, tour residences, and more at our open house in late May. If you're admitted, you'll receive an email invitation.


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Money matters

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A place to call home

Get set for school

Show your Warrior pride


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Join some of our 250+ student-run clubs to meet new people, have fun, and explore your interests.

International students

  • The International Student Guide offers tips on preparing for Waterloo.
  • If you've been admitted to co-op, apply for a work permit at the same time you apply for a study permit.
  • If you're under 18, visit the Government of Canada website to learn about custodians.
  • If you've received an offer of admission and need to prepay your tuition as part of your study permit application, please use our fee estimator.

Transfer students

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