Congratulations and welcome to Waterloo! All of your hard work has paid off and it's time to celebrate. From orientation leaders, academic advisors, and peer success coaches to professors, upper-year students, and career advisors, there are hundreds of people ready to welcome you and support you during your time as a Waterloo Warrior!
Your next steps
1. Accept 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. Eastern Daylight Time on June 1.
- Wondering what first year might cost? Use our student budget calculator to get an idea.
- If you’ve been offered an entrance scholarship or bursary, you can find details in your Quest account. Look for the Entrance Awards tab beside the name of your program.
- Tips on using scholarships, co-op earnings, and more to help pay for your university education.
Residence: a place to call home
- Learn more about our 100% residence guarantee and find out if living on campus is for you.
- Explore the different on-campus residence options (Campus Housing, St. Jerome’s, St. Paul’s, Renison, Conrad Grebel).
- Plan to live in residence? You need to accept your Offer of Admission AND submit your residence ranking form.
Get set for school
Show your Warrior pride
- 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.
Questions? We're here to help
If you have some questions about your program, courses, co-op, student life in your program, or anything else, just contact the recruitment co-ordinator for your program. They know pretty much everything about their programs!
You can also read articles written by current Waterloo students. Topics include differences between high school and university, getting involved at Waterloo, and what it's like to be a student here.