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The University of Waterloo is constantly updating our most Frequently Asked Questions.

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First-year students

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You are at the beginning of an exciting and challenging journey that will lead you through four or five years of intense study and work to a prestigious University of Waterloo degree.

Your success over the course of your university education depends in large part on how well you manage your first year. In addition to having to carefully manage your time and your coursework, you will also need to make wise, informed choices when confronted with the challenges that our plans and regulations demand.

If you have questions and cannot find their answers on our FAQ page, or if you simply wish to speak to an advisor:

Good luck in your first year!