Check your offer and conditions
You will need to respond to your Offer of Admission online, through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC). You have 14 days after the date on your Offer of Admission to respond.
After your final grades are available, you will need to make sure that you have met any conditions specified on your official Offer of Admission. Some conditions may also be listed on your online account in Quest.
If you have questions about your offer of admission, conditions, transcripts, or documents, (including English language test scores) follow up with the Registrar's Office - Admissions by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: Due to the high volume of email inquiries it may take a few days for a follow up response.
Visa and Study Permits
It is your responsibility to arrange the correct visas and permits in order to study in Canada. You must follow the application procedures set by Citizenship and Immigration Canada in your country.
If studying in Canada you will need to obtain a Study Permit. Visitors from some countries require a Temporary Resident Visa to study in Canada.
Visit How do I obtain a study permit? in our Find Out More.
Housing and residences
Arrange your living accommodations through on-campus housing and residence, with $500 deposit by the deadline.
Your residence fees will depend on which residence you are in and on which meal plan you choose.
Contact the Housing Office.
Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 32679
Visit Off-Campus Housing for online listings of nearby accommodations in the Waterloo community.
Course Selection Details
As a Math/ELAS you will be enrolled in only 1 MATH course (MATH) 137 - Calculus) for the fall term.
Check your math class schedule online on Quest - beginning July 16.
You are automatically scheduled into your five (ELAS) English Language courses.
Fall term: Tuesday September 8, 2020
Pickup your ELAS courses timetable on the first day of classes beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Waterloo-Conestoga College.
NOTE: ELAS courses will not be posted in Waterloo's Quest system
New Math Students - ELAS
Winter term course selection: We will automatically place our Math/ELAS students into their full-time core courses for their winter term (January - April). More details will be sent to students in mid-September.
Math Readiness Assessment
Yes you should plan to write the Math Readiness Assessment.
All incoming students are encouraged to write the Math Readiness Assessment. The questions on the assessment indicate the fundamental mathematical background that we in the Faculty of Mathematics expect as you enter your first year. It will help identify your mathematical strengths and weaknesses. Please note that this is meant simply as an information gathering diagnostic tool for you to ensure you are prepared for your first-year.
The assessment will take approximately 90 minutes to complete.
Visit Math Readiness Assessment website for preparation details, questions, and other details.
Visit the Finance-Student Accounts office for a complete breakdown of undergraduate program student fees for Canadian/permanent residents and international students.
Your fees will be posted to your student account online in Quest, (end-July). Fee statements/invoices are not mailed out to students.
How to become “Fees Arranged”
Due date: Fall 2020 - August 25, 2020
Note: If you do not 'arrange your fees' by the deadline date, you will be charged late fees - even if your course/class selection has not been finalized.
If you do not have access to the internet, or for student finance inquiries call 519-888-4567, ext. 38466 or email Finance-Student Accounts.
How to pay your fees
International students are encouraged to pay their student fees from outside of Canada, through GlobalPay for Students. This option allows you to pay your student fees in the currency of your choice which then converts into Canadian dollars.
GlobalPay for Students – Step by Step Instructions
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If you are required to pay fees and show proof of payment, or any other questions, you will need to Contact Student Financial Services
Attend Orientation events
International Orientation takes place September 2 - 4. Registration is required.
Register for one of the most memorable weeks of university life. Orientation for all students September 4 - 12, 2020 – with fall classes starting on Tuesday, September 8. First-year Orientation questions email email@example.com
Your directors for the Faculty of Mathematics, Mathematics Federation Orientation Committee (MathFOC), are upper year Mathematics students dedicated to planning, organizing, and running math orientation.
First day of classes/lectures begin
Fall 2020 term (September - December): Tuesday September 8
ELAS Dates - Fall
When and Where:
Your MATH class is held at the UWaterloo campus, from 8:30 - 9:20 am each Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning. Check your math class schedule online on Quest - beginning July 16 for fall term.
10:30 am: On Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - fall term proceed to Conestoga College's Waterloo campus for 10:30 am for welcome information. You will pick up your English language class timetable and purchase textbooks.
The Waterloo campus of Conestoga College is located at, 108 University Avenue East, Waterloo, ON, N2J 2W2. Phone: 519-885-0300.
Grand River Transit (GRT) bus line. Click on easyGO Real-Time Map. You will be able to see where UWaterloo and where Conestoga College campuses are located.
TIP: Remember you are still meeting our English language admission requirements for eligibility to full-time degree status. It is important that you arrive on-campus in time to attend classes.
You are expected to attend all meets of courses for which you are registered. Program regulations include attendance for evaluation purposes. Your performance this term, will determine your status for future post-secondary studies here at UWaterloo.
Obtaining your WatCard
The WatCard is your official photo identification card to access many services and facilities both on and off campus.
Pick up your WatCard, visit the WatCard Office in person and bring with you a UWaterloo document (e.g., your acceptance letter, a print-out of your class schedule, etc.) which lists your UWaterloo ID number, and a valid piece of government-issued photo ID.
Save time and upload your photo before you arrive on campus.
The WatCard office is located on the lower level of the Student Life Centre (SLC).
Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 32751
Office hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Log onto Quest
Go to University of Waterloo Identity and Access Management (WatIAM) and follow the directions. See instructions for using Quest.
Quest is UWaterloo's online enrolment and student information system. You can:
- Select courses (if applicable)/check your schedule.
- View your tuition and fees, including residence fees and financial aid.
- Update your personal information, address and more.
Activate your UWaterloo Email account. All messages from Waterloo will be sent to your new UWaterloo email address.
Be sure you provide and update on your local address, phone number, and personal details in Quest before or at the start of the term.
For inquiries, visit this webpage.
Who to contact
We are here to help you to succeed and to give you guidance. 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 programs and policies demand.
Ms. Judy Reidt, ELAS Program Undergraduate Coordinator (MC 4019B) and your advisor while you are in the Math/ELAS program.
Our first-year academic advisors can be reached during posted hours in MC 4019A. You may email academic advisors with your inquiry. Please provide your UWaterloo ID number and Full Name with your inquiry.
Please remember to speak with your English language teachers while at Conestoga College, or your Mathematics professors/instructors at UWaterloo for any questions or concerns during your studies.
Information for new students in the Faculty of Mathematics.