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.
You will not be able to start classes until you provide the additional documents, scores or grades listed on your offer to satisfy your conditions. 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, follow up with the Registrar's Office - Admissions by email at email@example.com or call 519-888-4567, ext. 33106..
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.
See also Home-Away-from-Home (home stay).
Course Selection Details
As a Math/ELAS student we will automatically enrol you into your MATH course (MATH) 137 - Calculus) for the fall term.
You will pickup your ELAS timetable on the first day of classes at Waterloo-Conestoga College.
Fall term: Thursday September 7
Winter term: Wednesday January 3
NOTE: these ELAS courses will not be posted in Quest
Choosing (fall term only) courses TBD
Refer to your offer of admission letter for your program after Math/ELAS.
Log in to our Mathematics course selection website, (Date to be determined - you will be notified).
NOTE: You will need to provide your:
- UW ID# (8 digits)
- OUAC Ref # (2015####### 11 digits)
- Last/Surname (family name)
Check Quest beginning mid to end of July (date to be determined) for your fall term uWaterloo math schedule.
Winter term Course selection: Again, we will automatically place our Math/ELAS students into their full-time core courses for their Winter term (January - April).
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 both you and the Faculty.
The assessment can be done from your home computer with an internet-connection. The assessment will take approximately 90 minutes to complete.
There are practice questions available, within Maple T.A., that will help you prepare.
Visit Math Readiness Assessment website for preparation details, questions, and other details.
Fee statements are not mailed out to students. You can check your finance account online in Quest, (end-July).
Fall 2017 - August 23, 2017
Winter 2018 - December 12, 2017
Spring 2018 - April 24, 2018
Note: If you do not arrange your fees by the deadline date, you will be charged a late fee - even if your course/class selection has not been finalized.
Information for admitted students and paying your fees. Fees are due per academic term (4 months).
Fall term fees will be available on the Finance Office website.
Winter fees will be assessed and posted beginning mid-November.
If you do not have access to the internet, or for inquiries call 519-888-4567, ext. 38466 or email Finance-Student Accounts.
Note: figures for the 2017-18 are not available until after May 1 - the start of the University's fiscal year.
How to pay your tuition
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
Western Union GlobalPay for Students
Click here to make a payment now.
Note: Wire transfers may take several days to arrive to our Canadian bank account. When funds arrive, it may take several more days for processing and to be posted to the student account. To track payment please inquire with the issuing bank.
If you are required to pay fees and show proof of payment, or any other questions, you will need to contact Student Accounts Office
Attend Orientation events
First year International students: International Orientation held - TBD (Friday September 1 - 3, 2017).
Attend the special Orientation events for international students and parents. See Math first-year students.
Register for one of the most memorable weeks of university life. Be sure to review the orientation activities planned during TBD (September 4 - 9, 2017).
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.
Register for fall orientation events online: uwaterloo.ca/orientation
Winter orientation events for Mathematics - You will be invited during the first week of classes in January.
When: TBD Winter 2018
Where: Math and Computer (MC)
We will arrange time around your ELAS classes to attend "Math's Welcome Session". More details to follow for first-year students.
First day of classes/lectures begin
Fall 2017 term (September - December): Thursday September 7
Winter 2018 term (January - April): Wednesday January 3
When and Where: Your UWaterloo mathematics course will automatically be selected and arranged for our Math/ELAS students - you do not need to select your first term courses!
Check your math class schedule online on Quest - beginning TBD (July 21) for fall term. Your MATH class is held at the UWaterloo campus, from 8:30 - 9:20 am each Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning.
Please arrive for the first day of classes!
10:30 am: On Thursday, September 7, 2017 - fall term
10:30 am: on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - winter term
You will proceed to Conestoga College's Waterloo campus for 10:30 am for meet and greet 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, then Route 8 or Route 12. You will be able to see where UWaterloo and where Conestoga College campuses are located.
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.
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, email Quest.
Staff available during regular business hours (Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)).
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 Coordinator (MC 4019D) and your advisor while you are in Math/ELAS is available if you need any help or assistance.
Our first-year academic advisors can be reached during posted hours in MC 4018F. You may email academic advisors with your inquiry. Please provide your UWaterloo ID number and Full Name with your inquiry and also, indicate that you are/were Math/ELAS.
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.