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 email@example.com.
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 30.
You are automatically scheduled into your five (ELAS) English Language courses.
Fall term: Tuesday September 8, 2020
Your ELAS courses timetable will become available to you on the first day of classes. Conestoga College will provide details on how to access your ELAS information.
Due to the COVID-19 all your fall 2020 ELAS courses will be delivered online only.
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.
MTHEL 199 for ELAS students
We believe that MTHEL 199 for ELAS students will be especially helpful since many students were unable to finish high school mathematics during this unusual circumstances due to the global pandemic.
ELAS students will take MTHEL 199 from August 4 to September 14 and enrolled in LEARN, to allow you to complete the course before your English language courses and math in September.
Visit New Math Students website to review details for new ELAS students.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: Due to the COVID-19 all ELAS courses are delivered online only.
Check your math course schedule online on Quest - beginning July 30 for fall term.
The on-campus section MATH class is held at the UWaterloo campus, from 8:30 - 9:20 am each Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning. Details will be provided from your MATH instructor.
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - fall term is the start of your online ELAS courses.
Conestoga College representative's will follow up with you for welcome information. They will provide details on how you can access your English language class timetable and purchase textbooks.
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.
You can upload your photo so you can get the photo you want on your WatCard.
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), Faculty of Mathematics 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.
Math/ELAS Welcome - July 20
Congratulations and we are so excited to welcome you to our Math/ELAS program and to join our Waterloo community! I am the Math/ELAS Program Coordinator at the University of Waterloo and will be one of your main contacts throughout your first term.
The University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics has worked in partnership with Conestoga College’s Language Institute for over 20 years (1997) on the development and collaboration of the ELAS academic program. Waterloo Conestoga College offers the preparatory language program – English Language for Academic Studies (ELAS) option to our mathematics students. During the fall academic term, you will improve new language skills while completing a math course for credit towards your BMath or BCS degree.
As we prepare for a combined approach to learning for the fall term in light of COVID-19, we know this is a challenging time to begin your studies at Waterloo. Be sure that you are checking your UW email account regularly for updated information to prepare for your first term.
If you still have any outstanding documents, transcripts, etc., to submit or to meet your admissions requirements and conditions, be sure to reach out to our Registrar’s Office – Admissions by their specified deadline. Email: email@example.com
All international students must have a valid study permit before beginning their studies in Canada. If you begin your studies without a study permit approval, there are no guarantee you will be approved in the future to come to Canada. International student resources
ACTIVATE YOUR STUDENT EMAIL
As a Waterloo student, your WatIAM connects you automatically to have free access to the entire Office 365 Suite of apps. This includes Word, Teams, Excel, LEARN, Portal, PowerPoint, 5TB of storage on OneDrive, and so much more! Student IT Services website
July 29 – View Math course and fees in Quest
Log in to your Quest account to view your Math course schedule details (only).
NOTE: Conestoga College’s ELAS courses will not be viewable in Quest. You will receive details about your online ELAS courses and schedule on the first day of classes (Sept 8) directly from Conestoga College.
Aug 4 to Sept 14 – MTHEL 199 for ELAS students
Refresh your knowledge of high school mathematics as you begin your university journey in an online MTHEL 199 for ELAS students.
Sept 1-7 – First Year Orientation
As First Year Orientation details evolve, they will be available on the Orientation website.
Sept 8 – Classes begin
Classes begin on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Check your Math course schedule in Quest.
Conestoga College will provide details about your ELAS classes and schedule and how to access.
You will have a combination of real-time ELAS instructions and recorded instructional videos.
We understand that there may still be uncertainty around your plans for fall, so be sure to check the COVID-19 fall 2020 information page frequently for updates.
I look forward to seeing you soon!
ELAS Student Orientation - Conestoga College August 11
Welcome to the English Academic Studies Program (ELAS)!
Given the evolving events surrounding COVID-19, this program will be delivered online for the Fall 2020 semester via Zoom. Classes are scheduled to commence on September 8th, 2020. More details regarding the class delivery and structure will be provided to you at the ELAS Student Orientation prior to classes starting that day.
The orientation session will be hosted by the Coordinator (Janice Bennett) via Zoom on September 8th at 9am.Classes will commence immediately afterwards.
Please see the Zoom details below:
Topic: Fall 2020 ELAS Student Orientation
Time: Sep 8, 2020 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 941 0586 8005
If possible, we recommend that you purchase the textbooks needed for your courses prior to September 8th, to ensure you receive them on time.
Please see the information below:
HOW TO ORDER YOUR ELAS TEXTBOOKS
- On the Conestoga College home page, click on “Campus Life and Services.”
- Click on “Academics and Learning” (on the right-hand side)
- Then, click on “Bookstore.” (second on the list)
- Click on the “Personal Book List” link.
- Enter your Conestoga College student number.
- Your courses and required materials will automatically populate.
- Select the items you’d like to purchase.
- Check out.
SHIPPING IS FREE ON ALL ORDERS!
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Liliana Pereira Melo
Administrative Assistant - Conestoga Language Institute
Liliana Pereira Melo <Lpereiramelo@conestogac.on.ca>
Purchase ELAS Textbooks - Conestoga College August 12
Hello ELAS Students:
If you do not yet have a Conestoga College student number, you may
purchase your textbooks by course code/name.
Please follow the directions below:
- Go to https://conestoga.bookware3000.ca/
- Click on BOOKS (top, left side)
- Click on Textbook Search.
- Select Waterloo Full Time.
- Select FALL 2020.
- Scroll down to £ 13244 - English for Academic Studies.
- Select each of the following courses (only) by clicking in the boxes
to the left of each one:
- ELS1720 1 – Pronunciation IV (13244)
- ELS1730 1 – Reading Comprehension IV (13244)
- ELS1740 1 – Listening and Speaking IV (13244)
- ELS1750 1 – Written Communication Skills IV (13244)
- LIBS1810 1 - Student Success for Higher Learning (13244)
Note: The first four are together near the top of a long list; the last one is near
the bottom of the list.
- Proceed to the CHECK OUT.
SHIPPING IS FREE ON ALL ORDERS!
Fall 2020 ELAS Textbooks - Conestoga August 19
The following message is being sent on behalf of Janice Bennett, ELAS Coordinator:
Hello, ELAS Students!
The College has decided that for your convenience, e-texts—rather than hard-copy texts--will be used in ELAS courses in the upcoming Fall 2020 semester.
More information will be provided on the first day of classes--Tuesday, September 8, 2020.
It is not necessary to purchase your texts before that date.
We look forward to seeing you at Orientation at 9 a.m. on September 8!
Math/ELAS - Get ready for your fall 2020 courses - September 4
Your Math/ELAS courses will be online this fall 2020 term, which will allow for more flexibility. Your ELAS courses, also delivered remotely using Zoom. You can expect a 1-to-3 ratio of synchronous to asynchronous times.
NOTE: There may be a limited few who opted for on-campus learning for MATH 137 with many restrictions in place.
You will have access to your course(s) in LEARN, Waterloo's Learning Management System on the first day of the term.
Any inquiries should be sent to your individual UW MATH instructor, or to your ELAS instructor(s).
ELAS Student Orientation – start of term Sep 8, 2020 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting; https://conestogac.zoom.us/j/94105868005?pwd=NFlhU2VkZk52M1Zrd0RTazNMbFRUZz09
Meeting ID: 941 0586 8005
ELAS Coordinator: Janice Bennett Jbennett@conestogac.on.ca
Administrative Assistant: Liliana Pereira Melo Lpereiramelo@conestogac.on.ca
Review the important dates on our UW Registrar's website to be sure you meet all your deadlines, and check your course syllabus for details on your course specific deadlines and assessment details.
All email is sent to your official uWaterloo email address, Quest https://uwaterloo.ca/quest/
NOTE: Many of you continue to use their personal/home email account. You must correspond using only your UW email account. You are responsible for checking all communication notifications.
Visit UW Book Look on the Waterloo BookStore site to see which Math textbooks you need.
Conestoga College will be using e-texts rather than hard-copy texts for the ELAS courses for fall 2020. Details to be provided on first day of classes – September 8.
If you are in crisis, feel unsafe, or worried you might hurt yourself or others, the Campus Wellness website has a list of contacts, many of which are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
The Student Success Office (SSO) also provides student support for academic and personal success.
International student resources – Prepare for Waterloo’s classroom culture, immigration consultants, your immigration documents, travel and quarantine guide, etc.
Welcome Warriors – Math Ready https://uwaterloo.ca/welcome-warriors/waterloo-ready/your-learning/mathematics
Suite of apps. This includes Word, Teams, Excel, LEARN, Portal, PowerPoint, 5TB of storage on OneDrive, Quest, and so much more! Download Teams to your computer or phone.
Student IT Services website Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Virtual Private Network (VPN) information here: https://uwaterloo.ca/information-systems-technology/services/virtual-private-network-vpn
Visit the University’s COVID-19 Information website for the latest updates and news.
Look forward to checking in with you on Tuesday September 8th (9:00 AM EST) for the start of your ELAS term!