Are you ready to apply? Here's what you need to know to take the next steps in the application process.

How to apply 

Image of a laptopIf you would like to join any of our math programs, including computer science, you will need to submit an application for consideration. You can apply to 3 programs at Waterloo. As our programs are competitive and we cannot guarantee alternate offers. We recommend reviewing all of our programs before you apply.

Ask an expert

Image of speech bubbleWe're happy to help you compare our programs. Connect with us to discuss your interests in math. 

We can support you through email, a virtual event, a one-on-one meeting with a recruiter, a chat with one of our student ambassadors and more!


Get your application started: It's easy as 1, 2, 3!

How we assess students for admissions

We consider each applicant individually. We read and score your AIF, we calculate your overall admission average, and we look at individual course marks, such as your math and English marks. It's with this information that we determine which students are admissible. Each year, the quality and quantity of applicants changes and because of this, we're unable to share cut off information. 

In some cases, we will use your score on the Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest and/or the Euclid Contest to help increase your chances of an offer (learn more). 

Repeated courses and non-day school courses

If you repeat any Grade 12 course or take a course outside of your regular day school, you may jeopardize your chances of being admitted to the Faculty of Mathematics. 

You should take all your courses in regular day school and do well in your first attempt.

If you're pursuing your high school studies fully online through your school or school board, you will not be penalized. If you take individual online courses through your school or school board, you will not be penalized. We will review all other online courses on a case-by-case basis. Find more information on our repeat and non-day school course policy

Frequently Asked Questions