The following English language requirements are in addition to Grade 12 U English
If your first language is not English and you have not studied in an English-language school system for the most recent four years immediately before you start your studies at Waterloo, then you must satisfy one of these test options. Tests that do not appear on this chart are not accepted for admission consideration.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
- Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)
- Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)
- Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic)
All programs in the Faculty of Mathematics
60 per band;
Mathematics/English Language for Academic Studies (Math/ELAS)
|64 - 89||5.5 - 6.5||75 overall||50 - 60 overall||46 - 62 overall|
Students achieving an overall IELTS score of 7.0 and no band score below 6.0 meet the Faculty of Mathematics’ English language requirements.
- If you are uncertain whether or not you will be required to take an English proficiency test, contact us. Provide your full name along with your Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) reference number or UWaterloo ID number for proper verification.
- If you score below our English language admission range (indicated above), and are otherwise well qualified for admission, we will automatically consider you for our alternative Mathematics/English Language for Academic Studies (ELAS) program. Admission to Math/ELAS is only permitted to students who have been admitted to the Faculty of Mathematics based on their academic background.