U.S. high school students

American (U.S. system) requirements

Students who complete Advanced Placement (AP) courses are entitled to transfer credits to their degree. For AP transfer credit eligibility see the University's transfer credit policy for AP courses.

Apply to: Course and mark requirements
  • Business Administration (Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU)) and Mathematics (Waterloo) Double Degree
  • Business Administration (WLU) and Computer Science (Waterloo) Double Degree

Co-op only

  • AP calculus exam with a minimum final grade of 4.
  • Grade 12 English.
  • Overall grade 12 average of 90%.
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics/Business Administration
  • Mathematics/Financial Analysis and Risk Management
Regular and co-op
  • AP calculus exam with a minimum final grade of 4.
  • Grade 12 English.
  • Overall grade 12 average of 90%.
Computing and Financial Management
Co-op only
  • AP calculus exam with a minimum final grade of 4.
  • Grade 12 English (min 75%)
  • Overall grade 12 average of 90%.
Mathematics/Chartered Professional Accountancy
Co-op only
  • AP calculus exam with a minimum final grade of 4.
  • Grade 12 English
  • Overall grade 12 average of 90%.
Software Engineering
Co-op only
  • AP calculus (or equivalent)
  • AP physics (or two high school physics courses when AP is unavailable)
  • Algebra (pre-calculus)
  • Chemistry
  • Grade 12 English, and
  • One additional grade 12 academic course, each with a minimum final grade of 70%.
  • High school students from the United States are required to submit results of either the SAT or ACT test. All other applicants from the American system are encouraged to submit these results.

Minimum final overall average of 80% in the six required courses.

General system requirements

  • High school diploma with prerequisite courses completed at the AP level and/or grade 12 senior academic level.
  • The Faculty of Mathematics encourages all applicants to write the Euclid and/or Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest and to include their scores on the American High School Mathematics Exam (AHSME) and the American Invitational Mathematics Exam (AIME) if they have been invited to write it.