For September 2021 admission applications, OAT scores must be taken from August 31, 2018 to September 30, 2020. Due to COVID-19, the deadline has been extended to
September 30, 2020 January 8, 2021.
You can only take the CASPer one of the times listed. You must apply to OUAC before applying for the CASPer. You need your WATERLOO # for the CASPer application.
If you are planning an application for a future year, use this page as a guideline only. We cannot guarantee dates until they are posted.
|Mid-July 2020 to October 1, 2020*||
Applications for September 2021 will be available mid-July 2020 to October 2, 2020 https://uwaterloo.ca/optometry-vision-science/future-optometry-students/applying-online
|Due to COVID-19, deadline is extended to
Deadline by which the OAT must be written. Scores do not have to be received at the School by this date; however, this is the last day to write the OAT for September 2021 admission. For September 2020 admission applications, OAT scores must be taken from August 31st, 2018 to
Aug 13, 2020 - 5:00 PM EDT
Aug 30, 2020 - 1:00 PM EDT
Sep 24, 2020 - 8:00 PM EDT
Oct 7, 2020 - 8:00 PM EDT
Oct 22, 2020 - 5:00 PM EDT
Oct 22, 2020 - 8:00 PM EDT
All applicants must take the CASPer (Computer-based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics) test. It can only be taken once per year. Applicants for September 2021 admission must take the CASPer in 2020. You must have applied to OUAC and then received your Waterloo ID#, to take CASPer.
|October 26, 2020||
1) Deadline by which the Admission Information Form (AIF) must be uploaded online.
2) Deadline by which your interim transcripts must be uploaded online and by which your official transcripts must be received by the Registrar's Office.
NOTE: You must have met the online application deadline of October 1, 2020 to be able to meet this required date.
|December 1, 2020||
Deadline by which Meet & Greet selection will be completed. All applicants will receive an email. Unfortunately, if not invited for the Meet & Greet, students are no longer considered for admission.
January 15, 2021
Deadline by which the two confidential assessment forms must be uploaded online. *This deadline has been extend from November 30, 2020 due to COVID-19.
|January 16, 2021||Meet & Greet|
|January 31, 2021||Deadline by which all final fall (September to December) 2020 transcripts must be received at the Registrar's Office, Needles Hall.|
|End of March, 2021||All admission decisions will be e-mailed.|
|May 7, 2021||Deadline by which all winter 2021 courses must be completed.|
|June 25, 2021||For those admitted, deadline by which all final winter (January to April) 2021 transcripts must be received at the Registrar's Office, Needles Hall.|
|September 2021||Start of school year.|
Note: You must have all your undergraduate prerequisite courses completed, with grades appearing on your official transcripts by the June 2021 deadline. Courses completed between the end of May and the beginning of September will not be considered by the Admissions Committee. Applicants who have not completed all the prerequisites will not be admitted. There are no exceptions. There are no conditional offers of admission.