For September 2020 admission applications, OAT scores must be taken from August 31, 2017 to August 31st, 2019.
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 2019 to October 1, 2019*||
Applications for September 2020 entry are now available https://www.ouac.on.ca/apply/uwugrad/optometry/en_CA/program/browse
*Please note that the on-line application will NOT be available from September 4 – 18 (inclusive). It will re-open on September 19 to October 1.
|August 31, 2019||
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 2020 admission. For September 2020 admission applications, OAT scores must be taken from August 31st, 2017 to August 31st, 2019.
August 20 @ 5pm
August 25 @ 1pm
September 17 @ 5pm
October 10 @ 5pm & 8pm
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 2020 admission must take the CASPer in 2019.
August 20, 2019 - 5pm
August 25, 2019 - 1pm
September 17, 2019 - 5pm
October 10, 2019 - 5pm
October 10, 2019 - 8pm
|October 26, 2019||
1) Deadline by which the Admission Information Form (AIF) must be uploaded online.
2) Deadline by which your interim transcripts must be uploaded online.
NOTE: You must have met the online application deadline of October 1, 2019 to be able to meet this required date.
|November 30, 2019||
Deadline by which the two confidential assessment forms must be uploaded online.
|December 1, 2019||
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 11, 2020||Meet & Greet on site at the University of Waterloo. External Meet & Greet will also be held January 11, 2020.|
|January 31, 2020||Deadline by which all final fall (September to December) 2019 transcripts must be received at the Registrar's Office, Needles Hall.|
|End of March, 2020||All admission decisions will be e-mailed.|
|May 7, 2020||Deadline by which all winter 2020 courses must be completed.|
|June 25, 2020||For those admitted, deadline by which all final winter (January to April) 2020 transcripts must be received at the Registrar's Office, Needles Hall.|
|September 2020||Start of school year.|
Note: You must have all your undergraduate prerequisite courses completed, with grades appearing on your official transcripts by the June 2020 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.