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We’re excited that you’re thinking of applying to the Global Business and Digital Arts program. GBDA is a full-time, on-campus program. We admit students to the fall (September) term only.

Admission requirements:

Ontario High school students

Required courses Recommended courses Admission average range
Six 12 U or M level subjects including:
12 U English (a final grade of at least 75% is normally required)
4 U Mathematics or Data Management* Low 80s

*Recommended courses will help you succeed in your studies, but do not affect admissions.

For more information, including equivalencies for other systems of study (high school, college, or university), please visit the Admission Requirements section of the Find Out More website.

College Articulation Agreements

The University of Waterloo Stratford Campus is pleased to offer an articulation agreement with Fanshawe College. Graduates of the Interactive Media Design and Production (2-year) and the Business - Marketing (2-year) Diploma are eligible for 4.5 units of transfer credit.

In order to be eligible for admission, candidates must attain a minimum average of 80% in their college diploma, including a minimum of 75% in an English writing course. 

English Language Requirements:

If English is not your first language, you may be required to demonstrate proof of English language proficiency. For information, please visit the English language requirements section of the Find Out More website.

How to apply:

For application instructions, visit the Applying to Waterloo section of the Find Out More website. You’ll also need to ensure that you meet the necessary application deadlines.