Applying to GBDA

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)
Mathematics of 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 admission requirements.

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 English language requirements.

How to Apply

For application instructions, visit applying to Waterloo. You’ll also need to ensure that you meet the necessary application deadlines.