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System Upgrade: The application system will be unavailable from October 2 at 11:15 p.m. until October 6, 2016 for system upgrading.

If you do not complete and submit your application, with payment, before October 2nd you will need to begin the process again (“Create a New” account) once the applications re-open on October 6, 2016. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Application and Document Deadline Periods for New Students
Term
Applications Accepted Starting
Application Deadline
Documents Deadline
Winter 2017
July 4, 2016
November 4, 2016
December 2, 2016
Spring 2017 July 4, 2016 March 3, 2017 March 31, 2017
Fall 2017
October 6, 2016
June 30, 2017
August 4, 2017

Note: Admission to the Recreation and Leisure Studies program is restricted to fall term entry.

Application Procedure if you have already applied to, or taken a uWaterloo course

If you've applied to, but never taken a course at Waterloo and want to take one now, please email the Registrar's Office or call them at 519-888-4567, ext. 33548 about how to proceed and avoid paying another application fee.

If you've taken a course you will need to submit an Application for Re-Admission form to the Registrar's Office. Application deadlines for Arts, Engineering, Environment and Science are July 1, November 1 and March 1. Application deadlines for Applied Health Sciences and Math are August 1, December 1 and April 1.

Some courses are only open to students in a particular program. Admission to the University does not guarantee course enrolment.


Application Procedures if you have never applied to, or taken a uWaterloo course

Are you interested in a Waterloo degree?

If you:

  • have never applied to, or taken a course at Waterloo and
  • wish to pursue a degree

       Refer to the degree study application procedures.

Are you studying at another university?

If you:

  • have never applied to or taken a course at Waterloo and
  • are pursuing a degree at another university

       Refer to the letter of permission application procedures

Do you have degree from another institution?

If you:

  • have never applied to or taken a course at Waterloo and
  • hold a degree from another university and
  • do not wish to pursue another degree at this time

       Refer to the post degree application procedures

Are you interested in a diploma or certificate instead of a degree?

If you:

  • have never applied to or taken a course at Waterloo and
  • do not hold a degree from any university and
  • do not wish to pursue a degree at Waterloo and
  • wish to take courses towards a Diploma or Certificate

       Refer to the non degree application procedures.

If you need assistance, please call 519-888-4567, ext. 33548 or email applicant.help@uwaterloo.ca.

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