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Requirements for Canadian Students

- Ontario Secondary School Diploma
- Minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses or a combination, which must include specific program requirements .
- Minimum average of 80% on the best six Grade 12 courses including required courses. Higher averages are required for admission to programs in which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the number of places available.
- Repeated courses may be taken into consideration depending on the program.
- An Admission Information Form must be filled out for most programs.

Requirements for International Students

- High school diploma or equivalent
- View our specific program requirements and recommendations
- You may be required to submit detailed course descriptions and reading lists from previous classes to ensure that you have met the program requirements.
- You are advised to send predicted grades for all courses for which midterm marks are not available.

Procedure for Canadian Students

All applications for full-time, on-campus studies are processed by the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC). Visit our admissions website at https://uwaterloo.ca/find-out-more/admissions/applying-waterloo for details on how to apply to Waterloo.

Procedure for International Students

All applications for full-time, on-campus studies are handled by the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC). Visit our admissions website at https://uwaterloo.ca/find-out-more/admissions/applying-waterloo for details on how to apply to Waterloo.

Academic Year

Type of SystemTrimester
Entrance DatesJanuary, September
Notes:The Mathematics program admits students for the term starting in January.
Language of InstructionEnglish
Modified on August 04, 2017

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