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University of Waterloo - 2017

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Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations


NOTE: admission requirement information is expressed in terms of Ontario Secondary School courses. If you're applying from outside of Ontario, from another post-secondary institution, or as a mature student, visit

Must graduate with an OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma) or equivalent before beginning studies at the University of Waterloo.

Minimum of 6 Grade 12 U or M courses or the equivalent, including all required courses as specified for each program.

Overall average of 80% or equivalent in best 6 grade 12 U or M courses (or equivalent) including the required courses required for consideration for admission. Higher averages are required for admission to programs in which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the number of places available. A minimum grade of 70% in the required courses.

Repeated courses may not be considered.

If your first language is not English, you may be required to complete additional testing or provide additional documentation. For details, see


- Admission Information Form (AIF) required.