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  1. Hey all! I am applying for the MASc in Systems Design and Engineering at University of Waterloo for the next winter semester (January 2022). The application deadline is the 31st of May, 2021. Now, I have a couple questions about the proof of English language proficiency. I have graduated from an institute where the language of instruction was English and it states so on the transcript (but English is not the native language in my country). On the University of Waterloo website, it's mentioned that a medium of instruction certificate from the graduating institute will not suffice. However, on the application portal, it is written that if the primary language of instruction of the graduating university is English, an ELP test isn't required. I am confused. Do I need an ELP test or not? Secondly, if I have to give IELTS, the closest available test slot is on the 11th of May, 2021. The test centre has informed me that I would get the results 5 days after the test date, after which I would have to select universities to which to send my scores. From then, it would take another 15-20 days for the online test scores to reach the universities. So, even in the best case scenario, my score would reach the university just on time or a little late. Is it alright if they reach a week or two after the deadline? The rest of my application would be complete and submitted. Only the IELTS score would be a bit delayed. Is that okay? Have any of you been in a situation like this? I’m also applying to McMaster University and have the same query regarding IELTS score deadlines. One last thing, if I add two different programs to the same application, would I have to pay twice the application fee or just once? Your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Sorry about the long post.
  2. Hello! I have applied to both UW and York for BSW, but I'm currently doing a pros and cons list of whether I should wait for UW's response for my application (comes our mid June). I have already been accepted to York, but the deadline to accept the offer is early May. I'm at a lost- I graduated with a BA in UW so I would definitely be more comfortable going back, but since I have applied to part time, UW will take 3 or less years to complete while York is 2 (with a chance to lessen based on the transfer credits). Any thoughts on which school might give a better overall experience?
  3. Anxiously awaiting a decision from the University of Waterloo for an MSc in Geography (thesis-based). I've been in contact with a potential supervisor prior to and after completing my application. The professor said he approved my application and was waiting for more levels of approval before a decision could be sent out. I followed up with him again yesterday and he replied saying not to worry as it was likely my application was stalled due to the hectic nature of the admissions season. Does anyone think there is a good chance I'll be accepted based off this?
  4. I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask but I just thought i would give it a try.. I am an international student from university of Waterloo in Environment and Business(Honors degree) with Econ as minor. I'm in my 3B term with an overall average of 88 and I am interested in Mcmaster's globalization and economic policy(master's program) or Waterloo's global governance. I heard they are very selective when it comes to international students so I was just wondering if I get any chance? I would really appreciate if any international students can share their experience with me.
  5. Now that the application deadlines are over, thought I'd start a thread for people who are hoping to join UWaterloo in Fall 2019. I have applied for PhD in Environmental Engineering. Please post the degree and the area of study you have applied to. We can use this thread to discuss the status of the applications and share our anxieties. Thank you.
  6. I just found out that I got into the University of Waterloo for a Master's in Earth Science! I know it's a phenomenal school and it's doing ground-breaking research in my field (groundwater). I'm from Memphis TN, but am a Canadian citizen and spent my summers there growing up. However, I'm getting the nagging sensation that I'm always missing something. For example, my POI at Waterloo seemed put off by the fact that I didn't already know that a MSc degree there only requires 4 classes in addition to research, and little help was offered when I asked for it to navigate the funding sources. I would ask a question and the answer would seem to come from left field. Do any of y'all have advice for navigating the Canadian higher ed landscape as a clueless American? Are there any other big differences in curriculum, expectations, and structure of degrees that I'm missing?
  7. Hi everyone, I was just wondering if anyone could tell me about the University of Waterloo's Chemical Engineering master's program or the school in general. Thanks!
  8. Hi all - hope you're well! I'm starting my grad school applications now and something that matters to me is housing - especially in the cases of campuses that aren't in cities with other schools closeby. I will definitely be applying to the Master's of Global Governance (MAGG) at Balsillie, a two-year degree offered by the University of Waterloo and may end up applying for the Master's of International Public Policy MIPP (MIPP), the one-year degree offered by Laurier. My question is whether or not on-campus graduate housing at Waterloo and Laurier, respectively is open to students at BSIA. I know Waterloo (so the MAGG) does have some graduate residences and while Laurier (MIPP) doesn't have any graduate-specific housing, there are some single, apartment-style spaces in residence reserved for graduate students. While the chances of acquiring on campus residence as a graduate student are low, I'd like to know if they're even an option for BSIA students. Thanks in advance!
  9. Hi all, I just joined U Waterloo for a Phd in Mathematics, I plan to live off campus and drive to the school everyday, I'm moving to waterloo next week. Does anyone know which is the best driving school in/around Waterloo ? (and cheap considering grad school scholarship :-) )
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