Architecture (Co-op Only)
- University of Waterloo
- Bachelor of Architectural Studies, BAS
- OUAC Program Code
- Grade Range
- Experiential Learning
- Co-op program
- Instruction Language
A final grade of at least 70% is required for:
A final grade of at least 75% is normally required for:
- 2 additional 4U/M courses
Recommended: 3M or 4M art courses, independent art studies, creative and cultural studies such as visual arts and history.
Additional Admission Criteria
An Admission Information Form is required. We will send you instructions when we acknowledge your application.
Interview, English précis-writing exercise and portfolio required. In some cases, invitations for interviews may be based on final Grade 11 marks. For more information, visit the Architecture website.
To be exempt from Waterloo's English language requirements, you must have studied full time in an English-language school system for the 4 most recent years preceding the beginning of your studies at the University of Waterloo.
The requirements are separate from, and in addition to, the required Ontario 4U English course (or equivalent) if it is listed as a specific requirement for a program. A 4U English is required for most programs.
If you do not meet our English language requirements, you may be considered for admission to our English-language pathway program: Bridge to Academic Success in English (BASE).
Offers of Admission for Ontario High School Students
Basic Requirements for Admission
Basic requirements: At least six Grade 12 U or M courses, including the required courses for the program to which you have applied. EAE4U will be treated as equivalent to ENG4U.
All conditional offers of admission are contingent on the completion of all high school diploma requirements, including a minimum final admission average of 80%. Some programs may specify other conditions, including higher final admission averages. Your admission average consists of the grades from your top 6 Grade 12 U or M courses, including all required courses for the program you've applied to.
If your first language is not English and you have not studied full-time in an English-language school system for the 4 years immediately before beginning your studies at Waterloo, you will be required to meet our English language requirements.
Failed and Repeated Courses
View Waterloo's policies on failed and repeated courses and courses other than day school.
Timing of Admission Decisions
Offers of admission are made on a rolling basis between January and May as we receive updated grades from schools. The date you may receive an offer of admission depends on the program you applied to, your grade average and any special entrance requirements (such as video interviews and portfolios for some programs). The Faculties of Engineering and Mathematics make admission decisions in March and May only.
We want to consider all students fairly, so we may wait for updated grades from schools before making many of our admission decisions.
Scholarship and bursary decisions are made in May.
Applying to Engineering programs
You can apply to multiple programs at Waterloo except for Engineering programs. You may apply to one Waterloo Engineering program on your application.
If you wish to be considered for 2 Engineering programs at Waterloo, choose one on your application and then use your Admission Information Form (AIF) to request consideration for a second program. You'll receive instructions for completing your AIF once you've applied. Biomedical Engineering and Software Engineering are not available as alternate choices on your AIF so you'll need to list one of those on your application if one of them is your main interest.
Admission to Alternative Programs
If you are not admitted to the program you applied to, you may be considered for admission to an alternative program, provided you meet the minimum admission requirements and places are available.
If a program is available in both co-op and regular systems of study and you're not admitted to the co-op version, you will be automatically considered for either the corresponding regular program or another related program, provided places are available. In some programs, limited admission to co-op is also available in second year.
High school applicants who are offered admission and who wish to take a year off to work or travel may request a 1-year deferral of admission. You will not be granted a deferral if you study at another postsecondary institution during the year.
More Than 100 Programs to Choose From
The programs listed are ones that you apply directly to. We offer more than 100 programs and majors at Waterloo, some of which you choose at the end of first year.