I would like to take this opportunity to remind all applicants that Friday, March 1st is an important deadline for submitting documentation to complete your application to Waterloo Engineering programs. If you want to be considered for admission to any of our Waterloo Engineering programs, you must complete your Admission Information Form (AIF) by this deadline. For students studying outside the Province of Ontario, you should also provide any additional supporting information (e.g., transcripts, proof of English language proficiency, etc.) necessary to complete your application. Finally, all applicants should attempt the optional online interview using the Kira Talent system to improve the likelihood of being offered admission.
Procrastination is unfortunately, very common. As evidence of this statement, I would like to share some interesting statistics with you. The following is a graph of participation in the Engineering Online Video Interview for 2019 as of 1:00 pm today:
As the graph clearly indicates, only 37.4% of all applicants have completed the online interview so far. 3.6% of all applicants haven’t even read the e-mail invite to the interview system sent by our admissions officers. 49.2% have read the e-mail and have ignored it so far. 6.3% have registered for the interview but have not started the process. 3.6% have completed the practice interview but have not yet done the actual interview.
On behalf of our admissions team, I would like to thank all of the applicants who have completed their applications fully. Early completion allows for both early consideration as well as the ability to fix problems, should they arise. A few applicants have already been selected for early offers of admission and more applicants will be selected over the next couple of weeks. Our early offers should go out shortly after the March Break Open House sometime in mid-March.
Once again, we have a strong applicant pool. The admission process will be a very competitive process with some excellent applicants not receiving admission. However, we hope to offer admission to as many excellent applicants as we realistically can. For those who may be procrastinating, time is running out. If you want to be considered, complete your applications by the March 1st deadline!