I have been contacted by a handful of applicants who currently have offers of admission to excellent engineering programs at out-of-province institutions. As you have probably discovered, out-of-province institutions often have different acceptance deadlines and some of them are earlier than the Ontario deadline. At the University of Waterloo, we offer applicants the opportunity to request early consideration of their application in such circumstances.
If you have received an offer of admission from another university that is requiring you to accept or decline the offer by early May and you do not currently have an early offer of admission to Waterloo Engineering, please contact the Engineering Admissions team by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. When sending your e-mail, attach proof of your offer and the acceptance deadline from the other institution. If you e-mail us prior to April 1st, we will review your application and make a final decision on your application by April 17th. This will allow you to make an informed choice about your future university studies.
Please keep in mind that applicants who request early consideration will not be reconsidered during our final admission round in mid-May. We request that only those applicants requiring a final decision in mid-April contact our office to request early consideration. This allows us to prioritize those applicants who have earlier deadlines to meet.