A few final round admission offers have now made it out from our university but be assured that many more will be processed over the next week. It is my understanding that many staff members are working throughout the weekend to expedite the process. I expect that all offers will be communicated by the end of next week at the latest.
We have been working around the clock to make admission decisions and to communicate them. The image below is an image of the parking lot when I left the university last night at 12:47 am. It was the first time I have every seen an empty parking lot on campus and I have worked many late nights over my career at the University of Waterloo.
Usually, we manage to get out engineering admission offers to all Ontario Secondary School students by the 2nd Friday in May but we ran into some issues that delayed processing. Please be patient with our staff. They are doing the best they can under very difficult circumstances. It is a huge effort to code and communicate all of the admission offers for our university.
My best advice is to try to focus on your studies and other activities. Knowing the answer as soon as it appears on Quest will not change the outcome. Knowing the answer a few days earlier shouldn’t change your decision. I suspect most applicants already know what decision they will make if they get accepted and what decision they will make if they get denied.
Of course, if you are still on the fence, we will have an event on campus called You@Waterloo Day that will give admitted students another opportunity to visit the campus with their families and learn more about university life. You will hear more about You@Waterloo Day after receiving admission to the university. I am scheduled to be on campus for the entire event to help answer questions. I look forward to meeting with you.