Going, Going, Gone!

Today (Friday, February 19, 2021) is the last day to submit your Admission Information Form to complete your application to the Faculty of Engineering for undergraduate admission in Fall 2021. Make sure that all sections of the form have been completed and submitted. The Admission Information Form is a required part of the application process. Applicants who do not complete and submit the Admission Information Form will be denied an offer of admission.

Applicants will not have the ability to submit the Admission Information Form late. A planned update to our systems is scheduled for tomorrow so our systems will be offline for maintenance this weekend. We will do our final update of our AIF database on Monday in preparation for our early round of admission in late March.

A screenshot of the Quest login screen indicating Quest will be unavailable this weekend.

Every year, we receive several inquiries from applicants who unfortunately have missed the AIF submission deadline. Unless there exist well-documented extenuating circumstances such as a prolonged medical illness that prevented an applicant from completing the form, we cannot accommodate requests to submit the Admission Information Form after the official deadline. Such cases are extremely rare.

4 thoughts on “Going, Going, Gone!”

  1. Hi there!
    I was looking over my submitted AIF and I noticed one of m EC’s has got their date wrong, it ended in 2019, but I have accidentally put the correct date and wrong year? I see that we can add amendments, but since the deadline has passed, would it help to do so? I am just worried that it may sound unrealistic with the dates I have now and wanted to clarify that.


    1. We have already extracted a working copy of the AIF data from the system and we have already started working with the AIF data.

      While the system will not prevent you from making amendments, late amendments will not be seen by our admissions officers. The system is used by all University of Waterloo programs so the system does not “close” at the engineering deadline. Some programs have later deadlines.

      A small date error is common. It is not something that you should worry about. Our admissions officers are very good at interpreting data that contains small errors. A few small errors are unlikely to result in different admission decisions.


  2. When I copied my answers from google docs and pasted it to QUEST, I didn’t notice the inverted question mark which corresponds to an apostrophe. I made an amendment mentioning this small error. Will this significantly affect my AIF score? Thank you.


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