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Faculty of Arts

Arts Admission

General Requirements
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The admission requirements of the Faculty of Arts are the same as the General Admission Requirements of the University. Admission requirements for part-time students are the same as for full-time students. Some academic plans may have additional admission requirements. For the admission categories, requirements, and procedures for all academic plans, see the Admissions section of this calendar.

Students are required to successfully complete at least 50% of the courses required for their current degree (or diploma) program at the University of Waterloo; those courses must have numeric grades. For more information, see Residency Requirement. Students with post-secondary education experience should consult the Transfer Credit section of this calendar.

Admission from Another University of Waterloo Faculty

Students interested in transferring into the Faculty of Arts must meet the following admission requirements:

  • at least four passed Arts courses;
  • 65% average in all Arts courses, including failed courses; and
  • English Language Requirements for admission to Arts.

See the transfer to Arts website for more details and to complete the Arts Internal Transfer Preparation form.


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