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Cross-Registration with University of Waterloo

Registration Process for Laurier Students

Laurier students are able to take courses at the University of Waterloo (UW) through cross-registration.

Spring 2021 cross-registration is now open!  UW Undergraduate Schedule of Classes

To qualify to take a University of Waterloo course: 

  • You are required to complete a minimum of 3.0 credits at Laurier (transfer credits excluded).
  • You must currently hold a minimum cumulative grade point average of 4.00.
  • You may not be on Academic Probation in a General Program or in post-degree studies, including sequential degree.
  • You cannot exceed your program residence requirements.
Prior to submitting the form you will require approval from your Laurier Program Academic Advisor. If you receive approval and meet the above requirements complete the Cross-Registration Form. If the course you are requesting to take is different from your department, than the course equivalency must come from the department of the course you are requesting.
  • To register, complete the Cross-Registration Form and it will automatically be sent to
  • Prior to completing the form please ensure your Laurier Program Academic Advisor email approval is uploaded (e.g. "I approve John Smith to take BI101 at UW...")
  • Adds for cross-registered courses must be submitted at Laurier according to UW add deadline dates. 
  • Drops for cross-registered courses must be submitted at Laurier according to Laurier drop deadline dates.
  • Your tuition fees will be due to Laurier, with the rest of your tuition fees.
  • A separate form must be completed for each term you are registering.
  • It can take up to 7-10 business days to process once the form is received. Once you are successfully cross registered at the University of Waterloo, you will receive a confirmation email. 
  • If further information is required after your form is submitted you will receive an email from

Note: The Department of Languages and Literatures will approve the following courses: French, Spanish, German, Italian and Arabic. All other language courses do not require a Languages and Literatures advisor signature (e.g. Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Chinese). Email with further questions.

Registration Process for UW Students

University of Waterloo students are able to take courses at Laurier through cross-registration.

Similar to Laurier students, you will need to complete a cross-registration form from the University of Waterloo, including receiving approval from your academic advisor and approval from the Laurier instructor for on-campus courses. Please submit your completed forms by email to

It is important to note that when adding courses, you will need to follow Laurier’s course registration dates. You can view our important dates and dealines in our Academic Calendar. Tuition fees will be charged and paid to University of Waterloo; however, some course-specific fees, such as online learning fees, will be charged to your Laurier account.

If you have any questions about taking a course through cross-registration, email