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Anonymous said: Will I be accepted with an 80-83% average I'm nervous about getting the marks in my grade 12 year! Any tips

Hi there,

It’s dependent on which program you’re wanting to pursue here at Waterloo. I can say with reasonable confidence that you would be accepted with something in the low eighties to Honors Arts or Arts and Business. AFM has more strict requirements grade-wise. But still try to get the best marks you can get!

Hope that helps!

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Arts mascot Porcellino back in the day #TBT #uwaterloo #uwaterlooarts #porcellino

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Anonymous said: How much does the first year cost for arts and business? Totals for living on res and not living on res

Hi there,

Fees vary depending on the residence that you live in, as well as the meal plan you choose. First year for Arts and Business is somewhere in the range of $3000-3200 per term.

You can see the specifics of residence costs here: https://uwaterloo.ca/find-out-more/financing/fees

Hope that helps!

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Anonymous said: Do you know how many apply to the arts and business? And if I have an 85% average how good are my chances of being accepted?

Hi there,

To my knowledge, there’s several hundred applicants to the ARBUS program. The admission average requirement to get in is low 80’s, so an 85 average should be sufficient!

Hope that helps!

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Anonymous said: Are all the arts located in the same area? Or are some on a different campus

Check out the University Map. The main Faculty of Arts buildings include:

AL (Arts Lecture)
ML (Modern Languages)
PAS (Psych, Anthropology, Sociology)
HH (Hagey Hall)ECH (East Campus Hall - where they Fine Arts studio space and gallery are)

Also affiliated with the Arts Faculty are the university colleges, which are mini-campuses within the UW campus:

REN (Renison)
SJU (St. Jerome’s)
CGR (Conrad Grebel)
STP (St. Paul’s)

All of the main buildings and university colleges are in short walking, biking or skateboarding distance.

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Anonymous said: Is there at any point in the summer where interested students can go tour the campus

Yes! Tours run Monday - Saturday. You can schedule a tour through the University’s Visitors Centre. There is also an option for adding a faculty/program-specific component for your visit. For the Faculty of Arts, you would have a personalized visit with Recruitment Coordinator Nga Tran before or after your campus tour. Hope to see you soon!

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Anonymous said: What mark would guarantee acceptance in the arts and business program?

Hi there,

The admission requirements for the Arts and Business program are as follows: minimum of 70% in any Grade 12 U English, with an overall average in the area of low 80’s. 

Hope that helps!

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Anonymous said: I'm in Honors Arts and Business, but I want to drop the business part. :S How do I do such a thing? And is it possible to drop ARBUS 100 or swap it with another course?

Hi there,

Yes, you can switch out of Arts and Business into Honors Arts. You can fill out a “plan modification form”, available online or at the Registrar’s Office and Arts Undergraduate Office and bring it on campus, either this summer or once you arrive in the fall.

You should contact Susan Andrews, the Arts and Business advisor, before dropping ARBUS 100. You can make a phone appointment if you can’t get onto campus. She will give you the recommended course of action. 

You can all our office at 519-888-4567, ext. 35870, to set up an appointment.

Hope that helps!

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You may have seen those note-sharing sites floating around in the past. Some offer to buy your notes off of you, and others will allow you to upload your notes and, in exchange, download notes from other people. Student Jill Storey recently had to make the tough decision to break contact with a potential position at one of these companies. The reason? They were asking her to commit academic offences in exchange for payment. You can read more about the story here: http://bit.ly/1nOWR2Q

If you are ever contacted by a similar company, make sure that they’re vetted by the University of Waterloo. The last thing you want is to unknowingly commit an offence which could get you kicked out of school.

Be safe, Boar Tribe!