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To help you with these struggles of living off campus, here is a list of some student discounts you may or may not know about:

Bulk Barn - Bridgeport (Wednesday, 10% off)

Greyhound (10% off)

Movie Tickets (discounted tickets for Cineplex, Galaxy, Landmark, and Princess Cinemas available at Turnkey)

Shoppers Drug Mart

  • Monday - Conestoga Mall
  • Tuesday - 468 Albert St.
  • Thursdays - 50 Weber St & Uptown

Sobeys - Boardwalk & Bridgeport (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10%)

Valumart - Uptown (Monday, 10% off)

Waterloo Region Museum - Homer Watson (20% off)

Wendy’s - Weber/University (10% off)

Zehrs - Conestoga Mall, Beechwood, Glenridge (Tuesday, 10% off)

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Anonymous said: Hi, i am an civil engineering student at waterloo massively interested in design. Before i begin engineering i was studying architecture in a different institution so i have (quite alot) credits in art/art studio/art history. My question is does waterloo accept studio transfer credits? if yes, how can i get them assessed?

Hi, 

We appreciate your question, and we would like to direct you to our Recruitment Coordinator, Nga Tran, at n2tran@uwaterloo.ca for more information regarding these transfer credits. 

Hope this helps!

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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!